The Lack of These Vitamins May Be Causing Your Depression

By | December 8, 2020
The Lack of These Vitamins May Be Causing Your Depression

In today’s video, you will learn about 7 vitamins whose lack may cause depression. Did you know that?

Just like any other organ of our body, the brain needs certain vitamins to work properly.

A prolonged lack of some vitamins may harm your brain and cause a series of neurological and emotional issues.

It is common to think that, if we feel sad or low, we must have some sort of emotional or behavioral issue.

However, people rarely think about their diets as the solution or prevention for these issues.

Did you know that some vitamins can prevent and cure mental disorders?

See how including some vitamins in your diet can positively affect your mental health:

1. B-Complex Vitamins
The B-complex is composed of 8 vitamins that are sometimes called “anti-stress vitamins.” Did you know that? These are essential to fight the effects of stress on the brain, as they form neurotransmitters that are responsible for keeping a good mood.

2. Vitamin D
The deficiency of vitamin D is associated with depression, dementia, and autism. This vitamin helps in the production of serotonin, the hormone responsible for mood and happiness. Also, vitamin D is important for the immune system and bone health.

3. Magnesium
Magnesium is important to our health in many different ways. It is responsible for activating more than 300 different enzymatic reactions in the body and is essential for nervous transmissions, muscle contraction, blood clotting, energy production, bone and cell formation, and for the metabolism of nutrients.

4. Tryptophan
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid used by the brain, combined with vitamin B3 and magnesium, to produce serotonin, an important neurotransmitter for the biochemical processes of sleep and mood.

5. Zinc
Zinc is another essential micronutrient that helps reduce the risk of depression, thanks to its key role in neural functions.

6. Iron
Iron deficiency is a common issue among women. It can cause depression and also lead to a lower number of red blood cells, which causes fatigue, mental confusion, loss of appetite, irritability, and other symptoms of depression.

7. Omega-3
Increasing your intake of omega-3 rich foods and also taking omega-3 capsules is useful to prevent and fight depression and anxiety, as it improves the control of emotions and mood and reduces the symptoms of depression, sleep issues, and lack of sexual desire, common symptoms among depressed people.

As you have seen, a balanced diet helps fight the symptoms of depression. But it is important to remember that all these vitamins can be prescribed by your doctor or nutritionist, if necessary.

Combining the recommended treatment with a diet rich in essential nutrients for your brain and body increases the chances of a quick recovery. Isn’t it amazing?

0:00 Nutritional Deficiencies That May Cause Depression
0:45 B-Complex Deficiency and Depression
1:49 How the Lac of Vitamin D Affects Mental Health
2:23 How Magnesium Improves Anxiety and Depression
2:53 How Tryptophan Can Help With Depression and Insomnia
3:30 Zinc Deficiency and Depression
3:55 Low Iron Depression and Anxiety
4:54 Omega-3 and Depression

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