Sunshine vitamins

After a cold and long winter, students have had low levels of vitamins in their systems and are excited for sunshine in the springtime

Good thing it’s spring holiday right now. It’s even more reason to feel the sunshine on your skin boosting the body’s level of vitamin D.

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Vitamin D has vital health benefits as it lowers the risk of chronic disease and provides nutrient throughout our bodies. According to Dr Elina Hypponen of the Medical Research Council’s (MRC) Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health in London, “Adults and children in the UK should be taking a vitamin D supplement of at least 600 IU (international units) daily. And the UK population cannot continue to do nothing while awaiting the outcome,” of the government’s review.

The vitamin D is essential to healthy muscles, strong bones, and healthy teeth and helps the immune system to function. Also the vitamin reduces allergies and diabetes to some extent. From low levels of vitamin D, people have suffered with multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.

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The Department of Health stated that exposure to summer sunlight sensibly for about 30 minutes is enough. We do not need extra unless there is evidence of a deficiency in your body. Normally, children with low vitamin D are more susceptible to infections and respiratory symptoms while adults get muscle weakness in the limbs and back according to The Telegraph. These types of problems can be blamed on the amount of indoor and outdoor lifestyles we lead.

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