Vitamins & Supplements

Staying healthy and supporting your body from the inside out is vital, and a daily vitamin or supplement could help you do just that. Read More See less

 

They work alongside a balanced diet to help you be sure that you’re getting all the nutrients you need to be at your best every day.

 

From folic acid supplements to support your pregnancy to vitamin D supplements to help you through the winter months, and even daily multivitamins tailored to the nutritional needs of your kids.

 

Prescription-Strength Vitamin D

 

Usually, taking a daily vitamin D supplement will give you as much of the nutrient as you need, but in some cases, a deficiency can need a stronger solution.

 

This is why high-strength vitamin D supplements are prescribed, as they can help bring your vitamin levels back up to where they need to be, tackling your deficiency directly.

 

Our prescribers can provide high-dose vitamin D to those who need it after a short online consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are good vegan-friendly sources of vitamin B12?

The most common sources of vitamin B12 are from dairy products and meat, but if you follow a plant-based diet, you can get your vitamin B12 intake through fortified foods such as cereals, soya milk, and of course, supplements! There are many vegan vitamin B12 supplements that are derived from fermented bacteria, compared to animal-based ingredients like gelatin.

How does vitamin D help the body?

Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin, as it is created by the body when our skin is exposed to direct sunlight.

 

We can also receive it by consuming certain foods, such as:

 

  • Oily fish, such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel
  • Red meat
  • Liver
  • Egg yolks
  • Fortified foods, such as some breads and breakfast cereals
  • Vitamin D is important, as our body requires it for maintaining both physical and mental health.

 

It helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, as well as helping our body to absorb calcium to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy.

 

Our bodies require vitamin D from birth, to ensure our bones are strong and to promote healthy development.

What vitamin supplements should I take?

The vitamin supplements that you will need to take will depend on your circumstances.

 

Although supplements should never be used in place of a healthy, balanced diet, they can support you if you’ve realised you’re lacking in certain nutrients and you’re working on making positive changes to your diet.

 

There are also some vitamins that the NHS recommend for certain people — for example, the NHS recommends that you take a vitamin D supplement during the winter months when the weather is less sunny.

 

Another recommendation is folic acid for women who are trying to get pregnant or are in the first months of pregnancy.

Can vitamin supplements cause acne?

Vitamin supplements don’t cause acne.

 

Acne is a skin condition caused by hormonal changes in your body, like those during your period or when you’re pregnant.

 

Although some vitamins can help to support healthy skin, they don’t affect your hormones, so they shouldn’t affect your acne.

 

If you have acne and have found that normal skincare routines haven’t helped, we recommend speaking to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

 

They could recommend a treatment like benzoyl peroxide that can help to ease moderate to severe breakouts.

Can you overdose on vitamins and supplements?

Yes, you can overdose on vitamins and supplements, so it’s important to take care with the supplements you’re taking.

 

You should not take more than one multivitamin a day.

 

These products will often contain the same vitamins and this can lead to you accidentally taking too much.

 

If you’re taking a multivitamin, you should also be very careful if you’re taking any separate singular supplements, such as a vitamin d supplement — you could end up taking too much if these overlap.

 

You can find out which vitamins and minerals are in your supplements by checking the nutritional values table on the packaging, so make sure you’re never doubling up on any nutrients.

 

If you have any concerns, make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist, just in case.

Can vitamin supplements cause stomach pain or diarrhoea?

Vitamin supplements usually won’t cause stomach problems like pain, nausea, or diarrhoea.

 

However, it’s important to note that supplements can have side effects sometimes, and stomach issues can be some of these.

 

This can happen if you’re sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients in your supplement or simply because the supplement isn't right for you.

 

If you experience any side effects after taking a vitamin or supplement, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist right away and ask for their advice.

Do babies need vitamin supplements?

Yes, the NHS recommends that all breastfed babies should take a vitamin D supplement every day from the day they’re born.

 

Formula-fed babies may need to take these too, but some formulas are already fortified with vitamin D, so make sure to consult with your healthcare team about this if your baby is taking formula.

 

After six months old, your baby should start taking supplements of vitamins A, C, and D, this will continue until they turn five.

 

Again, remember to consult your healthcare team if your baby is formula-fed.

Does vitamin C give you energy?

One of vitamin C’s many important roles in the body is converting food and drinks into energy and helping to absorb other vitamins and minerals.

 

If you need a boost, taking a vitamin C supplement or eating a diet rich in vitamin C sources might help your energy levels, alertness and focus.

 

Good sources of vitamin C include citrus fruits, peppers, broccoli, strawberries, brussels sprouts and potatoes.

Who should take a calcium supplement?

Calcium helps to build and maintain strong bones and teeth.

 

Most people get enough calcium through their diet, but certain people may benefit from taking a calcium supplement.

 

If you’re elderly, you’re more likely to be at risk for fractures and osteoporosis, so if you’re not getting enough calcium in your diet, you may benefit from taking a supplement.

 

Vegans and those who are lactose-free are also at risk of a deficiency as calcium is typically found in dairy products and fish.

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If your child doesn’t like milk, a supplement may be a good alternative to ensure that they’re developing as they should.