I hope you are well.
Public Health England is recommending that we take Vitamin D supplements during lockdown. Here is the link to the BBC article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52371688
The National Institute of Health has written this full vitamin D factsheet
But how much should we take? Of course, the answer depends on your current level, which should fall within the acceptable range. The only reliable way to know is to have a blood test for 25-hydroxyVitaminD or 25(OH)D.
Your options are:
1. Ask your GP/Doctor for a test
2. Have the test done privately
If your GP provides a test – keep the results or a copy of them in a place you can find them again to check any changes against.
If you want to have the test done privately you can buy direct from here: www.vitamindtest.org.uk or phone +44 (0)121 507 4278. £29.
Or, contact me and I can order one for you. Cost £25.
Please be aware that you will need to read the test instructions carefully and be prepared to use a safety lancet to prick the end of your finger and gently squeeze some drops of blood out.
I’m happy to help, just let me know.
Keep healthy, keep safe, keep happy,