In this week's news it was unveiled doctors have urged patients to start taking vitamin D pills to balance the effect of a lack of sunlight exposure, particularly during the Autumn and Winter months. With Public Heath England emphasising how vital vitamin D is for our bone and muscle health, PHE now recommended an intake of at least 10 milligrams of vitamin D every day.
Although vitamin D naturally occurs in a number of foods such as oily fish, red meat, liver and egg yolks, experts have become concerned in recent years that many individuals, particularly children, are lacking in this crucial vitamin. With vitamin D's main function to ensure healthy bones, teeth and muscles, this raises awareness about ensuring we all make a conscious effort to receive the correct intake.
Of course, besides taking supplements, the best and most natural way to boost your vitamin D intake is via safe sun exposure, with even the shortest burst of sunlight making all the difference to our overall health. With all of our patio awnings featuring UV rated 801 fabrics, they enable you to safely enjoy the sun from the comfort of your garden with complete peace of mind that you're protected from any harmful UV rays. In fact, our fabrics offer an impressive sun protection factor of 80+, which is more than four times what is recommended by the Cancer Research UK SunSmart.