New clinical trial data suggests supplementation with vitamin D3 could help improve depression scores in older adults with moderate to severe depression.
There is growing evidence that certain essential micronutrients are effective in preventing and controlling depression. Previous studies have found that magnesium supplements may be an alternative to antidepressant drugs, for example, and that omega-3 supplements can help treat even major depression. There is also mounting evidence linking deficiency of B vitamins with depression.
To read about research showing that a vitamin-rich Mediterranean-style diet may help prevent depression, see this article on our website.