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Lack of vitamin D, mood can be a warning sign

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Vitamin D deficiency can have a variety of symptoms, some of which can manifest in your mood.

If you spend a lot of time indoors, the NHS suggests that you should take 10 micrograms of vitamin D a day to keep your bones and muscles healthy.

Numerous studies have suggested that vitamin D deficiency can cause some symptoms in your mood.

These can include anxiety, low mood and feelings of depression.

There has been research examining the link between vitamin D and seasonal affective disorder, schizophrenia and depression.

If you are concerned that you are deficient in vitamin D, it is best to talk to a doctor.

About 20 percent of adults may have low vitamin D status and there are several major risk factors for vitamin D deficiency.

Symptoms may include muscle pain and weakness, walking, chronic pain, or bone pain in the lower back, pelvis, and legs.

Lack of the required amount can weaken the immune defense and if low levels are left untreated discomfort can also arise.

In April 2020, the NHS issued a statement, based on the recommendations of Public Health in England (PHE), that we should all consider taking 10 mcg / day of vitamin D as a supplement, to keep our bones and muscles healthy.

This advice has now been issued, mainly due to restrictions imposed by quarantine and blockade.

However, the NHS says that in the summer months, most of the population will get enough vitamin D through exposure to sunlight and a healthy and balanced diet.

Between October and early March, the health body says we do not produce enough vitamin D from sunlight, so you need to get vitamin D from your diet.

About 20 percent of adults may have low vitamin D status and there are several major risk factors for vitamin D deficiency.

However, people can not overdose on vitamin D through exposure to sunlight.

Fatty fish meats like trout, salmon, tuna and mackerel oil and fish liver are among the best sources. Mushrooms offer different amounts of vitamin D2, which can be a good option if you are vegan.