During March/April till September we can get enough Vitamin D from the sun, however as the days are getting shorter and we have less and less exposure to the sunlight it is a good idea to make sure that you are getting the right amount of Vitamin D.
This morning I was preparing a balanced meal plan that has all of the nutrients required for a happy, healthy body. I knew that a vitamin b12 supplement would be required. That was a given.
The thing that shocked me while looking at the dietary requirements on the meal plan was the distinct lack of Vitamin D.
We need to be 100% sure we are getting enough vitamin D so during the winter months it is a great idea to make sure that you take a suitable vegan supplement. Please read my article on where the vitamin d in supplements comes from here.
Lack of Vitamin D Symptoms
If you are feeling fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depressed, have muscle pain, hair loss, bone and/or back pain then you may have a lack of vitamin D.
Our current lifestyles normally entail longer periods indoors away from the sunlight. If we don’t eat meat and are not spending enough time in the sunlight then we may find that quite quickly that we are not reaching our daily requirement for vitamin d.
Should you like to discuss this or any other aspect of your health as a vegan please do get in touch