So you've tried all of the tips for combating depression naturally from our first blog post, but you're still struggling... now what?
We have found these supplements to be incredibly beneficial at treating depression symptoms in our clients without the negative side effects associated with pharmaceutical anti-depressants.
Vitamin B-12 and other B vitamins play a role in producing brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions. Low levels of B-12 and other B vitamins such as vitamin B-6 and folate may be linked to depression. We recommend the methylated form of these vitamins, and the difference between methylated vitamins and non-methylated vitamins is a whole blog post in itself... lets just say that most human beings don't have the ability to absorb non-methylated B vitamins. So in order for them to make a difference for your mood and energy, you need a high-quality methylated B vitamin, such as Methyl-B or Tyrosine and B vitamins available for purchase through our store.
ST. JOHN'S REMEDY
St. John's wort has been used for centuries as and anti-depressant and nervous system tonic. Recent studies have proven that St. John's Wort can be as effective as anti-depressants, without the side effects. Our St. John's Remedy formula contains St. John's Wort herb along with other herbs that are known for nourishing the nervous system and raising dopamine and serotonin levels naturally. This product is not recommended for use if you are taking an antidepressant.
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Approximately 20% of the human brain is made up of polyunsaturated faty acids (PUFA), And the standard American diet is severely lacking in these essential fatty acids. One would think that eating more fish would be the answer. Unfortunately, our oceans are so contaminated that fish can be high in toxins like mercury and pesticides and farm-raised fish do not have access to the omega-3 enriching algae and plankton necessary to produce enough PUFA to make a difference. Studies have shown that supplementing with a high-quality omega like our SUPREME OMEGA can make a significant difference in supporting healthy brain function.
Probiotics are 'healthy bacteria' microbes that positively affect so many of the body's organs and systems. Recent studies have shown that taking a probiotic supplement can create an effect similar to anti-depressants without negative side effects. Our ACIDOPHILUS & BIFIDUS is a high-quality probiotic. We also carry several other probiotics not available through our online store.
The areas of the brain associated with depression also have many Vitamin D receptors, and numerous studies have shown a correlation between low Vitamin D levels and depression. As many as one in three people in America are Vitamin D deficient, so supplementation is widely recommended by health care practitioners, especially in winter.
We sincerely hope that you find peace and joy this holiday season, and throughout the coming year!
"About 2 months ago I gave birth to my third daughter. Just weeks after She was born the "baby blues" had stretched into a familiar postpartum depression. At my next appointment Vickie recommended that I start taking St. Johns Remedy, She told me most people see results in 24-48 hours. I was very skeptical. I knew a lot about PPD and how it effected Me after My two older children. In my previous experiences PPD lasted 9-12 months after the baby was born. I tried a lot of things, none of which worked and I felt that Depression was an inevitable reality for me if I wanted to have children. I thought "I'm going to struggle with this no matter what, I have NO other choice. There is something wrong with me, and I'm just going to DEAL WITH IT if I want to be a Mom!" I started taking St. Johns that day and less than 24 hours into it, I knew it was working. At day 3 I felt like crying, NOT because I was depressed, But because for the First time in 3 post pregnancies I wasn't depressed! I feel as a good as new! I feel like this product is inspired and exactly what I needed! Thank you Vickie!" -M. Bulloch, Utah