10 Mental Health Supplements

By · May 5, 2009 · Filed in Information

Natural supplements—vitamins and minerals—are also being used as an alternative to prescription medication.  Some of these are listed below:

St. Johns Wort

· Herbal supplement that can help manage the symptoms of depression and mood swings.

Omega 3 Fish Oil

· Experts agree that Omega 3 Fish Oil has a significant effect on overall brain health.

Vitamin B12

· Plays a role in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter which contributes to mood and behavior.

Vitamin B6 (Folic Acid)

· Essential for proper functioning of the nervous system

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)

· Also aids in the production of serotonin.

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

· Considered one of nature’s wonder drugs.  Deficiencies can cause significant damage to the nervous system.  Also aids in serotonin regulation in the brain.

Zinc

· Psychiatric manifestations of zinc deficiency include depression and significant changes in mood and behavior

5-HTP

· A naturally occurring amino acid thought to be a precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin.  Advertised to help with mood swings and depression.

Relora

· A combination of plant extracts thought to improve mood and symptoms associated with anxiety.

Serenity

· Also known as lithium orotate, it’s promoted for its ability to elevate mood and ease both depression and anxiety

The above list is certainly not all of the available alternatives.  For more information on any of the mentioned supplements please feel free to “google” them or “Mental Health Supplements”.

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