If you are feeling bummed today, it might be because you aren't getting enough sunlight or vitamin D. There are other benefits to getting daily doses of this vitamin too. Vitamin D can come from food, drinks, and from vitamin D pills, but the biggest place we get it from is the sun. Your body also produces the vitamin, but the more doses of the vitamin you get the better you will feel. Here are some other things it does for you.

First, I mentioned how a lack of vitamin D can make you feel down. Research has shown that vitamin D might play an important role in regulating mood and warding off depression. Scientists found in one study that people with depression who received vitamin D supplements noticed an improvement in their symptoms. According to another study with patients with fibromyalgia, it was found that vitamin D deficiency was more common in those who also have anxiety and depression.

Next, vitamin D is also good at fending off getting sick or getting sicker. Daily doses of vitamin D can reduce your risk of multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and also getting the flu. Also according to healthline.com, the more vitamin D you have the more it will help in fending off the common cold.

Finally, if you are interesting in losing weight, then vitamin D needs to definitely be in your diet. According to healthline.com, they reference a study of people taking daily calcium and vitamin D supplements and were able to lose more weight than subjects taking a placebo supplement. The reason for the weight loss according to scientists is because the extra calcium and vitamin D had an appetite-suppressing effect.

You can see all of the benefits of Vitamin D here from Healthline.com.

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