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Taiora Trial: Balancing Emotions in Adolescents with Micronutrients

Posted on : January 24, 2024 by Hardy Nutritionals® No Comments

Are vitamins and minerals (taiora) helpful for managing emotions in teens?

Introduction to the Taiora Trial  
The Taiora Trial, conducted by the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, is exploring the impact of micronutrients on managing emotions in adolescents. This study involves 150 young participants who will be randomly assigned to either a treatment or placebo group. Participants in the treatment group will take 12 multinutrient capsules daily for eight weeks. The trial, including initial questionnaires and weekly symptom monitoring, is conducted entirely online, with clinical oversight provided. After the trial, all participants will have the option to continue receiving micronutrients for an additional eight weeks at no cost. Eligibility criteria include being 12-17 years old, having internet access, and experiencing significant emotional dysregulation. Certain medical conditions and medications are exclusion criteria. For more detailed information, you can visit the study's webpage here.

Potential Implications for Adolescent Mental Health
The potential implications of the Taiora Trial's results for adolescent mental health treatment are significant. If the trial demonstrates positive outcomes, it could lead to a broader acceptance of micronutrient supplementation as a viable option in treating emotional dysregulation and related mental health issues in adolescents. This could revolutionize treatment approaches, offering a more holistic and potentially less invasive alternative to traditional pharmaceutical interventions. Additionally, it could prompt further research into the role of nutrition in mental health, influencing both clinical practices and public health policies. Such findings could also raise awareness about the importance of a balanced diet for mental well-being, especially during the crucial developmental stages of adolescence.

When complete, this trial will be one of more than 40 independent studies— including double-blind, placebo-controlled trials— already conducted on Hardy Nutritionals Daily Essential Nutrients (DEN), the world's most research-backed supplement for mood and mental health.

Importance of Micronutrients in Mental Health
Micronutrients, which include vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, play a crucial role in brain health and mental well-being. Growing evidence suggests that a deficiency in essential nutrients can contribute to mental health disorders. For instance, the Taiora Trial is investigating the impact of multinutrient supplements on emotional dysregulation in adolescents. Daily Essential Nutrients is recognized for its effectiveness in stabilizing mood and improving mental focus. This growing body of research underscores the potential of micronutrients as a complementary or alternative treatment for various mental health conditions. 

DEN has received a 'Grade A' evidence rating from the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry and the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments. This rating is based on over 40 independent studies, including double-blind placebo-controlled trials, which demonstrate DEN's safety and efficacy in stabilizing mood swings, improving focus, and reducing anxiety in both children and adults. This ever growing body of scientific evidence emphasizes that DEN should be considered a primary treatment option for mood and mental health disorders. 

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Hardy Nutritionals® multivitamin-mineral products are powered by our proprietary NutraTek™ mineral delivery technology, which combines each mineral with specialized organic molecules—just like nature—to optimize absorption and distribution to body cells. Our flagship supplement, Daily Essential Nutrients, is widely considered to be the most research-backed micronutrient treatment.
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