Sunny days are getting shorter: It's time for vitamin D.
However, everyone should consider taking supplements of this vitamin through the fall and winter if they do not consume enough food groups that contain vitamin D or food groups that are enriched with sun vitamin.
Those who are not exposed to enough sunlight or those who constantly cover their skin should take supplements throughout the year.
These tips are based on the recommendations of the Scientific Committee on Nutrition Advice after reviewing all the evidence and new research related to vitamin D and health.
The latest data show that 23% of people aged between 19 and 64, 21% of people aged 65 and over and 22% of those aged between 11 and 18 have low levels of vitamin D in their blood thus this fact contributes to a higher risk of creating a deficiency of vitamin D in their body.
Health experts say that children aged 1 to 4 years should be supplemented with 10 mcg of vitamin D on a daily basis, while babies under one year should be given 8.5 to 10 mcg of sun vitamin per day.
Children receiving more than 500 ml of infant formula should not take vitamin D supplements as this milk is already fortified with vitamin D.
Claire Severgini, director of the National Osteoporosis Society, says the new recommendations are that children over the age of one and adults should take 10 mcg of vitamin D every day to keep their bones healthy and strong in addition to the vitamin they already get from the sun. .
"We want to make sure that the bones of the population will be strong enough, so we call on the government to support us in finding an appropriate solution for people who do not have enough vitamin D," said Severgini.