Balancing Your Mood: Are You Forgetting This Nutrient?
Mood problems are crippling. Whether you’re so “hangry” that you’re ready to tear the world apart or chronic depression has stolen everything you love- we’ve ALL experienced a mood issue at one time or another. It is probably the #1 thing that women come to me for. Recognition and action on my mood problems pretty much fixed me.
It can with you too, Lovely.
There is one fat-soluble vitamin that could help make LASTING change. Vitamin D (which is actually more like a hormone) is something I started experimenting with in nutrition school. I had heard about it before, being touted at the next cure all for this or that thing.
One day in class the topic was mood problems and brain health. I found out here that vitamin D could help my moods. I thought- this school is fucking stressful, so I’m going to give this bad bitch a try and see what happens.
A good friend of mine, and myself embarked on this. We ended up feeling light as a feather, sunshiny and laugh-jokey. After only a few weeks! I was totally amazed.
Ever since then (off and on when I remember!!) I take Vitamin D. Sometimes I get it through cod liver oil supplementation, and sometimes just the straight D. Living in Canada, 6 months of the year we have very few hours of sunlight, and it’s not like Caribbean sun when it comes either- it’s a tease or a poke through the sky leading us to buying vacations. . .
Here’s some of the evidence for this awesome nutrient:
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
You can also supplement cod liver oil to get your vitamin D. I prefer liquid CLO to soft gels because you have to take lots of the pills vs. like a tsp of liquid. Your choice! Just look on the label to see how much you need to take to get your desired vitamin D dosage. Note that other fish oil supplements do not have adequate levels of vitamin D to be considered a supplement.