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Mood

These are supplements which may affect anxiety, depression, and their subclinical and related conditions.

Our evidence-based analysis on mood features 82 unique references to scientific papers.

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Summary of Mood

These are supplements which may have effects on various mood states and their related consequences. These states include:

Depression: These are areas that relate directly to how positive or negative people are feeling, including happiness, pleasure, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, etc.

Anxiety: these are areas that relate directly nervousness and fear, including common stress, generalized anxiety disorder, and specific anxiety disorders such as obssessive-compulsive disorder.

Supplements that affect these areas may do so through directly or indirectly affecting the activity and signalling of neutrotransmitters, hormones and other signaling molecules, altering brain energetics, neurogenesis, synaptic plasticity, and more. They may do so through being neurotransmitters and hormones, affecting their synthesis, reuptake, and signaling, affecting inflammatory signalling, ion channel function, protecting neurons, and more.

These categories are highly related to other categories such as Sleep, Energy and Stimulation, and Cognitive Function and Brain Health, both as causes and consequences.

Frequently Asked Questions and Articles on Mood

The myth of the sugar rush
Common sense and plausible mechanistic arguments suggest that carbohydrates can influence mood. But do they? And by how much?
5 nutrients that could lift your mood
Many foods can temporarily boost your mood simply because they’re delicious. But healthy foods also contain certain nutrients that may have a more direct and lasting effect on your well-being.
What is 'roid rage'?
Mostly a myth; testosterone (including injections) can increase impulsivity in some but this does not appear to be reliable (does not affect every person tested), impulsivity might lead to aggression but this is drawing at straws now with the connections
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