Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin also known as sunshine vitamin. The greatest source of Vitamin D is sun exposure. It can also be ingested in diet. There are two major types of Vitamin D; D2 and D3. Vitamin D3 is mainly produced by skin via sun exposure and Vitamin D2 is taken from diet. Please read our Vitamin D facts section for more information.
Vitamin D Deficiency
Widespread Vitamin D deficiency is very common in the UK during winter months. Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency can be very non specific and range from muscle weakness to osteopenia. Evidence suggests that low levels of Vitamin D can contribute to chronic diseases such as cancer or Multiple Sclerosis (MS) . Being in one of the risk groups can increase the chance of Vitamin D deficiency.