Policy paper

Department recommends product label messages on vitamin D supplements for at risk groups

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The department has produced some voluntary statements to apply to vitamin D supplements for at risk groups.

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The department has produced some voluntary statements to apply to vitamin D supplements for at risk groups. The statements have been agreed by the food supplements industry.

A significant proportion of the UK population have low vitamin D status, which increases their risk of vitamin D deficiency. This is a particular concern for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, the elderly and people who have low or no exposure to the sun.