Individuals of all ages; It is of great importance that he chooses a life in accordance with the right nutrition rules in order to protect his psychological health as well as his physiological health. In particular, essential elements such as minerals and vitamins, which are necessary for the healthy performance of body functions and survival, stand out as indispensable elements of a healthy life.
Explaining that minerals, which have a regulatory role in many energy-providing mechanisms, are very necessary for a positive psychology, similar to the critical role they have for biological health. Psychologist Sinem Büşra Bekçi said, “In a study where scientists examined the effects of minerals on cognitive performance, subjective mood and energy levels, it was found that the participants who received mineral supplements had more physical and mental endurance. Similarly, it has been proven by the researches that magnesium also supports the secretion of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that regulates the mood, at an adequate level.
Stating that the deficiency of magnesia triggers psychological problems, Bekçi said, “Magnesium mineral, which is essential for the fulfillment of the functions of more than three thousand enzymes and which the body cannot produce by itself but can take from outside through food, can make positive contributions to human psychology. Magnesium deficiency; It is known to trigger many ailments such as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, obesity, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, sleep problems and sexual health problems that reduce the quality of life and have negative effects on human psychology.
Saying that magnesium plays an important role in the treatment of depression, Bekçi said, “Depression, which is estimated to be seen in 350 million people worldwide, is defined as one of the most common psychological disorders of our age. Depression that affects one in 20 people on average; Continuous sadness, pessimism, guilt, increased fatigue, sleep disorders, eating irregularities, lack of self-confidence, sexual activity changes, and loss of ability to enjoy life.
Especially during the pandemic period, there is an increase in the cases of depression with the prolongation of the time spent in closed areas. In a study examining the effects of magnesium on depression, it is determined that magnesium supplements taken at every meal and before bedtime have healing properties in the treatment of depression. In another study examining the relationship between students’ nutritional status and depression, it is revealed that minerals in the content of mineral water such as magnesium, potassium, calcium and iron are low in students diagnosed with depression ”.