Researchers at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, presented new data on vitamin D supplements. Experts revealed that the sun is a better way to get enough vitamin D, rather than depend on supplements.
According to lead researcher, Professor Alison Avenell, “High-risk patients, including the housebound or those with certain medical conditions, should be offered low-dose supplements, but the healthy can get enough vitamin D naturally.”
They noted that taking the supplements does not reduce the risk of broken bones. There was also no evidence that vitamin D is important for conditions such as heart disease, stroke and cancer.
Vitamin D was discovered to be naturally produced by the skin when it is exposed to the sun. Researchers advised that more focus on having a healthy lifestyle, good sunshine and a variety of good food should be everyone’s priority.