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Does Winter Make You SAD?

For 18 million Americans, fall and winter darkness means depressed mood and increased anxiety.  The easy way to relieve symptoms of SAD - vitamin D!

Research studies have consistently shown a link between low vitamin D levels and increased risk of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

A clinical study looked at light therapy versus vitamin D as a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder.  Half of the participants received light treatments for one month.  Half of the participants received 100,000 IU of vitamin D at the start of the trial.

Results: All participants receiving vitamin D saw improvement (as measured by a standardized depression scale) while there were no changes in the depression scores of the people receiving light therapy.

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