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Supplements Proven Beneficial for Depression

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  • Antidepressants work no better than placebo in terms of effectiveness. Studies now suggest their effectiveness can be boosted by adding certain supplements, but other studies suggest the supplements alone may do the trick
  • Fish oil, vitamin D, methylfolate (a form of folic acid/vitamin B9), and S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe) were found to boost the impact of the antidepressants when compared to medication only
  • Other studies have shown that omega-3, vitamin D, and SAMe can help combat depression all on their own. In fact, both omega-3 and vitamin D are very important for mental health

By Dr. Mercola

One in 20 Americans over the age of 12 struggles with depression and 11 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 12 is on antidepressant medication. This, despite overwhelming evidence showing that antidepressants are no better than placebo in terms of effectiveness.


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