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09/11/2011

Now winter has arrived, addressing any potential Vitamin D deficiency is vital to supporting your immune system over the colder months. 

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, which means the body can store it.  However, it’s been found that even during the sunnier warmer months we don’t get enough vitamin D, so its possible we won’t have stored the amount necessary for us during the darker colder months.  Can we wait until April….?

As I always tell my clients; supplements should never replace a good balanced diet.  However, it’s not easy to get Vitamin D from food, there are a number of good Vitamin D products on the market,  you should be looking at getting a product that provides 5000 IU (international units) D3 (cholecalciferol) this is exact same form of the vitamin produced in the skin from sunlight.  If you were interested to see what your levels are, a test is available to ensure that the correct dosage it given, and also to check that the supplement is providing enough for the patient, as the test is relatively cheap.

Vitamin D deficiency is often associated with cancer, heart disease, stroke, birth defects, depression, auto-immune disease to name but a few.

For further information please contact me for a free 10min phone consultation.

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