Turmeric for mild to moderate depression
Clinical trials for turmeric, or its component curcumin, have shown it to be effective as a standalone treatment for depression, or in combination with pharmaceutical antidepressant medications. It is safe to take alone or with antidepressants, and it's safe for breastfeeding moms. Take a turmeric supplement with 95% curcuminoids at a dose of 500-1000mg, twice per day. It can be taken indefinitely alone, or combined with other supplements that improve mood, such as St John's Wort, magnesium glycinate, and adaptogenic herbs.
What You'll Need
- Turmeric supplement with 95% curcuminoids; preferably organic
What You'll Do
Tips & Warnings
- Not for people with gallstones or bile duct dysfunction. Check with your doctor before taking turmeric if you are currently pregnant.
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