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THIS WEEK: FEELING TIRED
I’m feeling a bit low and tired. Could I be deficient in vitamin D? A Yes, it could well be. Our main source of vitamin D is sunlight and food surveys have shown 40% of us to be deficient during the winter months. Low vitamin D can cause fatigue, muscle weakness and mood changes short term. Food sources include mushrooms, oily fish, eggs, liver and fortified foods but it’s unlikely you’ll get more than 20% of the RDA from your diet. The latest advice from Public Health England is that we aim for 10mcg per day and that during the winter we should consider a supplement. For those who don’t always want to take a tablet, consider Healthspan’s new Vitamin D Gummies, £10.95 for 90 from healthspan.co.uk, in apple and blackcurrant, a great way to top up during the winter months.