Vitamin D supplementation for the winter season

Hi All. Now the sun is well and truly at winter's angle we simply do not get enough sunlight to trigger the usual internal systemic cascade of vitamin D production. I recommend all adults supplement with a good quality liquid vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) at 2,000 i.u daily for maintenance during winter months. This is for adults who have no hyper-calciemia. If your calcium levels are elevated consult with your doctor prior to supplementing with vitamin D3.

Vitamin D is important for several metabolic actions in the body including balancing Th1 and Th2 which is key for a healthy immune response (not to be confused with thyroid hormones, these are the immune cells produced in the thymus gland). It is also important for healthy bone mineralisation.

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