Ways to beat the winter blues

Ways to beat the winter blues

The news about vitamin D just keeps getting better and better…especially for all things connected with the brain. Optimizing vitamin D levels can prevent dementia, Alzheimers and depression. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and an immune booster.

New research shows:

  • Seniors with low levels of vitamin D had a 53 percent increased risk for dementia, and a 70 percent higher risk of Alzheimer’s.
  • Severely deficient individuals (<30 ng/mL) had a 125 percent higher risk for dementia and 120 percent higher risk for Alzheimer’s.

One study, which tracked over 1,200 people aged 65 to 95, showed that blood vitamin D levels were 14 percent lower in individuals with major and minor depression. Vitamin D levels below 20 ng/mL had an 85 percent increased risk of depression compared to those with vitamin D levels greater than 30 ng/mL.

Living in Pennsylvania makes it hard to get enough vitamin D, even in the summer. With winter approaching, this is the time to build your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, which manifests as depression over the dark winter months.

Maximizing your vitam D is so easy and has such profound effects. Get yours checked today. Make sure your levels are in the 50-70 ng/mL range.

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