Vitamins and Mental Health

Vitamin deficiency may not be the first thing you think of when considering the causes of mental illness. Maybe you should

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Vitamin deficiency may not be the first thing you think of when considering the causes of mental illness. Doctors and psychiatrists rarely recommend vitamins for these conditions. But, while vital nutrients are unavailable to the brain, this can manifest in ways mimicking mental illness.

The first line of protection against anxiety, depression, and other mental disorders is a balanced brain. Some vitamins are necessary for the formation of mood-stimulating neurotransmitters, while others provide energy for brain cells or protect them from damage.

We are beginning to realize how our consumption affects our physical health and well-being. However, most of the time we don’t make a connection between the food we eat and the functioning of our brain.

Vitamins And Proper Brain Function

Like any organ, the brain needs certain vitamins to function normally. By depriving the brain of certain vitamins for a long time, an individual is likely to begin to experience several neurological problems. It is often assumed that if we feel sad or low on energy, we have some emotional or…

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