Supplement Your Emotional Health
Learn which nutrients can boost emotional health
There are a variety of herbal ingredients that may help improve your mood. Among the ones I find most impressive are:
- St. John's Wort can help ease anxiety, enhances a positive mental outlook and promotes healthy sleep patterns. I recommend taking 900 mg daily.
- Vitamin B3 in the form of niacinamide: helps ease stress (recommended dose 1,000 mg daily). [The B vitamin inositol (3,000 mg daily) and the amino acid gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) will increase niacinamide's effects (200 mg taken 4 times a day).] Dosages of all these supplements should be spread out through the day.
- Kava contains several compounds that relax the central nervous system (50 mg 3 times a day). Although valerian root is often cited along with Kava for its role in supporting healthy emotional response, I have found that long-term use of it weakens the adrenal glands. Anyone taking valerian root for extended periods will begin to experience fatigue, dizziness upon standing, headaches, and other symptoms commonly associated with hypoadrenia.
Enjoy What You've Just Read?
Get it delivered to your inbox! Signup for E-News and you'll get great content like you've just read along with other great tips and guides for Dr. Williams!
Meet Dr. Williams
For more than 25 years, Dr. David Williams has traveled the world researching alternative therapies for our most common health problems—therapies that are inexpensive and easy to use, and therapies that treat the root cause of a problem rather than just its symptoms. More About Dr. Williams
Dr. Williams's Favorites
Enhanced support for healthy digestion and lasting, natural energy
Improve circulation, HDL cholesterol, CRP, and triglycerides
The doctor-recommended secret to boundless energy and total body wellness
Extra-strength relief for chronic joint pain