18th August 2018PureNakedVegan

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.


Magnesium for Depression

What effect does caffeine have on depression?


Psychopharmacology of theobromine in healthy volunteers

Effects of theobromine and caffeine on mood and vigilance.

Differential contributions of theobromine and caffeine on mood, psychomotor performance and blood pressure.

Cocoa, Chocolate, and the Theobromine Effect

Nicotinic Acid Long-Term Effectiveness in a Patient with Bipolar Type II Disorder: A Case of Vitamin Dependency

A Review of Dietary Ziziphus jujuba Fruit (Jujube): Developing Health Food Supplements for Brain Protection

Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) may provide antidepressant activity in anxious, depressed humans: an exploratory study.

Herbal medicine for depression and anxiety: A systematic review with assessment of potential psycho-oncologic relevance.

Vitamin B6 level is associated with symptoms of depression.

Treatment of depression: time to consider folic acid and vitamin B12.

Effects of chronic l-theanine administration in patients with major depressive disorder: an open-label study.

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