What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is
also known as colecalciferol. In humans
Vitamin D is unique both because it is
available in our diet and also when sun
exposure is adequate the body can
synthesize it (as Vitamin D3). The
Recommended Dietary Amount often seen
on food packaging for Vitamin D assumes
that no synthesis occurs and that all of a
person's vitamin D is from their diet.
The following are risk factors:
Go out into the sun: 2-3 exposures of
sunlight on bare skin per week from April
to September should be enough to last
through the year. Each episode should be
20-30 minutes to bare arms and face and
should not cause sunburn.
Oily fish species, such as Salmon,
Mackerel, Sardines, Tuna (fresh),
Fish liver oils, such as cod liver oil,
If you have risk factors for Vitamin D deficiency
You may want to consider purchasing your
own supply of Vitamin D from health food
shops, pharmacies or from the internet.
Increase your exposure to sunlight
to advised levels
Please note ; these are a couple of examples from the internet to give you an idea of the costs of buying these online>