What kind of Vitamin D do I take for depression and how much?

Can I take fish oil with vitamin D and what kind of D do I take and how much?


Fish oil contains an excellent source of Vitamin D!

Selected food sources of vitamin D...

The following lists suggests dietary sources of vitamin D. Fortified foods are a major source of vitamin D. Breakfast cereals, pastries, breads, crackers, cereal grain bars and other foods may be fortified with 10% to 15% of the recommended daily value for vitamin D. It is important to read the nutrition facts panel of the food label to determine whether a food provides vitamin D.

* Cod Liver Oil, 1 Tbs: 1,360 IU
* Salmon, cooked, 3 1/2 oz: 360 IU
* Mackerel, cooked, 3 1/2 oz: 345 IU
* Sardines, canned in oil, drained, 3 1/2 oz: 270 IU
* Milk, nonfat, reduced fat, and whole, vitamin D fortified, 1 c: 98 IU
* Margarine, fortified, 1 Tbs: 60 IU
* Pudding, 1/2 c prepared from mix and made with vitamin D fortified milk: 50 IU
* Dry cereal, Vitamin D fortified w/10% of the recommended daily value, 3/4 c: 40-50 IU (other cereals may be fortified with more or less vitamin D)
* Liver, beef, cooked, 3 1/2 oz: 30 IU
* Egg, 1 whole (vitamin D is present in the yolk): 25 IU

(Information provided by National Institutes of Health)

According to the Vitamin D Council, they recommend at least 1000 IU/day (in the new official units for vitamins, this translates to 25 ug/day).

"Basically, what vitamin D does is increase levels of the chemical serotonin in the brain." -John Cannell, MD, head of the Vitamin D Council

As you should know by going through our handbook, serotonin is a happy chemical in your brain.

Source: vitamindcouncil.org

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