Just like your physical health, maintaining a healthy mind requires many components. You can be proactive by using supplements, herbs, and essential oils to support your mental health.
Vitamin D: Depression, anxiety, fatigue
Omega 3: Brain function, anxiety, depression, cognitive impairment, memory
B Complex Vitamins: Very important for the nervous system and energy. In addition, extra doses of B6 and B12 may be require for some mental health conditions
Multi-Vitamin: All mental health conditions. May also contain trace mineral elements (iron, manganese, zinc, copper, iodine – essential for many physiological and mental functions).
Magnesium: Major role in calming the nervous system. May also ease muscle tension, decrease blood pressure, and aid sleep.
Probiotics: Good bacteria, necessary for the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin (feelings of happiness) and gaba (calmness).
Amino-acids: Tryptophan (converts into serotonin); Theanine (for anxiety)
Gingo: Improves memory
Ashwaganda AKA “Strength of a Horse”: Gives energy, helps to feel less overwhelmed, improves focus and organization.
Calamus (root): Helps with brain overload, mental clarity
Gotocola: Calms nervous system, increases mental clarity and memory; great for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s, increases oxygen levels
Lavender: Anxiety, depression, insomnia
Citrus oils (Orange, lemon, lime, bergamot ): Depression; are uplifting
Rosemary: Helps with focus, memory, mental alertness
Blue tansy: Promotes emotional stability, relaxation, calms the mind
Cedarwood: Relieves tension and anxiety, helps with sleep
Clary sage: mental fatigue, emotional shock, anxiety
Sandalwood: Calms mind racing, helps with insomnia
Frankincense: Depression, anxiety, grounding