Vitamin Therapy for Mood Enhancement

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Mood problems, including anxiety and depression, are disabling ailments from which more than 60 million American’s suffer. 60 million is a gigantic number, yet it does not include those with an occasional sense of the blues, or your general “worrywart” personalities.

Pharmaceutical drugs, such as antidepressants, are very often prescribed to help manage and regulate these symptoms, however for so many people they either stop working or come with a hand basket full of side effects.

At MetroMD, we have a number of different vitamins that supplement a positive mental state and personality.

Vitamin B-12 & B-Complex: Vitamin B-12 and other B vitamins play a role in producing brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions. Low levels of B-12 and other B vitamins such as vitamin B-6 and folate may be linked to depression. A deficiency of vitamin B9 can increase levels of homocysteine, and higher levels of homocysteine are linked to depression. Low levels of vitamin D are also associated with mood disorders and depression.

Glutathione: Glutathione is the brain’s major antioxidant system and plays a key role against oxidative stress. When we don’t have enough Glutathione our cell membranes can become damaged leading to worsened mood.

Selenium: Selenium is key to one of the body’s master antioxidants, glutathione peroxidase. Without selenium, glutathione can not perform its tasks correctly. As we know from above, without selenium and glutathione our bodies are left vulnerable to a lot of toxic gunk building up in our systems, with long-term effects.

Magnesium: Magnesium has been found to function similarly to lithium, which is often prescribed for bipolar disorder as a mood stabilizer. Adding magnesium to your diet may help to decrease the symptoms of mania or rapid cycling. Magnesium also supports good sleep, another problem spot for those with bipolar disorder.

If you’re interested in vitamin therapy to enhance your mood come walk in to MetroMD today, NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY! Just come tell us how you feel and we can help!

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