How can help my depression without anti-depressants?
Surprisingly, there are quite a few proven herbal remedies that have been shown to boost serotonin and improve symptoms of depression.
As always, consult with your doctor before starting any new herb, OTC medication, or prescription.
Our top choices of herbs to promote a positive outlook on life and improve depression are as follows:
1.St John’s Wort
This herb has been around for centuries, and studies have shown that it boosts levels of serotonin in the brain(our happiness chemical).
2. Fish Oil
Fish oil has been shown to increase levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in the brain. These acids have been shown to promote happiness and brain health.
Sam-E is naturally produced by the body, but in small amounts. It is a crucial nutrient which helps to perform a vast amount of functions within the body, including methylation.
4. Vitamin D
As frequently as you hear it, Vitamin D is one of the most powerful mood boosting vitamins out there. During the winter time the majority of the population does not get even slightly enough Vitamin D, which can lead to all sorts of health problems, including depression. Ask your doctor for a blood test before supplementing so that you can decide if supplementation is right for you.