“Micronutrients … in minuscule amounts …are the “magic wands” that enable the body to produce enzymes, hormones and other substances essential for proper growth and development. As tiny as the amounts are, however, the consequences of their absence are severe.” [World Health Organization (WHO)]
What are micronutrients?
The tiny minerals and vitamins that nourish
your cells and feed your brain.
Examples of how the brain and body use micronutrients:
- Zinc: Helps maintain positive outlook, manage stress responses and ensure focus. Also plays a pivotal role in digestion.
- Manganese: An antioxidant required for the synthesis of two key neurotransmitters. Essential for nerve and brain function.
- Chromium: Aids in glucose metabolism, helps maintain blood sugar balance (for people whose blood sugar is already in a normal range) and supports a positive outlook.
- Iodine: Supports the synthesis of thyroid hormones, supporting CNS (Central Nervous System) and regulating metabolism.
- Vitamin B12: Fundamental for mood and energy balance, maintaining memory and producing neurotransmitters.
Vitamin D: Involved in regulating glucose and calcium transport to and within the brain. May help protect clear cognition by increasing the availability of neurotransmitters.
Want to fire on all cylinders?
Your brain needs a steady stream.
+ Poor nutrition may be a precursor of mental health issues*
+ A shortage of minerals may exacerbate increased highs and lows*
+ Gut balance is pivotal in ensuring maximum micronutrient absorption and encouraging brain balance*
It’s no wonder that an increasing number of health practitioners are focusing on micronutrient absorbability and brain-gut balance as keys to supporting individuals on the path to mental wellness.
Absorption is getting harder.
You may not be getting enough trace nutrients.
Micro- and macronutrients are found naturally in foods, but modern life is making it increasingly difficult to ensure you’re absorbing enough trace nutrients:
+ You need a variety of fresh produce grown in nutrient-dense soils
which is becoming harder to achieve in modern life
+ Modern day stressors on the body can inhibit gut absorption
by depleting the enzymes and probiotics needed to assimilate nutrients
+ You may simply have a genetic predisposition to require a steadier flow
of certain micronutrients to function optimally and feel your best
These factors make it important to focus on micronutrient absorbability as part of any program for health and mental well-being.