With the beginning of 21st century, the interaction between people, work and the pace of life are becoming more complicated. With a stressful life, onsets of depression also increase dramatically. In the past, understanding of depression was rather limited. Asians, in particular, feels that mental sickness is an obscure subject. Patients are often unclear of their own problems or refuse to seek treatment. Recently, news reports indicate that suicide is one of the ten major causes of death in a number of Asian countries and this shows the severity of the problem.
It is a common mental disorder with symptoms like depress in emotion, reduced interest, pessimistic, inhibition of thought, lack of initiative, self-blaming, poor appetite and not sleeping well, worried about been infected with diseases, feeling unwell in various parts of body and having suicidal thoughts. Research found that depression is a result from imbalance of brain chemicals. Man has 12% chances to be inflicted with depression while women have 25% regardless of the person’s age.
Dietary Trivalent Chromium and Psychological Health
Dietary Trivalent chromium may have positive effect on psychology health by enhancing insulin utilization and increasing trytophan availability in the central nervous system. The condition improved upon taking dietary chromium supplement. (Mcleod & Golden, 2000)
According to research from Jonathan David Sanderson of Duke University Medical Center (North Carolina, US), there were about 70% of altered individuals showed reduced symptoms such as craving for sweets or carbohydrate compounds, weight gain, sleepy and so on after consuming GTF daily for eight weeks.
Dietary chromium in GTF could assist normal nerve function. It enhances nerve cell to produce for transmitting energy nerve message effectively and also to increase the metabolic rate of the nerve cells.