Vitamin D for residents aged 60+

About vitamin D supplements


Why take vitamin D supplements?  

Our bodies need vitamin D to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. People who don’t have enough vitamin D are more likely to fall or break bones.

A good source of vitamin D is sunlight. It is also found in some foods. However it can be hard to get enough vitamin D so doctors recommend taking vitamin D supplements (tablets) to keep healthy. 

What is in the supplement?

Vitamin D supplements are a type of food supplement. Newham Council offers two different types of supplements for different diets. 

  • Tablets suitable for vegetarian and halal diets. These are available at most collection sites. 
  • Tablets suitable for vegan and kosher diets. These are available at some collection sites.

Both types contain the same amount of vitamin D. Both types are free from gluten, sugar, yeast, artificial colourings, preservatives and additives.

Do not take the tablets if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed on the pack. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.