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Can Vitamin D Supplementation Alleviate Depression?

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Can Vitamin D Supplementation Alleviate Depression?

Recent studies have found that vitamin D supplementation may alleviate depressive symptoms in adults. It is believed that vitamin D regulates the central nervous system and its disturbances are what is associated with depression. Additionally, there is an association between people with depressive symptoms and vitamin D deficiency. The newest and largest meta-analysis on the association of vitamin D supplementation and depression found that “vitamin D supplementation is more effective than a placebo in alleviating depressive symptoms in people with depression. There were major differences in the vitamin D doses used, but typically the vitamin D supplement was 50–100 micrograms per day.” AGEIST recommends regular testing of Vitamin D levels here.

https://www.uef.fi/en/article/vitamin-d-supplementation-seems-to-alleviate-depressive-symptoms-in-adults

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