Research suggests that for some people low zinc levels may play a role in depression.


This article by Ruth Jessen Hickman, writing for Very Well Health, makes the following points: 
  • Several studies have shown that people with depression tend to have lower amounts of zinc in their blood compared to people who do not suffer from clinical depression.
  • Moreover, people who have the lowest zinc levels tend to have more severe forms of depression.
  • Zinc is found in oysters, meats, nuts, dairy products, and other foods.
  • Certain conditions may increase the risk of zinc deficiency. 
  • Always consult a healthcare professional about zinc dosage because excess zinc intake can cause problems, such as stomach pain, vomiting; diarrhoea; headaches; and anaemia.


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