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    58 Linquenda House, Cnr N.Mandela Ave & First St,
    Harare

With a healthy lifestyle and a balanced diet it should be possible to obtain all the necessary vitamins, minerals and supplements that the body needs to maintain normal function. However, with our lives becoming increasingly fast paced and vitamin deficiencies becoming more aware, it can be tricky to incorporate all of the vitamins and nutrients you need into your diet. If you have an idea of what you are looking for why not choose to shop by the options below Shop By Category: with categories such as Beauty, Pregnancy, Children’s Health, Women’s Health and Men’s Health Shop By Ingredient: whether its Vitamin D to help with support the normal function of healthy bones and muscle function or Vitamin C to help support your immune system or Lutein to be used as an eye supplement, we have a wide range of ingredients to choose from. 

We stock a wide range of high quality vitamins, supplements and minerals that cater for all of the family. With great brands such as Swisse, Vitabiotics, Centrum, Berocca, Seven Seas as well as our fantastic value range of vitamins and supplements, you won’t have to go far to find the right vitamin, mineral or supplement for you.

Vitamin D is essential for strong, healthy bones and teeth. You can get it from sunlight on the skin and diet, and it works to support your bones by aiding the absorption of calcium. Most people know about the importance of calcium for healthy bones and teeth, but not many people know that your body struggles to absorb calcium without vitamin D. This is most important in early childhood when growing bones are developing.

Low levels of vitamin D mean your bones aren’t getting the support they need to develop properly.

Before you turn 30 is the best time to build up your bone density, as the density of your bones decreases after 30, impacting balance and muscle strength. This is why older people are at an increased risk of bone fractures following falls.*  After you turn 30, vitamin D intake is still important to ensure you maintain your bone density as you age.

*For 60 years and over: Vitamin D helps to reduce the risk of falls associated with loss of balance and muscle weakness. Falling is a risk factor for bone fractures among those who are 60 and over. Taking 20 mcg of vitamin D daily can reduce the risk of falling.

 

Vitamin D is found in food, but only in small amounts, meaning you can’t get the right amounts of vitamin D from your diet alone. The main source of vitamin D is from the sun,
and in the winter months it’s impossible to get enough of it from the winter sun

The main source of vitamin D is from sunlight. Even though it is hard to obtain the right levels from your diet, there are some foods that contain high levels of vitamin D.

Foods with higher levels of vitamin D include:

  • Fatty fish, like tuna, mackerel, and salmon
    • Foods fortified with vitamin D, like some dairy products, orange juice, soy milk and cereals         
    • Beef liver
    • Cheese
    • Egg yolk
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