Key Nutrients that Support Mental Health

Key Nutrients that Support Mental Health

What you eat truly matters. Your body needs multiple vitamins and minerals to function not only physically, but also mentally.

At Klarity Clinic, our team of physicians specialize in ketamine infusion therapy as well as other treatments to help you manage mental health ailments like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

In addition to designing an infusion therapy plan to fit your needs, our providers can also recommend multivitamin therapy drips to ensure your body has what it needs to support good mental health.

5 key nutrients your brain needs

The nutrients you get from your diet support every function of your body. Not getting enough of the right nutrients can negatively impact your physical and mental health.

To improve your existing mental health and reduce your risk for additional complications, the five key nutrients you should be getting in your daily diet include:

1. B vitamins

B vitamins support your body’s processes at a cellular level. B9 (folate) is especially important for mental health because a folate deficiency can increase your risk factors for depression. Supplemental B vitamins have also been shown to enhance the effects of antidepressants.

Good dietary sources of B vitamins include red meat, poultry, whole grains, and dark, leafy vegetables.

2. Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential component in the development of your brain and bones. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with depressive symptoms and disorders like schizophrenia.

You get vitamin D from the sun and also through oily fishes for vitamin-fortified milk and dairy products.

3. Omega-3

Omega-3 fatty acids play a vital role in your brain structure and function. This nutrient supports your mental health and can be beneficial in the treatment of depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder.

Omega-3 is found naturally in fish, oysters, nuts, and seeds.

4. Minerals

Minerals like zinc and magnesium contribute to your brain health and neurological function. Deficiencies of these minerals can increase your risk for depression and anxiety disorders.

Important minerals are found in whole grains, nuts, spinach and other leafy greens, and lean meats.

5. Amino acids

Amino acids are essential for creating proteins that help your brain regulate your mood. Some amino acids convert into glutathione, an antioxidant that protects against cellular damage caused by free radicals and heavy metals in the environment.

You can find amino acids in protein-rich foods like meats, eggs, nuts, legumes, and seafood.

When your diet isn’t enough

If you’re eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, you’re likely getting all the nutrients you need. However, some people find it difficult to stick to a healthy diet. Others can’t absorb dietary nutrients because of underlying health conditions or the use of certain medications.

This is where multivitamin therapy can help. The multivitamin therapies we offer at Klarity Clinic deliver essential nutrients directly into your bloodstream through an intravenous (IV) line, so you can enjoy their full benefit. 

Our physicians can determine which therapy is the right fit for you. IV therapy options include supplemental glutathione and the Myers’ cocktail. This popular IV therapy contains a variety of nutrients like B vitamins, vitamin C, and magnesium that support your mental health.

To find out if multivitamin therapy is right for you, book an appointment online or by calling the Klarity Clinic office nearest you today.

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