Research published by the Nutrients journal in 2010 reported that one billion of people worldwide have vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D helps control the amount of calcium and phosphate in our bodies, which are needed for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Although low vitamin D doesn’t usually cause immediately obvious symptoms, muscle aches and weakness can occur.
It is also the only vitamin which requires sun to be correctly produced and
regulated in our bodies. In autumn and winter, when the sunlight is scarce in the UK, less vitamin D is produced and most people fail to meet the daily 10 micrograms (400IU) recommended by experts.
That’s why in 2016 the Public Health England recommended that everyone should supplement with vitamin D.
Which foods contain vitamin D?
- Red meat
- Egg yolks
- Oily fish
You might want to consider looking for good quality vitamin D supplements, to be on the safer side – especially if you live an active lifestyle.
How do you ensure that your vitamin D levels are maintained at healthy levels? Please share in the comments below!
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