If you live in the UK, then you almost certainly need a Vitamin D boost and this has been the advice from the NHS since 2016.
We get a little vitamin D from food, but we get most of it from sunlight. The sun acts on chemicals under the skin and helps turn them into vitamin D. In winter in the UK we don’t get enough of the right type of sunlight to make enough vitamin D. We don’t need vitamin D from food or sunlight every day BUT if you don’t get enough over a longer period of time, you won’t have enough vitamin D for good health – known as vitamin D deficiency. This is very common in the UK – around one in five adults and one in six children does not have enough vitamin D.
Vitamin D has multiple roles in the body. It helps promote healthy bones and teeth, supports immune, brain and nervous systems. Vitamin D also supports diabetes management. It supports lung function and cardiovascular health, so all in all, an essential vitamin. Here is the article in full.
Vitamin D is vital for children and also is vital babies that are breastfed only.
Food that contain vitamin D naturally include:
- Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon.
- Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, and cereals.
- Beef liver.
- Egg yolks.
Yoga Nutrition also sell Vitamin D3 in its purest liquid form which is suitable for children and adults and the RDA can be measured out with the dropper: