A lot of advice in the UK focuses on vitamin D supplementation during winter only, as this is when there is a reduction of daytime hours. However, even during the summer months, people can struggle to make vitamin D from the sun due to applying suncream which acts as a barrier to the sun’s rays that help the body make beneficial vitamin D.
Vitamins, minerals and trace minerals are as essential to the body as protein, carbohydrates and fats, in keeping you healthy and strong. If you are not getting enough from your diet, however, this is where taking supplements can be of benefit. But how exactly do they work in the body when we take them?