Vitamins & Supplements

What Vitamins Should I Take In Summer?

Vitabiotics | Published: 03/07/2024

What Vitamins Should I Take In Summer? What Vitamins Should I Take In Summer?

Summer can be a busy time, so to help you make the most of this fun-packed season, it’s important that you don't neglect your health and that you maintain a healthy balanced diet. To help support your health , and fill any gaps in your diet, there are several vitamins that you may want to consider in summer. From vitamin C and vitamin A to vitamin B Complex and vitamin D, these supplements can help support your energy, immune system, skin, hair and more during summer months.

To help support your health and wellbeing this summer, try including these vitamins…

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is one of several vitamins which you may benefit from taking during summer.

It helps the body in a number of ways, including helping to maintain normal skin, normal vision and supporting the normal function of the immune system. It’s important to care for skin during the warmer summer months, when the sun’s UV rays are stronger and can cause more damage, so also don’t forget to use plenty of SPF. Plus, with more social plans, outdoor activities and potentially less sleep, taking care of your immune system is also important, so you can fully enjoy the summer months. .

Vitamin C

Vitamin C plays a number of key roles in the body.

With a rise in outdoor activities and exercise thanks to the longer, warmer days, it’s important to maintain a healthy immune system and do what you can to maintain your energy levels. Vitamin C can help here.

Not only does vitamin C contribute to the normal function of the immune system function and normal energy release but it also increases the absorption of iron, a mineral which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Vitamin C also contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin.

Skin health is especially important during the summer months, a time when you want to look and feel your best.

Should you take Vitamin C in Summer?

In short, yes. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin to take during summer, as well as any time of the year. As a water soluble vitamin, our body doesn’t store vitamin C so we need to ensure we’re getting enough every day.

There are several delicious summer foods that contain vitamin C including juicy kiwi fruits, citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits, strawberries and peppers, however a Vitamin C supplement can also help to safeguard your intake of vitamin C.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ is a fat soluble vitamin that provides the body with a number of benefits.

Firstly, vitamin D helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, both of which help to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Vitamin D also contributes to the normal function of the immune system in both children and adults.

In the UK’s cooler months - typically October through to March - it can be harder to obtain the recommended amount of vitamin D as the main source of this nutrient is the sun!

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Do You Need to Take Vitamin D Supplements in Summer?

Although you might often associate taking vitamin D supplements with winter, when sunshine is scarce, it’s still important to get enough vitamin D during the summer, despite there being more sun during the summer months. If you have an office-based job for example, you may see little of the sun and might need to consider taking a vitamin D supplement, plus, if you avoid the sun and stay in the shade or perhaps wear clothes that cover most of the skin, you may also benefit from taking vitamin D.

There are some foods that provide vitamin D, including oily fish such as sardines, mackerel and salmon, liver, egg yolks, red meat such as beef, mushrooms and fortified foods such as cereals and juice.

However, the main source of vitamin D is the sun, and a vitamin D supplement can help to ensure you’re getting enough of this essential nutrient.

Vitamin B Complex

Another important consideration is a vitamin B Complex. There are eight B vitamins in total, and these each provide various benefits to support your body, even during the warmer months.

Biotin, which also goes by the name of vitamin B7, contributes to the maintenance of normal hair and skin whilst riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, contributes to normal skin.

Vitamin B12 is another useful vitamin; not only does it contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, to help support your body during summer-based activities, but it also plays a role in the normal function of the immune and nervous systems.

There are several tasty foods which provide B vitamins; these include leafy greens, shellfish, legumes, such as chickpeas and lentils and beef.

Taking a vitamin B Complex supplement can help to ensure you’re getting enough of the essential B vitamins during summer.

Our Best Vitamins & Supplements for Summer

We have a number of vitamins and supplements for summer to help safeguard your intake of essential nutrients.

Ultra Vitamin C is a sustained daily source of vitamin C which also contains Citrus Bioflavonoids to assist absorption.

Ultra Vitamin D 1000IU, is a useful supplement to take all year, including summer. It provides 25µg of vitamin D3, the preferred form of vitamin D.

To ensure you’re getting all eight essential B vitamins, try Ultra Vitamin B Complex, our supplement containing the full spectrum of B vitamins.

Several of these B vitamins can also be found in Perfectil Skin, a patented formula for skin support, with the benefits of vitamin C and biotin as well as the minerals zinc and selenium which contribute to the maintenance of normal skin.

Perfectil Hair contains 28 micronutrients, including biotin, selenium to support normal hair health and copper which supports normal hair pigmentation. If you’d prefer an alternative to tablets, try Perfectil Hair Crush Gummies. These mixed berry flavour gummies contain 21 nutrients including biotin, selenium and zinc.

If you’re travelling this summer, a multivitamin supplement offers an easy and convenient way to safeguard your diet with the nutrients you need. Multivitamins contain a range of vitamins and minerals to support your health... Wellman Original contains 29 nutrients, specially developed to help maintain overall health and vitality, including vitamin B12 which contributes to normal energy release whilst Wellwoman Original contains a 24 nutrients targeted at female health including, vitamin D which helps maintain normal immune system function, and vitamin B6 which contributes to the regulation of normal hormonal activity , plus biotin and vitamin B12.

Children can also benefit from a multivitamin. Our Wellkid Peppa Pig Multi-vits are soft jellies containing all eight B-complex vitamins as well as vitamins A, C, D and E. Vitamin D is needed for growth and development of bone in children.

For extra support whilst travelling this summer, you may want to try Probiotis Live Cultures. This supplement includes Lab4®, the group of gut bacteria with the most comprehensive research conducted in the UK. It also includes calcium which contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes.

Ultimately, it is important to take care of your health throughout the entire year, and certain vitamins can help offer extra support where it’s needed most.

Enjoying a diet filled with nutrient-rich foods is important, but to help safeguard your intake of these nutrients and fill any gaps in your diet, a supplement can be useful.

Meet the Author

lucy gornall

lucy gornall

Copywriter

lucy gornall

Copywriter

Lucy is an award winning freelance health, fitness and wellbeing journalist and copywriter. She is also a personal trainer, teaching at London based studios. With 10 years of journalistic experience under her belt, Lucy was formerly a health editor across various women’s magazines and also editor for a national women’s glossy title. She now writes for various publications whilst also working on various branded content

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