Why we could all benefit from more Vitamin D
Did you know that in the UK we don’t get enough sunlight throughout the year for our bodies to make enough Vitamin D? The government recommends that we should all supplement with Vitamin D between October and March when sunlight levels are at their lowest.
The body makes Vitamin D when natural sunlight reaches our skin. Another problem is that sunscreen blocks the UVB rays which are necessary for the skin to make the vitamin.
Vitamin D helps the body to absorb and regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, which are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles strong and healthy.
A Vitamin D deficiency results in soft bones in children (rickets) and fragile, misshapen bones in adults (osteomalacia). Vitamin D is also vital for other important body functions:
Vitamin D deficiency has now been linked to breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, depression, and weight gain. These studies show that people with higher levels of vitamin D have a lower risk of disease.
So how do we make sure that we get enough of this vital nutrient? Vitamin D can be found in foods such as oily fish, red meat and egg yolks, but how do we know that our gut is absorbing the Vitamin D from these foods?
One way to guarantee the availability of this vitamin in the body is to have a Vitamin D Booster Shot. At Get A Drip our Booster Shot is quick and painless and costs just £40.