Sometimes, all we want is to change the way we feel. Talking to a friend or going away for a few days might work but we cannot travel all the time or our friends may not be in town. Many people use supplements to enhance their mood and most doctors consider these products efficient.
Our daily diet may lack some essential vitamins, making us feeling weary, but we can take them in a supplemental form. These products can be used by people who not only want to improve their mood, but also by those suffering from borderline depression.
Vitamins to Make You Feel Better
Vitamins B1, B3 and B6 are considered to be some of the best natural mood enhancers there are. We can increase the amount of these vitamins with a particular diet or choose to take them in supplement tablets. What is so good about these B vitamins is that they are very easily absorbed by our body and, at the same time, any excess amounts are easily excreted through urine.
Vitamin B1 is called thiamine and the human body needs it in order to achieve proper nerve function throughout the body. It can be found in raw sunflower seeds, different beans and peas, corn, lentils and also in tuna fish. Vitamin B3 or niacin is also beneficial for general health, particularly for mood enhancement. It is also found in a variety of fruits, vegetables and animal products, such as tomatoes, leaf vegetables, carrots, nuts, whole grains, dates, legumes, fish, chicken, beef and milk. Vitamin B6 is known to affect the production of serotonin in the brain and this is one of the best known mood enhancing chemicals of the central nervous system.
Besides these B vitamins, vitamin C, biotin, folic acid and pantothenic acid are also considered to increase energy level and improve mood and therefore used for this purpose.What Else Can You Take?
Omega 3 essential acids, remedies made of St. John’s wort and 5-HTP supplements are also something you could use to enhance your mood.
Omega 3 fatty acids are probably the most talked about supplements these days. They are great for blood vessels, the heart and regulation of brain function, as well as the optimal functioning of membranes and neurons in the body. These supplements can be used as assistive tools against many different mood disorders and many doctors recommend these to their patients.
St. John’s wort or in Latin Hypericum perforatum is a herb used as mild antidepressant and mood enhancer. However, if you want to use St. John's wort herbal remedies, make sure to consult your doctor because they should not be combined with some antidepressant drugs.
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan or oxitriptan) supplements are used to increase level of serotonin in the brain. The dose used to enhance mood is usually about 50 mg once per day.