As autumn kicks in and the summer sun fades to a distant memory, many of us choose to stay inside and wrap up warm. Unfortunately, enjoying the sunshine is one of the best ways in which we obtain vitamin D.
Although many forms of vitamin D exist, the two predominant forms are vitamin D₂ (from diet) and vitamin D₃, which is synthesised by ultraviolet radiation from a precursor of cholesterol in the skin.
Not only is vitamin D helpful in skeletal injury prevention, it can also help prevent heart disease, auto-immune diseases and the relentless bouts of winter cold’s and flu’s that we all face in the colder months.
It is possible to avoid facing a vitamin D deficit by ensuring there is plenty in your diet. Vitamin D is most commonly found in cod liver oil, salmon, egg yolk and liver, but if none of these take your fancy, vitamin D supplementation is a fast and effective way to maintain healthy levels!
Ensure you’re not short of vitamin D this winter!