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Am I Getting Enough Vitamin D During Covid-19

April 23, 2020

Am I Getting Enough Vitamin D During Covid-19

Maintaining Optimum Vitamin D Levels Throughout Spring

You may have recently noticed more coverage in the press, stating that vitamin D could possibly help with symptoms of Covid-19 and to keep your immune system strong. With us all being quarantined in our homes, there is also a chance we could be experiencing a deficiency in vitamin D as we’re only allowed outside for around an hour a day.

Public Health England has recently updated its long-standing advice about vitamin D, stating that everyone should supplement with 10 micrograms daily, and not just ‘at-risk’ groups as recommended up until now.

The recent advice on vitamin D supplementation to the public can be found via the NHS website:

The advice in full is as follows:

  • The Government is currently advising people to stay at home. For most people, this will mean being indoors for much of the day, which could result in not getting enough vitamin D from sunshine exposure. The body creates vitamin D from direct sunlight on the skin when outdoors during the spring and summer.
  • Existing public health advice is that if you’re not going outdoors often, you should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D. We, therefore, recommend that whilst the stay at home measures are in place, everyone follows this advice (including children, pregnant and breastfeeding women and older people).
  • This advice is not about preventing coronavirus (COVID-19) or mitigating its effects. Vitamin D is needed to keep bones and muscles healthy.
  • You can buy vitamin D supplements at most pharmacies and supermarkets. Please don’t buy more than you need.

Graham Keen, Executive Director of the Health Food Manufacturers Association said;

“Whilst vitamin D supplementation has long been recommended for key population groups, this broadened advice is welcome to help everyone maintain healthy joints and muscles. What’s more, this nutrient is backed by four key elements for success; the science is proven, the strategy is Government-led, a simplicity of message, and a ready supply. We believe that, together, these factors will result in good uptake by the population and will demonstrate, yet again, the pivotal role that supplements can play in safeguarding the health of our nation.”

Read the full report here.

Look Out For Vitamin D3

Dr. Chris Steele, who recently appeared on ITV’s This Morning, spoke about the importance of vitamin D amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. He encouraged the public to consider taking a vitamin D supplement in order to help their body fight coronavirus, explaining that the vitamin could help your immune system tackle Covid-19 symptoms.

Dr. Steele also stated to look out for supplements that have ‘vitamin D3’ on the label and that “Vitamin D deficiency is common – we recommend that those at risk of coronavirus urgently supplement with Vitamin D to enhance their resistance to Covid-19, and this advice is to be extended to the general adult public.”

Ways To Boost Your Vitamin D Intake During Lockdown

Firstly, it’s a good idea to check if you’re getting enough vitamin D. You can take a home test with our SunVit-D3 Vitamin D Home Test Kit. It’s a convenient way to truly know if you have low levels or to regulate your vitamin D intake, without the need to visit your Health Professional and in the comfort of your own home. Simply follow the instructions, send your sample off to an independent EU laboratory, and await your results.

We recommend our range of SunVit-D3 supplements. Our bestselling 400IU tablets or capsules will provide you with the perfect amount of Vitamin D, especially now the whole country isn’t able to be out in the sun as much as usual.

We also offer a subscription service where you can select your chosen product and save 10% each month. We’ll deliver straight to your door. Simply place your order once and we will take care of the rest.

Shop our wide range of Vitamin D supplements today!

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Seared Tofu

January 14, 2020

Seared Tofu

Ingredients

  • 100g Tofu
  • 80g Wild mushrooms
  • 80g Egg noodles
  • 1 Spring onion
  • 5ml Soya sauce
  • 5ml Sesame oil
  • 50ml Spray oil
  • 25g Courgette
  • 25g Carrot

Method

  1. Sliced tofu dust with seasoned flour, cut the wild mushrooms, ribbons of courgettes and carrots
  2. Cook egg noodles in boiling water
  3. In a hot pan or wok, add the sesame oil and cook the mushrooms, ribbons of carrot and courgette and mix with soya sauce and noodles
  4. Place in a large pasta bowl and top with seared tofu
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December 11, 2019

Christmas Mother & Baby Bundle Competition Terms & Conditions

Enter now for your chance to win our special Mother & Baby Christmas Bundle to bring a little sunshine to new and expecting mums this Christmas!

To celebrate Christmas, we’re giving away one of our Mother & Baby Christmas Hampers to one lucky winner!

To enter on Facebook, simply like our page, share our post and comment, for the chance to win.

To enter on Twitter, simply follow our page and retweet the competition for the chance to win.

To enter on Instagramfollow our page, like our post and leave a comment for a chance to win.

You can enter all three competitions to triple your chance of winning.

The competition will close on at 11:59PM on Sunday 15th December, so get your entries in quick!

The lucky winners will be chosen by 5:00PM on Monday 16th December, and we will make an announcement once the winners have been contacted, so keep an eye on your inbox. If you are lucky enough to win we will need your postal address to send out your prize! Good luck!

Terms & Conditions

1. This promotion commences on 11th December 2019 and closes at 11:59 pm on 15th December 2019.
2. There is 1 individual prize, consisting of x1 SunVit-D3 Vitamin D3 blood test kit, x1 SunVit-D3 BabyTemp Thermometer, x1 SunVit-D3 600mg Calcium lemon tablets, x1 SunVit-D3 2000IU Oral solution (sugar-free, peanut-free, gluten-free and gelatin-free), x1 Christmas toy (suitable for children – marked and confirmed safe), x1 SunVit-D3 pen. One prize only will be awarded. Winners are chosen at random across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Entrants are only eligible to win 1 prize.
3. This promotion is run by SunVit-D3 (The Promoter).
4. The Promoter is not responsible for any delayed or incomplete entries or failure of receipt of entries. Proof of entry is not proof of receipt.
5. Entrants must be residents of the UK. The promotion is not open to any employees of the Promoter or their families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouses or life partners) or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.
6. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.
7. Only one entry per person. The Prize is non-transferable, and cash alternatives are not available, except that the Promoter reserves the right at its sole discretion to substitute the Prize for one of equal or greater value to the extent that it is unable to provide the Prize due to circumstances outside of its control.
8. By entering, entrants consent to the Promoter: Holding and using their personal information for the purpose of operating this promotion.
9. By entering, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Any breach of these terms and conditions by an entrant will void their entry.
10. The winner will be notified within 7 days by direct message. If the Promoter is unable to contact any winner within 10 days, or if the winner proves to be ineligible, an alternate winner will be chosen. The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
11. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the promotion without notice in the event of any circumstances beyond its control.

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Portabella Mushroom Quinoa Crumble

Portobello Mushroom & Quinoa Crumble [Recipe]

Ingredients

  • 150g portobello mushrooms
  • 3 sprays oil
  • 25g shallots
  • 20g spring onions
  • 100g Crème Fraiche
  • 50g quinoa
  • 1 sprig fresh herbs

Method

  1. Slice portobello mushrooms and shallots, then saute in a hot pan until soft (approx 5 minutes).
  2. Add the crème Fraiche and bring gently to simmer approx 5 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl put the cooked quinoa, chopped spring onions, freshly chopped herbs and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Put mushroom mixture into a gratin dish and top with quinoa and bake in a hot oven 180c for 10 minutes.
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Vitamin D Deficiency

October 14, 2019

Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

If the time you spend or are able to spend in the sun is limited, you have a dairy allergy or follow a vegan diet, any of these can mean you may be at risk from vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin, and occurs naturally in a few foods, including fish such as salmon and sardines, fish liver oils, egg yolks and in fortified dairy and grain products. Although it is difficult to get enough Vitamin D from diet alone.

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