Vitamins and supplements that are useful to take in fall and winter

Among them is vitamin D, which is somewhat harder to get naturally in the fall and winter months.

Oct 10, 2021 - 03:52
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Vitamins and supplements that are useful to take in fall and winter

Dietary supplements and vitamins, in agreement with your doctor, would be good to take all year round, but some need more attention in the fall and winter. They will also help boost immunity.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is obtained through sunlight and we should get the required amount from the end of March to September according to the data of the British NHS. However, from October onwards, our body needs a little help to replenish the required amount, which is about 10 micrograms per day.

Vitamin D is needed to regulate calcium and phosphate to ensure healthy bones, muscles, and teeth.

"Apart from the reduced number of hours of sunshine, the fall and winter months are colder, which means that we spend less time outside and that the body reduces the ability to produce vitamin D," says Dr. Don Grant also adds that side effects due to vitamin D deficiency can lead to depression, fatigue, pain, and muscle weakness.


Although iron deficiency should be monitored throughout the year, it is especially important during colder days. If you notice symptoms of anemia, consult your doctor. If you think you are not getting enough iron from your daily diet, start taking iron supplements or pills.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C keeps cells healthy, along with skin, blood vessels, bones, and cartilage. It also helps in wound healing. Vitamin C can reduce the severity of a cold because it boosts the body’s immune system,” Grant adds.

Excessive intake can be harmful, and adults between the ages of 19 and 64 need 40 mg of vitamin C a day.


Magnesium is a mineral that helps the immune system and converts food into energy. It is recommended to take magnesium throughout the year, not just during the winter months.

"Magnesium deficiency is quite common and since it is the second most common electrolyte in the human body, we must make sure that we always replenish it. Low magnesium can cause high blood pressure, low glucose tolerance, and nervousness, which can cause or contribute to mental health problems such as depression," said pharmacist Giulia Guerrini.

By: Helen B.