Peter Olson, Goonengerry
There is no need to suffer from depression, because there is a very easy solution that ends depression.
Stephen Myers from Southern Cross University published an article titled ‘Vitamin D for Depression’ in 2009.
Also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression and anxiety levels can rise in the winter months because of low vitamin D from lack of sun on the skin. So much so that in Scandinavia suicide rates greatly increase in the winter months, again due to low vitamin D levels. Prof Myers suggests large doses of vitamin D are required to relieve the symptoms of depression.
Sadly none of the organisations formed to support people with depression seem to be aware of the direct causal relationship between low vitamin D levels and depression.
It takes a while to begin to work, but with regular high doses vitamin D will indeed relieve depression.
Animal studies show that vitamin D levels influence dopamine production. The optimal daily dosage is very controversial and keeps changing. Garland et al suggest the dose required to achieve serum Vitamin D of 40ng/ml was 9,600 IU vitamin D per day. (International Journal of Cancer Research and Treatment Jan 19, 2011.)