Vitamin D is an essential vitamin, one that helps ward off cancer, heart disease, diabetes, depression and osteoporosis. Unlike most other vitamins and minerals, we get the vast majority of it with minimum effort, by exposing ourselves to the sun. Unfortunately, that isn’t always as simple as it sounds. What’s more, the darker your skin, the more likely you’ll have low vitamin D levels.
For areas where the days are short over the winter, such as the UK, it isn't always easy getting the full amounts of vitamin D from the sun, which is where diet and supplements come in.
Usually we only get around 10% of our vitamin D levels from our diet, with eggs, oily fish and fortified cereals all helping, but without some supplements, such as Fultium D3, we are likely to still be short.