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Making sure you get enough vitamin D


Making sure you get enough vitamin D

In the bleak midwinter ... are you getting enough vitamin D?!

Vitamin D is known as 'the sunlight vitamin' as we get most of our vitamin D from sunlight on our skin.

The vitamin is made by our body under the skin, in reaction to summer sunlight. Vitamin D is important as it helps your body absorb calcium for healthy bones and teeth.

In the winter months the UK sunshine is not strong enough to help the body make vitamin D. Instead our body relies on our body stores and food during the winter months.

The Public Health Nutrition Team from Central London NHS Trust are running a campaign highlighting the important things you need to know about Vitamin D

Myth or fact?

People in the United Kingdom receive adequate vitamin D from exposure to sunlight.

Find out whether this is true, and more about the myths and facts of vitamin D including how to get the right amount, by visiting our vitamin D page here