Zinc supplementation can improve the symptoms of depression

A study published in the Journal of Biopsychiatry by the University of Toronto’s Senebrook Institute showed that the concentration of zinc in the blood circulation of depressed patients is lower than that of non-depressed patients; depression The more severe the symptoms, the lower the concentration of zinc in the patient’s blood. Preliminary clinical trials have shown that the addition of zinc to antidepressants can improve symptoms of depression more quickly and effectively.

Researchers believe that zinc has anti-oxidant properties that help maintain a balance of endocrine functions and play multiple roles in regulating brain circuits and cognitive function. Therefore, a decrease in the concentration of zinc may jeopardize the plasticity of the nerve, which may aggravate the decline of neuropsychological and mental function in the long term.