Herbal Antidepressants: How nutrition counts

  Herbal Antidepressants: How nutrition counts

Nutrition for Depression

Nutrition can play a massive role in depression. Listed below are the products we sell that could become part of a dietary plan for maintaining a healthy body and mind. Read our blog article on Herbal Anti-depressants here.

 

Acai Berries

(Euterpe oleracea)
Acai Berries

Indicated as good nutrition for depression because it's high in essential Omegas 3,6 & 9, which support healthy brain function. It also has a complex of 19 amino-acids, supporting growth and repair of cells, is packed with vitamins, is minerally rich and is made up of 45% dietary fibre.

Good for... Nutrition
 

Barley Grass

(Hordeum vulgare L)
Barley Grass

Barley Grass has a huge nutritional range boosting energy and vitality, combating fatigue, allergies and stress. It helps the body detoxify, eliminating unhealthy bacteria and balances gut and bowel health. It is a strongly alkalising food and therefore helps fight candida.

Good for... Nutrition, Candida
 

Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen

Full of nutrition, Bee Pollen contains vitamin A, C, D, E, K and B complex, as well as lecithin, beta-carotene and selenium. It has 10 essential enzymes and co-enzymes and is a rich source of folic acid & lecithin.

Good for... Nutrition, Energy
 

Cacao

(Theobroma cacao)
Cacao

Raw Cacao contains over 300 identifiable chemical compounds, and is high in magnesium, iron, chromium, tryptophan, and antioxidants. It also contains PEA and anandamide, Dopamine and serotonin. It's feel good factor is well known however it is also an excellent source of nutrition.

Good for... Mood, Nutrition
 

Camu Camu

(Mycaria dubia)
Camu Camu

Camu Camu has a reputation for alleviating depression and helping the process of weaning people off pharmaceutical antidepressants.

Good for... Mood, Nutrition
 

Chlorella

(Chlorella vulgaris)
Chlorella

A rich source of a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids (including the omegas) and protein. Almost certianly one of the finest sources of nutrition known to man. Will help form a solid base to yo ur diet.

Good for... Nutrition
 

Cordyceps

(Cordyceps sinensis)
Cordyceps

The cordyceps mushroom has an unusual array of constituents making it an excellent choice of superfood for anyone looking to enhance their nutrition. It is well known to help combat the effects of fatigue and ageing and recent studies suggest it may have anti-depressant effect by affecting the adrenergic and dopaminergic systems, but not by affecting the serotonergic system.

Good for... Nutrition, Energy
 

Ginkgo Biloba

(Ginkgo biloba, Salisburia adiantifolia, Salisburia macrophylla)
Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is well known for its Antioxidant and detoxifying properties. It has been used for many years as a remedy for various conditions. Ginkgo is the most widely used herbal remedy in Europe, and is one of the top 10 best selling alternative medicines in America. There are various conditions where Ginkgo has been used to help, mostly related to it's ability to improve blood flow. It can help ensure your good nutrition it received all through the system and is particularly useful for those with poor circulation and the elders

Good for... Nutrition
 

Goji Berries

(Lycium barbarum)
Goji Berries

Traditionally, Goji berries have been taken as the quintessential tonic for longevity. They are thought to nourish YIN in the body, having a cooling and nourishing effect. They are the perfect daily tonic for modern living, which is said to create too much heat, fire and YANG in the body.

They are a super nutritionally dense food packed with a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein and range of interesting phyto-chemicals which is why they are indicated for treating such a wide range of conditions.

There is lots of anecdotal evidence of Goji as a treatment for depression, probably because of their wide nutritional range. They are however mild enough to eat up to 30 grams every day.

Good for... Nutrition
 

Hemp

(Cannabis Sativa)

Hemp can be taken on a daily basis for general well-being. It is a fantastic plant with a wide range of nutritional benefits. The shelled seeds can be sprinkled on any foods and make a slightly nutty crunchy topping. They can also be blended with water to make a raw hemp milk, this is particually good for those who are lactose intolerant and looking for a good source of protein with a decent range of amino acids, the Omegas and other phyto-goodies.

In addition hemp leaf tea is both a delicious digestive stimulant and is known for it's calming effects.

Good for... Anxiety, Nutrition
 

MSM

MSM Powder

MSM is a mineral supplement. It is an ideal source of sulphur which the body uses in a huge range of places from hair to joints. Potential therapeutic uses include pain relief from disease.

Good for... Nutrition
 

Mucuna / Kapikachhu

(Mucuna pruriens)
Mucuna pruriens

Renown as a mood enhancer and libido booster due to it's L-Dopa content. Kappikachhu beans have a wide range of unusual phyto chemicals and a nutritional profile similar to soy beans.

Good for... Anxiety, Mood, Nutrition, Energy
 

Nettle

(Urtica dioica)

A fantastic superfood most often overlooked as a weed.

As well as an great nutritional profile and excellent for treating kidney and urinary conditions, nettle leaves contain serotonin, which acts as a neuro-transmitter and is helpful for relieving stress, fear, nervousness, depression, insomnia, and eating disorders. They also contain melatonin so likely to help treat chronic fatigue syndrome, seasonal affective disorder, depression and sleeplessness.

Good for... Nutrition
 

Psyllium

(Plantago ovata)
Psyllium

Psyllium has been used for thousands of years as a safe and effective laxative, intestinal cleanser and for maintaining healthy bowel function. The bowel is one of the major organs the body has for eliminating toxins.

Good for... Nutrition, Candida
 

Wheatgrass

(Triticum aestivum)

Wheatgrass is quite possibly the closest thing to the fountain of youth and healing man has ever benefited from". As rich a source of vitamins, amino acids available anywhere plus an almost complete spectrum of minerals. The bedrock of super nutrition.

Good for... Mood, Nutrition, Sleep