Although we are fast approaching the summer in the UK, we though this was an interesting article about the importance of vitamin D which is provided by the sun. This article discusses the effects that vitamin D has, the various sources and also the symptoms to look out for when you are low in this essential vitamin.
The shortage of sun during the winter can deplete our vitamin D supply — vital to absorbing calcium — and send our moods plummeting. A tropical vacation to soak up some rays would be a quick fix, but if you don’t have the time or resources, there are other ways to replenish this important nutrient.
How do you know whether you are suffering from insufficient levels?
Vadeboncoeur says symptoms include skin conditions such as psoriasis, acne and eczema; and lower mood levels, also known as the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
This is a useful article that gives a few examples of foods that you eat that are high in vitamin D. We particularly liked the advice on using a liquid vitamin D supplement as opposed to tablet form, as this is absorbed more effectively by the body.