Vitamin D and mental Health

The Broglieblog has written about Vitamin D and I thought it could be useful here, now that we are experiencing Coronavirus and mental health. Vitamin D is a antidepressant vitamin. We also need it for bone health.

It is an important vitamin which many of your cells in the body require it to function properly.

What happens if you don’t get enough Vitamin D?

  • You could get sick or infected often. That would mean that you might be at a higher risk of COVID19. Your immune system would be weak.
  • You could become easily depressed. Depression and anxiety are common in people with low vitamin D
  • You have low brittle bones and back pain. Back pain is commonly associated here
  • Tiredness
  • Your wound would heal slowly
  • Bone and hair loss
  • Muscle soreness

So how would I go about increasing my Vitamin D?

What foods have Vitamin D in them?

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Codfish
  • Wild-caught salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines

But if you don’t like fish or can’t eat fish you get it in a supplement form. Just ask your local naturopath to see which supplement works best for you.

Also getting enough sunlight is important too for bone health. Make sure that you get enough time in the sunshine each day. We should aim for about an hour. If you can go out in the sunshine during your lunch breaks or walk to work. A short walk can do wonders for your mind and body.

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