Boost your daily vitamin D this winterJul 30, 2019
Vitamin D plays an important role in bone health and immunity.
However, with the main source coming from the sun, what can we do in the winter months to boost our intake of vitamin D?
Vitamin D - the sunshine vitamin
The sun activates our body helping our body make it’s own vitamin D stores.
During the winter months it is important to look at how to increase our vitamin D intake through diet and supplements to make up for the loss of sunshine.
Did you know?
Approximately 50% of Australians are vitamin D deficient during the winter months 1.
Why vitamin D is important
- Boosts immunity
- Helps absorption of calcium for strong teeth and bones
- Maintains healthy muscle function
How can I increase my vitamin D intake?
Try adding these vitamin D containing foods to your diet:
- oily fish
With only limited dietary sources of vitamin D available, meeting vitamin D through food alone is extremely difficult 1.
One serve of SUSTAGEN® Hospital Formula Active contains 36% of your daily vitamin D requirements.
- The Victorian Health Monitor Report, 2012