Vitamin D Supplements
More Reasons to Take a Vitamin D Supplement
Due to our changing diets and ever-increasing internal lifestyles, everyone should look to ensure they maintain healthy vitamin D levels throughout the year by including a vitamin D supplement in their health regime. Known as the "sunshine vitamin" (because it is produced by the skin when exposed to sunlight) it's important to add a few hours in the sun to your day. Beware, however, of the temptation to sit in the sun all day as getting too much sun can be detrimental because of the inevitable ultraviolet radiation exposure which can reduce collagen production. This is harmful because collagen is essential to healthy skin, bones, and cells.
If done approached wisely though, Vitamin D can supplement healthy skin through the protection and rejuvenation it offers. Its active form calcitriol enhances the skin's immune system and helps to destroy free radicals that can cause premature aging. It does this by contributing to skin cell growth, repair, and metabolism. If you experience red, dry, or itchy skin, it might be due to a Vitamin D deficiency as the lack of calcitriol could result in the skin not being able to repair itself as efficiently. And in the winter or if you have a very indoors lifestyle, make sure you boost your Vitamin D levels through a healthy diet and an effective supplement. Our Vitamin D3 supplements provide all the benefits of vitamin D without the risk of unprotected exposure to UVB rays.
As well as your skin, a vitamin D supplement can help your insides too. Vitamin D is key to a healthy gut as it is involved in maintaining immune homeostasis. It increases the gut microbiome's overall diversity, which means it can remain stable and balanced against a larger range of bad bacteria and viruses.
Despite all these benefits, vitamin D deficiency is still the most common type of vitamin deficiency in the world and it often goes without being diagnosed for a long time. Use our at-home Vitamin D test to see if you are one of the many people who lack enough Vitamin D and get practical advice on how to improve this with our at-home test.