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Vitamin D & EMPower Plus

Anyone in Canada should be supplementing with Vitamin D during the winter months. Vitamin D plays a significant role in so many aspects of the body.

When discussing mental health conditions or optimizing your mental well-being, we must take a closer look at the production of neurotransmitters, such as melatonin, serotonin or dopamine.

Vitamin D is one of the critical nutrients to incite that enzyme reaction in some of the first reactions necessary to convert the amino acids into neurotransmitters.

When we are looking at one's mental well-being when living in the northern countries, it is essential to supplement with Vitamin D because the problem is that within the northern countries, once we get to a specific time in the year when the sun is at a

45-degree angle or less to us on the horizon, meaning that our shadow is now longer than we are.

We are then in a phase when we are not getting enough peak sunlight to facilitate the production of Vitamin D within our bodies.

This means that from about October to late February/March, in the northern countries where we are beyond the 49th parallel, the sun is beyond that 45-degree angle on us. We are then no longer producing Vitamin D, and it won't take long to burn through our Vitamin D stores unless we are eating Vitamin-rich D food; there is no way we can keep it topped up.

This is why depression is so prevalent the further north we go because we no longer have adequate Vitamin D levels to produce all of those vital neurotransmitters that regulate our mental well-being, help us to feel good, and maintain solid cognitive capabilities.

A good general rule of thumb is that when your shadow is longer than you're tall, Vitamin D production is no longer taking place. This includes summer mornings and evenings as well.

Supplementing with a few thousand International Units (IU's) per day is highly beneficial as it increases the effectiveness of many other nutrients. It will 100% help you get the best bang for your buck while taking EMPower Plus.

The holidays can be difficult, and we see depression during Christmas. Christmas anxiety is also frequent this time of year. These disorders are closely linked to Vitamin D deficiency, so it is crucial to supplement responsibly.

Happy Holidays!

David Stephan

VP of Truehope Canada


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