Fight Your Vitamin D-Mons
With winter well on the way, the coughs, headaches and constant tiredness you take for granted may be a symptom of something more serious than just sunlight withdrawal.
So BetterYou, the vitamin oral spray experts, are on hand to explain the importance of vitamin D.
Why is vitamin D so important?
Vitamin D is vital for the development of healthy bones, boosting immunity and helping to fight off colds and flu. Having adequate levels of vitamin D has also been linked to helping prevent cardiovascular diseases, IBS and other auto-immune diseases.
How do I get vitamin D?
We make vitamin D from sunlight, but sadly even during the summer months we miss out on the vital vitamin as we layer on the SPF or head for the shade. So, along with our increasingly indoor lifestyles, by the time it gets to winter we have no chance of maintaining our levels from the sun alone.
Another way of getting vitamin D is through our diet, but unless you plan on eating at least seven eggs or twelve packets of cheese everyday, it is extremely difficult to get the recommended daily allowance, even with a healthy diet.
The easiest way to get the right amount of vitamin D is therefore to use a supplement.
Are you at risk?
The Government now recommends that everyone should take a vitamin D supplement throughout the autumn and winter months, with ‘at risk’ groups being advised to supplement all year round, which include:
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women
- Infants and children
- People over the age of 65
- People with darker skin
- Those who have low or no sun exposure
What are the signs?
It’s not surprising that around one in five adults and around one in six children (that’s more than 10 million of us!) have low vitamin D levels. So how do you know if you are lacking in the sunshine vitamin?
Tiredness & fatigue, bone & teeth problems, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), coughs & colds, and low mood are all symptoms of vitamin D deficiency that are often overlooked.
If you suffer from any of these on a regular basis it could mean you are lacking in vitamin D and now is the time to start fighting off those D-mons!
Sunshine in a spray
Many of us don’t like taking pills – we can find them difficult to swallow and are restricted to when we can take them.
But now, supplementing the sunshine vitamin has never been so simple. BetterYou has created a range of vitamin D oral sprays suitable for the whole family which deliver the nutrient directly into the bloodstream, via the soft tissue of our inner cheeks, which trials have shown is 2.5 times more effective than taking vitamin capsules.
Taking a spray rather than tablets or capsules also means that the vitamin is not lost through the processes of the digestive system, and is easy to use on the go with no need for food or water.
Take a look at how an oral spray can help boost your levels.
Fight your vitamin D-mons with the award-winning DLux Vitamin D Oral Spray range by BetterYou and get 20% with bodykind this Vitamin D Awareness Week.