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Depression Natural Ways to Help


Depression Alternative Ways to Help

St John Wort – Appears to be effective for the treatment of depression can be as good at lifting depression as drugs like Prozac.

Note: St. John’s wort can interfere with many medications. Also, avoid taking St. John’s wort while taking antidepressants

5-hydroxytryptophan (5-htp) –  is related to serotonin, a brain chemical that affects mood, sleep, and pain.

Note: could increase the risk of serotonin syndrome — a serious side effect — if taken with certain prescription antidepressants.

Niacin Vitamin B3 – Nicotinic acid (NA), often called niacin, a form of vitamin B3. Aids blood vessels dilation

Pyridoxine Vitamin B6 –  aids in the production of hormones (serotonin, melatonin and
dopamine) which influence mood

Folate & B12 –

Magnesium (Chelate) –

Ltryptophan – Your body changes L-tryptophan into a brain chemical called serotonin. Serotonin helps control your mood and sleep. Low levels of L-tryptophan have been seen in people with depression.

Foods – Oats, Pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, Chocolate, Bananas, Dates, Tofu, and Tree nuts, including peanuts.

Omega-3 fatty acids –

Theobromine – Chocolate – increase the serotonin in the brain, which decreases depression.  Keeps the brain and heart active and stimulated

Theanine, also known as L-γ-glutamylethylamide – amino acid found in green tea and some mushrooms and shown to increase brain dopamine and serotonin levels

Caffeine –  benefits and risks of caffeine

Chamomile (APIGENIN) –

Jujuba Fruit seed –

Lemon Balm Leaf –

DHEA. Dehydroepiandrosterone –

S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) –

Comment from Pubmed report “Based on available data, black cohosh, chamomile, chasteberry, lavender, passionflower, and saffron appear useful in mitigating anxiety or depression with favorable risk-benefit profiles compared to standard treatments. ”

Research Depression

Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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