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Vitamin D - Are you getting enough?

Vitamin D

Vitamin D - Are you getting enough?

Vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ – is a hormone naturally produced from cholesterol when your skin is exposed to sunlight.  What can Vitamin D do for my health? Research studies are uncovering new benefits of Vitamin D all the time. There are many known benefits, with some of the main ones being: Bone strength – strengthens bones and helps prevent osteoporosis and the risk of falls for the elderly Physical strength – strengthens the upper and lower limbs Cancer prevention – some studies have highlighted a reduction in the risk of various types of cancer. One study indicated that 1,100IU per day with calcium...

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