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Common Nutritional Deficiencies that can cause Depression and Mood Disorders

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Nutritional deficiencies can play a large role in maintaining and regulating the well-being of our mental health. Some of the most common known deficiencies that can weaken brain function and memory, as well as aggravate levels of stress and anxiety are discussed below.


So it would be wise to look out for these symptoms, but it's even more important to make appointments with your doctor for regular checkups during the year.



B Vitamins
B vitamins — vitamins B 6 and B12 in particular — are known for many health benefits. They can help reduce the risk of strokes, support nail growth, and moisturize skin — but they can also greatly affect your moods. A large percentage of depressed older women found to be deficient in vitamin B12.

You can find incredible amounts of B vitamins in seafood, leafy greens, bananas, fortified soy products, bran cereals, and red meat.

Vitamin D Many people find that they become more depressed and moody during the winter months.

Due to our lifestyles these da…
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