Traditionally Vitamin D is said to be essential for healthy,strong bones because it helps the body use calcium from the diet. Recently however, the importance of the sunshine vitamin in protecting against a variety of health problems has been revealed.
Around one in 5 adults have a lack of vitamin d throughtout the year but severe deficiency is much rarer and can result in a lot of different symptoms. Low levels have for example been linked to cancer, multiple sclerosis and heart dissease.
Your genetics play an important role in the way and amount your body can take up Vitamin D from foods and the sun.