Category Archives: Vitamin D

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

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Vitamin D | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Sunlight, Vitamin D | Comments Off on Sun Exposure for Mood: Is It All The Vitamin D?

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

Posted in 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D / Calcitriol, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Vitamin D | Comments Off on Vitamin D and Mood Disorders

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

Posted in 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D / Calcitriol, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, Bone Health, Vitamin D | Comments Off on Vitamin D and Bone Pain

Winter Vitamin D

Posted in 25-hydroxyvitamin D, Vitamin D | Comments Off on Winter Vitamin D

Do Vitamin D Supplements Relieve Depression?

Evidence suggests that there is an association between poor vitamin D status and mood disorders. In particular, there appears to be a greater risk of depression in those with low levels of the active metabolite of vitamin D in their … Continue reading

Posted in 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D / Calcitriol, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Vitamin D | Comments Off on Do Vitamin D Supplements Relieve Depression?

Vitamin D: Vital for Cognition and Mood

Vitamin D has a range of biological functions, and may be required for correct immunity, correct mineral homeostasis and mental function. Vitamin D deficiencies is increasingly being found to be widespread amongst the populations that live in developed countries. The … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Brain, Cholecalciferol, Depression, Mood, Vitamin D | Comments Off on Vitamin D: Vital for Cognition and Mood

Effects of Vitamin D on Mental Health: Antioxidant Effects?

Vitamin D is often referred to as a vitamin, but in reality it is a steroid hormone. Dietary sources of vitamin D include fish and their oils. The best source of vitamin D is endogenous synthesis through the skin. Vitamin … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Mood, Vitamin D | Comments Off on Effects of Vitamin D on Mental Health: Antioxidant Effects?

Is Vitamin D an Effective Antidepressant?

Evidence suggests that large proportions of those living in high latitudes are deficient in vitamin D. This relates to the fact that dietary source of the vitamin are not commonly consumed, and the sun in these high latitude regions is … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Depression, Vitamin D | Comments Off on Is Vitamin D an Effective Antidepressant?

Should You Take Vitamin D Supplements During the Summer?

Posted in 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D / Calcitriol, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, Vitamin D | Comments Off on Should You Take Vitamin D Supplements During the Summer?