Can Nutrition Therapy Help My Moods?

What you eat contributes to both your physical and mental health – maybe even more than you realize.

At Klarity Clinic, our experienced physicians use ketamine infusion therapy to help treat a variety of mood disorders and mental health conditions.

They can also recommend additional resources, including nutritional improvements in your diet and multivitamin therapy. These options can help you maintain better moods, overall mental stability, and better physical health.

How diet influences mood

There’s a lot to still be understood about the connection between food and your mood, but what is known is that what you eat directly impacts your mental health.

You might notice you don’t feel as well after bingeing on junk food as you do after eating fresh fruit or a salad. This is likely the result of fluctuations in your blood sugar levels and because junk foods don’t contain the optimal nutrients your body needs to function properly.

People who don’t follow a healthy diet are also more likely to skip meals, which can cause low energy, irritability, and depressed moods.

Boosting your nutrition to improve your mood

There are several known nutrients that have a direct impact on your mood. These nutrients include:

Folic acid

Folic acid plays a role in your body’s metabolism and the production of new blood cells. This nutrient also has a link to dopamine, the feel-good hormone.  

You can get more folic acid in your diet by eating leafy greens and fruits.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 works similarly to folic acid in regulating your metabolism and producing blood cells. Increasing your vitamin B12 intake can also improve your response to medications that you take to treat depression.

You can get more vitamin B12 in your diet by eating more shellfish, meat, fish, and dairy products.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids improve your heart health by lowering the amount of bad cholesterol in your body. This nutrient also supports a good mood by affecting how your brain transmits signals throughout your body.

You can get more omega-3 fatty acids in seafood, flaxseed, and walnuts.

Magnesium

Magnesium is essential for energy. This nutrient also supports a healthy heart, your muscles, and your arteries. A magnesium deficiency also has a connection to anxiety and depression, as people who take supplemental magnesium seem to get their symptoms under control faster.

You can get more magnesium from leafy vegetables, avocados, and nuts.

By incorporating all of these nutrients into your diet through the foods you eat and supplements you take, you can feel more emotionally and mentally stable.

Benefits of multivitamin infusions

When you take essential vitamins and minerals orally, your digestive processes break down the nutrients, and you might not be enjoying their full benefits.

Our providers at Klarity Clinic offer infusions of multivitamins to bypass the digestion process. They provide several infusion therapies, including the popular Myers’ Cocktail that contains several essential vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, calcium, and magnesium to give you a physical and mental health boost.

If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions, call the Klarity Clinic nearest you to schedule a consultation. You can also book an appointment online today.

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