Didn’t the weather change suddenly? Those sunny days are over and winter stretches ahead – it’s easy to feel low. There is more to the winter blues than you might think.
When our skin is exposed to the sun it produces vitamin D. From March to September people in the UK should be exposed to enough sunlight for this production to keep vitamin D at healthy levels. During winter days can be overcast as well as shorter and when the weather turns cold we cover up most of our bodies with several layers.
This dramatic drop in exposure to the sun can result in an entirely inadequate supply of vitamin D which in turn can negatively affect the regulation of calcium and phosphate in the body. Our muscles, bones and teeth rely on this regulation and so it is easy to feel tired and low if you do not supplement the reduced exposure by consuming vitamin D.
Take a look at the NHS advice on vitamin D. People are advised to take supplements during the colder months. Our 4000IU vitamin D3 contains the highest safe dose as recommended by the NHS, is made with the highest quality ingredients and is produced ethically and sustainably. Alternatively our multivitamins also contain a huge dose of vitamin D3, spread over two pills allowing you to maintain vitamin levels in the blood throughout the day.
Don’t let the gloomy weather bring you down!