Zinc plays a central role in the treatment of mood and behavior disorders. There are underlying metabolic conditions that will lead us to suspect that a zinc levels will be low, such as pyrroluria, oxidative stress and digestive disturbances. ?The Lab Corp zinc test is one of the most reliable tests for zinc.
With regards to treating mood related disorders zinc is critically important. It is needed to lower free copper and other free radical metals, by improving metallothionein production. It is also a coenzyme in the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and in the conversion of L-Dopa to dopamine.
Additionally, zinc plays an important role in the body, as it is a necessary mineral in many enzymatic reactions necessary to keep the body in homeostasis.