Vitamin D - Deciphering the hype

How important is it?

Vitamin D, known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, is super important as it helps our body to absorb calcium and phosphate from our diet. This is essential for healthy bones, teeth and muscles.

If we don’t get enough vitamin D we can become vitamin D deficient - causing your bones to become weak, soft and can lead to various bone deformities.

How do I know if I’m deficient?

Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency are muscle weakness, fatigue, hair loss and getting ill more frequently.

Long term vitamin D deficiency has been linked with an increased risk of heart disease, cognitive impairment in the elderly as well as cancer.