In our pharma-bombarded world, we have become a society where there is (at least) one medication for most conditions. But with very few exceptions, the drugs don’t “cure” a thing—all they do is mask symptoms and cause side effects.
Rarely, if ever, are other (safer) options considered.
Sadly, this includes mental health. And if you report being depressed, you can count antidepressants (especially SSRIs) being the go-to answer.
But here’s a newsflash for you: Depression is not merely a matter of serotonin levels!
There are numerous factors behind depression, and certainly a traumatic life event (such as a death, divorce or job loss) can trigger a depressed state of mind—which has ZERO to do with your brain chemistry!
Plus remember—SSRIs “work” by stopping your brain from being able to “vacuum up” excess serotonin like it’s supposed to.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t get a warm fuzzy about shutting down anything with my brain.
What SHOULD be done for depression
In order to really get to the bottom of depression (and start feeling significantly better!), you need to look at ALL the possible underlying factors…
And do something about them!
Here are 5 options to consider that can make all the difference in the world for you:
Depression factor #1: B vitamin deficiency
Vitamins B3, B6 and B12 are essential to proper mental health, and without them your brain can produce chemicals that actually make you feel insane!
Lacking in these vital nutrients can lead to a whole series of disturbing symptoms including:
- Feeling unreal or disconnected
- Hearing your own thoughts
- Anxiety and inner tension
- Suspicious of people
- Inability to think straight
- Frequent mood swings
- Seeing or hearing things abnormally
- Having delusions or illusions
How to help: A B vitamin deficiency is relatively easy to overcome…IF you use the right form of supplementation!
And Hydroxaden 2.5 B12 spray can help make sure you’re getting the crucial B vitamins you need for strong mental functioning!
Hydroxaden 2.5 is a sublingual spray that provides a therapeutic dose of B12, plus its mental health teammates vitamins B3 and B6, as well as riboflavin (vitamin B2).
The sublingual delivery is important and here’s why: Vitamin B12 absorbency in the GI tract is severely limited by factors such as poor digestion, an unhealthy gut microbiome and use of acid reducers. But with Hydroxaden 2.5, the B12 can be quickly and efficiently absorbed into your bloodstream through the mucus membranes in your mouth!
So you don’t miss a drop!
Depression factor #2: Lacking sleep
Regularly lacking sleep has been shown to exacerbate or worsen depression symptoms, as well as decrease your tolerance to pain.
How to help: If you want a chance of having sound mental (and physical) health, you must get decent sleep on a regular basis.
Aim to get seven to nine hours a night. If you have trouble falling asleep, try chamomile tea, taking a warm bath or using our outstanding Mooseberry Lavender essential oil on your pillow.
Depression factor #3: Vitamin D deficiency
Studies have shown that people with low vitamin D levels are more prone to depression.
This is especially true this time of year in the northern hemisphere, where our exposure to sunlight is diminishing each day. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD—a good acronym) is a form of depression that rears its ugly head during the colder months when people are low in vitamin D, and that has nothing to do with serotonin.
How to help: To help ensure you have health-supporting levels of this vital nutrient 365 days a year, it’s wise to supplement with an outstanding product like Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B.
Optimum DK Formula provides a therapeutic 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3 in each capsule, as well as vitamins K1 (500 mcg) and K2 (50 mcg), and the mineral boron.
This effective blend of super effective nutrients works synergistically to support strong mental health, as well as bone, immune and cardiovascular health too!
Depression factor #4: Mercury
Mercury is the most potent, deadly neurotoxin known to man, and in the brain it can lead to depression (as well as many other conditions including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s).
One of the most widespread sources of mercury exposure is flu shots. Many flu shots contain a mercury preservative (thimerosal), which when injected can get into your bloodstream and easily make its way to your brain.
Flu shots contain 12.5 mcg of mercury in each .25 mL (one-quarter millimeter) dose—which is 25,000 times the EPA safe limit (yes, you read that right).
What makes this worse is that mercury bio-accumulates in the brain, so you “add to the mercury pile” every time you get a flu shot that contains thimerosal.
How to help: Vitamin D has been shown in recent studies to be far more effective than flu shots at preventing the flu!
So this is yet another reason to rely on Optimum DK Formula with FruiteX-B!
Depression factor #5: Medications
Many medications can cause depression including:
- Benzodiazepines (anti-anxiety meds such as Ativan, Klonopin, Librium, Valium and Xanax)
- Beta-blockers for high blood pressure (including Lopressor, Tenormin and Coreg)
- Bromocriptine (for Parkinson’s)
- Calcium-channel blockers for high blood pressure (such as Cardizem, Tiazac and Procardia)
- Estrogens such as Premarin and Prempro
- Antibiotics including Cipro and Floxin
- Interferon alpha for cancers
- Norplant for birth control
- Opioids (including codeine, morphine, Demerol, Percodan and OxyContin)
- Statins (Mevacor, Zocor, Lescol and Lipitor)
- Zovirax (to treat shingles and herpes)
How to help: If you are on any of these medications and are depressed, I URGE you to talk to your doctor about alternatives. And if he or she won’t listen to your concerns, get another doctor who will.
If you’ve been suffering from depression and medication isn’t helping, take comfort in the fact that there is so much more you can do!
Look at ALL the factors that may be affecting your mood and do what you can to turn them around and start feeling better.
To your health,
Thank you…I never knew that mercury was in flu shots. My husband and I have taken them every year for years.
We want to do all we can to prevent Altzheimers/Parkinsons, etc.
Again thank you!
Thank you for that; very enlightening.
Another factor that affects depression and Doctors don’t tell you about it is low blood sugar, which I found after many years of being lethargic and having low moods.