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Does Vitamin D Help Depression?

A Single Shot of Vitamin D Helps Depression

 

According to a National Survey 16.5% of people in the United States will experience Depression in there lifetime and women are 70% more likely to suffer than men.

A study published their results this past June in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacol. They demonstrated a significant relief from Depression with a single shot of Vitamin D. 120 patients found with low vitamin D and depression where given used 2 single 150,000iu and 1 300,000iu of Vitamin D. After 3 months they were re-evaluated and not only Vitamin D levels so did their Depressive state.

We get Vitamin D from two sources Sun or Food. You can not get enough Vitamin D from food. Sun is the more natural source of Vitamin D. Getting the exposure to the Ultra violet rays can produce enough and it does not take a lot. The amount Vitamin D does depend on how much area is exposed as well as the region you live in. I live in one of the sunniest states, Arizona. I cannot recall spending more than 30 minutes in the sun with out having sun protection. The majority of us are not getting enough sun to produce the appropriate amount of Vitamin D.

 

Aaron Stowell NMD, DC

Clinic Director Scottsdale Restorative Medicine 

 

 

At our Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona

we offer testing for levels of Vitamin D and Vitamin D Injections.

 

Reference:

  1. Kessler RC, Berglund P, Demler O, Jin R, Koretz D, Merikangas KR, Rush AJ, Walters, EE, Wang PS. The epidemiology of major depressive disorder: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Journal of the American Medical Association. 2003 Jun;289(23):3095-3105.
  2. Mozaffari-Khosravi H1, Nabizade L, Yassini-Ardakani SM, Hadinedoushan H, Barzegar K. The effect of 2 different single injections of high dose of vitamin D on improving the depression in depressed patients with vitamin D deficiency: a randomized clinical trial. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2013 Jun;33(3):378-85. doi: 10.1097/JCP.0b013e31828f619a.

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