The list of health benefits associated with vitamin D is almost endless. As it regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, the versatile vitamin aids weight loss, boosts your immune system, reduces the risk of some cancers, reduces depression and there is even some research to suggest that it has anti-ageing properties, to name but a few.
Yet, despite these overwhelming benefits, an estimated , putting us at risk of infection, cancer and heart disease. This year, (PHE) has updated its advice to say that adults and children should have 10 micrograms(mcg) or 400iu of vitamin D every day.
But for those who aren't heading to the beach anytime soon, we’ve consulted the experts; the UK’s leading nutritionist and author Dr Marilyn Glenville, GP Dr Alanna Merrie and nutritionist and author, Patrick Holford to get you the low down on the best alternative ways to incorporate more Vitamin D into your life for that extra health boost.