To support Mental Health Awareness Month, Balchem will share mindfulness tips and nutritional insights each Monday in May. Mindful Mondays will focus on different topics each week.
Fueled by the pandemic, the discussion on mental health has become relevant to consumers around the globe. The WHO reports a 25% increase in the prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide.
Physical Activity & Mental Health
Living a healthy lifestyle is important for maintaining mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), physical activity helps you feel better, function, better, sleep better, and it also reduces anxiety. Nutrition plays an important role in maintaining overall health and well-being, as well as supporting cognitive health.
Nutrients That Can Help
The essential nutrient choline is needed to regulate mood and other brain and nervous system functions. Magnesium deficiency is linked to changes in mood and personality, and short sleep duration has been linked to low dietary magnesium intake. Iron is critical for motor and cognitive development, and children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the consequences of iron deficiency. Despite the important roles of these nutrients, many Americans do not get enough in their diet.
Cognitive Health Solutions
Balchem has a variety of ingredients like VitaCholine®, MetaMag® magnesium bisglycinate chelate, and Ferrochel® ferrous bisglycinate chelate that helps consumers get more key nutrients such as choline, magnesium, and iron in their diet to support cognitive health and helps maintain a healthy lifestyle.
To learn more about these ingredients, contact us today!