A variety of minerals, vitamins, amino acids and nutrient supplementations can be used to help with mood support. Nutrition plays a key role in depression, anxiety and our mood. Diets high in sweets or low in carbohydrates can precipitate depressive episodes by decreasing the mood hormone serotonin. Also depression has been associated with low levels of B vitamins, particularly folic acid.1 A deficiency in essential minerals can have a profound effect on mood, including calcium, iron, and magnesium.
B vitamins like inositol and pantothenic acid can help facilitate neurotransmitter function like serotonin, norepinephrine, and cholinergic receptors2,3,4. Amino acids also play a key role in the production and synthesis of key mood hormones and neurotransmitters. Specifically, taurine though not an essential amino acid can help inhibit neurotransmission and may be neuro-protective.5 The mineral magnesium is a key mineral in the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin.6
If you are looking for additional support to help elevate your mood, adding a nutritional IV might be what you are looking for. Schedule your appointment today.
- Francis PT, Palmer AM, Snape M, Wilcock GK. The cholinergic hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease: a review of progress. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 66(2), 137-147
- Benjamin J, Agam G, Levine J, et al. Inositol treatment in psychiatry. Psychopharmacol Bull 1995;31:167-75.
- Allan SJ, Kavanagh GM, Herd RM, Savin JA. The effect of inositol supplements on the psoriasis of patients taking lithium: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Br J Dermatol 2004;150:966-9.