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The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D is essential for bone growth as it allows us to absorb calcium into our bloodstream. Not enough Vitamin D in our diets can cause massive issues such as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. But vitamin D doesn’t only promote bone growth.

Vitamin D helps regulate the immune system and the neuromuscular system, while also playing a major role in the life cycle of human cells.

It’s such an essential vitamin that our body produces it itself, but only after skin exposure to sufficient sunlight. This can be a huge problem here in Ireland as sunlight is never guaranteed, even during the summer. As well as that, dark skin absorbs less sunlight, so people with dark skin do not get as much vitamin D from sun exposure as do light-skinned people.

Sun exposure isn’t the only way to get enough Vitamin D. Eating a healthy balanced diet can also provide the sunshine vitamin. The best foods to provide us with vitamin D are cod liver oil and oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and fresh tuna.

Taking a Vitamin D supplement is also another way to meet your vitamin D needs. Here at Stratus Healthcare we have a huge range of vitamin D containing products for both adults and children. Vitabiotics Ultra Vitamin D tablets provides the optimum strength for adults. We also have products that contain a mix of different nutrients in the one product. These include Eskimo-3 Advanced EPA with Vitamin D3 and Sona Calcium with Vitamin D. Don’t like tablets or capsules? Don’t worry, Oxylent’s Supplement Sachets also contain Vitamin D.

It’s also imperative to make sure your baby or child gets enough Vitamin D for their growing bones. Better You Dlux Vitamin D Spray gives your child the optimum amount of Vitamin D required and we also have L’il Critters Calcium & Vitamin D3 Gummy Bears so your child can have fun while getting the essential sunshine vitamin!

To view our full range of Vitamin D products go to the following link: https://bit.ly/2FXanxJ

Any queries? Use our PharmaChat service to get expert advice from our qualified pharmacists.

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