Supplements to Discuss With Your Provider

Below are Supplements that can be a helpful part of your mental healing process. Discuss them with your prescriber/provider. Also includes fact sheets for supplements you might be currently taking.

Dietary Supplement Fact sheet: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/list-all/

NCCIH Herbs at a glance

DHEA: https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-dhea/art-20364199

L-Methylfolate: L-methlyfolate (L-MF), a medical food, can be obtained by prescription or over-the-counter through specific distributors.  In patients who have pharmacogenomic testing results indicating severely reduced folic acid conversion, a 3-month trial is a standard treatment approach.   Many  published trials that demonstrated a response, did so at doses of 15 mg daily. Product labeling: https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=76386336-417d-4f90-8171-1f745198ded2  L-MF in Treatment resistant depression and other trials: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23212058, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2933841/, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3036555/

NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) in psychiatry: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3044191/  

Omega 3-Fatty Acids: can contribute to overall health and mood. Look for a product that contains 450 milligrams of EPA and 100 milligrams of DHA daily.  There are vegan forms available. Talk to your doctor to see if this supplementation is right for you. As for current guidelines on Omega 3 Fatty acids, NIH has a nice write-up here: Omega-3 fatty acids, fish oil, alpha-linolenic acid , as does Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/what-are-omega-3-fatty-acids-from-fish-oil/art-20232583

SAM-e (S-Adenosyl methionine): https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements-same/art-20364924

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