Feeling Down? Pop A Few Health Supplements To Perk Up Your Mind And Body | WorthyHealth

Feeling Down? Pop A Few Health Supplements To Perk Up Your Mind And Body

Recharge Yourself In The Most Natural Way

Sometimes, a health product suffers from side effects that negate its primary benefit.

But in other more fortunate cases, further research and scientific advancements actually show additional boons that have not been discovered at the time the product was even made.

Aside from the obvious physical benefits of taking the proper health supplements, recent studies show that some particular components of popular health supplements actually help in other, less direct ways.

The potential of this is yet untapped but could lead to a breakthrough on curing and preventing mental sickness such as depression.

Read on to discover how some of your everyday health supplements might actually be staving off the onset of depression.

via iflscience.com

Omega-3 fatty acids

There are three types of omega-3 fatty involved in human physiology. They are important for normal metabolism.

Epidemiological studies show that low dietary intake of omega-3 oils from fish may be related to increased risk of depressive symptoms. A review of dozens of clinical trials on major depression that assessed the efficacy of these fatty acids alone or in combination with antidepressants, supported their use in depression.

And a meta-analysis combining the results of five similar studies found a significant effect in favour of omega-3 fatty acids for reducing bipolar depression.


S-adenosyl-methionine (SAMe) is a naturally occurring compound found in almost every tissue and fluid in the body that’s involved in processes, such as producing and breaking down brain chemicals including serotonin, melatonin, and dopamine.

Double-blind studies show injected and oral preparations (between 800 milligrams to 1600 milligrams) of SAMe are as effective as antidepressants, and tend to produce relatively fewer adverse effects. SAMe also improves the response to antidepressant medication.

It’s a little expensive but SAMe appears well tolerated with only mild adverse effects such as headaches, restlessness, insomnia and gastrointestinal upsets.

Read more via iflscience.com