A Little-Known Natural Solution for Depression

by Dr. David Williams
Filed Under: Mood & Memory
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

There’s no doubt about it: Depression is a real problem. One in every ten adults reports being depressed. And according to some reports, 15 percent of the population will experience depression that it will require treatment at least once in their lifetime.

Although depression is real, synthetic drugs aren’t the only way to address the problem.

My focus has always been to search the world and to report on safe, effective solutions, cures, and alternatives to drugs. Just a few of these for depression include:

  • Bright full-spectrum lighting;
  • Aerobic exercise (It typically takes 30 minutes for the body begin to release mood-enhancing endorphins and increase blood levels of serotonin.);
  • Supplementing with nutrients like low-dose lithium, fish oil and other essential fatty acids, melatonin, tryptophan, St. John’s Wort, and niacinamide;
  • Eliminating food allergies; and 
  • Bringing down excess copper levels.

Another plant extract from Africa has just recently become available in this country that for centuries has been used successfully by the indigenous population to help boost mood. It’s one of the most beneficial products I’ve seen (and personally experienced) in a long time. 

The extract comes from Sceletium tortuosum, a type of succulent plant found in dry regions of South Africa. Researchers have recently found a way to produce a powdered extraction referred to as Zembrin. I’ve been testing Zembrin for about a year now, and it’s one of the few natural products I’ve seen that produces consistent and noticeable results in almost everyone tested. To say I’m impressed would be an understatement.

Preliminary double-blind studies have shown that as little as 25 mg a day of Zembrin can trigger a profound improvement in one’s mood accompanied by a significant enhancement in cognitive ability. 

Like many of the prescription antidepressants, Zembrin appears to improve serotonin levels. One huge difference, however, is that unlike prescription drugs, Zembrin doesn’t cause dangerous side effects. 

I highly recommend giving Zembrin a try if you’re looking for natural ways to deal with the blues and improve your mood.

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