Are you getting enough vitamin D each day?
The what, why and how on this essential vitamin and the easiest ways to get more thanks to the latest CBD thinking
We have spent more time indoors than usual thanks to the COVID-19 lockdowns, so ensuring our levels of the sunshine nutrient – vitamin D – stay topped up, has never been more crucial!
Smart dietetic thinking from Dragonfly Biosciences, makers of the evidence backed, seed to shelf, quality CBD oil – DragonflyCBD Oil – has launched the first ever CBD formulation with vitamin D.
NEW DragonflyCBD Oil with Vitamin D 500mg (£29.50) is set to make the bridging of vitamin D dietary gaps easier than ever.
DragonflyCBD Oil with Vitamin D – A Market first
The launch of DragonflyCBD Oil with Vitamin D is great news and very much a market first.
Wrapping vitamin D into a CBD Oil, allows people to meet the much needed government recommendations for Vitamin D intakes as well as providing the health and wellbeing benefits of a CBD Oil from helping with sleep, anxiety and stress, supported by science from The World Health Organization (WHO),, , to pain.
It comes in a convenient dropper bottle and is useful for those taking a daily dose of CBD who want to ensure that their vitamin D intake meets recommendations.
Vitamin D is vital for our health and wellbeing. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone health troubles such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults. Vitamin D is also essential for our immune function.
One drop of DragonflyCBD with Vitamin D provides 2.5 micrograms of vitamin D and the product comes with a recommendation to have a daily serving of five drops which equates to 12.5 micrograms of vitamin D.
Vitamin D – why we badly need it
Lockdown aside, a fifth of British adults and one in six children are lacking in vitamin D so NHS guidelines took a shift this year, recommending people don’t just take 10 micrograms (mg) of vitamin D from October through to March, but instead, take it every day, all year.
Worldwide, low vitamin D status is so prevalent that some doctors have referred to it as a pandemic.
As this all-important vitamin is usually generated from sunlight, it can be hard to hit our daily quota.
But why is vitamin D so important?
Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body; essential nutrients for all our bones and muscles, including out pearly whites.
Menopausal women should also take particular note as a change in hormones can lead to weakened bones, so ensuring they stay strong through this time of life, is crucial.
In older people, vitamin D helps reduce the risk of falling associated with postural instability and muscle weakness.
As well as keeping our immune system strong, this sunshine vitamin is also supported by a number of studies that have found evidence associating low vitamin D levels with a wide range of health issues, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and autoimmune disorders.
Are there any other ways to get vitamin D?
Just five drops of NEW Dragonfly CBD with Vitamin D are enough to hit your recommended daily quota, whilst also getting a daily dose of CBD.
Who is most at risk of a deficiency?
During autumn and winter in particular, when the UK sun isn’t strong enough to make vitamin D in the body, everyone should consider taking a daily supplement containing 10mg of vitamin D during the autumn and winter.
The Department of Health and Social Care also recommends you take this daily supplement of vitamin D throughout the year if you are not often outdoors (if you’re frail or housebound for example), are in an institution like a care home and/or usually wear clothes that cover up most of your skin when outdoors.
And if you have dark skin – for example you have an African, African-Caribbean or south Asian background – you may also not get enough vitamin D from sunlight.
As a result, the launch of DragonflyCBD with Vitamin D is great news and a vital vitcheck for those that need to up their vitamin D needs.
DragonflyCBD and DragonflyCBD Oil with Vitamin D 500mg is available over the counter as a food supplement retailing at £29.50. DragonflyCBD Oil was the first cannabis-derived product to be sold in a number of respected retailers, including Boots, Tesco & Sainsbury’s.