Immune System Health
Throughout the year, but particularly in the winter months our immune system is challenged by coughs, colds and other seasonal sickness. Vitamin D
has been shown to support your immune system.
Keeping our bones strong, healthy and brittleness-free is a primary role of the mighty Vitamin D. Evidence shows that sufficient Vitamin D is required to reduce the risk of falls, postural instability and muscle weakness, especially in people over 60s and post-menopausal women.
Vitamin D, A Vitamin For All Seasons
Dr Alison Tedstone, Chief Nutritionist at Public Health England, says: “Vitamin D is important for our bone and muscle health. We advise that everyone, particularly the elderly, those who don’t get outside and those with dark skin, takes a vitamin D supplement containing 10 micrograms (400IU) every day. This year, the advice is more important than ever with more people spending more time inside…”
Dr Louis Levy, Head of Nutrition Science at Public Health England, said: ‘A healthy, balanced diet and short bursts of sunshine will mean most people get all the vitamin D they need in spring and summer. However, everyone will need to consider taking a supplement in the autumn and winter if you don’t eat enough foods that naturally contain vitamin D or are fortified with it. And those who don’t get out in the sun or always cover their skin when they do, should take a vitamin D supplement throughout the year.’
Vitamin D3, the nutrient for all-seasons
You’re probably thinking, a Vitamin D article outside of the winter months...Why? This article discusses why Vitamin D isn’t just essential in the winter months but throughout all seasons. So, if you’re interested in bone health, immune system support and how to ensure you are getting enough Vitamin D in your diet, then we invite you to scroll through this article.View Article
Amazing Health Benefits Of Vitamin D3
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, is produced by the body as a response to sun exposure; it can also be consumed in food or supplements.View Article
Seasonal Affective Disorder: Feeling SAD
The winter blues are undeniable. Sometimes those grey skies and blustery days do not help with your positive ‘go-get-it’ attitude. But are your down days more than just that? Could it be a recognised disorder called SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder?View Article
New Vitamin D Patch Vitamin D and Our Health
Vitamin D has been at the forefront of media during this lockdown and pandemic. Headlines stating that it is important for immune health, and how we are not getting enough from our daily diet. Today’s article will investigate the hype behind Vitamin D and how to make sure you are getting enough of it.View Article
Menopause & Your Bone Health
Women can lose up to 20% of their bone density in the 5 to 7 years after the menopause.
The drop in bone density is caused by falling levels of the female hormone oestrogen. Oestrogen helps to protect bone strength.View Article