Winter Blues and Vitamin D Supplements

Winter has arrived.  It is pouring down rain here in the Northwest with flood warnings in affect.  November is notoriously a very wet month and it can get very depressing for many of us who live here.  That, along with the daylight savings time change, can make it very difficult to get any Vitamin D from the sun.

Those of us who live in the northern latitudes are often affected by depression this time of year.  Seasonal Depression also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or Winter Blues is a common type of depression that can have a major impact on our lives.  Low vitamin D levels have been linked to depression and mood disorders.  Read study 

It can be also be very difficult to get enough vitamin D from food.  Simply taking vitamin D supplements each day can help alleviate symptoms of depression during these long winter months.

What dose of vitamin D supplements you need depends on several factors, such as the environment you live in, what time of year it is, your skin type, age and sun exposure.  Liquid supplements makes it even easier for children and adults who have a difficult time swallowing pills.