Wed. Jun 29th, 2022

People across the UK are advised to take vitamin D supplements on a daily basis to support general health.

However, it is particularly helpful for bones, muscles and teeth as it helps regulate the body’s amount of calcium and phosphate.

A lack of vitamin D can often lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children and bone pain in adults caused by osteomalacia.

Government advice is to consider taking the supplement daily during the autumn and winter, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Since many of us have been indoors more than usual this year, it is possible that we may not have enough vitamin D from the sun.

Those at highest risk are babies – unless they’re having over 500ml of formula per day – and children aged between one and four.

From late March or early April to the end of September, most people should be able to get the required amount of vitamin D.

Therefore, this is not the case between October and early March when there is little sun in the UK.

The Department of Health and Social Care recommends a daily 10 microgram supplement all year for adults and children over four.

But one question many people ask is ‘when is the best time of day to take Vitamin D?’

Research has previously linked vitamin D levels to levels of sleep quality.

Some reports have claimed that taking vitamin D at night can impact sleep quality by interfering with melatonin production.

However, the results are inconclusive.

The majority of people prefer taking their vitamins and other tablets in the morning – but this is more about convenience.

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