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Beat the Winter Blues with More Vitamin D

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It is the middle of winter and if holiday shopping doesn’t have you run down, chances are the lack of sunshine does. Getting a daily dose of vitamin D can help you in many ways. It is essential to take care of yourself through the holiday season. If you feel tired or run down vitamin D could be the answer. Here are easy ways to get more vitamin D into you life. "You can beat the winter blues with more vitamin D, says Dr. Bailey a dentist in Prescott."

Supplements can save the season

If you don’t have motivation this time of year you are not alone. For some, it’s part of the season. For others, it is actually more series such as clinical depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.

The American Psychiatric Association lists SAD symptoms as:
-Lack of interest in normal activities
-Social withdrawal
-Craving foods high in carbohydrates
-Weight gain

Most often the symptoms can appear in the colder months such as fall and winter. This is usually because there is less exposure to sunlight during the day. Depression can be milder to moderate, but In some cases it can become severe.

Vitamin D activates genes that regulate neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. (Think of these as your happy juices.) -Vitamin D receptors (VDRs) are in your brain and they can help you feel more balanced when you get enough vitamin D.

A recent study found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with depression in many northern countries, but depression was seen only in individuals with the most severe deficiencies.
There are numinous studies that show the benefits of vitamin D.

In fact vitamin d is healthy for your smile as well. Milk and protein based products have a lot of vitamin D in them and they are good for building strong bones and teeth says, Dr. Andrew Thompson, a dentist in Portland, OR.



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