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Fun Facts About Vitamin D
Vitamin D

Did you know that spring is the time of year when your body has the lowest level of Vitamin D - if you have not been supplementing throughout winter.

Due to seasonal weather winter equals limited time in direct sunlight, which means your Vitamin D deposits are at their lowest after 3 months. Now is the perfect time to support your body with extra vitamin D and enjoy as much of the spring sun rays as you can.


Pssst... Another fun fact about Vitamin D! Do you know how much sun you actually need to get the adequate amounts of Vitamin D? So how do we define "enough sunlight"? Sufficient exposure to sunlight is defined as 15–30 minutes spent outdoor daily in the midday sun (between 11:00 and 15:00 h) from March to November with head and hands bare, without burning (source).

Very few are able to comply with the above guidelines as most of us are at work indoors at 11-15 during the day. This is why many people worldwide are lacking Vitamin D (source).


The EU Scientific Committee on Food (EFSA) has set an upper tolerable limit for daily intake of Vitamin D - see below:
  • 25 mcg for infants from 0 - 6 months
  • 50 mcg for children from 6 months - 10 years 
  • 50 mcg for pregnant and lactating women
  • 100 mcg for children from 11 years and adults