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Vitamin D – Healthy bones, thanks to the sun

Vitamin D is an essential substance for good bone health, due to its regulating function of calcium and phosphorus absorbed through nutrition. Vitamin D is often called the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced by our skin in response to exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is important as we age due to the increased risk of deficiency caused by a lack of sunlight, reduced synthesis and inadequate dietary intake.

Sources include

  • Egg yolk
  • Exposure of skin to sunlight
  • Foods fortified with vitamin D, e.g. dairy products
  • Liver
  • Oily fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring

It is important to have a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. 

Meritene products should not be used as substitutes for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

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