If you suffer from depression, it's a sign that your brain doesn't get enough serotonin. Most of the medicin is trying to increase serotonin or to avoid the reduction of this hormon. Serotonin is also known as "happiness hormon".
The problem: We can't simply eat it. It has to be made in our brain. But we can eat protein, especially tryptophan. But tryptophan is very shy or nice, just like you want it. If there are more amino acids (protein) which wants to go to our brain, tryptophan is waiting. Until your body takes it for other things. So we have to make sure, to have much tryptophan - the best is to eat protein from soya or milk. And 20-30min later little(!) sugar. A banana for example.
Next you need zinc. Zinc is needed for the process to transform tryptophan into serotonin. Cink is best accepted from your body together vwith vitamin c.
Cardio is having a positive effect too
Magnesium and b-vitamins have a positive impact
- Eat more protein, especially L-tryptophan
- Substitute zinc together with vitamin c
- Substitute b-vitamins- Substitute magnesium
- do cardio
Don't stop going to a doc! Ask him to measure cink and magnesium in your blood. Take your medicine as long as you don't feel really better. These tipps don't mean you don't need external help.
Since I started working out every day, I am not feeling depressed. I can remember easily my every day chors and I'm feeling happy to have met you.
I you feel light depressed sometimes you need also Vitamin D3. This is build when you get enough sun. You can also take it as a pill in autumn or winter.
Interesting to know! Great topic :) Vit B12 is another happy vitamin I think.
What about 5-HTP? read somewhere it is better than l-tryptophan as supplement, and other places than l-tryptophan us better