Supplementary questions

Supplementary questions

Whoever writes your Health column does not seem to like people taking supplements judging by your May issue.

Try to get out in the sun for ten to fifteen minutes a day without sunscreen to help with lack of vitamin D they wrote. Try doing that in the winter, if we see any sun it will not be powerful enough to provide enough D for our needs. On nice summer days it is a different matter, but you need a D supplement in winter.

Yes, Vitamin C supplements are worth the money. Almost all animals make Vitamin C but we do not, we have to have it in our diet and it is all right saying about eating five or more portions of fruit and vegetables per day, but part of the problem is the lack of nutritional quality in our food.

Studies have cited reductions in levels of calcium, magnesium, copper and sodium in vegetables, and magnesium, iron, copper and potassium in fruits. Copper has dropped by 80% over the past years and calcium by 19%, which is crucial for memory.

This is only the start, there are other things but do not put people off taking their vitamins or the health of the nation can only get worse.

Trevor G Jones by e mail