Importance of Vitamin D




Why is Vitamin D so important?


Vitamin D plays a key role in bone health and is essential for the absorption of calcium to help strengthen our teeth and bones. It can also assist with healthy skin, muscle strength and enhancing the immune system. Low levels of vitamin D can increase our risk of osteoporosis, falls and bone fractures. 


Where can we get our vitamin D?


Sunlight is our main source of vitamin D, safest during early morning or late afternoon, however, small amounts can be found in oily fish, fortified milks or margarine. 


Who is at risk of deficiency?


Some individuals may have an increased risk of vitamin D deficiency, such as: the elderly or darker skinned people, individuals with limited sun exposure such as religious/cultural reasons or trying to balance reducing the risk of skin cancer resulting in limited UV exposure.  


Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency? 


  • Fatigue 
  • Bone pain
  • Muscles weakness, cramps 
  • Mood changes - depression 


If you identify with any of the above we recommended initially seeking guidance from your GP for a blood test to check your Vitamin D levels. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment to discuss your own dietary requirements, contact us on 9494 3790 or book in today at