Jerlyn Jones, a dietitian, recognises “some folks may need extra help” to receive the nutrients they need. Even if you’re eating a varied diet, the gut may become less efficient at absorbing the goodies from food.
“There’s a growing concern that some [people] are falling short in some key nutrients,” said Jones.
Among the list is vitamin D – also referred to as “calciferol” by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Vitamin D is produced “endogenously, when ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis”.