What is Vitamin D and how do I know if I have enough?
The body makes Vitamin D when the sun shines on your skin. Over the winter months, our bodies need extra vitamin D to make up for the lack of sunshine.
Vitamin D keeps our bones strong by helping to absorb calcium. Muscles need vitamin D to help them contract and relax and nerves need vitamin D to help carry nerve messages around the body
Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency:
Bone and back pain
Feeling ill often
How to increase our vitamin D levels:
Vitamin D can be taken in a tablet in varying dosages. It is often recommended to take vitamin D throughout the winter months. These can be bought in any pharmacy or local health shop. Please check with your GP before taking any supplements.
A natural way to increase vitamin D levels is through our diet- ensure you are eating enough tuna, salmon, cheese and egg yolks (to name a few)
If you are over 50, dark skinned, vegan or just generally in need of a winter boost, get yourself some vitamin D supplements!
Please speak to our Osteopath for any further information and/or questions you may have. http://www.attend2health.co.uk
Wrap up warm and keep healthy this winter!!!
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