New recommendations on Vitamin D supplements

The Scottish Government has updated their advice on Vitamin D for all age groups in Scotland, following recommendations from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) .

Vitamin D plays an important role in maintaining bone health throughout life. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to

  • infants having muscle weakness and bone softening leading to rickets
  • adults having muscle weakness and osteomalacia, which leads to bone pain and tenderness.

You can read a full list of the recommendations on the Scottish Government website or by downloading the letter sent to the Care Inspectorate by the Chief Medical Officer Directorate. 

Letter to healthcare professionals can be found here.