Good mental health is just as, if not more important, than physical mental health, but at the end of the day, the two go hand in hand. Good mental health is the solid foundation we need to create a stable, successful and well-rounded life and it informs every aspect of our life, including our relationships and career.
If you’re struggling with your mental health, it’s important to seek professional help from healthcare experts, but there are also steps you can take yourself, and taking supplements is one way to do that.
Here are some of the best supplements you can take to help improve your mental health:
Research has shown that B vitamins play an important role in helping the brain produce adequate levels of the chemicals required to manage mood and other functions. Low levels of B vitamins are often found in people with depression, particularly, B-12. Now that’s not to say depleted levels of B vitamins is the cause of depression, nor is it accurate to say taking B vitamins will cure depression, but ensuring you’ve got adequate levels will help your brain function at its best giving you the right foundation to better manage your mood.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the function and health of the brain. Natural sources of Omega-3s include certain fatty fish such as salmon, as well as seeds and nuts but you can also take supplements to help boost your levels.
A magnesium deficiency can cause problems like insomnia, constipation and muscle tension but has also been linked to mood disorders such as depression. This is because magnesium is important for the production of feel-good hormones in the brain. Ensuring you’ve got enough magnesium helps to improve your sleep and subsequently, your mental function.
Boosting vitamin C levels can help improve both mood and cognitive function. Studies have also shown that vitamin C may help reduce symptoms of anxiety as well as depression. Vitamin C is also great for just making you feel better generally by helping to boost your immune system function.
We all have naturally occuring NAD+ in our bodies but as we age, they get depleted. By boosting your levels of NAD+ you improve brain function, cognitive performance and mental clarity. Research has shown that increasing your levels of NAD+ helps to alleviate the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and even brain destroying diseases such as Alzheimers and Parkinsons. Our Optima Max 100 is a daily oral supplement developed by our research & development team and is based on the same formulation as NADclinic’s pioneering NAD+ IV protocol. It has the highest purity and potency of any non-prescription NAD+ supplement available.