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For some depression and anxiety are in their lives for no reason.

Often Mineral and Vitamin deficiencies are at the heart of these conditions.
What many people don’t realize is that our body uses minerals and vitamins as a key or a catalyst to make everything from our happy hormones, to our hydrochloric acid, immune cells, protective linings in our lungs and even as part our red blood cells.

In a perfect world we would be able to absorb and utilize all our nutrients to make everything we need in our body however there are often obstacles in our way.

Serotonin and Dopamine

Serotonin and Dopamine are two heavy hitting hormones that impact on our mood and they need proper nutrition to be synthesized. They need amino acids that come from protein in certain foods, and these starter amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine need minerals and vitamins to be converted to active hormones. Without the minerals and vitamins there is no conversion and that means no happy hormone synthesis.

Kryptopyrroluria, pyroluria or the mauve factor

Kryptopyrroluria is one huge word and it is interchangeable for those other words pyroluria/mauve factor.

What this referring to is a state where the person cannot utilize zinc, B6 and magnesium in the body. What happens in the body is an increased production of pyrroles which are a byproduct of the body, when there is an excess of these pyrroles they bind to zinc, B6 and Magnesium rendering them unavailable for the rest of the bodies functions which they are so needed for.

Magnesium (mg), Zinc, B6  and mood

Mg is used as a cofactor in the body in many ways but one of the most important for mood is being a cofactor for serotonin, dopamine and adrenaline. So as you can see really important for mood without it we feel flat and stressed.

Moods and Digestion

Ok so the first obvious point would be if you are not absorbing your nutrients due to poor gut health, you are not getting the nutrients you need and it goes on in a vicious circle until you fix your gut health.

  • 90% of our serotonin is made in our gut
  • 2nd brain connection our gut and our brain are linked with the same tissues as the brain it creates similar effects on mood, when our gut is happy it shares the serotonin it makes with the brain and we get that happy mood this is from friendly bacteria.
  • Friendly bacteria or microbiome in the gut actually make these happy hormones and they make B vitamins as well if we have a happy gut environment we will produce enough serotonin to keep our moods balanced.
  • Stress impacts negatively on the gut. Stress causes the blood to travel away from the gut reducing our digestion which reduces our nutrient intake and impacts on our moods read more about stresses impact on your general health here https://samanthah22.sg-host.com/blog/stress-how-much-does-stress-really-impact-on-your-health

This is just a quick overview of how nutrients are important to our health and wellbeing.

If you feel like you could use some help so you can feel happier and healthier feel free to contact me on 0412241198