Can Vitamin D Supplementation Alleviate Depression?

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.


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.