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We all know that vitamins are vital to the health of our muscles, bones, teeth and organs but recently the spotlight has shone on how one particular vitamin also impacts our immune system.

We’ve recently discovered that vitamin D, often called the sunshine vitamin, is key to helping us resist those dreaded annual cold and flu viruses.

Unfortunately for us, the UK’s renowned weather means we only experience enough sunlight to produce sufficient vitamin D levels for six months of the year, meaning our immune systems are weakened throughout the colder months – the peak season for viral infections.

However, it is possible to boost our vitamin D levels by incorporating food such as sardines, egg yolks and mushrooms into our diet, or by taking daily supplements.

Vitamin D deficiencies can be characterised by fatigue and muscle soreness, however blood tests offer the most in-depth insight into your vitamin levels, allowing you to identify any deficiencies and alter your diet accordingly.

Our GPs offer pathology tests and lifestyle advice to help you get into the optimum level of health and get your immune system in peak shape to fight off those nasty viruses all year round.

To find out more, or to book an appointment, call 01926 436303 or email us on gp@tfjprivategp.co.uk