Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) August 30, 2005 -
My Vitamin Guide (MVG), an online review of vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies and alternative medicine, announced today it has compiled an extensive list of nutritional supplements that medical studies show can help alleviate symptoms of depression.
Found online at http://www.MyVitaminGuide.com, MVG provides consumers free information on vitamins and supplements as well as resources, news, advice, and content from medical professionals on more than 650 health concerns and illnesses.
ÂOur information comes from experts in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, naturopathic, and public health, and from over 500 prominent medical journals,Â said MVG CEO Sam Knoll. ÂBy providing information on depression in a clear and easy-to-use way, we are helping people research and understand alternatives to traditional depression medications, so they can make informed decisions about depression treatments.Â
The MVG section on depression, found at http://www.myvitaminguide.com/depression.html , offers a checklist rating the effectiveness of nutritional supplements and herbs to help treat depression, helpful dietary and lifestyle changes, and several holistic approaches that may be helpful.
According to MyVitaminGuide.com, research indicates that, among other things, food allergies may play a role in depression. Preliminary research suggests that restricting sugar and caffeine may help alleviate symptoms of depression. The website also reports that people with major depression may have insensitivity to glucose and impaired glucose tolerance.
My Vitamin GuideÂs research-article on depression describes numerous nutritional supplements and herbs that have been shown to help alleviate some symptoms of depression as well as, if not better than, prescribed depression medication.
Among the supplements and other natural treatments identified as potentially beneficial by http://www.MyVitaminGuide.com are:
ÂSt. JohnÂs Wort -- 600 to 1,200 mg a day of a standardized extract (containing of 0.3% hypericin) to help with mild to moderate depression
ÂExercise at least three hours a week (or 30 minutes a day) to boost the bodyÂs natural mood-enhancing compounds (endorphins)
ÂB-vitamin supplements that contain folic acid and vitamins B12 and B6 to help correct deficiencies associated with depression
ÂAnd iron supplements, because a lack of iron can make depression worse (check with a doctor to find out if you are iron deficient)
About MyVitaminGuide.com (MVG)
MVG provides articles and reviews on vitamins, supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative health therapies. MVG was founded by Sam Knoll, a vitamin industry veteran and author of the e-book, How to Buy Vitamins. All information is available to the public at http://www.MyVitaminGuide.com.
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