Natural Supplements for Depression

Depression interferes with everyday activities, relationships, and overall health. While there is no substitute for talk therapy and professional treatment, there natural supplements are known to reduce some symptoms of depression.

1) Probiotics

The bacteria found in probiotics can affect behavior and may help reduce symptoms of depression.


2) Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12 play a role in producing brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions.


3) Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

The active compound in turmeric (curcumin)  has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that have the potential to improve depression.


4) Vitamin D

A lot of studies have found a close association between depression and Vitamin D deficiencies. 


5) Vitamin C

A deficiency in vitamin C can cause neurological damage. By adding it to your diet, it can help improve the symptoms of depression.


6) Magnesium

Magnesium is considered to be the stress antidote and a very powerful relaxation mineral!


7) Melatonin

Melatonin can help you get to sleep and regulate the sleep-wake cycle, which is a common struggle when living with depression.

While these natural supplements are known to help lessen the symptoms of depression, they are supposed to be paired with talk therapy and any other necessary professional treatment. Click here to work with a talk therapist who specializes in depression.