Do you feel depressed or have anxiety issues? You may feel something is missing in life. Everything is at pace but still, you feel left out. You are not able to sleep properly and may even try sleeping pills. One of my clients, a college student was suffering from the same sort of symptoms and his sleep pattern was erratic. At first, his parents thought that it might be a study stress but his blood biochemistry reveals another story. The boy has insufficient levels of Vitamin D. I know you might be surprised how Vitamin D can cause this. But it’s true! Studies have shown that people suffering from mental issues have low levels of Vitamin D.
The very first thing which comes to your mind when you heard about Vitamin D is “Bone Health”. I hope everyone has read in their high school that this Vitamin is much needed for a strong and healthy skeleton. I too agree with the same but have you wondered if this hormone has countless other functions which you never imagine of? And of all these, its role in controlling mood and sleep is known to regulate two very important hormones, “Melatonin and Serotonin”.
Living in a country where we are blessed to have adequate sunlight throughout the year but are still deficient in this Vitamin. I think we all must give this a thought. Some people even question that is this real or a scam or cut-off for this Vitamin D has been set too high, and that’s why everyone has this issue. But several cross-sectional studies done in various part of the country has shown that about 70-90% of the Indian Population is deficient in this vitamin. There are myriad factors responsible for the low level of Vitamin D, like;