Government Issues New Vitamin D Guidelines!

Some more interesting information from renowned nutritionist Dr Marilyn Glenville, this time regarding Vitamin D intake, which I have summarised for you below.

It's never been more important to stay as close to a healthy diet and lifestyle as it is right now, and sometimes an extra boost by means of supplements are in order. As is widely known vitamin C is highly beneficial in supporting the immune system, but alongside that there are also many health benefits to vitamin D.

Public Health England (PHE) has announced its new and formal recommendation that everyone should now take vitamin D supplements, not just at-risk groups as was previously thought. The PHE's updated guidelines are as follows:

"If you are not going outdoors often, you should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D. We therefore, recommend that whilst the stay at home measures are in place, everyone follows this advice (including children, pregnant women and older people).

PHS is recommending 10 micrograms of vitamin D which is the same as 400 ius (international units) and you may need to take more for several weeks if you are low in vitamin D."

Dr Glenville recommends you take a good quality liquid supplement of vitamin D3 with no preservatives, sweeteners or artificial colours etc. She's chosen D3 as research has shown that it is 87% more effective in raising and maintaining your vitamin D level than D2.


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