Get Vitamin D for the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Patients:

  • Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.

  • These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.

  • A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults.

NHS Coronavirus update

It’s important to take vitamin D as you may have been indoors more than usual this year.

You should take 10 micrograms (400 IU) of vitamin D a day between October and early March to keep your bones and muscles healthy.

There have been some reports about vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19). But there is currently not enough evidence to support taking vitamin D to prevent or treat coronavirus.

Click the link for more information from NHS: Vitamin D

Good sources of vitamin D

From about late March/early April to the end of September, most people should be able to get all the vitamin D they need from sunlight. The body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on the skin when outdoors. But between October and early March we do not get enough vitamin D from sunlight.

Read more about vitamin D and sunlight.

 

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