NUTRIENTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Linking nutrition to mental health is a new + developing field in Psychology. Traditionally we think of eating well to keep our bodies healthy but we seem to have missed the link of eating well to keep our brains functioning well. A huge body of evidence now exists that finds that diet is as important to mental health as it is to physical health. “A healthy diet is protective and an unhealthy diet is a risk factor for depression and anxiety,” says Felice Jacka, President of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research. 

“Diet is potentially the most powerful intervention we have. By helping people shape their diets, we can improve their mental health” (Dr Drew Ramsey).”No matter where you are on the spectrum of mental health, food is an essential part of your treatment plan,” Ramsey says. “ If you are on medications they are going to work better if you are eating a brain-healthy diet of nutrient-dense foods”.

Good nutrition is crucial for brain health then. Real food nourishes our brains + becomes the protein + enzymes + tissue + neurotransmitters that transfers + processes information controlling every function of our bodies + every feeling we have.

So, we have incredible power + control over our mental health using foods + nutrients. I know from my own experience though how hard it is to always hit every nutritional goal when life gets busy or emotions are overwhelming. Of course the ideal is to eat an amazing diet but skip a few meals because we are tired or wired + grab a quick take away when anything will do is sometimes the reality.

That’s why I wanted to design a multivitamin that would fill all the gaps. Be the insurance to make sure you can get all the nutrients you need whatever is going on in your life.

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