Author Archives: Maikerly Reyes

Studies: Why Vitamin D Is Such An Important Piece Of The Mood Puzzle

Vitamin D is a highly recognized vitamin known for its various beneficial effects on human health and the regulation of minerals in the body. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even depression.* Serious depression afflicts 6.7% of the US population over the age of 18. The[…]

Studies: How Maintaining Vitamin D Levels Support A Healthy Weight

Vitamin D deficiencies have been implicated in a wide range of health issues; from osteoporosis andto  cholesterol, diabetes, the immune system, and obesity. Recent studies have also now also linked Vitamin D sufficiency to playing a supportive role in the maintenance of a healthy weight.  Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to obesity and a higher[…]

How Mood Is Assessed In The Medical World?

Have you ever wondered how experts are able to assess your mood status? The answer is far simpler than what you may imagine. Researchers and doctors employ the usage of established questionnaires to assess conditions like anxiety and depression. Below are some of the most used questionnaires used in research and medicine to assess mood:[…]

Studies: Could More Calcium Improve Your PMS?

Calcium is an essential element most widely known for its effects on bone health and its implications on osteoporosis.  However most people don’t know that calcium levels have also been implicated in affecting mood in women that suffer from the Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). PMS may cause mood swings, irritability, fatigue, and depression*. Calcium Levels and[…]

Studies: Magnesium Linked To Rapid Boost In Mood

About 19 million Americans report feeling depressive symptoms at some stage (1). There are many ways to approach a bout of the blues: including exercise, therapy and medications. However, to support brain health fully, you need adequate levels of micronutrients, including magnesium. Magnesium is known as the “miracle micronutrient” because of the vital role it plays[…]

Studies: Could More Zinc Improve Your Happiness?

Zinc is on the periodic table as a metal. However, its significance goes far beyond the periodic table. Zinc is also a signaling molecule in the brain and an “essential trace element” necessary for human health. Zinc is involved in the immune system, focus, sex, healthy eating habits, and your mood, among many other functions.[…]