Category Archives: Zinc

Zinc Deficiency: Anxiety?

Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is required for a number of functions in humans and animals. Evidence suggests that zinc has a significant effect in the brain and may be required for normal mental function. Researchers have assessed … Continue reading

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The Association Between Zinc Intake and Depression

A number of studies have demonstrated that zinc supplements are effective at treating mood disorders. This may suggest that a zinc deficient state is one of the possible causes of low mood. This may relate to the fact that zinc … Continue reading

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Nutritional Supplements for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a form of anxiety characterised by obsessive behaviour. A number of supplements have been investigated as possible treatments for this disorder, and many have been found to be beneficial. Here is a list of some of … Continue reading

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Zinc as a Cortisol Blocker

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Zinc and Mental Health

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Superoxide Dismutase As a Marker of Mood

Superoxide dismutase is an enzyme that acts as an antioxidant in cells. Superoxide dismutase is present in humans in two forms. One form uses manganese as a cofactor and one form uses copper and zinc as cofactors. The superoxide dismutase … Continue reading

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Antioxidants as Therapy for Low Mood

Exposure to stress is a primary factor in the development of mood disorders. Stress is able to cause mood disorders because one of the downstream effects of the presence of high levels of stress hormones is the production of inflammation … Continue reading

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Zinc As An Anxiolytic Agent

Evidence suggests that zinc supplements have anxiolytic effects. This may stem from the observation that zinc deficient diets are a cause of behaviour that may be described as anxious. Animal experiments have shown that in both rats and mice, anxious … Continue reading

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Zinc As An Antidepressant

Evidence suggests that a zinc deficiency is associated with depressive symptoms in animals and humans. Studies have investigated whether a low zinc intake is a cause of depression, or that low blood levels of zinc are a consequence of depression. … Continue reading

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