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Boots Vitamin D €6.49

I'm bringing you my piece this morning on the boots supplement vitamin d i was taking over the winter months. For now though i have stopped taking it during the warmer months as we all know another source of vitamin d is from sunlight. Well after all it is referred to as the "sunshine vitamin". Whether we get much sun is another thing! Vitamin d is a fat soluble but when a person's skin is exposed to ultraviolet b rays, the skin makes vitamin d when consumed or made in the skin, can be stored in the blood and body fat for several months. 

Vitamin d promotes calcium absorption in the gut but it's also good for bone growth and bone remodeling. Without sufficient vitamin d our bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Vitamin d sufficiency prevents rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Together with calcium vitamin d also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. It's also known to help with cell growth, immune function, and reduction of inflammation and teeth. 

I decided on taking the vitamin d to help me through the winter months as we don't get to see much of the sun, my joints were stiffening up and i was feeling sluggish. Also another reason i was taking it was because i slightly cut out some dairy products from my diet. You may know that some of the main source of food that we get vitamin d from is milk, cheese, fish and eggs. Since taking it through the winter months i found myself getting up from bed early, i was out walking again and not feeling as sluggish in myself. Not everyone might agreed with me but i found it particularly good for myself. When the winter months come back around i'll be picking up a another box of vitamin d to keep me going again.

I will say though when looking into taking any vitamins always check with a pharmacist or consult the doctor about this first. You may not realise that certain medicines could interacted with some food supplements. Also vitamins take at least 2-3 months to start working in the body. You might be also taking a enough vitamin d in your diet that you probably won't even need it. We don't need to go overboard with the sun either as approximately we only need 10-15 minutes of sunlight a day (depending on skin type), on any part of your body (arms, legs, etc...) during the summer months will enable the body to store vitamin d.

Hope you enjoy the piece!