There are a number of companies who advertise their herbal supplements as the best. But we should be aware of all such advertisements because they offers nothing because ninety percent of herbal supplements marketed by the companies are useless. But this does not suggests that true herbal supplements and remedies are unavailable.They do exists.But recognition of a worthwhile product is important.
There are some guidelines which can help in the identification of a useful product:
* Does the product bears contents or ingredients which has gone under a clinical research?
* Does the doses of these components are in proper ratio?
* Does the product contains a standardize amount of active components?
* Is the product low or high quality? Does it fulfills all the quality control standards? The compsition of components used in the product is pure or not.?
Generally the useful herbal remedies are those which has diagnosed depression under a lot of clinical researches. Among a number of remedies amino acids and nutrients are found to be the best.
Herbal Supplements for Treatment of Depression:
St John’s Wort : One of the most commonly used herbal supplement for the treatment of depression is St. John’s Wort. It has been scientifically proved that the use of St. John’s Wort is helpful in controlling emotions such as anger and happiness. St. John’s Wort can be used in variety of forms such as in the form of capsules, in the form of oil, or even in tea.
SAM-e : SAM-e is another commonly used herb for the treatment of depression. However, the effects of SAM-e can be seen in a few days in comparison to St. John’s Wort, which shows improvement in a few weeks.
Kava Kava : Kava Kava is another supplement for depression, which is used in the form of the drink.
Gingko Biloba : Gingko Biloba is used to aid depression by increasing the circulatory oxygenation to the brain cells among the elderly people.
Ginseng : Ginseng is also used for the treatment of depression that removes anxiety among the elderly people. Both Gingko Biloba and Ginseng are used in the form of capsules.
5-HTP : 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is used to treat depression effectively. It is an amino acid which helps in initiating the serotonin level in the brain. Serotonin acts as a. neurotransmitter. The Low level of serotonin leads to depression.The prescribed antidepressants cannot work if there is an imbalance in the Serotonin levels. In most cases a dose of 50-300 mg every day helps in changing the mood with in a few weeks. It has no side effects. Some websites put doubt on the results and safety of 5-HTP. But they are wrong.In fact the clinical research proves that 5-HTP at present is the most safe remedie available for the treatment of depression. It is a good choice as a natural rmedy for diagnsing depression but the results are best when it is used with St. John’s Wort.
There are a lot of natural herbal supplements available in the market but choosing the right one is important. Sam-e is a herbal remedy whose results are faster.
By: michael russell
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