When this young mother heard of a trial using broad-spectrum micronutrients for depression, she volunteered right away because she didn't like the way anti-depressants made her feel.
Dr. Julia Rucklidge has been researching the impact of broad-spectrum micronutrients on mood and mental health for decades. Several of her research studies have focused on a clinical strength micronutrient formulation produced by Hardy Nutritionals® called Daily Essential Nutrients. The high potency vitamin-mineral formulation contains all the essential nutrients humans need from food but which are often missing from even the healthiest of diets. These micronutrients are provided in a highly absorbable format which aids the body in releasing neurotransmitters necessary for balanced moods and better sleep.
"Medications have a place, they save some people's lives. But sadly, they aren't helping enough people get well," Dr. Rucklidge shares. While anti-depressants can be useful in the short term, they often come with a long list of side effects which can cause long-term health issues. Broad-spectrum micronutrients such as Hardy's DEN are increasingly being considered a first step in treating and preventing mental illness, before turning to psychiatric medications.
There are now over 30 independent medical journal publications backing the safety and effectiveness of these micronutrients for a wide range of mood and mental health disorders.