Depression is way more than just feeling fed up or unhappy for a few days.
Most people will experience times in their lives when they feel rubbish. Having days when you feel down is totally normal. When this shifts to possible depression is when this sadness or low mood lasts for weeks or months. Not just the odd few days here or there.
Depression is a mental health condition which can have a far reaching impact on the suffers lives. Around 7% of the world’s population is affected by depression. Often counselling and other forms of talking therapy can be used to help people manage their symptoms.
In recent years, Nootropics have started to be successfully used as a treatment for depression too.
With the right support and treatment, most people with depression can successfully manage their symptoms and even overcome their mental illness.
Which Nootropics should you focus on?
The best nootropic stacks for depression are those which increase the production of the feel-good hormones, Dopamine and Serotonin. These are low in depressed patients, so boosting them will have a positive effect.
Let's look at 5 awesome singular nootropics for depression and then one of the best nootropic stacks, if you prefer a one and done situation.
Adrafinil increases the production of dopamine and serotonin in the brain. This improves wakefulness by stimulating the Hypocretin neurotransmitter which boosts mental and physical energy. Adrafinil calms the brain for better focus, reduces stress levels and increases the ability to communicate.
N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) is actually a treatment for cancer, HIV and paracetamol overdose. Studies have also found that NAC can increase the production of dopamine and serotonin, which helps people relax. Also NAC has positive effects on the nervous system as an neuroprotector and antioxidant.
A popular choice for people who want to reduce their depression and improve brain performance is Aniracetam. Aniracetam is a fat-soluble nootropic that improves memory and mood. It also balances stress levels, calms and helps to prevent anxiety attacks.
Aniracetam also increases the blood flow in the nervous system. It also keeps neurotransmitters healthy for better memory recall and retention.
ST. JOHN’S WORT
St. John’s Wort is a traditional herb that’s been in use for decades, as a treatment for levelling out mood swings.
Medical trials have shown that St. John’s Wort can permeate the blood-brain barrier without the need of a reactive agent. It calms the firing neurons in the brain, which reduces anxiety attacks. The bonus is that St. John’s Wort also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Ginkgo biloba has been used for centuries for a variety of health reasons. Primarily in reducing both the mental and physical symptoms of depression. It can also help with managing negative thoughts and reducing social anxiety.
If you want an all-in-one solution, then you should consider Pro-Vanax. ProVanax™ helps optimize neurotransmitters & hormones (Serotonin, Dopamine, Cortisol, etc.), which control negative feelings and thoughts. It reduces worry, panic attacks, sleepless nights or feeling hopeless.
- Magnesium Oxide – 25 MGS
- Synergy Optimizer™ Technologies Blend – 698 MGS
5-HTP 5 Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia Simplicifolia), St. John's Wort (5% Hyperforin extract), Passion Flower 10:1 Extract (Passiflora incarnate) (flower), L-Theanine, Valerian (4:1 extract), Inositol, L-Taurine, GABA (Gamma-Amino-Butyric Acid)
Do you have any Nootropic stacks for depression that you recommend? What has helped you?