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Vitamin D

Vitamin D has many significant health benefits, one of which is linked to your mood. Have you ever thought to yourself how good it feels to walk around on a bright and sunny day?

If you found yourself a little more perked up after being in the sun it likely had something to do with the Vitamin D increase. For example in individuals with SAD or seasonal affective disorder the effect of 1 hour of light a day has shown improve their mood. Vitamin D can also be beneficial for:

  •  Bone Health

  •  Depression

  •  Weight Loss

  •  Other Internal Health issues

Vitamin D is sometimes referred as the sun vitamin due to it’s linked to sun exposure. However laying out in the sun isn’t the only to increase your Vitamin D; dietary supplements and food are always to obtain it. Take some additional time out of your day and safely soak some sun to get a little Vitamin D. You may find yourself feeling a bit more encouraged, or motivated for the rest of your day.


*** This blog information should not take the place of medical advice. We encourage you

to talk to your healthcare providers (doctor, registered dietitian, pharmacist, etc.) about

your interest in, questions about, or use of dietary supplements and what may be best for

your overall health.


Penckofer, S., Kouba, J., Byrn, M., & Estwing Ferrans, C. (2010). Vitamin D and

depression: where is all the sunshine?. Issues in mental health nursing, 31(6), 385–393.

https://doi.org/10.3109/01612840903437657


NIH., (2021) Vitamin D., Retrieved from https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-

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Until Next time ... Stay Motivated!

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