A users guide to getting more vitamin D, for the dark months ahead – Telegraph.co.uk

The clocks have gone back and the nights are officially drawing in. Soon it will be dark in the morning, dark in the evening; and you might feel a corresponding gloominess in your mind, too.

Sorry to be glum about it, but the coming months can feel miserable, as we all start to miss the diet of sunlight that we’ve feasted on over winter. According to data from the NHS, people living in Britain simply don’t get enough vitamin D – which our bodies synthesise from sunlight – from October to March. As a result, one in five of us suffer from low vitamin D.

Why does that matter? In short, because the vitamin is by the body to absorb calcium and aid bone growth. A shortage is linked to rickets, various…

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