Showing posts with label vitamin D3. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vitamin D3. Show all posts

Friday, June 29, 2012

Shortage of sun can cause depression

new married couple taking sunlight sunbath

According to a Dutch study, 38.8 percent of men and 56.9 percent of women deficient in vitamin D. Such conditions not only lead to osteoporosis, but also to severe depression and other neurological problems. According to the researchers, people live too much inside, there is insufficient exposure to the sun due to the increasing risk of skin cancer. People are also much more for their television than they do outside activities. This results in a much lower natural uptake of vitamin D from daylight. Even with an overcast sky provides the invisible sun, 80 percent of the vitamin D level is given in clear weather.

From Dutch research also shows that depressed people have a vitamin D blood levels at least 14 percent lower than in healthy men and women. The scientists also discovered that vitamin D deficiency results in hyperactivity of the parathyroid hormone. This hormone is produced by the parathyroid glands where the calcium concentration of the blood drops below a certain threshold value. A high activity of the parathyroid glands is often associated with the onset of depression. A calcium and vitamin D3 preparation in such cases can be very valuable.