The Importance of Taking Vitamins in the Winter
Vitamin D comes from exposure to sunlight, which is why it can be difficult to get the necessary amount on dreary winter days. This vitamin helps strengthen bones by increasing the body’s absorption of calcium. It also helps to promote a positive outlook and ward off depression.
Because of the challenges of winter when seniors may not be able to get out even on sunny days, it helps to include the synthetic version, which is vitamin D2, in your daily routine. You’ll often find this vitamin included in a calcium supplement.
Vitamin E helps your skin maintain its softness and suppleness. If you suffer from flaky skin or skin that’s dry, it may be caused by a lack of vitamin E. You can easily replenish it through a lotion that contains the vitamin or an oil. You can find it mixed with other oils like almond and avocado. Besides moisturizing the skin, vitamin E products also protect the skin from damage. Since seniors have thinner and often more sensitive skin, vitamin E becomes even more important.