Life Elevated Through Daily Essential Nutrients
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working.
Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances, such as:
Persistent depressive disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Some of the common complaints with depression:
Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
Decreased energy or fatigue
Moving or talking more slowly
Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
Appetite and/or weight changes
Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment
Dr. Julia Rucklidge has been researching the impact of broad-spectrum micronutrients on mood and mental health for decades. Several of her research studies have focused on a clinical strength micronutrient formulation produced by Hardy Nutritionals® called Daily Essential Nutrients.
The high potency vitamin-mineral formulation contains all the essential nutrients humans need from food, but which are often missing from even the healthiest of diets. These micronutrients are provided in a highly absorbable format which aids the body in releasing neurotransmitters necessary for balanced moods and better sleep.
"Medications have a place, they save some people's lives. But sadly, they aren't helping enough people get well," Dr. Rucklidge shares. While anti-depressants can be useful in the short term, they often come with a long list of side effects which can cause long-term health issues.
Broad-spectrum micronutrients such as Hardy's DEN are increasingly being considered a first step in treating and preventing mental illness, before turning to psychiatric medications.
There are now over 30 independent medical journal publications backing the safety and effectiveness of these micronutrients for a wide range of mood and mental health disorders.
†The micronutrient formulation studied was a pre-2013 version of Truehope EMPowerplus which was co-formulated by David Hardy and Anthony Stephan. Truehope EMPowerplus is a registered trademark of The Synergy Group of Canada Inc., which was co-founded by David Hardy and Anthony Stephan in 1999. David Hardy officially resigned as a shareholder of The Synergy Group of Canada Inc. and director of Truehope Nutritional Support Ltd. in 2013 to focus his efforts exclusively on Hardy Nutritionals®.