AUG 27, 2018 06:37 AM PDT

Does Vitamin D make you happy?

Are you a believer in the powers of Vitamin D? If you're like me, catching some rays is a really important mood booster in your life - but what exactly is the science behind the effects of Vitamin D? Though Vitamin D was traditionally thought to be a bone-building vitamin, new research shows that its capacities extend much farther in our physiology and that every cell in the body has Vitamin D receptors. 

Vitamin D is responsible for activating genes that regulate neurotransmitters which directly affect brain growth and development. A lack of Vitamin D is linked to low moods and depression, gastrointestinal problems like IBS, low immune systems, aching bones, hypertension, and more. Do you think your body is suffering from low levels of Vitamin D? Watch the video to learn about more consequences of low Vitamin D levels and consider talking to your doctor about taking Vitamin D supplements!

About the Author
  • Kathryn is a curious world-traveller interested in the intersection between nature, culture, history, and people. She has worked for environmental education non-profits and is a Spanish/English interpreter.
You May Also Like
AUG 10, 2018
Videos
AUG 10, 2018
Why Cuttlefish are Called Chameleons of the Sea
Did you know that cuttlefish can change color, texture, and shape? Did you know they contain a bone called the cuttlebone? There is a reason why they are c...
AUG 12, 2018
Videos
AUG 12, 2018
How A Therapeutic Gene Circuit Might Work
University of Wyoming researchers demonstrate their research in optogenetics....
AUG 21, 2018
Plants & Animals
AUG 21, 2018
Animals Have Changed a Lot Since Humans Began Breeding Them
People first started breeding animals about 10,000 years ago, and it’s safe to say that many bred animals have changed a lot since then. After people...
AUG 26, 2018
Videos
AUG 26, 2018
All About Extremophiles
Our planet hosts some very special microbes that live in some crazy places; they are called extremophiles....
SEP 04, 2018
Space & Astronomy
SEP 04, 2018
Why It's So Hard to Predict the Shape of the Universe
Astronomers still have many questions about the universe. One of those being: what is the universe’s shape? It may seem like a simple question at fir...
SEP 10, 2018
Chemistry & Physics
SEP 10, 2018
Here's How Long it Takes Your Garbage to Decompose
  Humans produce an unbelievable amount of waste, most of which either go on to be recycled or heads to the landfill to decompose. But have you ever w...
Loading Comments...