Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important for good bones and children that don’t get enough vitamin D can develop rickets, which causes bowed legs and knock knees. Adults that are deficient in vitamin D can develop bone weakness and increased risk of broken bones. 

Vitamin D is very important in bone health as it assists with the absorption of calcium and it recommended that if you’re taking calcium supplements for weak bones or osteoporosis, then a good Vitamin D supplement is required as well. The main source we get Vitamin D from is from our exposure to the sun, but unfortunately with New Zealand’s porous ozone layer, this exposes you to sun burn and the chance of aging skin and serious skin conditions later on in life.