Public Health England has reissued its recommendations for people to consider taking daily vitamin D supplements throughout the spring and summer as the coronavirus situation continues and many of us miss out on spending as much time out of doors in the sunshine.

People in the UK are already advised to consider taking a supplement of 10 micrograms a day during the winter months (from October to March), but this has now been broadened to include the summer months too and is especially relevant for anybody who is self-isolating.

An adequate supply of vitamin D is essential to keep bones and muscles healthy and an increasing number of clinical studies have shown it also plays an important role in the immune system. The body naturally produces vitamin D when it is directly exposed to the ultraviolet B radiation contained in sunlight and this is how most people get sufficient vitamin D. It is also present in a limited range of foods such as oily fish, red meat, liver, eggs and fortified breakfast cereals and milks, but is difficult to get enough from diet alone.

There has also been two important new studies by researchers in Ireland which explore the optimisation of vitamin D for enhanced immune-protection against Covid-19.

See below for just a few of the vitamin D supplements currently available from Tree of Life:

Better You Dlux1000 Vegan Vitamin
D Daily Oral Spray

Order Code: 700133 – RSP £9.95

Higher Nature Vitamin
D3 500iu Capsules

Order Code: 72308 – RSP £3.40

Quest Vitamin D3 1000iu Tablets
Order Code: 85573 – RSP £8.39

Wellkid Peppa Pig
Vitamin D Pastilles

Order Code: 94696 – RSP £6.95

Together Vitamins Vegan
Vitamin D3 Food Supplement

Order Code: 93275 – RSP £6.99

Vitabiotics Wellkid Baby
Vitamin D Drops

Order Code: 88900 – RSP £4.95