Why Do We Need Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium and phosphate in the body and for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Unfortunately, in recent years we have seen an increase in the number of cases of rickets amongst children in the UK and similarly of osteomalacia (soft bones) in adults.

It is this change that prompted the government to investigate the need for supplementation and to recommend that everybody supplements every day, throughout the autumn and winter months and that certain groups supplement daily, all year round.