Supplementation of vitamin D should be personalized. Psilocybin can treat depression symptoms. Omega 6 fatty acid may reduce the risk of developing bipolar disorder. Cranberry extract fights metabolic diseases.

Every week we discover inspiring, informative, and sometimes shocking health-related news. From new studies to insightful analysis, here is what you need to know this week:

  • Vitamin D levels depend on a multitude of factors, suggesting that a personalized approach to supplementation if required. A new study from the United Kingdom confirms that sunlight exposure plays an important role in vitamin D levels, but so do ethnicity, age, BMI, and even cholesterol levels. Clinical Nutrition
  • Psilocybin is effective in treating the symptoms of depression. The main ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, psilocybin has shown superior depression-reducing potential in a new study that compared the compound with placebo, niacin, and other alternatives. The British Medical Journal
  • Omega 6 fatty acids may reduce the risk of developing bipolar disorder. New research indicates that fatty acids commonly found in eggs, poultry, and sea food can decrease the likelihood of developing bipolar disorder and that early-life supplementation may be beneficial. Biological Psychiatry
  • Cranberry extract may help to prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes. A new study shows that cranberry extract affects the intestinal microbiome in a way that reduces the risk various metabolic diseases. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes