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Could Vitamin D Help Ward Off Suicide?


“A new study hints that treating low vitamin D levels with supplements might have a critical benefit for certain people: a decreased risk of attempting suicide.” [Source:]


The World Health Organization estimates that more than 700,000 people die by suicide every year – a number equivalent to one person every 40 seconds. Research further suggests that approximately 1 billion people worldwide are affected by vitamin D deficiency, with around 50 percent of the global population having insufficient levels. As such, the finding that treating low vitamin D with supplements decreases the risk of suicide could potentially save many lives.

Of the many factors that are known to play a role in suicide, depression is one of the key ones. Significantly, therefore, nutritional medicine has been shown to be helpful in the prevention and control of this mental health disorder. A deficiency of B vitamins is known to be associated with the condition, for example, while daily supplementation with magnesium leads to a significant decrease in both depression and anxiety symptoms and may be a safe over-the-counter alternative to antidepressant drugs. Additional examples of nutrients that have been shown to be effective in fighting depression include curcumin, vitamin C, and acetyl-l-carnitine.

To read how supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce symptoms of even major depressive disorder, see this article on our website.