With this cold snowy weather we are all wearing more layers when we leave the house, and this leaves less skin exposed to the rare sunshine that might pop through the clouds.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient and our main source of it comes from the sun. So during the winter months when sun exposure is at the absolute minimum it’s important to take a vitamin D supplement.
Vitamin D has many important health benefits. Studies have shown vitamin D can help strengthen and keep our immune system balanced. It may help reduce the risks of respiratory infections and limit the effect of colds and flu.
Being deficient in vitamin D can make you more susceptible to illness! It’s also important for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus - which keeps our bones and teeth healthy!
FSC’s Vitamin D3 liquid can be added to drinks or taken direct - it has a delicious orange flavour!
If you are unsure about your vitamin D levels you can get a blood test to ch
Our main source of vitamin D is the sun, so as we move into winter where we tend to cover up more with warm clothing and spend less time outdoors it is important to make sure we are getting our vitamin D through supplement form. Vitamin D can be found in a few foods, but we don’t get nearly enough of it. So supplementing with it is the best way to prevent a deficiency. Being deficient in vitamin D can make you more susceptible to illness - we need it to help keep our immune system balanced. Studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and respiratory track infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Something we definitely want to be avoiding right now!
Now that the days are getting shorter and the sun getting further away from the earth - it couldn't be a better time to start supplementing with Vitamin D. During the warm summer months we are able to produce Vitamin D through sun exposure making it not necessary to supplement with it. I would always recommend getting your vitamin D levels checked by your doctor once a year. This is done by doing a simple blood test.