Back in early March, my nephew informed me he had been following Dr. Campbell on Youtube, and he had mentioned Vitamin D. This sparked my interest, and I have followed it ever since. Here's the highlights. I have been taking between 25 and 50 micrograms each day ever since I learned about it, and you should be too. Dr. Campbell has been more and more insistent about it as the months and data have come in.
- Vitamin D is really important and most of us don't get enough of it. Not having enough of it impacts how effective your immune system is, including defending you against COVID-19.
- The main source of Vitamin D is from being outside in the sunshine. People with pale skin make enough Vitamin D quite quickly - but in Scotland and much of the UK this isn't possible for much of the year because there's not enough sun, so you should be taking a Vitamin D supplement. This is even more important if you don't spend much time outside.
- If you have darker skin, you are even more impacted, as your skin makes less Vitamin D, so you need to take care. You should read up on this.
- The UK government recommends 10 micrograms, however this is only enough to stop your bones going bendy!! You really need much more than that.