By Kathi Shirley
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a situational mood disorder brought on by dercreasing daylight in the winter months. Recent studies suggest that Vitamin D defeciency can contribute to SAD, especially in the northern latitudes.
Recommended dosage for Vitamin D supplementation is 1000 to 2000 IU per day. (Try our Biotics Bio D Emulsion or Bio D Forte liquid forms!)
Other treatments for SAD include: Getting outside everyday; Exercise; Light Therapy; Keep a Regular schedule for waking and going to sleep; Eat foods in season that are whole and minimally processed; Choose whole grains and complex carbohydrates (avoid refined carbs and sugars); Supplement with high quality Omega 3 oils, vitamins and minerals.
Major Vitamin D Functions
– Supports key mineral absorbtion and metabolism (especially calcium and phosphorus in bones)
– Regulates normal cell differentiation and proliferation (e.g. prevention of cancer)
– Promotes insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation
– Regulates over 200 genes through binding to Vitamin D receptors throughout the body