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Vitamin D for a boost

Sunshine turns cholesterol under our skin into vitamin D, but the UK climate means we don’t always get enough. “I go outdoors with my legs and upper arms exposed in summer, which, I’ve found, gives me enough vitamin D to last until December (it is fat soluble so can be stored),” says Dr Jenny Goodman, medical doctor and member of the British Society of Ecological Medicine. She takes 2,000 international units (IU, equivalent to 50 micrograms) every evening between October and April for bone strength, as well as “brain healthreducing the risk of dementia [as shown by an Exeter University study] and supporting the immune system”.