Multivitamin and Mineral Formula to Improve Mood in Children

Evidence suggests that a broad spectrum multivitamin and mineral formula can be effective at relieving stress, improving mood, and decreasing both anxiety and depression. Evidence suggests that formulas containing a wide range of the essential nutrients are able to have significant clinical effects on mental health. A number of minerals deficiencies including iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium and selenium have been associated with mood disorders and psychiatric symptoms. One study investigated the effects of such a formula on the mood of a group of children with mood and behavioural problems. The children, aged 7 to 15 received a multivitamin and mineral formula that was called EMPower +. The formula contained 36 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. After 8 weeks of supplementation, the children taking the multivitamin and mineral formula showed significant improvements in their behaviour and mood, indicating the supplement had cause significant changes to their neurochemistry.

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Multivitamins are effective at improving both mental and physical health. They are an effective way of ensuring optimal levels of all essential nutrients are present in the diet.

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Kaplan, B. J., Fisher, J. E., & Crawford, S. G. 2004. Improved Mood and Behavior During Treatment with a Mineral-Vitamin Supplement: An Open-Label Case Series of Children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 14(1): 115-122

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