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Many people have too low vitamin D levels without knowing it. Not everyone also knows that vitamin D affects the human psyche. In the following blog post, we will take a closer look at the effects of a vitamin D deficiency on the psyche.
1. the effect of vitamin D on the psyche
Especially in winter the level of vitamin D / D3 drops to a low level. Current studies have come to the conclusion that a vitamin D deficiency could be partly responsible for depressive illnesses. A study from 2014 highlights four factors in particular:
- Depending on the season, the vitamin D level fluctuates. While for many people it reaches a peak in summer, it drops to a low value in winter.
- Other studies show: people with depressive disorders have lower vitamin D levels. A vitamin D deficiency also increases the risk of schizophrenia.
- Vitamin D plays an essential role in the body's own production of serotonin and dopamine. Depressed people often have too little of both hormones in their blood.
- The biological clock is controlled by the hypothalamus, a brain region. The hypothalamus has many binding sites for vitamin D.
2. Do I have too low a vitamin D level?
People who have a low vitamin D level often have the following symptoms:
- Reduced performance
- Muscle aches
- Poor wound healing
- Increased calcium level
- Hair Loss
Vitamin D can also have other effects on the psyche. If you would like more information about vitamin D deficiency, we recommend that you read our blog entry Identifying and correcting vitamin D3 deficiency.
3 How can I increase my vitamin D level sustainably?
There are several ways to increase your vitamin D level. Since the body can produce vitamin D itself through sunlight, it is recommended that you take regular sunbathing or go out into the sun more often.
If you would like to increase your vitamin D level through an appropriate diet, you can include fatty sea fish such as salmon and herring in your diet. Dairy products also contain moderate amounts of D3.
Another effective way to increase vitamin D levels is to take a dietary supplement containing vitamin D3.
4. food supplements containing vitamin D
If you want to increase a too low vitamin D level with a dietary supplement, you should definitely pay attention to the form of the active ingredient and its origin. In order to exclude allergies, no preparation based on peanut oil or lanolin (sheep fat) should be purchased. A plant-based alternative is the production from lichens. Cholecalciferol from lichens is very well tolerated and is utilized by the body to a high degree. The preparation should also not contain any chemical additives like magnesium stearate or microcrystalline cellulose. If you buy a preparation from Germany, you can be sure that the product has been produced safely and is of high quality.
Vitamineule® Vitamin D3 capsules
In our online shop you will find our Vitamin D3 capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Vitamineule® Vitamin D3 capsules contain 30,000 i.E. vegetable vitamin D3 per capsule. The production takes place from lichens. Each can contains 90 capsules. Besides fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee for all products.
5. conclusion: the effect of vitamin D on the psyche
If the vitamin D level in the blood is too low, this can have a variety of effects on the human psyche. Current studies show a connection between people with depression and low vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is also important for the production of serotonin and dopamine. A vitamin D deficiency often manifests itself in fatigue, reduced performance and exhaustion. The vitamin D level can be increased both by the sun and by an adapted diet. If you want to increase your vitamin D level in the long term, you can also take a plant-based vitamin D preparation.