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Vitamin D for Depression, Dementia, and Diabetes

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  • Vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including depression and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Seniors with severe vitamin D deficiency may raise their risk for dementia by 125 percent
  • Low vitamin D levels also predispose you to depression
  • An eight-year long study shows that higher levels of depression translate into greater risk for dementia later on
  • Having a vitamin D level below 20 ng/mL may raise your risk for depression by 85 percent, compared to having a vitamin D level greater than 30 ng/mL
  • Vitamin D supplementation has been found to reduce both depression and diabetic pain. It can also help prevent the progression of prediabetes into full blown diabetes

By Dr. Mercola

Vitamin D research has repeatedly shown that vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including depression and dementia—the most devastating form of which is Alzheimer's disease.


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