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The role of calcitriol in preventing and treating seasonal affective disorder

In my recent research, I've discovered an intriguing link between calcitriol, a form of Vitamin D, and the prevention and treatment of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Calcitriol is crucial due to its potential to regulate mood by affecting serotonin levels in the brain. Lack of sunlight in winter months can lead to a Vitamin D deficiency, possibly contributing to SAD. Therefore, supplementing with Vitamin D, increasing natural sunlight exposure, or using light therapy could help manage or even prevent this disorder. It's truly fascinating how something as simple as a vitamin can have such a profound impact on our mental health.

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