Zinc improves mood

11 02 2011

We know from previous studies that Zinc helps with many things such as preventing scarring after a cut, thyroid health and hormone production.  We have very specific instructions on the www.XCAP.tv website on how to use zinc.

Role of zinc in the development and treatment of mood disorders

Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2010 Nov;13(6):685-9.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine, Tallahassee,

Florida, USA.

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present review is a critical examination of the most recent

published work on the role of zinc in the development and treatment of mood disorders.

RECENT FINDINGS: Clinical studies and experimental work using animal models have both

revealed a link between zinc status and neuropsychological disorders such as depression and

anxiety. Not only has zinc deficiency been shown to induce depression-like and anxiety-like

behaviors, supplementation has been used as a treatment for major depression. Zinc

administration improves the efficacy of antidepressant drugs in depressed patients and may have

a particular role to play in treatment-resistant patients. Recent investigations into the molecular

mechanisms responsible for these observations suggest a role for zinc in the regulation of

neurotransmitter systems, antioxidant mechanisms, neurotrophic factors, and neuronal precursor

cells.

SUMMARY: The data reviewed here not only indicate a role for zinc deficiency in the

development of mood disorders, but also show that zinc may also be important in their treatment.

Given the prevalence of zinc deficiency in human populations, this work has the potential to

influence strategies to prevent and treat these disorders.

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19 02 2011
David Ewing

Zinc is a great way to improve mood through neurotransmitter absorptive properties

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