According to a recent Finnish study, children who consumed a higher than recommended dose of vitamin D3 in their early years demonstrated a reduction in psychological symptoms during late childhood, reported Al-Rai Daily.

The study, published in the scientific journal “scitechdaily,” found that children who received the standard dose of vitamin D3 three times showed fewer symptoms of depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues compared to those who received the standard dose alone. Previous research has suggested a link between low vitamin D levels in early childhood and an increased risk of developing mental health problems later in life.

The study further indicated that daily supplementation of vitamin D3 above the standard dose could decrease the likelihood of internal problems among school-age children. Samuel Sandbug from the University of Tampere commented, “Our results suggest that a higher dose of vitamin D3 supplementation during the early years of life may reduce the risk of internalization of psychiatric symptoms in late preschool and early school age.” However, Sandbug also emphasized the need for additional research to validate and further explore these findings.

While the results and their potential implications are intriguing, the scientific community acknowledges the necessity for further investigation to substantiate the study’s conclusions. Continued research in this area could offer valuable insights into the role of vitamin D supplementation in promoting mental well-being among children.

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