Ok here’s a radical idea. Get your vitamin D level tested. If it’s low then try taking 5000iu daily. Then get it tested again 2 or 3 months later. You can then increase or decrease the dose. Let’s face it, the Winter sun in the UK is not going to increase your vitamin D level, regardless of whether you theoretically can or can’t convert sun rays to vitamin D. And following good health advise means using sun block in the Summer, so that’s not going to help much. Plus, many of us suffer more when it’s hot in the Summer, so we’re not exactly laying out in the sun wearing a bikini/mankini without sun cream, hoping to top up our vitamin D level.
I take 5000iu daily, all year round. I’ve had my vitamin D level checked fairly often and it’s OK.
And let’s face it, Polls original post wasn’t about vitamin D per say (even if she did title it as such), it was about going out on a nice day, which makes a pleasant change, especially when you live in the North, land of rain, sleet and flood. It was a happy post about fresh air and sunshine. Which I for one would be glad of today. The only happy creatures here are the dozen or so frogs in my pond, copulating wildly frog fashion.