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Family Health

6 causes of vitamin D deficiency

Given that vitamin D is known to be very good for the immune system and has received much attention for this very fact, we can be left wondering if we are getting enough of this important nutrient. Here I explore 6 common causes of vitamin D deficiency, including:

  1. Insufficient sun exposure
  2. Low food sources as a result of dietary requirements
  3. Poor digestion
  4. Darker skin
  5. A struggling liver
  6. Being overweight

Best approach:

If you’re hoping to strike a sensible balance between getting enough vitamin D whilst looking after your skin, then the advice is as follows:

  • Aim to have short periods of time daily with your face, forearms or lower legs showing during the spring and summer months. This should be in the middle of the day.
  • Don’t be tempted to drown your skin in high factor sun cream, this may only be required if you are going to be in the sun for longer periods of time.
  • It’s not known exactly how much time is needed in the sun for each individual to make enough vitamin D to meet the body’s requirements, as this varies depending on skin tone. But on average, this is recommended to be from as little as 15 minutes daily.
  • The NHS recommends taking 400iu of Vitamin D3 each day.  This can easily be achieved by taking an inexpensive supplement.
  • There is plenty of science and research to suggest taking more than 400iu per day may be a better strategy, especially as Covid-19 continues to cause trouble.
vits4you online

Our New vits4you.com site goes live

Welcome to our new web store.  We have improved many functions.

Product sizes are much easier to find with the drop down boxes.

Money off rewards are quickly earned, meaning you should get a little off your next order, not your ’10th’ order.

We are adding products daily, so you should find your requirements.

Foods, tea and honey are also being added to the store, just in case you can’t travel to us.

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COVID -19 Notice

COVID-19  NOTICE   We have social distancing in-place within our stores, please look for the signs.  We are limiting the number of customers in store at one time.  Hand sanitiser is available on entry to the stores. Please pay by contactless card, up to £45, when possible.  Thank-you and keep well.

FOR CURRENT STORE OPENING TIMES PLEASE SEE THE ‘ABOUT US’ PAGE

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New Shop – SKIPTON

WE PURCHASE BEAU’S KITCHEN IN SKIPTON.

It is now the 3rd Moorey’s Health Store, and the 1st Leaf & Bean vegetarian cafe.

We are situated by the castle on the main street, next to the roundabout.

10, High st.  BD23 1JZ     01756 790619

The store will be open between Christmas and New Year, with later opening times, 10:30

The Cafe is closed due to Tier restrictions

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Blackburn Store Moved

WE HAVE MOVED THE BLACKBURN STORE TO NEW LARGER PREMISES ON CHURCH STREET.

We have moved into the old Army Recruitment office on Church Street, next to Yorkshire Bank and HSBC bank.  WE ARE NOW OPEN

We have a new phone number – 01254 433363

Upstairs we have Lancashire Health And Wellbeing Centre, please call directly for bookings – 01254 677764