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LIVINGLIVING

Supplemented levels

Tablets & sprays: If you don't think you

get enough vitamin D from food or sunlight

combined, supplements are at hand. It's

best to get your vitamin D levels checked

before you start any supplements so that

you can be sure you're taking the right

dose. Over time, too much vitamin D

from a supplement can lead to calcium

build-up (hypercalcaemia), which can

weaken bones and damage the heart and

kidneys. If you do choose to take vitamin

D supplements, 10 micrograms a day

will be enough for most people and are

available over the counter.

Lamps: You can buy lamps that

emit UV-B radiation to stimulate vitamin

D production. These

are often called 'light

therapy' and are

suggested to help

people suffering from

SAD - seasonal

affective disorder - a

type of depression

linked to the darker

seasons. They are

useful for people

who find it hard to absorb vitamin D, but

there are easier ways to supplement the

levels for most people. Don't over use!

Diabetes & vitamin D

There is some evidence in new research

that vitamin D can play a role in preventing

Type 1 diabetes. For example, a Finnish

birth-cohort study found that children who

were regularly given 2000 IU daily during

the first 12 months had a lower relative

risk of developing Type 1 diabetes by age

30 compared with those who had less.

Covid-19 & vitamin D

There have been several reports about

vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus.

While more studies are ongoing, the

NHS says there is currently not enough

evidence to support this and not to take

more vitamin D than you need.

KIT

REPORT

How will you know, if

your vitamin D levels

are low?

There are various symptoms which can

mean you're low in vitamin D but which

could also be linked to something else.

Some of the symptoms include:

• being prone to infection

• fatigue

• depression

• hair loss

• muscle and/or bone pain.

If you think you could be low in vitamin

D, talk to your GP and ask for your levels

to be checked. They may suggest taking

vitamin D supplements. If you are lucky,

you will get them on prescription. If not ,

consider buying them yourself.

Sources

www.healthline.com

www.nhs.uk

www.ncbi.nim.nih.gov

BRING ME SUNSHINE: Even winter sun is better than none, so

get out and let your skin do its thing making vitamin D for you.

Oily fish are a source of the vitamin in the diet. And SAD lights

(example on left from Beurer)

could help some people.

Try this recipe

Looking for a top-notch vitamin D recipe?

Try this tasty Mackerel and Red Pepper

Salad with Quinoa from charity Heart UK.

Click the link for ingredients and method:

mackerel-and-quinoa-salad

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