Depression and anxiety may be connected to antioxidant levels

In November 2018, researchers in Iran and Canada published a study in the journal Nutrition, showing a connection between depression and anxiety and antioxidant levels.

The researchers recruited nearly 3,300 adults to participate in their trial, during which they measured food intake, as well as anxiety and depression. Participants were grouped into 5 groups according to what researchers referred to as their dietary total antioxidant capacity.

What the researchers discovered was that participants in the group with the highest dietary TAC were nearly half as likely to have depression when compared to those with the lowest dietary TAC. They were also 38% less likely to have anxiety when compared to the same group.

This is one more study in 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 antioxidants? EMPowerplus is an all-natural combination of 36 vitamins, minerals, 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.