Category Archives: Vitamin D

What Are the Current Vitamin D Recommendations?

Vitamin D is an important hormone that plays a role in cell regulation and metabolism. In this role it can affect all aspects of cellular metabolism. It is becoming evident from research that the recommended intake for vitamin D may … Continue reading

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Why Do We Get Colds In The Winter?

In the past the explanation for the reason that colds become common in the winter was not adequately explained. One theory for example, suggested that the reason for the spread of the cold virus was that in the winter, people … Continue reading

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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The Three Best Ways To Improve Vitamin D Status

Vitamin D is important because it is converted to the hormone 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the liver. The 25-hydroxyvitamin D is then further converted to 1, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D in the kidney, and this form is also hormonally active. The active firms … Continue reading

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The Use Of Vitamin D To Fight Infection

Vitamin D is an important hormone that has a number of different functions in human physiology. One of the most important roles for vitamin D is the maintenance of the immune system. Evidence suggests that vitamin D deficiency significantly increases … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Supplements for Treating Depression?

Low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are associated with a number of detrimental health effects. These include immune dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mood disorders. Blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D are directly related to the dietary intake of vitamin D, or … Continue reading

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Is Vitamin D Associated with Depression?

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with low mood. In particular, as blood levels of the vitamin D metabolite 25-hydroxyvitamin D fall, there is an increased risk of low mood. Studies have investigated the association between vitamin D status … Continue reading

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Sun Exposure for Mood: Is It All The Vitamin D?

Low levels of vitamin D in the blood are associated with low mood. One explanation for the benefits of sun exposure on mood is that it increases blood levels of vitamin D. As vitamin D is required for proper brain … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Mood Disorders

Vitamin D is increasingly being shown to possess a wide range of cellular effects. These effects are known to include changes to brain chemistry, the implications of which are not fully understood. It is suspected that vitamin D plays a … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Bone Pain

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, that can be considered a hormone. Vitamin D is required for a wide range of functions in the body, one of which is the maintenance of correct calcium homeostasis. Chronic low levels of vitamin … Continue reading

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