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Best supps for depression other than B12, folate and magnesium?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by boo85, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. boo85

    boo85 Senior Member

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    Best supps for depression other than B12, folate and magnesium?

    I also take ferritin (iron) and Vitamin D 5000 IU per day and have been taking Vitamin D for the past few months at the dose.

    Anything else I should be taking for depression? Thanks!
     
  2. mgk

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    Are you taking fish oil? That's a big one. Take a look at the human effect matrix on this page.
     
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    mgk, I'm hesitant to take fish oil because of oxidisation. I only want to eat fats that are not prone to oxidisation, and fish oil is prone. I can eat fats from other sources, but not fish oil.
     
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    Had to chime in. BETAINE (TMG) produced a beautiful natural high for me. I don't consider myself depressed but WOW. Took 2 x 1000mg. Other people report HomosystX works well for them too. It contains 700mg TMG along with B2/6/9/12.
     
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    Is it just fish oil or do you not eat fatty fish either? The only other way I know to get the EPA and DHA your body needs is from algae.

    By the way, if you feel like sharing, I'm curious about the reasons behind your concern with oxidation.
     
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    Oily fish are high in dha and epa because they eat algae. I use opti3 dha and epa capsules. Also lithium orotate. What about other supplements to support methylation, perhaps?
    Then there are things like St John's Wort.
     
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    Indeed, EPA/DHA from algae / krill can be powerful. It contains natural astaxanthin which acts an antioxidant. I'm very sensitive to rancid lipids, krill oil is the only DHA/EPA source that doesn't give me side effects.
     
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    SAM-e.
     
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    boo85 Senior Member

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    Instead of taking fish oil, can I take spirulina instead?
     
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    Fish oil is a major one for brain health.
    SAM-e is popular for depression as well (as someone already mentioned above).
    Acetyl L-Carnitine + Alpha Lipoic Acid taken together are fantastic for cognitive health and balance as well.
    I am also a big believer in L-Glutathione + N Acetylcysteine.
     
  12. A.B.

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    5-htp, ashwagandha.

    PS: you don't have to take everything. Find out what works for you.
     
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    St John Wort can work great for depression but dont take it if you are already taking SSRIs as it gives serotonin
     
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    vitamin K2
     
  15. perchance dreamer

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    Supplements that support dopamine help me with mood. I like NeuroScience's Balance D:

    Serving Size: 2 Capsules
    Servings per Container: 30

    Amount per Serving % DV

    Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 200 mg 330%
    Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI & pyridoxal 5' 0.5 mg 25%
    -phosphate)
    Folate (as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate (5-MTHF) 133 mcg 33%
    & folic acid)
    Selenium (from selenomethionine) 70 mcg 100%
    Proprietary Blend 1.15 g †
    N-acetylcysteine‚ N-acetyltyrosine‚ and Mucuna
    cochinchinensis seed extract (standardized to L-DOPA)

    † Daily Value not established.

    Other Ingredients: Vegetable capsules (vegetable cellulose and water) and magnesium stearate.
    Does not contain gluten‚ corn‚ soy‚ salt‚ sucrose‚ starch‚ yeast. artificial flavors or artificial colors.

    Another supplement that helps me with mood is Neurobiologix Memory Sustain. I haven't noticed a memory effect, but it gives me a mood lift:

    Two Capsules Contain:
    Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxal-5'-phosphate)................10 mg
    Vitamin B-12 (Methylcobalamin).......................200 mcg
    Folate (folic acid/calcium folinate)......................400 mcg
    NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine)..................................200 mg
    Acetyl-L-Carnitine..............................................500 mg
    Phosphatidylserine................................................15 mg
    Ginkgo Biloba (24/6 extract)...............................120 mg
    Bacopa (Monniera Extract (standardized to 20%)..100 mg
    Vinpocetine............................................................10 mg
    Huperizine A.......................................................200 mcg
    Resveratrol................................................................2 mg

    It's too bad you can't take regular fish oil. Nordic Naturals DHA Extra really helps me with mood. Maybe the omega acids from algae oil would do the same thing.
     
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    Chromium GTF is a legit contender. It's a natural treatment for Atypical Depression. I've also had some luck taking B3 + P5P + Tryptophan
     
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    There are many types of depression & so many routes to curing it.

    If you're serious, you need to read a book on the subject such as Julia Ross's "The Mood Cure". She lists lots of supps - chiefly amino acids & NT precursors such as 5HTP, GABA & tyrosine.

    But if your thyroid is low, or you have a Mg or Fe deficiency, you'll be depressed because of that - & will need to supplement accordingly. If you suspect these, do tests.

    John
    (Depressive 1965-2000)
     
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    5-htp and SAM-E.
     

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