Part 1: How does vitamin D affect my mood?
As summer comes to an end so do our days of sunshine and Vitamin D up here in Minnesota. But no longer are the days where bone health is the only focus for vitamin D. Mood, energy, and immune function are greatly impacted by your vitamin D levels as well.
Do you ever feel sad, un-motived, or unable to enjoy the things you love for weeks or months? Depression and mood disorders have many different causes, but one place to look is at your vitamin D, or lack there of.
- Throbbing bone pain – symmetric lower back pain, pelvis, legs
- Muscle aches
- Muscle weakness
- Chronic fatigue
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Pain with pressure over sternum or tibia
- Priemel M., von Domarus C., Klatte T.O., et al: Bone mineralization defects and vitamin D deficiency : histomorphometric analysis of iliac crest bone biopsies and circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D in 675 patients. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 305-312.2010;
- Cianferotti, L., Marcocci C.: Subclinical Vitamin D Deficiency. Best Practice & Research Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. V 26, issue 4. 2012.
- Vitamin D deficiency and depression in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Anglin RE – Br J Psychiatry – 01-FEB-2013; 202: 100-7
- 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. Mozaffari-Khosravi H – J Clin Psychopharmacol – 01-JUN-2013; 33(3): 378-85
- Vitamin D deficiency is associated with anxiety and depression in fibromyalgia. Armstrong DJ – Clin Rheumatol – 01-APR-2007; 26(4): 551-4
- Vitamin D and mood disorders among women: an integrative review. Murphy PK – J Midwifery Womens Health – 01-SEP-2008; 53(5): 440-6