7 minerals that may affect depression in older women

In February 2019, researchers in Japan published a study in the scientific journal Nutrients, showing a connection between diet and depression in older women.

Researchers analyzed mineral intake of the more than 1,400 participants (over the age of 65) based on a diet history questionnaire. Then they assessed depression levels of the participants, and tried to determine a relationship between the diet and depression levels of the participants.

What they discovered was that when compared to women who had no depression symptoms, women participants who did have depression symptoms were more likely to have diets low in the following 7 nutrients:

  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Copper

This is one more study among a growing body of research showing a connection between what we eat and our mental health. Here at Truehope, we’ve been promoting nutrition as mental health treatment for over 20 years.

Did you know that Truehope EMPowerplus Advanced contains all 7 of the minerals highlighted in the study? EMPowerplus Advanced is an all-natural combination of 36 vitamins, minerals (including magnesium), amino acids, and antioxidants specifically formulated to support physical and mental well-being. Also, being the subject of over 30 clinical trials makes it the most independently researched micronutrient formula in the world.