Focusing as much as I do on what pumps you up, I neglected to cover some great supplements for mental health. I want to point out that not everything is fix-all for every situation. You can usually find a level of disagreement about how well some of these positively affect mood. I have even felt different experiences, based upon which supplement I was using. Based on my experiences, I have found that some work better than others and I wanted to give those the special mentions. These are the top selling supplements that I have tried, they are very popular. If you have any mentions for something that didn’t make the cut, please let me know. I am always looking for new ways to reduce the daily stress in my life and am always willing to try something that I have missed.
- St John’s Wort
You probably figured that this all-star for mental mood improvement would make an appearance. This was the first supplement of its kind that I had tried. I was in college and worrying about every little thing. It started to really spiral out of control when my doctor told me how tense I was, after running some tests. I knew that I had a stressful life but I imagined that it was nothing out of the ordinary, I guess I was wrong.
This supplement is made to help to release more serotonin, the chemical that produces feelings of happiness in the brain. I have used this in the past and it really did what it said that it would. One helpful hint is to pair this with some caffeine, as it made me feel sleepy at times. The drowsiness could have all been due to the specific brand and size of capsule that I got, which was 200mg. It is recommended to start with 50 mg of this supplement and take as needed, not exceeding three times per day. After following these rules for a week or two, you can increase what you use, if you feel that isn’t doing as good as it should be. I have read some reviews stating that this supplement can be deadly dogs, so all of my pet owners need to keep this product stored away very safely.
- Gaba Root
Now this option has drawn some mixed opinions. I have had ok experiences with using this ingredient, while others say that it does the opposite of what is intended for. Being offered up to the public as a way to calm anxious feelings, it isn’t for everyone but has worked wonders for others.
Don’t expect to have your personality completely change with any of these options. At best, you will lose those bad feelings, most of the time, and enjoy a more positive outlook. The best way to describe this would be to picture a bar at a certain level. This level that your personal bar is set to is your current mood. This mood line will vary, depending on what kind of day you have, as is the same with everyone. If you have your bar set in a negative mindset, all these supplements will do is to raise that bar to something more normal. Stress has, sadly, become a part of life for most of us. Even though you have to deal with all kind of stressors, it doesn’t mean you can have a supplement or two in your corner to get through those crazy days.