BY CLAIR WHITTY
Vitamin D3 is the hero supplement we’ve all been talking about this past year. Many of you have taken it to help support your immune system in an attempt to ward off colds and viruses. Some of you have taken a break from it and are wondering if it’s too soon to start yourself and your family back on it.
I think it’s worth starting back on vitamin D3 supplements. Especially young children and teenagers who are heading back to school later this month. I would start taking it now to help prepare and support their immune system during the school year. Vitamin D3 is also important for bones, teeth, normal muscle function, as well as a healthy immune system.
The question you may have is which vitamin D3 is the best one to take? One of our customers’ favourites is Better You Vitamin D3 Oral Spray. It’s so easy to use, you simply spray it onto the inside of your cheek where it’s scientifically proven to deliver the vitamin D straight into your bloodstream. Choose the Infant Oral Vitamin D Spray for infants and children under 3 years of age and Junior Oral Vitamin D Spray for children over 3. Adults can choose between 1,000IU in the blue box or 3,000IU in the green box. Each bottle contains 100 doses, this is one of the most cost-effective vitamin D3 supplements we have.
The Department of Health suggest that the following “at-risk” groups should strongly consider supplementation. The list includes pregnant and breastfeeding women; infants and young children under 5 years of age; older people over 65 years of age; and those of you with little to no exposure to the sun, and people with darker skin.
Don’t take vitamin D3 all year round on its own without considering its relationship to calcium, magnesium, and vitamin K. These nutrients work synergistically together. A healthy balanced diet will help provide most of the nutrients you need. Pop us a message or give us a call in to see us at Market Cross shopping centre to find out more about how you can achieve this balance.
In the meantime, I think it’s a good idea to get you and your family back on your vitamin D3 supplements.
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