Vitamin D has been in the press quite a lot recently and National Vitamin D Awareness Week has just passed. Are you and your family getting enough? Chances are the answer is a big fat no. Thanks to the wonderful British weather being not so wonderful our exposure to natural Vitamin D has been greatly reduced. Add in factors such as high-rise buildings and urban offices, health conditions such as rickets – a health condition where minerals aren’t laid down in bony tissue and bones become soft and deformed – are now on the rise. Vitamin D is essential to enable you to absorb calcium from food, and we all know how important calcium is for healthy bones, especially in children.
Dr Sarah Jarvis, who has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS and over 26 years as a GP, has written her A to Z of vitamin D to help educate on the importance of Vitamin D.