Hey everyone as we all know here in the states it is winter time and where I am located, in the North East, we get very cold, dark, and snowy days. I am one of the unfortunate ones who tends to suffer from really bad seasonal depression, to be honest I always believed "seasonal depression" to be a b.s. claim but time and time again winter after winter my mood and attitude takes a complete dive for the worst. I start to become constantly depressed and feeling like absolute crap, my work performance changes and my overall desire to do anything diminishes including hitting the gym as hard as I would like to. Now from what my understanding is, seasonal depression is due to a lack of sunlight in which your body naturally absorbs vitamin D which plays a big role in your overall mood. My question is, what are some good supplements to enhance overall mood and help during these harsh winters? I have heard and read that Vitamin D3 is great for enhancing ones mood along with a providing a whole slew of other added health benefits. Now for a multivitamin I am currently taking Source Naturals Life Force which contains 200 IU per serving. Would that be enough vitamin D3 or would it best to supplement D3 on its own and at what dose(factoring in the added 200 IU from my multi)? Lastly, are then any other recommended supplements to help with seasonal depression or would vitamin D3 be my best bet?
With great thanks -The Dirty D-