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My social anxiety is manageable


It turns out I had vitamin d deficiency, which thus contributed to a lower levels of sertonin increasing anxiety and depression. as soon as I take supplements my mood changes, my anxiety drops from a 9 to a 4.
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that's great. I've also been going out on the sun daily for walks about 30 minutes but not always on the sun straight. Especially during this lockdown situation, it's bad to stay indoors. There's even a theory that sunlight will kill various viruses inside your body. As a result, a stronger immune system.

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I also made good experience with vitamin D (plus K!)!

Just curious. How many IU/day are you taking?

It helped me not so much with anxiety directly, but it was really helpful with my chronic long-term exhaustion!

It's actually a stimulating fat soluble hormone. So better to be taken in the mornings with some little meal. Otherwise it could disturb your sleep.

Always check with your doctor or pharmacist first, or at least do thorough research!
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Thats good it worked wonders for you!

I found out i was crazy low in vit d, so my doctors put me on strong vit d tablets. I noticed that my depression did definitely slightly decrease.


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I also made good experience with vitamin D (plus K!)!

Just curious. How many IU/day are you taking?

It helped me not so much with anxiety directly, but it was really helpful with my chronic long-term exhaustion!

It's actually a stimulating fat soluble hormone. So better to be taken in the mornings with some little meal. Otherwise it could disturb your sleep.

Always check with your doctor or pharmacist first, or at least do thorough research!
Im taking 1000 IU per day, but I might increase the dose due to the COVOID thing.

I was aware I had deficiency since 2016, but I didnt really put in the effort to go back to the normal levels. Anxiety just got worse and worse each year.

"Based on current research, it seems that consuming 1,000–4,000 IU (25–100 mcg) of vitamin D daily should be ideal for most people to reach healthy vitamin D blood levels"
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Also, one improvement I noticed is that I can finally go to sleep without going into deep thinking, or thinking about my mistakes. I also am thinking more positively now. This was probaly one of the greatest thing that I took and I wish I did it sooner.

please check your vitamin levels in your blood, it may induce anxiety and depression.
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Thanks for your answer! 🙂

Those are the safe dosages that I read about too.
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