Public Health advice recommends that everyone in the UK should be taking Vitamin D supplements throughout the Autumn and Winter months.
Vitamin D is found in our foods such as oily fish, eggs and fortified cereals, the majority of vitamin D is made from the action of sunlight on our skin. Extensive research carried out by Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), suggest the majority of people would not be able to consume enough Vitamin D from their diet alone. Other studies suggested Vitamin D levels might have an impact on cancers, cardiovascular disease and multiple sclerosis, however there was not enough evidence to draw any firm conclusions.
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition suggest in order to protect bones and muscles health everyone over the age of 1 year would need to consume 10 micrograms of Vitamin D.