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.
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