In fact, Public Health England is advising Brits to take vitamin D during coronavirus lockdown.
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It changed its advice after it was revealed that scientists are set to investigate whether vitamin D can help coronavirus patients fight off the disease.
It's believed that vitamin D helps stimulate the production of peptide – substances in the body that are able to fight off bacteria, fungi and viruses.
The vitamin is produced by exposing the skin to sunshine, which will be easier said than done during days on lockdown.
You can also find vitamin D in egg yolks, oily fish and red meat, but it can be challenging to obtain recommended levels from food alone.
So where can you buy vitamin D tablets online for home delivery? Check out our guide below.
What's the recommended daily dose of vitamin D?
Public Health England is recommending Brits to consider taking vitamin D supplements due to the lockdown.
Although they are very safe, taking more than the recommended amount every day can be dangerous in the long run.
Below are the recommended daily doses depending on age:
- Children aged 1-10 shouldn't have more than 50 micrograms a day
- Infants (under 12 months) shouldn't have more than 25 micrograms a day
- Adults shouldn't have more than 100 micrograms a day and if they're taking supplements the recommended amount is 10 micrograms a day
Where can I buy vitamin D tablets?
The most obvious places to buy vitamin D tablets and supplements is at pharmacies and supermarkets.
Although, you may struggle to get an online delivery slot right now due to high demand.
If you're able to get one, keep in mind that orders may be substituted with similar items when what you've bought has since gone out of stock.
Also make sure to check minimum spends and delivery fees as retailers will usually set limits of how much you have to spend.
Asda has listed only a couple of vitamin D products as in stock – a Vitabiotics pack with 96 tablets, setting you back £5.
The supermarket is also selling 30 vitamin D soft jellies for kids by the same brand for £6.95.
While Tesco is selling a pack of 90 tablets of its own-brand vitamin D for £3.50.
Morrisons has sold out of all vitamin D tablets, but is selling Vitabiotics Wellbaby vitamin D drops for £4.
Sainsbury's currently doesn't have any vitamin D tablets for adults in stock, but is selling 30-packs of Haliborange Kids vitamin D tablets for £3.50.
Alternatively, you can order Sainsbury's bones calcium & vitamin D tablets for £5 per 180 tablets.
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Pharmacy chain Boots is selling a wide range of vitamin D products including its own-brand versions.
For example, it's listed a three-month supply of vitamin D for £2.30.
On its website, Superdrug has vitamin D tablets listed as available from £2.49 for a pack of 90, but only for order and collect and that's all store dependent.
This means you'll need to visit your nearest shop to check what it has in store, or use the online stock finder by typing in your postcode.
Alternative places to buy vitamin D tablets
If you don't want to leave your home to get vitamin D, you'll be pleased to know that there are other online retailers with stock.
Holland and Barrett is selling a wide range of vitamin D tablets, with 100 pills setting you back £1.79.
Just keep in mind that home delivery costs £2.99 on orders below £25, or if you spend more it's free.
Vitabiotics is selling its regular vitamin D tablets in packs of 96 for £5.95 including free delivery, but it's sold out of the strength version for £8.15.
While Woods Health is selling 180 vitamin D tablets for £7.49, excluding the £1.95 delivery fee.
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