Why do i need to take Vitamin D?
Vitamin D helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in your body.
Vitamin D may also help increase muscle strength.
Supports your immune system
May support in mental health
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in a small amount of foods, in fortified foods and available as a dietary supplement.
Vitamin D is both a nutrient we eat and a hormone our bodies make.
The body also manufactures vitamin D from cholesterol, through a process triggered by the action of sunlight on skin.
Daily exercise assists in the production of Vitamin D.
Few foods are naturally rich in vitamin D. Some foods containing Vitamin D are;
Orange juice, fortified with vitamin D 125 mL (½ cup 50 iu
Soy beverage, fortified with vitamin D 250 mL (1 cup 86 iu
Egg, yolk, cooked - 1 large egg 28-44 iu
Salmon, sockeye/red, canned, cooked or raw 75 g (2 ½ oz) 530-699 iu
Salmon, humpback/pink, canned, cooked or raw
75 g (2 ½ oz) 530-699 iu
Pacific cooked Mackeral 75 g 21/2 oz 343 iu
Canned Mackeral 75g 21/2 oz 219 iu
Cooked Trout 75 g 21/2 oz 148-208 iu
Goat’s milk, fortified with Vitamin D 250 mL 100u
Rice, oat, almond beverage, fortified with Vitamin D 250 ml 85-90 iu
Mushrooms - Just like humans, mushrooms can synthesise Vitamin D vitamin when exposed to UV light. However, mushrooms produce vitamin D2, unlike animals which produce vitamin D3. Although vitamin D2 does help raise blood levels of vitamin D, it may not be as effective as vitamin D3.
Hampstead Health Practice Support
• October to the end of March adults and children over 5 years of age require support from Vitamin D supplements as we do not get enough sunlight on us in some parts of Europe. However if you find that all year round you are not outside often or are in a care home, were cloths that cover up a lot of your skin when you are outside or do not eat the small amount of foods that do contain vitamin D, you may benefit from taking a vitamin D supplement all year round.
• 2000iu = 50mcg of Cholecalciferol, also known as vitamin D₃. Do not exceed any daily recommendation.
IU stands for International units and is a unit commonly used in the measurement of medications, vaccines and vitamins.
• Hampstead Health Practice oral Vitamin D spray is 2000iu when you spray orally once a day.
• You can tailor make the amount of days you spray depending on what vitamin D3 foods you have eaten that day.
The Oral Vitamin D3 is easy to take - Just spray in your mouth. The taste of mint gives you a fresh breath taste and the Vitamin D3 nutrient will give you the optimum health require.