Reply To: Has any research been done in to the effect of vitamin D on appetite and over eating when deficient. I want to eat a lot less on sunny days and have found that when I become deficient in vitamin D I overeat
Sunlight also produces melacyte (sp?) stimulating hormone in conjunction with D. Melacyte Stimulating hormone reduces appetite and increases sex drive. There is a long list of beneficial hormones and peptides that work in conjunction with the body producing D when it comes from the sun. I think if you can get it safely, sunlight may be the best help. I also think the answer to your question is more about getting D (and the other photoproducts) naturally from the sun vs taking a supplement which is made from sheep’s wool or boiled fish organs. D supplements are great if you don’t have the sun, but, like plants and animals, we need sun. Hope that helps.