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Depression and Vitamin D

By August 9, 2014December 9th, 2014Daily Posts/Tips

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  • The sun is our greatest source of potential vitamin D…in a biochemical reaction, as sunlight penetrates our skin, it is turned into vitamin D.
    The farther north one goes, the higher the rate of low levels of D in the body, but would you be surprised to know that you can have low vitamin D levels even if you live in the sun belt?

    Americans, as a whole, are tremendously low in vitamin D and so many folks are on anti-depression meds: the rate of antidepressant use in the US increased nearly 400 percent over the last two decades. Nearly 11 percent of Americans over the age of 12 are on antidepressants with about 14 percent taking the medication for more than 10 years.

    If we don’t get enough sun to create a healthy level of D in our bodies and we need D to fight depression, it makes sense to supplement with a quality liquid or capsule to increase vitamin D levels.

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