Depression: Top Natural Supplements for Treatment

Thursday, 09 Sep 2010 05:10 PM

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Depression causes disinterest in personal and social activities and makes a person feel worthless, fatigued, tired, and agitated. Depression may manifest as physical ailments in most patients and treating the underlying cause is important in these cases.
 
Depression can be treated with prescription drugs, psychotherapy, and counseling, as well as with natural supplements for depression. Natural depression treatment can be better than prescription medications because there are no side-effects, and no harmful chemicals changing the natural composition and balance in the body. Besides, they are cost effective and offer the natural way of curing a condition.
 
Natural depression treatment includes massage, psychotherapy, meditation, yoga, and regular exercising. It also includes maintaining a healthy diet, changing your environment, touring, taking short trips, and taking natural depression supplements. Natural treatment for depression is recommended by physicians all over the world as a first step to treating depression. Fresh air, new places, exercise, and a special movie can all induce the production of chemicals that can bring a person out of depression.
 
There are several herbal depression supplements and other natural depression supplements available on the market like omega 3 fish oil, which is known to stimulate the brain and balance the chemical levels of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosaexaenoic acids. This is known to be very effective in treating severe depression. The other natural depression treatment remedies are St. John’s Wort, SAM-E, Folic Acid, 5-HTP, vitamin B6, and magnesium. Most of these are available as natural depression supplements in the form of tonics or capsules.
 
By regulating the blood sugar level and by reducing consumption of preserved foods or junk foods that are high in chemicals, one can hope to treat depression naturally. A balanced diet that provides the essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other essential amino acids can do wonders to one’s health and regulate the hormonal and chemical levels. This promotes good health, improves one’s mood, and thus is a natural depression treatment. Foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids, magnesium, and iron are recommended in natural depression treatment. Avoiding sweets that cause glucose overload and caffeine that causes hyperactivity is a must in natural depression treatment.
 
Taking dietary supplements and herbal supplements helps provide necessary nutrients to the body and allows it to operate smoothly and efficiently. This helps in relieving most of the physical symptoms of severe depression and helps in reducing mild and moderate depression. Certain food allergies or food intolerance is also said to influence depression. Monitoring one’s diet and bodily reactions to certain food items can help identify any such allergies and prevent depression.
 
Natural treatment for depression also involves natural treatment for co-morbidities or co-existing organic conditions like arthritis, hypothyroidism, certain heart conditions, asthma, gastrointestinal diseases, as well as chronic constipation that can cause or worsen depression. Treatment for these conditions can decrease toxicity in the body and help control or cure depression.

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