Is This Happiness-Boosting Supplement the New Zoloft?

by Mary Nunes
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We live in an era when there are natural supplements for just about everything: vitamin C for glowing skin, vitamin A for hair growth, and probiotics for gut health (to name a few). Little did we know there are vitamins for our mental health, too.

The fact of the matter is that mental illness is not a rare thing (or anything to be ashamed of discussing). One in 20 Americans over the age of 12 struggle with depression, and 11% of the U.S. population over the age of 12 is on antidepressant medication. A 2014 paper on antidepressants found that most of their benefits are due to the placebo effect. It also revealed that they can sometimes cause patients to feel more anxious or worse than they did before. So our questions is this: Can certain nutritional supplements increase the effectiveness of antidepressants?

Want more information on supplements? Next up: the five most important vitamins for hair growth.

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