Special Thanks to Jared Hardy and Cory Rasmussen for joining us to talk about micronutrients. In today's episode, we're thrilled to dive deep into the world of micronutrients and their impact on mental health and chronic inflammation. Joining us are experts from Hardy Nutritionals, a pioneering company at the forefront of nutritional psychiatry. Founded by David L. Hardy, their innovative approach has opened new avenues in treating mood, stress, and anxiety-related disorders. So, whether you're a healthcare professional, someone struggling with mental health issues, or just curious about the power of nutrition, this episode promises to shed light on how micronutrients can transform lives. Stay tuned for an enlightening conversation full of insights, research, and holistic health strategies. Let's get started!
Here are some notable research studies conducted or supported by Hardy Nutritionals: Efficacy and Safety of a Vitamin-Mineral Intervention for Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Adults: A Randomised Placebo-Controlled Trial "NoMAD": This study investigated the effects of micronutrients on anxiety and depression symptoms in adults. The results showed significant improvements in the micronutrient group, especially in younger participants, those from lower socioeconomic groups, and those who had previously tried psychiatric medication. Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents: This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of non-pharmacological treatments for pediatric ADHD. It concluded that multinutrients, mindfulness, and polyunsaturated fatty acids can be effective secondary treatments in combination with primary treatments or when primary treatments are not suitable. Micronutrients for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Youth: A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial: This trial focused on the benefits of micronutrients for ADHD and irritability in children. It found that micronutrients were more beneficial than placebo according to clinician ratings, but not according to parent-report ratings. The study highlighted the safety and efficacy of micronutrients for treating ADHD in youth. Do Changes in Blood Nutrient Levels Mediate Treatment Response in Children and Adults With ADHD Consuming a Vitamin-Mineral Supplement?: This study aimed to determine whether changes in serum nutrient levels could mediate the clinical response to a micronutrient intervention for ADHD. It found a weak association between a decrease in ferritin and an increase in copper with a greater likelihood of being identified as an ADHD responder. Multinutrients for the Treatment of Psychiatric Symptoms in Clinical Samples: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials: This meta-analysis reviewed randomized controlled trials of multinutrients for various psychiatric symptoms. The results indicated significant clinical benefits, particularly in ADHD populations, with improvements in global functioning and symptom reduction.