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Zinc Improves Mood in Women

Doctors in a pilot study said zinc helps the brain develop and function and wanted to see if the nutrient could improve mood.

Thirty young women took a multivitamin or a multivitamin plus 7 mg of zinc per day. After 10 weeks, compared to those who didn’t take zinc, the zinc group had higher blood levels of zinc and better (lower) scores for anger, hostility, depression and dejection.

Researchers used the Profile of Mood States, or POMS test, which quickly and accurately measures the effects of different treatments, including subtle changes in mood.

Doctors concluded zinc supplements may help reduce anger and depression.

Reference: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; 2010, Vol. 64, No. 3, 331-3

This article was also published in our newletter “Natural Insights for Well Being”, September 2010. Stop by Van’s Health Foods at 2148 First Street Livermore, CA or call us at 925-447-2976 to be added to our mailing list.

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