This week is Vitamin D Awareness Week (23rd-29th October) and we’ll be taking you through the importance of Vitamin D to your body. The public campaign aims to raise awareness of the health issues surrounding Vitamin D deficiency which many are unaware of.
Are you deficient?
Vitamin D is essential in keeping your teeth, bones and muscles healthy and has a positive impact on your immune system. Due to lack of exposure to sunlight or an unbalanced diet it’s common for many of us to be deficient in vitamin D, not realising as the symptoms are subtle. If you are vitamin D deficient you may notice some of the following symptoms:
• A weak immune system, getting sick or catching the flu easily
• Aches and pains in muscles, bones and back
• Loss of hair
Although sunlight plays a large part in the production of vitamin D, your diet is just as important. Oily fish, egg yolks, red meat and liver are some of many foods that can help the production of Vitamin D.
Although sun exposure is important to produce vitamin D, it’s essential to stay protected whether you have a deficiency or not. Poor protection from the sun can lead to skin cancer and a recent Twitter poll with our followers told us that 56% do not wear sunscreen during the winter. The UV rays from the sun are just as strong in the winter than the summer. We sell a range of SPF products at our EF MEDISPA clinics and DermaQuest Sunarmor SPF 50 is the perfect product for protection and hydration as it promotes collagen production, leaving you with brighter skin.
We’re giving away a FREE LED Luminous Lift session over on our Facebook page. All you have to do is share our competition post and like our Facebook page for a chance to win.
*Open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years old and over, only. Closing date: October 29th, the winner will be announced on Facebook via the comments and be contacted directly on October 30th 2017. Terms and conditions apply*