Natural Mood Enhancers

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There is an illness that lacks acknowledgment and can’t be seen just by looking at someone. People often don’t give this illness the same type of sympathy that might be given to someone with a physical debilitating ailment. Many times these people don’t even know they have something wrong and that it can be fixed. According the Center for Disease Control, it is estimated that one out of ten adults experience depression. One of the troubles with depression or “low mood” is the person suffering will often try to correct it with treatments that potentially have side effects, and then the effort seems fruitless.

The use of natural mood enhances has become an increasingly popular way to reduce the symptoms of depression. After you have spoken with a doctor (we would recommend a doctor that specializes in Wellness,) here are some examples of natural mood enhancers that can help you feel better. Many of these may be purchased at www.ohwjax.com under “Store.” If you have any questions please contact our office at 904-374-6498.

Three supplements that help with nutritional enzyme therapy:

SAMe

SAMe- short for S-adenosyl methionine, is a naturally occurring metabolite found in the body. SAMe is used to make certain chemicals that play a role in depression. Low levels of SAMe may be due to insufficient amounts of the precursor amino acid methionine (i.e., vegetarianism or poor protein intake). Age-related decline in enzyme efficiencies throughout the body can be improved by increasing the supply of enzyme cofactors such as SAMe, B vitamins, and Magnesium. Omega Health & Wellness offers SAMe.

Omega3

Omega-3 Fatty Acids- It has also been found that a lack of omega-3 fatty acids in a person’s diet can be linked to mood disorders, particularly clinical depression and bipolar disorder. Ensure that you are using a pharmaceutical grade Omega-3 fish oil in its natural triglyceride form along with lipase, to aid with the digestion of the omega-3. Fish oils in the triglyceride form are as they occur in nature. Our fish oil blends and concentrates are 90% to 100% triglyceride bound omega-3 oils – that’s 40%-50% higher than the industry standard for TG fish oil concentrate products! Omega Health & Wellness offers OmegAvail™ Hi-Po and many other forms of Omega-3 products.

lithium

Lithium Orotate – Known for its ability to help stabilize mood swings related to depression and other mood disorders, with vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) and trimethylglycine to support healthy methylation pathways. Mood disorders are often due to inositol depletion. Lithium recycles and synthesizes inositol by inhibiting the IMPase enzyme. When salts of lithium are ingested, the lithium ions interact with several neurotransmitters and receptors in the central nervous system, resulting in a more stable mood. Omega Health & Wellness offers Lithium SynergyTM.

Folic Acid– Many people who are depressed – especially those who don’t respond to anti-depressants – have been found to have a folate deficiency. At Omega Health & Wellness we test for these deficiencies so we can better assess your folate needs, thereby customizing the natural mood enhancement to your genetic needs.

Lavender– Known to enhance relaxation and help curb depression. Often used in aromatherapy, lavender is extracted into oil and can even be found in many common scented products like soy candles, soaps, and oil based perfumes.

There isn’t always an easy fix for mood disorder. But the first step to improvement is trying to find a solution that is right for you. At Omega Health & Wellness our solutions are as unique as you are. Let us create a nutritional enzyme therapy specifically designed for you.