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What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
Best natural supplements for depression and anxiety, including the evidence for fish oil, vitamin D, probiotics, and herbal supplements for depression such as curcumin (from turmeric) and saffron.
Can melatonin supplements cause depression or make depression worse?
Find out if melatonin supplements can cause depression or make depression worse. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Does magnesium help with depression?
Find out if having low magnesium levels increases the risk of depression and if supplements such as magnesium citrate, magnesium chloride, can help for depression. Also, find out how to make sure you are getting adequate magnesium. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
I've heard that having low B-12 or B-6 can cause depression. Is that true?
Find out if vitamin B12 or B6 deficiency can cause depression and how they can affect antidepressants.
Is Rhodiola rosea effective for depression and does it have other uses? Will ConsumerLab.com be testing these supplements?
Learn more about Rhodiola rosea, it's impact on depression and anxiety, including evidence from clinical studies and safety.
I'm taking Lumiday, a supplement to improve mood. It seems to help me but is it safe?
Lumiday info including side effects, drug interactions and reviews. Lumiday is a supplement marketed to improve mood.
Is it better for a fish oil (or krill oil) supplement to have more DHA than EPA?
Information on EPA and DHA in fish and krill oil supplements, including improving cognition, depression, anxiety, acne, and more.
I take fluoxetine (Prozac), a SSRI drug to treat depression. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
Learn about Prozac (fluoxetine) drug interactions along with other supplements and SSRIs.
Are light boxes effective for preventing and treating seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as "winter depression"? Which light boxes are best?
Learn about the benefits and safety of light boxes (including who is most likely to benefit), how to use these devices, which commercially available products appear to meet the technical requirements, and who should not use light boxes.
What are the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency?
Learn about the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, such as soft or weak bones, bone, joint and muscle pain, depression, insomnia, hair loss and others, and find out how much vitamin D you need. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
I've read about several different forms of SAMe. Is one form better than another?
Learn about the various types of SAMe (S-adenosyl-L-methionine) supplements, along with their benefits for hormones & cell membrane health.
Do supplements help with Parkinson’s disease treatment or prevention?
Learn what has been shown with vitamins D and E, niacin, CoQ10, melatonin, creatine, SAMe, NAC, valerian, CoQ10, and CBD, as well as with coffee and the Mediterranean and MIND diets for treating and/or preventing Parkinson's disease.
Is it better to take fish oil, flaxseed oil -- or both?
Fish oil and flaxseed oil -- how they are different, what they are used for, if and how they can help with arthritis, depression, lowering cholesterol & more.
Are lithium orotate supplements as effective and safe as prescription lithium for bipolar disease and depression?
Lithium orotate supplement info, including proper dosage, safety, and how lithium orotate supplements compare to prescription lithium for bipolar disease and depression.
Do any supplements help reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?
Find out which supplements help reduce premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, such as mood swings, pain, bloating, irritability and food cravings.
What is inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) and myo-inositol? Are they helpful in treating cancer or other conditions?
Inositol hexaphosphate (IP6): Find out if IP6 (also known as phytic acid) can prevent or treat cancer. Clinical evidence, dosage, safety and how IP6 differs from myo-inositol. Consumerlab.com's answer explains.
Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking Valium or Xanax?
Find out which supplements should be avoided when taking benzodiazepines like Valium, Xanax, and Ativan.
Is kratom too dangerous to use?
Find out if kratom is safe/legal to use, including potential adverse effects, such as agitation, rapid heartbeat, nausea, drowsiness, seizures. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
How do I choose the best magnesium supplement?
Choosing the best form of magnesium supplements can be tricky due to the many different types (magnesium aspartate, bicarbonate, carbonate, chloride, citrate and others).
With probiotics, how many CFUs should I look for as the dose? Is more necessarily better?
Learn more about the proper amount of cells or colony forming units (CFUs) a probiotic should contain, including if more is always better.
Does Procera AVH really improve memory and mood?
Procera AVH information, including evidence from clinical studies on memory, cognition, mood, safety, and a lawsuit.
I take St. John's wort for depression. Your report notes that it can interact with other medications. Would taking it several hours apart from other meds avoid this interaction?
St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) can interact with other medications, but can this be avoided by spacing out the dosages?
How Should You Take Care of Yourself After You’ve Had COVID-19?
Find out the best way to care for yourself when recovering from COVID-19, including how long you should quarantine, whether you should get vaccinated, when it is safe to undergo a surgery, and how to spot and, possibly, improve lingering symptoms.
Does Carditone work to lower blood pressure?
Carditone information, including safety and side effects, whether Carditone has been shown to work for blood pressure and angina, and more.
Is it dangerous to use certain herbals, vitamins, or other dietary supplements when breastfeeding?
Find out which supplements should be avoided when breastfeeding, including medicinal herbs, soy, and flaxseed.
How does turmeric spice compare to curcumin (turmeric extract) in supplements? I sprinkle it on my foods and wonder if that's equivalent to taking a supplement.
What is the difference between turmeric spices used in the kitchen and turmeric supplements? Is sprinkling turmeric on my food equivalent to taking a turmeric supplement? ConsumerLab's answer explores this question.
Do any supplements help relieve stress?
Are there actually supplements for stress relief and panic attacks? Learn more about holy basil, fish oil, L-theanine, and ginseng.
What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
Find out how regular fish oil and cod liver oil differ including amounts of omega-3s EPA and DHA, vitamin A and vitamin D, which is best to suit your needs. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What are the side effects of melatonin supplements?
Melatonin side effects - are there any? Read about drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nausea, mood & behavior, the risk of fractures and others. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?
Energy supplements and vitamins - Some can help increase energy and reduce fatigue, including CoQ10, curcumin/turmeric, cocoa, and B vitamins.
Which supplements reduce the risk of stroke? Which increase the risk of stroke?
Find out which supplements (may help reduce the risk of stroke/might increase the risk of stroke.)
What Is Marine-D3 and does it live up to anti-aging claims?
Learn more about Marine-D3, a supplement from Marine Essentials, including evidence from clinical studies on aging.
What is vitamin B12 and how much do I need?
Vitamin B12 dosage varies depending on your age, gender, and various other factors. Our CL Answer explains why B12 is important, the recommended dosages, deficiency, health benefits, and the best form.
How do the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines compare in terms of efficacy, safety and side effects? How, when and where do I get the COVID-19 vaccine?
Find out how the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna compare and learn how when and where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Can fluoride in toothpaste, mouth rinses or drinking water cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children?
Find out if community water fluoridation increases the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, and learn what the American Dental Association recommends when using fluoride-containing toothpaste and mouth rinses in children.
Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking an antibiotic? Are there any that may be helpful?
Find out which supplements can negatively interact with antibiotics, including vitamin K, magnesium, and calcium, and which may be helpful when taking antibiotics.
The suggested daily serving for my fish oil supplement, three 1,000 mg softgels, seems like a lot. Do I really need to take this much?
Information on the proper fish oil dosage per day. See the best dosage for different uses, such as lowering triglyceride levels or improving mood, plus information on overdose.
Recalls & Warnings (74)
Seller of Depression, Prostate Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More
Maker of Omega-3, Saw Palmetto, St. John’s Wort Supplements And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
FDA Warns Dr. Carolyn Dean of Drug Claims Made for Magnesium, Calcium & Other Mineral Supplements
Seller of CoQ10, SAM-e, Vitamin D, and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of "Cleanse," Allergy Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Maker of Garcinia, Joint Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of "NaturalDoctor" Vitamin C, Echinacea and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations
Maker of Red Yeast Rice, St. John's Wort, Valerian and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Clinical Updates (33)
Vitamin B12 & Depression
Vitamin D & Depression
Vitamin D for Depression?
Best Supplement for Depression
Curcumin for Major Depression
Probiotics Might Reduce Risk of Depression
Curcumin for Depression & Anxiety
Fish Oil for Depression?
Vitamin D & Depression
Vitamin D and Depression
Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil Improves Depression
How to Use Fish Oil for Depression
SAMe for Depression
Probiotic Reduces Depression in IBS
Magnesium for Depression?
Vitamin D for Depression?
Fish Oil for Depression
How Fish Oil May Help With Depression
Fish Oil for Depression
Curcumin for Depression
Vitamin D for Depression?
What's the Best Omega-3 for Depression?
Vitamin D - Depression Link
Fish Oil Helps Treat Depression
Fish Oil Helps in Schizophrenia
This impact on depression has also been suggested as one reason why fish oil has shown some benefit in people with cognitive decline. Details about the studies and products used, including our tests and reviews of similar fish oil supplements, are found in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>