St. John's wort is by far the most widely-used and well-studied herbal antidepressant.
SAM-e, pronounced "sammy", is short for S-adenosyl-L-methionine. It's a chemical that's found naturally in the human body and is believed to increase levels of neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Our bodies can't make omega-3s on their own, so we must obtain them through our diet.
Studies have linked depression with low dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids.
Folic acid, also called folate, is a B vitamin that is often deficient in people who are depressed.
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