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Vitamin D supplementation over the winter

Vitamin D is super important; it helps to build strong bones, regulate the immune system and the neuromuscular system.

Here at Memoraid we actively promote brain health and Vitamin D is also essential for good brain health and optimizing brain function. In fact, a study in 1650 people aged over 65 showed that those with a vitamin D deficiency had an increased risk of developing dementia.

Vitamin D is created when we expose our skin to the sunlight. Unfortunately, during the winter months in the UK, the sunlight isn’t strong enough for our skin to make this much needed vitamin.

This means that between October and March it is a good idea to get your vitamin D from other sources. This includes vitamin D supplementation and foods rich in vitamin D.

Foods rich in vitamin D

The following are high in vitamin D:

  • Egg yolks
  • Oily fish like salmon
  • Red meat
  • Cereals

Try to increase the amount of these foods in your diet over the winter months. If you have a hectic lifestyle or getting these foods into your diet proves difficult, it might be worth trying a vitamin D supplement.

Supplementation: What is the dose and how often to take it?

For adults the department of health recommends 10mcg of vitamin D daily, this is the amount contained in Memoraid.

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