All about Vitamin D
It is especially important to look after our mental health during these difficult times 🧠
We may not get enough from the sun between October and April in the northern hemisphere, so we often advise supplementation during these months.
Low mood and fatigue can be common during menopause, but these are also two of the many indications of a vitamin D deficiency. The best source is from sun exposure - vitamin D is actually a hormone which is synthesised in our body when the sun hits the skin directly. It can also be found in foods such as oily fish, dairy & eggs.
Not only will fresh air, exercise and sunshine help lift our mood. Vitamin D has many other functions including aiding the absorption of Calcium, therefore is essential for maintaining bone density which is particularly critical during menopause 🦴
Ensure you top up your vitamin D levels with at least 15-20 minutes a day of sun exposure, when possible! (any longer and we’ll be talking about the importance of SPF 😇).