Do I need more vi­ta­min D?

Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - Stay Healthy -

If you’re de­pressed and have a vi­ta­min D de­fi­ciency, tak­ing a sup­ple­ment may help turn things around, ac­cord­ing to a 2017 re­view in the Jour­nal of Af­fec­tive Disor­ders. How do you know if you’re low on D? Your doc­tor can give you a sim­ple blood test to find out. Don’t be sur­prised if you have low lev­els: Re­search in the Archives of In­ter­nal Medicine found that nearly 75 per­cent of ado­les­cents and adults don’t have enough of the sun­shine vi­ta­min in their bod­ies. The rec­om­mended daily main­te­nance dose is 600 IU.

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