Winter, Depression & VitaminD

Here at Body Lounge we offer Vitamin D3 injections. This is injected directly in to the muscle for almost complete absorption as opposed to oral supplements that have to pass through the gut. This along with increasing sun exposure and eating Vitamin D rich foods can help treat Vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D is known as the “sunshine” vitamin. It is an essential fat-soluble nutrient. It helps keep bones healthy and strong, helps cell growth, brain function, and benefits the immune function.

Your body absorbs vitamin D primarily through sun exposure, although dietary supplements (like regular injections) and certain foods are also sources of the nutrient.

Vitamin D deficiency occurs when your body doesn’t absorb the recommend levels. Insufficient vitamin D levels can cause your bones to become misshapen, brittle, or thin. It can also lead to a number of health problems, including:

  • aching bones
  • fatigue or drowsiness
  • weakness and pain of the muscles and joints
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Forgetfulness
  • Loss of Sex Drive
  • Headaches/ Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • bone softening (osteomalacia)
  • low bone density (osteopenia)
  • osteoarthritis

Studies have shown a link between vitamin D deficiency and depression. Researchers behind a 2013 meta-analysis noticed that study participants with depression also had low vitamin D levels. The same analysis found that, statistically, people with low vitamin D were at a much greater risk of depression.

The researchers believe that because vitamin D is important to brain function, insufficient nutrient levels may play a role in depression and other mental illnesses. An earlier 2005 studyTrusted Sourceidentified vitamin D receptors in the same areas of the brain associated with depression.

If your depression is related to a vitamin D deficiency, increasing your vitamin D may help relieve your symptoms.

Some Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency:

Limited sun exposure, lifestyle, and age can contribute to low vitamin D levels.

How to Get Vitamin D:

Sunlight exposure is the primary source of vitamin D for most people. If you stay out of the sun or use too much sunblock you limit your exposure. That can lead to vitamin D deficiency. People with lighter skin tend to absorb vitamin D more quickly. People with Darker skin tone have greater amounts of melanin which reduces vitamin D production in the skin.

Vitamin D3 Injections


Few foods are naturally rich in vitamin D.

  • salmon
  • mackerel
  • other fatty fish
  • fish liver oils
  • animal fats
  • vitamin D fortified food products, like orange juice and cereal

Vegans & Vegetarians are often prone to the deficiency.



To Setup a your Vitamin D plan for this Winter & Fall please call 972.803.4432.

$25/ Injection or Package of 5 for $115

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