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Natural Remedies for Depression that Works

What are some effective natural remedies for depression that work?

Depression is a debilitating disease that affects your mood, feelings, behaviour and thoughts. It is the most common mental problem in all developed countries. Severe depression requires proper medical treatment by healthcare professionals.

Below is a list of the top four natural remedies that is recommended for treating mild to moderate depression.
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#1 SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine)

SAMe is a chemical found in virtually all the cells in the body. It is required for proper energy generations and the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline. Neurotransmitters are chemicals nerve cells use for communications. Studies support the benefits of taking SAMe for treating depression and it can be combined with conventional prescription antidepressants for synergistic effects.

Dose: Take 400 to 1,600 mg daily. Start at 400 mg and increase slowly over several weeks as required.

#2 St. John's Wort

This herb is shown in clinical studies to be effective for treating mild to moderate depression. It increases the levels of neurotransmitter in the brain and side effects are generally mild.

Read the full review on St. John's wort before taking as this herb has known interactions with many prescription medications.

Dose: Take 300 mg three times daily.

#3 Fish Oil

Fish oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid that the brain needs. Those individuals suffering from depression have lower levels. Studies show that taking fish oil can help those who do not seem to benefit from prescription antidepressant medications.

Dose: Take 3 to 9 grams daily (divided into two or three equal doses).

#4 Theanine (Suntheanine)

Suntheanine is a special extract of theanine. What's so special about theanine? It's an active chemical found in green tea that helps to calm the mind, reduce anxiety and stress. The advantage of taking suntheanine is that it is not habit forming and doesn't seem to cause much drowsiness.

Dose: Take 50 to 200 mg once daily.

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