Why is Vitamin D so important? It helps our bodies to absorb calcium which is used for developing and maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Lack of vitamin D can lead to bowed legs and knocked knees in children and increased bone turnover and osteoporosis in adults.
Studies have shown that 30% – 50% of people are vitamin D deficient – are you getting enough Vitamin D? Vitamin D is essential for everybody but it’s hard to get enough in our diets because very few foods contain enough vitamin D. With the arrival of winter, it’s getting harder and harder to get enough vitamin D from day-to-day exposure to the sun.
So what can you do about it? We know that you want to rug up and stay warm this winter but it’s important that you still get enough of that sunshine vitamin. Have a chat to your medical professional to make sure your vitamin D levels are adequate and try to spend a little more time in the sun or consider supplementation to build up those Vitamin D resources. It’s something that will have long term benefits that you will want to enjoy.