Vitamin D is commonly known as the sunshine vitamin because it is synthesised in the skin following exposure to sunlight. Most healthy adults should be able to get enough Vitamin D from being outside in the sun, unfortunately in the UK in the winter time there isn’t much opportunity to get a daily dose of sunshine, and this combined with the fact that it’s almost impossible to get enough through dietary sources leaves us at high risk of vitamin D deficiency.
Science is making it increasingly apparent that Vitamin D is crucial to our health, it plays a role in the absorption of calcium and is therefore important to the health of our bones and teeth. It also supports muscle function and the maintenance of a healthy immune system.
The latest statistics are putting 1 in 5 Brits at having low vitamin D levels, this makes us susceptible to bone pain and fractures as well as many other health issues.