Tag Archives: vitamin D

Can Vitamin D creams help your skin?

Beaute Pacifique’s Shirley Nicol says it’s time to put some sunshine in your life and explains how.  With winter almost upon us, sunshine is the last thing we can expect to see for the next few months here in the UK.  And even if it is shining, it isn’t strong enough to really generate the amount of Vitamin D we need. Because of that, Public Health England says 1 in 5 Brits are deficient in vitamin D and it recommends taking a supplement. The reason for this is that low amounts of Vitamin D in our bodies can lead to…

Do I need to take supplements for menopause

The market is awash with dietary supplements for menopausal women, but do you really need them? Dr Haran Sivapalan takes a look. Do my dietary needs change during menopause? It’s a question often asked – especially with the implications menopause has for skin, bones and heart health. Given that, it may surprise you that there is no specific diet required during the menopause, instead it’s advised that following a healthy, balanced diet will be enough to maintain good health as your body undergoes hormonal changes – and a bit of Vitamin D wont go astray. Why is a healthy, balanced diet…

Vitamin supplements: helpful or harmful?

We spend more than £420 million a year on vitamin supplements that are supposed to improve our health, but are they really helping? Dr Hannah Sweillam investigates. Recent years have seen an increase in the use of vitamin supplements and now as many as two thirds of adults (65%) take some form of vitamin or supplement.  There’s no denying that vitamin deficiency can lead to illness and that in these circumstances, vitamin supplements can be beneficial. The real question, though, is whether vitamin supplements are of any benefit to healthy individuals? There seems to be a perception among the general population…

Vitamin D: why you and your skin need it

Are you feeling a bit achy and depressed? Is your skin suffering – slow to heal? It could be a lack of Vitamin D. Daniel Judd looks at why this vitamin is essential to our health and how to get it safely. Vitamin D is an important molecule that’s responsible for a range of things in your body from keeping your bones strong to boosting your immune system. And when it comes to your skin it helps control skin cell growth and plays a role in wound healing, reducing inflammation, protecting against sun damage and maintaining that all important skin…