Life Elevated Through Daily Essential Nutrients
Panic Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, or abdominal distress. These episodes occur “out of the blue,” not in conjunction with a known fear or stressor.
There are many schools of thought when it comes to determining the root cause of anxiety, but several researchers have demonstrated an important correlation between nutrient deficiencies and symptoms.
One recent Japanese study found a connection between nutritional deficiencies and mental health, revealing that low levels of certain key nutrients may actually trigger the chemical changes in the brain responsible for panic attacks, hyperventilation and other forms of anxiety.
"The data showed that those who were experiencing anxiety were found to have lower levels of B6 and Iron than those in the healthy group." Why is this important? It shows a correlation between nutritional deficiencies and mental illness.
While the brain only accounts for 2% of our body weight, it is responsible for 20-50% of our metabolic demands. Though small, the brain is the most metabolically active organ in the body. Jeanette Johnstone, Ph.D. refers to it as the “greediest organ”.
In a webinar presentation hosted by Oregon Health & Science University, Jeanette Johnstone, Ph.D. spoke about a recent study she carried out which was published last year in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. This three-site, randomized, placebo-controlled trial examined the effects of broad-spectrum micronutrients in children with ADHD and emotional dysregulation.
The landmark study referred to as the “MADDY” study, is another in a long line of third-party publications supporting the effectiveness of Hardy Nutritionals® Daily Essential Nutrients (DEN) in managing symptoms of psychiatric conditions.
†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®.