Vitamin D helps the brain produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter critical to emotional health. Vitamin D deficiency can contribute to negative emotions such as sadness. Likewise, increased vitamin D consumption may help boost mood and promote a positive outlook.
AMORYN with Vitamin D ( D3 - Cholecalciferol ) In particular, supplementation with vitamin D may prevent the "wintertime blues". The nutrient is produced in the skin when exposed to sunlight. As the days grow shorter and colder in winter, the body may be unable to produce adequate amounts of vitamin D. As such, individuals living in colder climates where the daylight hours shorten significantly - including those in the Northern United States, Canada, and Northern Europe - may benefit most from vitamin D supplementation. Fortunately, clinical research shows that taking extra vitamin D during the winter can improve mood and ward off the wintertime blues.
In one double-blind trial, people received either 400-800 IU of vitamin D or placebo for five days during late winter. Those taking vitamin D experienced a significant enhancement in positive mood compared to those taking placebo.1 Particularly notable is the unusually rapid response produced by vitamin D supplementation. Individuals felt better after taking vitamin D for only five days.
But it may be best to take vitamin D year-round, not just during the winter months. And especially for people with limited sun exposure - housebound individuals, night-shift workers, women wearing robes and head coverings for religious purposes - daily Vitamin D supplementation may be critical for maintaining emotional well-being. Moreover, vitamin D supplementation may provide many other health benefits.
AMORYN contains vitamin D3, the most effective form of vitamin D. Two capsules of AMORYN provide 800 IU of vitamin D3, a dose shown to enhance positive mood and help stave off the sadness of the "wintertime blues". Order AMORYN now to ensure that you feel happy and healthy throughout the year.
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(1) Lansdowne ATG, Provost SC. Vitamin D3 enhances mood in healthy subjects during winter. Psychopharmacology 1998 135:319-23