Being sad something we all have experienced in our life. With time we learn to deal with our sadness and in some time, it vanishes completely. But depression is something completely different. It is, in fact, a medical condition.
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders, which is treatable through psychotherapy or by using natural supplements for depression or anxiety. Found more commonly in women it affects about 340 million people worldwide, this illness is prevalent in any age group or sex. But depression is more common in women than men or teenagers.
More commonly women are affected by depression and anxiety. Around 25% of women while 10% of men are affected. Symptoms of depression include loss of interest in pleasurable things, sullen mood, hopelessness, tiredness, inability to concentrate, change in sleeping patterns and food appetite.
Natural Remedies or Supplements to Treat Depression
One of the common causes of mild depression is an imbalance of brain neurotransmitters. This affects the natural mood of the body as it transmits signals between brain cells. B Vitamins like folic acid, vitamins B3 and B6 can help in increasing the overall efficiency and act as an anti-depressant for your body.
Women often come up short of omega-3 fatty acids, which is mostly found in the water fish. Intake of fish oil can be helpful in maintaining a healthy mind. Taking around 1000-2000mg doses of fish-oil supplements can help in addressing mild depression. Also, fish oil is an excellent source of providing essential fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is found in nerve and brain tissue.
Vitamin D is primarily consumed for maintaining healthy teeth and bones. Since this source promotes calcium absorption by the body Vitamin D can also help in fighting against depression. A survey conducted in Norway confirmed that men and women having Vitamin D supplements had less symptoms of depression as compared to those who had Vitamin D deficiency.
Herbal tea for anxiety
Be it anxiety or just stress from daily life, just a sip of herbal tea can provide you so much comfort and relief. So choose from various herbal teas that are available like peppermint, green tea or lemon balm tea and see what suits your best. Some tea like hops is predominately used as sedatives so make sure you are well aware of the ingredients and their uses.
A well-balanced diet and regular exercise
Apart from taking extra supplements, do take the matters into your own hands. Start in small 15-20 minutes of light exercise, including breathing practices, cardio, and stretching. This regulates the oxygen supply to your body. Also, make sure you start on improving your eating habits. You can additionally include some mineral and antioxidant supplement of vitamins for having a balanced and a nutritional diet.
Many of these supplements have been medically used and consumed for centuries. Many mood boosters have been used for ages, as can help a person get relief from mental sadness.
Talk to Your Doctor
Natural supplements do promise to treat depression, yet they aren’t a 100% reliable and sure shot answer to your situation. If in case, you are experiencing severe depression and anxiety, take a few more step to consult a doctor. With proper psychotherapy and other ways, this can be easily cured. Your doctor will guide you and make a treatment plan which will work according to your needs.
About Author: Ujjwal Parmar (India), She has been writing since 8 years. A writer by day and a reader by night, she is loathe discussing herself in the third person, but can be persuaded to do so from time to time. She writes non-fiction, on subjects like women health and happiness for creating more awareness.