5 Nutrients that Relieve Stress and Anxiety

If you’re feeling stressed, it’s only natural to seek relief. Overscheduled, high-stress living can take its toll on your health. You get tired and fatigued. It’s hard to focus and stay motivated. You may even notice the physical effects of stress like a weakened immune system or dull, dry skin that’s prematurely aging you.


While occasional times of stress are difficult to avoid, chronic stress can take a serious toll on your physical and emotional health. In fact, it may increase your risk of conditions like heart disease and depression.


Here are 5 nutrients, that can help manage your stress and reduce anxiety:


1. Magnesium


Magnesium is very important in mood regulation and has an impact on your nervous system. It is necessary for most functions in our bodies. Magnesium helps to relax the body, which helps reduce stress. It's also a mineral for important body function, including heart rhythm, strong bones, keeping blood pressure normal, and helping to decrease the risk of risk chronic diseases


Magnesium deficiency has been linked to depression, anxiety, migraines, and high blood pressure.


Supplementing magnesium will help you keep the magnesium levels high in your body.


Magnesium can be found in foods like spinach, dark chocolate, oily fish, bananas, and almonds.


2. Zinc


Zinc is another important mineral for mental health with the highest concentration of zinc found in the brain, it is central to healthy brain function. Like magnesium, it supports neurotransmitter production and nervous system functioning, and research shows that having a zinc deficiency can worsen your anxiety. However supplementing with zinc can effectively increase zinc levels and reduce symptoms of anxiety.


Not only is zinc responsible for activating your central and peripheral nervous system, but it is also required for neurotransmitter, enzymatic and hormonal processes. In addition to depression, zinc deficiency has been linked to anxiety, schizophrenia, and eating disorders.


Research showed that zinc plays a significant role in the stress response. Proper maintenance of zinc levels in the body can help stabilize cortisol levels. However, in turn, prolonged stress will deplete zinc concentrations in the blood.


It is very important to keep the zinc levels high, and common sources of zinc include meat, poultry, oysters, spinach, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and dark chocolate.


3. Vitamin D


Vitamin D plays a significant role in serotonin activity, and serotonin is the key neurotransmitter involved with mood, sleep, appetite, and digestion. It is also necessary to ensure the proper absorption of phosphorus into your bloodstream, which helps facilitate cell repair and tissue growth in your brain and body.


While the sun allows us to make Vitamin D in our skin, concerns about skin exposure to the sun usually require that we get vitamin D from other sources. Fish like salmon, herring, and sardines have reasonable levels of Vitamin D as well as vegetarian sources like egg yolks and mushrooms.


In general vitamin D may need to be taken as a supplement though as it is hard to stay at sufficient levels with sun and food alone.


4. Selenium


Selenium is a mineral with very potent antioxidant properties. It is so important for mental health, healthy metabolism, and optimal thyroid function. It is important in the activation and conversion of thyroid hormone.


Low selenium levels have been linked to depression and low mood. Selenium helps improve mood by reducing inflammation, which is often at heightened levels when someone has a mood disorder, such as anxiety. Foods that include selenium are Brazilian nuts, mushrooms, beans, and poultry.


5. Vitamins B Complex


Low levels of B vitamins are correlated with depression, fatigue, and irritability, and lack of B vitamins can have a significant influence on your overall psychological wellbeing.

Increasing your intake of B vitamins can lead to improvements in mood and energy. Most important for mental health are vitamins B6, B12 and B9 (folate).


These vitamins play a vital role in producing chemicals, like serotonin, that affect mood and other brain functions. They’re also important to help detoxify, and keep our hormones in balance.


Aside from B12, your body cannot store these vitamins for long periods, so you have to replenish them regularly.


Proteins such as fish, poultry, red meat, and eggs, as well as whole grains, legumes, and bananas, are rich in B vitamins. B12 can only be obtained from animal-based sources, so vegetarians need to be particularly mindful of monitoring their B12 levels and supplementing B12.


WHAT IS IV THERAPY FOR STRESS RELIEF?


IV therapy is an excellent option for people with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, insomnia, migraines or muscle tension.


When administered by a medical specialist, intravenous (IV) therapy can help alleviate some anxiety symptoms, while supporting your physical and mental well-being.


IV therapy quickly and efficiently restores your nutritional balance by administering vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants directly to your bloodstream.


WHY USE IV THERAPY?


Vit&Drip Center has created unique blends designed to target the symptoms of stress and boost the immune system. Treatments contain vitamins B complex, lysine, magnesium, taurine, vitamin C, zinc, and more. Each of these components helps to manage stress and anxiety in the body, and together they create a powerful formula.


Stress Relief and Anxiety Relief Treatments at Vit&Drip Center, Puerto Banus, Marbella


At Vit&Drip Health and Aesthetics Center we offer a variety of intravenous treatments that can help restore nutritional balance, support your nervous system, and relieve stress and anxiety.


Our Medical Director, Dra. Halina Latasiewicz specializes in parenteral nutrition for over 20 years and has developed unique formulas to address various health concerns and help you support your body from the inside.

Contact us today, if you have any questions about our treatments, or want to book your consultation appointment.