Winter Health – Vitamin D

Public Health are recommending that all adults should consider taking a Vitamin D supplement over the winter months.

Around one in five people in the UK have low levels of vitamin D, especially older adults, pregnant and breastfeeding people, infants, and people with darker skin. Vitamin D is essential for good health. It affects people’s bones, teeth, and muscles as well as mental health and immune systems. A lack of vitamin D can lead to painful bone health conditions in both children and adults and increased risk of falls.

Since it is difficult to get vitamin D from sunlight and diet alone, all adults should consider taking a daily supplement during the autumn and winter months. For people who are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, supplements may be recommended all year round.

This short video highlights the importance of vitamin D and who is at risk of low levels:

For more information about vitamin D and including Vitamin D and Covid 19