Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, has been linked to brain health through a study released on September 14 in the journal JAMA Neurology. The research suggests that low levels of vitamin D may lead to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease later in life.
While many factors go into determining a risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, it’s always a good idea to get a sufficient supply of vitamin D every day. Vitamin D is called the sunshine vitamin because it’s produced in humans naturally when UV rays from the sun strike the skin. However, with days getting shorter this time of the year, one can also get vitamin D from foods such as fish and eggs. We also recommend talking to your doctor, to see if taking a vitamin D supplement is right for you.
To learn more, see Every Day Health’s article: Too Little Vitamin D May Hasten Mental Decline.