Article by Dr Sally Norton,
Vitamin D is largely manufactured in our body from the action of sunlight, so it’s not surprising that in the sun-strapped UK many of us fail to produce enough of this essential vitamin in the winter months when sun is in short supply! Even if we do, we probably don’t have the opportunity to get outside to soak up some vitamin-producing rays, with many of us going to work and coming home in darkness.
And of course, all summer, we have been slapping on the sun-cream in an effort to protect ourselves from the rising incidence of skin cancer – so, minimal vitamin D synthesis going on there, I suspect.
As a result of that research and the conflict of sun protection vs vitamin...