Vitamin D – SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

A study as published in the ‘Journal Depression Research and Treatment’, supports the use of Vitamin D supplementation. Seasonal affective disorder or SAD is a recurrent major depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern usually beginning in Autumn and continuing into winter months. As sunlight decreases during the short dark days of winter, many individuals struggle with seasonal affective disorder or SAD. This paper presents an overview of SAD by explaining the disorder and commenting on treatment approaches including light therapy and Vitamin D supplementation. Many people with SAD have insufficient or deficient levels of Vitamin D. Research suggests taking Vitamin D before winter darkness sets in to help prevent symptoms of depression.

Macanta Vitamin D and Vitamin D Liquescence are popular holistic supplements recommended by CAM Providers. Ideally a CAM Provider will evaluate an individuals health status and create an individualised program to follow. This article discusses the benefits of Vitamin D supplementation during the Winter months.

Reference: Sherri Melrose, Seasonal Affective Disorder: An Overview of Assessment and Treatment Approaches, Journal of Dpression Research Treatment.

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