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  • Writer's pictureJoshua Kleinstreuer

Looking To Create A Product That Helps With Depression?

Depression, also referred to as clinical depression, major depression, or major depressive disorder, is a mental health condition that can affect up to 16 million adults in any given year. It is one of the most common mental health disorders and sources of disability across the globe.

In fact, at least half of all people who suffer from a depressive episode will experience another one in their lifetime.

Depression can cause intense feelings of sadness or hopelessness that may interfere with all aspects of your life. Anyone that finds themselves suffering from depression should talk with a mental health professional.

There are lots of treatments, both old and new, that can help you find relief from your symptoms and make living with depression more manageable—including gummi vitamins and supplements. Common Symptoms of Depression:

  • Fatigue or loss of energy

  • Weight or appetite changes

  • Restlessness

  • Agitation

  • Lack of interest in hobbies

  • Irritability

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep

  • Feelings of sadness

  • Feelings of hopelessness or emptiness

  • Unexplained aches and pains

  • Suicidal thoughts

Depression symptoms must be present most of the day, almost every day, for a period of at least two weeks to be diagnosed as clinical depression. You do not need to exhibit all of the symptoms listed above to be diagnosed with depression.

Essential Vitamins To Boost Mood

Vitamin B

B Complex Vitamins are important for the overall health of your brain, especially Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin B-6. These vitamins help produce and control the chemicals that influence mood and other brain functions, and low levels of these vitamins are linked to depression.

Studies have shown that boosting vitamin B levels may help alleviate depression symptoms. A study from 2005 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that a combination of vitamin B-12 and folic acid (another type of vitamin B) reduced depression symptoms.

Vitamin C

Supplementing your diet with increased amounts of Vitamin C can help improve both mood and cognitive function. Studies have also indicated vitamin C may help reduce symptoms of anxiety as well as depression. In an article published in the journal Antioxidants, research showed that increased consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with enhanced mood and psychological well-being. The authors noted that while it is possible that fruit and vegetable intake is simply a marker of a “healthier” lifestyle, fruit and vegetables are rich in micronutrients, and there are a number of these that may contribute to an effect on mood. There is scientific evidence that fatigue and depression are known to closely precede the physical symptoms of scurvy—a disease caused by low levels of Vitamin C, which suggests that vitamin C may also be a moderator of mood and increasing intake of Vitamin C through diet or fortification with supplements, may ease symptoms of depression.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D has many health benefits, primarily by helping your body absorb calcium.

This vitamin may also protect against cancer, high blood pressure, and ease symptoms of depression.

A report published in Issues in Mental Health Nursing suggests maintaining adequate vitamin D levels may help reduce depression. Vitamin D is known as the “sunlight vitamin” since the body naturally produces it when the skin is exposed to sunlight. This is also why some people experience increased symptoms of depression during the winter months when there is less sunlight.

Vitamin D can also be obtained from certain foods, including cod liver oil, milk, sardines, and eggs.

For many people, supplements are the safer choice as routine sun exposure increases the risk for skin cancer and of course the lack of sunlight during the winter.

Other Supplements for Depression:

Along with the vitamins and supplements listed above, other natural vitamins for depression may include:

Omega-3 fatty acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the function and health of the brain. Natural sources of Omega-3s include certain fatty fish such as salmon, as well as seeds and nuts. Omega-3s can often be obtained via supplements as well. Some studies in adults suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may be beneficial in the treatment of mild to moderate depression. People with depression may have low blood levels of the brain chemicals EPA and DHA, both of which are found in fish oil. While it's generally true that the best way to get nutrients is through healthy foods, fish is a perfect example of when a supplement may help. Studies have shown that contaminants such as mercury do not appear to accumulate in fish oil but remain primarily in the meat of the fish.

Magnesium: There are many important electrolytes that are vital for the function of your body, and among the top three is magnesium. Magnesium plays a critical role in brain function and mood, and low levels are linked to an increased risk of depression. One study that involved nearly 9,000 people under the age of 65 with a low magnesium intake had a 22 percent greater risk of depression. Some experts believe the low magnesium content of modern food may cause many cases of depression and mental illness.

How Gummi World Can Help:

At Gummi World we focus on executing vitamins and supplements gummies

to perfection.

We want to partner with you to develop a unique, brand-specific gummi tailored toward helping people that are seeking relief from mood disorders or symptoms of depression.

With reasonable minimum order quantities and the

reliability of being placed into a production schedule that works for you, we're

a full solution facility helping you from recipe development all the way to

product fulfillment.

Let us focus on fulfilling a tasty and healthy product that is customized to

your specifications while you grow your business and your brand.

Contact Us: Call our Partner Satisfaction Expert at 830-358-9770 today or schedule a time online.



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