As the days get shorter and the sunshine slips behind wintery clouds, our bodies are becoming less exposed to the sun’s rays which is a vital source of vitamin D.
Unhealthy eating habits are another reason for vitamin D deficiency – particularly in people living in the UK – and according to recent research the average household only consumes around four portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
The consequences of vitamin D deficiency are both emotional and physical, and children are vulnerable to bone deformities if their vitamin D levels are considerably low.
In adults, signs of vitamin D deficiency include muscle weakness, chronic pain, depression, lowered stamina and increased blood pressure. These symptoms tend to be common in the winter and spring when one in six adults in the UK will experience vitamin D deficiency.
In order to help you keep on top of your health and prevent your levels of vitamin D reaching a dangerous low this...