Depression Tip #4

Depression Tip #4:

If you’re not on any medication for your depression, you should be taking supplements! I personally decided to not opt for medication when my doctor offered – SSRIs just really don’t agree with me at all. Instead, after a lot of research, I decided to begin taking Tryptophan supplements. Tryptophan is a natural amino acid that your brain needs to produce serotonin – an important brain chemical that helps regulate mood, sleeping patterns, focus, appetite, energy levels etc. The purpose of prescribed SSRI medication is to increase the levels of serotonin in your brain – taking Tryptophan supplements effectively do the same thing!

You should always consult with your doctor before taking any supplements – particularly if you are already on medication. Do NOT take Tryptophan if you are already on prescribed medication related to your mental health – too much serotonin in your system can do a lot more harm than good! 

There are other healthy ways to self-medicate from home – such as taking vitamin D supplements, taking vitamin B complex supplements, using a SAD light or using SAD alarm clock.

Taking supplements really helps me. Just knowing that you’re actively doing something to help yourself feel better feels really good!

– Storm

2 thoughts on “Depression Tip #4

  1. Thank you for this awareness! I personally noticed no difference while I was on Sustanon, but what really bothers me with anti-depressants is that they tend to cause anxiety – which is another thing I have trouble with. I felt a difference when I was on an intense course to dramatically boost my Vitamind D, so I’ve been trying to get back onto that but nothing seems to quite be as effective. I’m worried taking Multivitamins (with Vit D in) + Vitamin D supplements is safe though?

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