What you need to know about Vitamin D

Dubbed “the sunshine vitamin,” Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that supports bone health, immune function and muscle function, and although it can be produced by the body when exposed to sunlight, many people have low vitamin D levels due to lifestyle factors. Night shift workers or those who don’t get enough exposure to the sun, and people with dietary restrictions, (such as vegans) can be more susceptible to vitamin D deficiency - with the vitamin only naturally occurring in certain foods such as fish, eggs and dairy products. In fact, 1 in 20 adults in New Zealand are said to have a vitamin D deficiency, with 5% severely deficient. And while protecting our skin from harmful sun rays is important, it can lead to lower vitamin D levels, particularly for those with darker skin or who regularly use sunscreen or UV-filtering cosmetics. It’s a bit of a catch 22 really, as we are brought up being taught to protect our skin from the sun, so this is where supplements come in, offering a convenient and reliable way to ensure we are getting the nutrients we need.


But with a market saturated with options, it can be difficult to know which supplement brand to choose. Through recent times, Lipo-Sachets have stood out as the brand of choice for many people wanting to support their immune health. You may have seen the Vitamin C Lipo-Sachets standing proud in pharmacies nationwide, so it’s nice to know that they have an equally efficient product to help support vitamin D levels in the body. Vitamin D Lipo-Sachets are backed by science. These one-a-day sachets have superior absorption compared to standard vitamin D3 supplements, and are free from added sugars, gluten, alcohol, GMOs, artificial flavours, and colours, making them suitable for vegetarians. Plus, their pleasant melon flavour is an added bonus. These daily support supplements are easy to pop in your handbag for on-the-go people who struggle to find the time to keep up with a self-care routine, or for those of us who simply just forget to take out morning supplements.

The vitamin D Lipo-Sachets can be taken at any time of day with a small glass of water, to knock them back and stay on the go. Always read the label and use as directed. Vitamins are supplementary to a balanced diet. AFT Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Auckland. TAPS9917