Natural Anti-depressants Can Improve Your Serotonin Levels
Sertona ™ is a proprietary blend of St. John’s Wort extract, SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) and 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) designed to support and aid healthy serotonin levels which decline with age and stress. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, is important for normal mood, sleep, concentration and appetite. Many individuals cannot tolerate anti-depressants because of their side effects and want natural remedies. Sertona™ can be used along with L-Theanine Rx to promote a healthy mood.*
Depression is a serious mental health condition that can significantly reduce quality of life. There is no one cure for depression, but there are many treatments that can help alleviate symptoms. Some natural supplements have been shown to be effective in treating depression, and there are many more available to research. It is important to talk with a doctor about which natural supplement may be best for you, as each person responds differently to different treatments.
St. John’s Wart and Depression
Depression is a mental health disorder that causes feelings of sadness and hopelessness that can last for weeks or months. It affects how you think, feel, and behave and can lead to a wide range of emotional and physical problems. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 7 percent of adults in the U.S.—about 16 million people—experience depression each year.1
While there are many treatments for depression, including medication and therapy, some people may prefer to try natural remedies first. St. John’s wort is a natural herb that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, including depression. In fact, St. John’s wort, a natural antidepressant was one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants before Prozac became popular in the 1990s.
It is unclear how St. John’s Wort works. It appears that its active ingredients hypericin, hyperforin and adhyperforin increase serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline levels which elevates the mood.
5 HTP and Depression
5-hydroxytryptophan, a natural antidepressant, is an amino acid that is derived from another amino acid, tryptophan. 5-HTP is used by the body to make serotonin and melatonin which affect mood and sleep, respectively. It is a precursor to serotonin, and when taken can help increase serotonin levels in the brain. This can help with symptoms of depression.
Low levels of serotonin and melatonin can cause depression and insomnia. 5 HTP is also thought to help with anxiety and insomnia, which are common comorbidities of depression.
SAM-e and Depression
S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM-e) is a chemical that occurs naturally in the body. Its involved brain and liver function and over thirty-five metabolic processes. One of the processes that SAM-e is involved in, transmethylation, boosts serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine levels which contributes to its antidepressant effects.
SAM-e is important for the production of a powerful antioxidant, glutathione and other antioxidants, cysteine and taurine which help get rid of free radicals that damage cells, and repair the body. SAM-e can benefit those suffering from depression, anxiety, heart disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and chronic lower back pain.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.