Rain Rain Go Away, Vitamin D Come Back To Me
With flooding happening around the country, many of us may be feeling a bit low on the sunshine. An estimated 20% of people in the UK have vitamin D deficiency and for some such as the elderly are more likely to be affected.
Although you can get vitamin D from the sunlight, a dietary supplement is a good idea, though is vitamin D2 or D3 the one you want?
This study looks at randomized trials of both types of vitamin D and fund that a supplement of D3 was more effective. D3 can be found in oily fish, meat and eggs rather than the D2 found in fortified foods.
Although further research is still needed this makes an interesting read - http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/95/6/1357.long