Category Archives: Micronutrient Research

Could The Gut-Brain Connection Hold The Key To Weight Control?

Of course the gut plays a role in eating! It’s the place where all the food goes! However, could there be another factor beyond simple digestion? There are trillions of bacteria in your stomach and intestines that make up the gut microbiome, which according to new research, could be the source of hunger and crucial[…]

Studies: How The Gut Affects Your State Of Mind

Your emotional health is a major part of your well-being, but it’s often not as simple as avoiding stressors or just “being happy.” Many people try top-down approaches to regulate mood and focus by focusing on the brain, however they’re missing out on what scientists are now calling “the second brain” – your gut. As[…]

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: Can Zinc Improve Focus and Brain Health?

Zinc is the second most abundant metal in your body and it is crucial for healthy brain development and function*. Cells in your brain, called neurons, interact with each other by releasing chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry signals from one neuron to another. For your brain to form ideas quickly and efficiently, zinc must be[…]

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.[…]