The 4 Real Mood Boosting Supplements!

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1) Vitamin-D

Vitamin D is the "sunshine vitamin." Low vitamin D levels are linked to depression, according to a 2020 meta-analysis. Vitamin D boosts mood, complexion, hair, sleep.

A daily dose of 800 international units (IU) is sufficient, per the NIH. However, supplementing with 1,000 to 2,000 IU may be beneficial for individuals with limited sun exposure.

2) Probiotics

Growing data reveals a "gut-brain connection" between mental health and GI tract. Probiotics prevent and treat mental health concerns, including mood disorders.

Probiotics are extremely safe, and it is recommended that they be taken following antibiotic treatment or viral intestinal infection. Taking probiotics has no negative effects.

3) Iron

Low energy, chronic weariness, and mood disorders can result from iron deficiency. Depression and anxiety are common iron insufficiency symptoms.

If you have these symptoms, you may be one of 25% of iron-deficient persons worldwide. Iron RDA is 18 mg for women 19 to 50 and 8 mg for women over 50 and men.

4) St. John's Wort

St. John's wort is a traditional European antidepressant. This plant treats depression, menopausal symptoms, ADHD, OCD, psoriasis, and anxiety.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women shouldn't take it. It may help increase mood, but should be used with caution.

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