Vitamin D

Lack of Sun Exposure: Even though the sun shines more intensely during the summer, many people spend a significant amount of time indoors. If you have limited outdoor exposure or cover your skin with clothing, this can result in reduced vitamin D synthesis. Taking a vitamin D supplement can help fulfill the requirement in such cases.

Sunscreen Use: Applying sunscreen is important to protect the skin from harmful UV rays. However, sunscreen can also hinder the skin’s ability to produce vitamin D. By taking vitamin D supplements, you can ensure that your body is adequately supplied even when using sunscreen.

Geographical Location: The further you are from the equator, the more challenging it becomes to get sufficient sunlight during the summer to meet your vitamin D needs. In regions with higher latitudes, the sunlight may not be strong enough in the summer to produce enough vitamin D.

Individual Requirements: Each person has an individual vitamin D requirement influenced by factors such as age, skin type, health condition, and genetic predisposition. Some individuals might have a higher need for vitamin D and could benefit from supplementation to ensure they are adequately supplied.

It’s important to consult a doctor or nutritionist before taking any supplements to determine your individual needs and the appropriate dosage.