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Natural medicine practitioners have been asking this question for years. You may have heard about the updated Public Health England guidelines extending recommendations for Vitamin D3. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-publishes-new-advice-on-vitamin-d

Basically, as an adult take a daily supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D throughout the year if you:

  • are not often outdoors, such as those who are frail or housebound
  • are in an institution such as a care home (work in an office? added by me)
  • usually wear clothes that cover up most of their skin when outdoors
  • have dark skin, such as those of African, African-Caribbean or South Asian origin

As usual, the devil is in the detail. Latest research shows that maximum absorption is by way of oil/spray/liposomal form rather than a powder pill and adding Vitamin K2 MK-7 in key and it also takes care of the calcium issue.

If you would like to understand more, please watch free interviews with Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue. Her website is also useful http://doctorkatend.com. There is also a recent short video by Dr Mercola.

Quick reference to UK the guidelines .

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