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Vitamin D is frequently referred to as the sunshine vitamin, as it is manufactured by human skin exposed to the sun.
CarePlus Pharmacy is urging people in Ireland to consider adding a Vitamin D supplement to their diet.
Did you know that Vitamin D is vital for the development of healthy bones, teeth and muscles?
When it comes to staying healthy, a balanced diet, exercise, and sleep are key. As we find ourselves in a winter like no other, it is more important than ever to support our immunity and in turn, give ourselves peace of mind and a mental boost. Vitamins, particularly vitamins C and D play a vital role in maintaining a healthy immune system all year around.
Healthy Ireland, HSE, and the Construction Industry Federation, are joining forces to urge outdoor workers to follow the 5S’s of skin protection.
Vitamin D is frequently referred to as the sunshine vitamin, as it is manufactured by human skin exposed to the sun. For this to take place we need sufficient levels of cholesterol in the body. Vitamin D3 is the form our bodies produce naturally.
Widely known as the sunshine vitamin, there is a reason vitamin D is so easy for our bodies to synthesise in the summer months — we need it for a huge variety of functions. Yet, chances are that you are low in it, since it is estimated around one billion people worldwide are deficient or have insufficient levels. So what is vitamin D? Interestingly, it is not simply a fat soluble vitamin that is produced endogenously when UV rays reach our skin at the correct angle, it is actually also a hormone. Its various forms have a range of names; including calcitriol, ergocalciferol, calcidiol, and cholecalciferol.
With temperatures in Ireland set to peak at 27 degrees during this week, the Irish Cancer Society is urging the general public to take measures to protect their skin and follow the SunSmart code.
Arguably one of the least favourite months of the year, (maybe the best if you are an avid rugby fan), November is known for its dreadful weather; from bucket loads of rain to freezing temperatures, the days are dark and gloomy and people are less likely to go out and socialise; preferring to stay inside for warmth.
With temperatures in Ireland set to reach as high as 29 degrees over this week, the Irish Cancer Society is urging the public to take measures to protect their skin and follow the SunSmart code.