10 Of The Best Nutrients To Help Boost Mood (SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN)

5. Chromium for boosting mood

Chromium is a dietary trace mineral that has an important role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, chemicals that send messages between nerve cells. Chromium increases serotonin levels as well as norepinephrine, a naturally occurring chemical in the body that acts as both a stress hormone and neurotransmitter. Some studies have shown chromium supplementation to be useful in treating depression.[11][12]

The RDA for chromium is 120 micrograms, but the average daily dietary intake is only 25 to 50 micrograms per day.

Where to find it: Broccoli, free range beef and pork, mussels, oysters, Brazil nuts, tomatoes, egg yolk and hazelnuts.

Health Benfits of Chromium

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