Depression

Seek Natural stock a range of natural remedies to assist with depression which have been well researched. If you’re looking for a natural herbs and supplement for depression without the harsh side effects that some of the pharmaceutical product may cause, then try one of our selected natural remedies that have been shown in research to work well with depression. Be aware that some herbal products may cause mild side effects so consult your doctor or health practitioner if you’re concerned or if you are taking other medication.

If you have at least five of the following symptoms there is a good chance you are suffering from depression:

  • Weight loss or gain 
  • Inability to fall asleep or excessive daytime sleeping
  • Difficulty in carrying out general everyday tasks or pacing & fidgeting
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Loss of interest or loss of pleasure in usual activities
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feeling guilty or worthless
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.

Dietary Strategy:

Ideally eliminate sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. Eat small, frequent meals.

Dr George Recommends:

St John's Wort. (used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety)
5-HTP  (a nutritional supplement for supporting healthy moods, promoting satiety, and enhancing sleep quality)
L-Tryptophan (helps boost levels of serotonin, a mood-enhancing neurotransmitter involved in promoting well being, calmness, relaxation, confidence, concentration and appetite control)
Vitamin B6 (It is known to contribute to normal psychological function)
Valeriana (a traditional herbal medicinal product used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances and mild anxiety)
Lithium Orotate (a trace mineral that helps to boost and balance your moods)
Cortisol Control (formulated to help your body defend against stress-produced cortisol levels)

Note: The above products are suggestions for support with mood or stress and are taken individually, not all together. Consult you Doctor or practitioner if you are taking other medication or supplements.

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Valerian Tablets
Valerian root has been demonstrated to possess sedative and anxiolytic effects.

Used since ancient Greek times, there has been a dramatic upsurge of interest in valerian over the past 20 years, resulting in over 200 scientific papers on its chemistry and application.

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Price: £14.95
5-HTP 100mg

5-HTP, short for 5-hydroxytryptophan, is a derivative of tryptophan, an amino acid that is present in high protein foods such as meat and dairy products and whilst the body makes its own 5-HTP from tryptophan it is able to use the 5-HTP provided by supplements.

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Price: £16.95
Vitamin B-100 Complex

Extra High Strength B vitamin Complex

Lamberts® Vitamin B-100 Complex is a high strength product that is useful in situations where someone requires a fast boost to their intake of B vitamins. In most situations this product should be used for short term supplementation, typically two months, after which time our B-50 complex will provide adequate levels of the B vitamins.

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Price: £37.95
Vitamin B6 50mg

Involved in more processes in the body than any other B vitamin
This supplement is made in the UK to pharmaceutical GMP standards and each tablet provides a full 50mg of Vitamin B6.

Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, is probably involved in more processes in the body than any other B vitamin. It is known to contribute to normal psychological function, the normal function of the immune system, the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and to normal homocysteine metabolism. Vitamin B6 is also well known for the role it plays in the regulation of hormonal activity.

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Price: £5.75
Vitamin C (1000mg)

Regular supplementation is important
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is an essential nutrient. Because it is water-soluble and dietary intake varies, regular supplementation is important. As an antioxidant, vitamin C works at the cellular level to reduce the effects of oxidation and premature aging. Since it is involved with the production of collagen and connective tissue, vitamin C helps maintain functional and strong connective tissue, blood vessels and capillaries, as well as healthy skin and gums. It also promotes healing and can reduce bruising. Vitamin C has also been shown to support immune and adrenal function, as well as balance the histamine response.*

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Price: £17.94
Gentle Changes®

Utilizes a natural source of progesterone
A combination of natural oils from lemon grass, aloe vera, carrot and avocado that softens and smoothes the skin. Gentle Changes utilizes a natural source of progesterone added to select antioxidants, like extracts of grape seed and rosemary, along with vitamins E and A, making this formula a woman’s best friend.

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Price: £28.74
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan)

Supporting healthy moods, promoting satiety & enhancing sleep quality
5-Hydroxytryptophan is a nutritional supplement for supporting healthy moods, promoting satiety, and enhancing sleep quality. Since all three of these areas are linked to an imbalance of serotonin and/or melatonin, 5-HTP has been shown to help by increasing production of those two crucial neurotransmitters in the human body. In fact, numerous studies on 5-HTP have been published since 1966, and several double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials have demonstrated the benefits of 5-HTP in promoting healthy moods.*

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Price: £38.34
Lithium Orotate

Surprisingly simple solution for mood management
Lithium Orotate is a trace mineral that helps to boost and balance your moods. Studies show it also helps promote mental focus and may improve memory.* Lithium Orotate is easily absorbed, and is 20 times more bioactive than other lithium salts, thereby allowing the individual to take smaller amounts.* Each capsule provides 4.8 mg of elemental lithium.

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Price: £20.34
Cortisol Control

Helps support normal cortisol levels
The stresses of modern life trigger the release of cortisol, a hormone responsible for the fight or flight response. Stress can also trigger popular coping behaviors like eating junk food, watching TV to numb out, and shopping too much. Too much cortisol can impact your body, affecting blood sugar, immune function, abdominal fat deposits, mood, and more, including your sex life!

 

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Price: £50.34
L-Tryptophan
Helps boost serotonin, a mood-enhancing neurotransmitter
L-Tryptophan is a naturally-occurring, essential amino acid that helps boost levels of serotonin, a mood-enhancing neurotransmitter involved in promoting well being, calmness, relaxation, confidence, concentration and appetite control. Taking tryptophan before bed is an excellent way to combat occasional sleeplessness. For best results, take tryptophan on an empty stomach, or with a small serving of carbohydrates. 500mg capsules of pure, pharmaceutical-grade tryptophan.
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Price: £44.34
St John’s Wort Oil

St John’s Wort Oil is a plant which is best known for its use as a mood enhancer; not many know however, that the oil also has benefits as a remedy, in those who have rough, dry or damaged skin.

Pack Size: 100ml
Price: £6.50
Valeriana tincture (Valerian)

Valeriana tincture is an extract of organically grown fresh Valeriana officinalis. This herb has been held in high esteem from the Middle Ages and is also known as All Heal.

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Price: £9.17
St John's Wort Tablets

370mg St John’s Wort Extract

Highest strength, one-a-day pure grade extract

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Price: £14.95
5-HTP 100mg (L-5-hydroxytryptophan)

5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in sending messages through the nervous system.
 
Certified Kosher Parve ( Pareve, Parevine ) by KOF-K

Pack Size: 30 caps (vegan)
Price: £10.44
5-HTP L-5-Hydroxytryptophan

L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a precursor to serotonin and melatonin. The amino acid L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is created from L-Tryptophan in the body, and is a precursor to serotonin and melatonin. Our 5-HTP is derived from a plant source, and is carefully tested to ensure its purity and to guarantee the absence of contaminants.

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Price: £38.05
Acetyl-L-Carnitine 250mg (Free Form)

Acetyl-L-Carnitine 250mg capsules is one of Solgar's premium-quality amino acids.
 
Certified Kosher Parve ( Pareve, Parevine ) by KOF-K

Pack Size: 30 caps (vegan)
Price: £26.74
Acetyl-L-Carnitine

The acetyl derivative of L-carnitine. Acetyl-L-carnitine is involved in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and fats, as well as the conversion of fats into energy.*

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Price: £70.34
Balance Rhodiola Complex

Solgar Balance Rhodiola Complex provides adaptogenic botanical herbs and nutrients.
 
Certified Kosher Parve ( Pareve, Parevine ) by KOF-K

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Price: £14.69
Super Vitamin B Complex

Super Vitamin B Complex is an advanced and complete B-vitamin supplement. It provides substantial amounts of all eleven B-vitamins, including the co-enzyme forms of vitamins B2 and B6 for enhanced bioavailability, and extra pantothenic acid.*

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Price: £19.03
Choline 250mg & Inositol 250mg

Both Choline and Inositol are involved in the manufacture of neurotransmitters. They are also involved in many brain processes, especially the memory. Many people report increased mental clarity through the use of choline and inositol and medical research studies have found these nutrients to be beneficial in cases of depression and panic attacks.

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Price: £12.60
DLPA Complex

DL-phenylalanine (DLPA) often appears to potentiate pain relief and also ease depression in patients suffering from chronic non-malignant pain. This formula combines DLPA with synergistic vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C.

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Price: £17.90
St John's Wort Mood Uplift

Used to relieve low mood

St John's Wort Mood Uplift is a traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.

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Price: £16.75
Complete Omegas 3:6:7:9

Not all fats are bad! Some fats, especially omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9, are essential for good health.

Pack Size: 90 gel caps, 30 gel caps
Price: from £8.59
Hypericum (St John's Wort Tablets)

St John's Wort (or Hypericum) is a well-known herb; it has a long history of use in the treatment of mild anxiety and low mood.

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Price: £9.97