What You Must Know About Natural Remedies for Depression

What You Must Know About Natural Remedies for DepressionType in your search engine, “Natural Remedies for Depression” and you’ll likely find confusing and conflicting information.  Honestly, the list of vitamins, supplements and tonics can be quite overwhelming! How do you know which natural remedies for depression are most effective?  How do you know if the product claims are accurate and reliable?  Before you head to the health store or click to make your purchase, there are a few questions you should ask yourself:

How Do I Know Which Supplements to Choose?

While there are many natural remedies for depression, some work more effectively and have been researched more thoroughly than others.   Furthermore, many natural remedies for depression do not function the same way for everyone.  You see, each individual has unique underlying causes that trigger their depression symptoms in the first place.  Therefore, a supplement that works for one person may not work as efficiently for someone else.  Choosing a supplement that works best for you will most likely be determined by the root cause of your depression symptoms.  If you have tried a supplement in the past and it had little to no benefit for you, you more than likely were taking a product that did not address your unique underlying depression factors.

What is the Root Cause of My Depression Symptoms?

Depression can be caused a number of factors:  Serotonin deficiency, dopamine deficiency, thyroid disorders, carbohydrate intake and food influences, insufficient vitamin D levels, and more.  Before you purchase a supplement, you need to get to the bottom of your depression symptoms.  The root cause of your illness may be related to:

  • Serotonin deficiency – Is the type depression you have one where you are negative, pessimistic, distrustful, gloomy, and you have low self-esteem and worry a great deal? Do you crave sweets and feel better when you eat them? If so, you likely have a serotonin deficiency.  Serotonin is a powerful brain neurotransmitter that plays a key role in psychological functions and is responsible for a feeling of calmness and well-being.  Certain supplements, such as 5-HTP, work effectively to reverse serotonin deficiency symptoms.
  • Dopamine deficiency – Is the type depression you have one where you lack focus, motivation, drive, energy, and the ability to stay alert or complete tasks? If so, you likely have a dopamine deficiency.  Dopamine affects brain processes that control movement, the ability to experience pleasure and pain, and emotional response.  A natural dopamine booster is the amino acid tyrosine.
  • Adrenal hormone deficiency – Do you suffer from fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, and depression? This combination of symptoms is often the complaint of people who suffer from adrenal gland
    dysfunction.  If you have adrenal fatigue symptoms – your adrenals are not producing adequate amounts of hormones – your chance of lapsing back into depression are increased substantially.
    To rejuvenate your adrenal glands, several natural options are available.

The root cause of your depression symptoms will impact the natural remedies you will choose.  To learn more about the causes of your depression symptoms and selecting the most effective supplements, get our comprehensive guide today, Natural Remedies for Depression:  Beating Depression Without Drugs. If you are serious about wanting to overcome the debilitating effects of this disease, this resource can help you. This Depression Guide provides the full picture on the major underlying causes of depression and how to know which ones apply to you.  Do away with those horrible feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, pessimism, distrust, apathy, and gloom, download our guide today and make sure your depression symptoms NEVER RETURN!

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