The good news is that Vitamin D is free!
It is free as we get vitamin D from sunshine.
Recently I had a blood test and discovered I was deficient in this important vitamin. How can this be when I live in Australia one of the sunniest places on the planet? Well, I was wearing a hat and sunscreen!
So now it is official - stop wearing your hat because we need to get our daily dose (if possible) of vitamin D.
In the summer we need 15 minutes of sun every day.
In winter we need about 1 hour of sun every day.
Vitamin D - what is it?
It is necessary for the normal growth of bones and teeth. A deficiency can lead to a softening of the bones called rickets. It helps maintain good levels of calcium and phosphorus in our bloodstreams. Medical studies have associated vitamin D deficiency with many things including autoimmune diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, also cancer, heart disease, depression, diabetes and hypertension.
You can find more good news health stories at GNN Health.
I hope it is sunny where you are today.