Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D
Thrive Magazine|Spring 2019
Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D

In 2012, in partnership with the UK Health Department the government released guidelines on increasing vitamin D intake, with a specific focus on “at risk” groups.

Sophie Murray
The National Diet and Nutrition Survey has concluded that up to 1/5 of adults and 24% children are thought to be low in vitamin D. Soon enough, the National Institute of Clinical Evidence (NICE) were issued to improve health outcomes. Whilst advice had already been issued since 1991 on the benefits of Vitamin D on bone health, a greater awareness of the true extent of the issue has been revealed.

So, who would we define as “being at risk?” and in need of supplements?

These groups include:

People over the age of 65

Infants under the age of 4

People who have low or no exposure to sunlight

People with darker skin

Those on special diets, such as those avoiding nuts, fish or dairy

What exactly is Vitamin D?

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Spring 2019