Time spent in the sun doesn’t just result in a fabulous tan; it also allows the body the opportunity to absorb all of the vitamin D it needs.
Vitamin D is a vital mineral, one that allows the body to absorb calcium, which is vital to maintain healthy teeth and bones. There is also evidence that suggests it can help to protect against several other diseases such as cancer, dementia, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes – oh, and did we mention that insufficient vitamin D can contribute to the causes of erectile dysfunction?
In northern countries we can really struggle to get all the vitamin D our bodies need; we spend more time indoors and get less light at different times of the year. Ensuring you spend some time outdoors every day is essential. One in six people in the UK have a severe vitamin D deficiency and this figure rises to one in three in over 65’s. Taking a vitamin D supplement is a good way to top up your level. Take 2,000 IU’s of vitamin D per day.
Concerned about your general health and want to make sure you’re taking the best care of yourself possible? Why not book an appointment with specialist men’s health clinic The WellMan Clinic, and have a full health check-up.