Vitamin D

One of the few vitamins we need to take as a supplement.

In July 2016, Public Health England issued new advice that everyone aged four and over needs an average daily intake of 10 micrograms of vitamin D. Professor Hilary Powers: can store enough vitamin D produced by sunlight during the summer months to last through-out the year

TBC - where/how stored?

Darker skin means less vitamin D generation for the same latitude. *TBC

Draft page - more coming soon.


Vitamins and minerals - NHS
Between October and early March we don't get any vitamin D from sunlight.

Recent News

Using sunscreen doesn't lead to Vitamin D deficiency

Independent - 09-May-2019

Optimal use of sunscreen prevents sunburns, skin cancers without affecting Vitamin D levels


High dosage vitamin D unlikely to prevent cancer or heart attacks

NHS - 14-Nov-2018

Would be interesting to compare to people with low vitamin D blood levels

More Vitamin D News