Vitamin D and mental health: what you need to know

It has long been suspected that vitamin D had a positive impact on mental health.

Now, research(1) has found that vitamin D supplements may reduce depressive symptoms!

How much vitamin D should I take?

The study on vitamin D(2) found that an amount equal to or exceeding 2,000 IU per day is how much you would have to take to see a possible reduction in symptoms.

What about my current mental health treatment?

If you are currently being treated for a mental health condition, or are looking into treatment, please continue to do so. It is vital that you consult with medical professionals when it comes to your mental health!

Do I need to take vitamin D if I am mentally healthy?

Yes! Vitamin D has a range of benefits in addition to mental health including:

  • Maintaining healthy teeth
  • Improving strength of teeth and bones
  • Muscle function
  • Immune system support

What is the best way to get more vitamin D?

Spending at least 15min under the sun is the number one way to get more vitamin D. However, as we are heading into winter we need to be looking for new ways to increase our vitamin D intake. Certain foods contain more vitamin D than others.

If you can't get vitamin D naturally, you can buy vitamin D supplements from SunVit- D3 online store:

  • Chewable vitamin D3 supplements
  • Vitamin D3 soft gums
  • Liquid vitamin D
  • Vitamin D3 tablets
  • Vitamin D3 capsules
  • Vitamin D3 drops

If you want to increase your vitamin D intake but don't know where to start, have a look at our website for more information.

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