The Link Between Mental Health Problems and Poor Nutrition

The Link Between Mental Health Problems and Poor Nutrition

Mental health conditions like depression and anxiety are all about what’s going on in your mind, right? Well, not exactly. You may be surprised to learn just how closely your mental health and your physical condition connect.

For one thing, your brain is a part of your body. Many types of mental health issues relate to deficiencies in your brain. And, deficiencies in key vitamins and nutrients can absolutely affect your mood and mental health in other ways, as well.

Dr. Bryant S. Edwards and the team at Iconic Infusions, PLLC of Briarwood Hills, Fayetteville, North Carolina take a holistic approach to patient care. We provide both mental health care and physical health support, focusing on the benefits of intravenous (IV) vitamin therapy and other infusion treatments.

Could improving your nutritional wellness give you the boost you need to improve your mental health, as well? Here’s what you need to know.

Your body and your brain: nutrition and mental health

Running an active brain takes energy, as well as a balanced supply of hormones, nutrients, and rest. When your body isn’t running smoothly, your brain function suffers. You might get trapped in mental loops about anxieties, or feel stuck in a low mood without the energy to enjoy your daily life.

Mental health concerns are real, and worth taking seriously. But, sometimes the best way to support yourself is actually through rest, refueling, and increased attention to nutrition.

When you’re struggling with mental health, relying on processed foods containing refined flour and lots of added sugars might be tempting. Eating these foods can feel good, emotionally, and you often get a burst of energy from the sugar.

But, these types of foods don’t contain the nutritional resources your body and mind need. And, after a sugar rush, you might end up sliding down on a sugar crash, leaving you more fatigued or depressed than ever.

Supporting your nutrition and improving your mental health

At Iconic Infusions, PLLC, we offer nutritional IVs that can rebalance your mind, body, and mood. Improving your diet makes a difference, but in your busy, stressful life, you might struggle to get all the necessary nutrition supplementation.

And you should know that IV supplementation works more efficiently than oral supplements, getting nutrients into your bloodstream immediately without any loss in the digestion process.

Our IVs contain key vitamins and nutrients needed for balanced mental health, such as:

B vitamins

B vitamins, particularly Vitamin B-12, found in our Get-Up-And-Go IV, improve your energy and mood.

Magnesium

This mineral, key to helping you relax, is present in our Quench IV and Myers’ Cocktail offerings

Selenium

This nutrient, which reduces fatigue, is available to you in the After Party IV and the Recovery & Performance IV.

Zinc

Controlling inflammation and boosting mental function, zinc is available as an independent infusion, or as part of our Immunity IV

The team at Iconic Infusions, PLLC supervises your infusion session, provided in-office.

To learn more and schedule your infusion session, contact Iconic Infusions, PLLC online or over the phone today to request an appointment.

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