Vitamin deficiency: The condition that could be responsible for mental health symptoms
STEER recently featured in an article about vitamin deficiency being linked to mental health symptoms in the Daily Express.
Supplements are a popular accoutrement to the diets of many during the winter months. They help to strengthen the immune system at a time when bugs aplenty are circulating and stop an individual from becoming deficient in a key vitamin. They could also, it turns out, improve mental health.
During the winter months governments recommend individuals take vitamin D supplements between the months of September and April. The reason for this is due to how the body does not produce enough of the vitamin from the sun during these months. From April onwards, the body produces enough vitamin D to make the inclusion of supplements an unhealthy health-based decision. Overdosing on vitamin D can cause damage to the heart and bones.