Vitamin D: Health Benefits, Sources and Supplements

By Hannah de Gruchy / Nutrition / September 26th, 2022

How Much Vitamin D Should I Take?

How Much Vitamin D Should I Take

It’s difficult to get all the vitamin D we require from our diet alone, so it’s recommended that UK adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, take 10 micrograms (mcg) of vitamin D a day in supplement form from the beginning of October to the end of March. This is regardless of whether or not your diet is supplemented with vitamin D fortified foods.

From the beginning of April to the end of September, we should get enough vitamin D from sunlight exposure. However, if you’re at risk of a deficiency, it’s recommended that you take a 10 mcg supplement each day, all year round.


Vitamin D as Part of a Healthy Diet and Lifestyle

Vitamin D is essential for the health of our teeth and bones, our immune system and our mental wellbeing, so it’s important to ensure you’re getting enough.

If you’re not getting a lot of sunlight on your skin due to the time of year, because you cover your skin or you’re not outside very much, take a daily supplement.

You may also like to choose to consume fortified foods, to help bridge any gaps on the days you may forget to take your supplement.

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