A Review of the Supplement Amoryn

Thinking of a natural supplement to ease symptoms of depression? There are many products on the market that have shown efficacy against depression and amongst those is Amoryn. What exactly is Amoryn? It’s a precise combination of ingredients that have shown antidepressant qualities to produce a supplement formulated to alleviate mild to moderately severe depression. In clinical trials with several popular prescription antidepressants, Amoryn showed results as good or better than the prescription in nearly every case (according to the Amoryn website).

One of the main ingredients in Amoryn is hyperforin; this is the chemical believed to be the key active ingredient in St. John’s wort, a popular depression supplement. Hyperforin has shown excellent results in studies when 3-5% concentration was used; most St. John’s wort supplements on the market have .05% hyperforin, or even less, an amount that has proven ineffective in trials, where Amoryn has a 3% hyperforin content. How does hyperforin work? It’s a powerful reuptake inhibitor, meaning it prevents neurotransmitters from being reabsorbed by the nerve cells that created them which increases the amount of circulating neurotransmitters.

 

The main responsibility of the amino acid 5-HTP is to create serotonin in the body; if 5-HTP becomes depleted, so also will this essential neurotransmitter. Amoryn combines this with the ingredient rhodiola rosea, a supplement that has been used in the Soviet Union for decades against depression. Rhodiola rosea works to inhibit the activity of enzymes that destroy serotonin. The two make an effective pair in maintaining healthy levels of serotonin.

 

In addition, Amoryn includes important B vitamins that are often found to be depleted or imbalanced in depression patients. Vitamin B12 is directly linked to mental acuity, anxiety levels and the ability to get quality sleep; when B12 becomes severely depleted it can lead to serious problems such as brain damage and dementia, though in the earlier stages (depletion can take several years due to the amount stored in the body) it is characterized by mental fogginess and heightened anxiety.

 

This supplement has shown excellent results with 90% of depression sufferers seeing improvement when they take Amoryn. This product is a bit more expensive than natural supplements generally are though it’s worth the expense for anyone who has tried and failed before and finally found something that works. However, there are comparable products on the market for less cost including the supplement Exulin. Many of the active ingredients in Exulin are the same, but it also includes Gingko biloba for improved circulation and better brain function.

 

Depression affects a huge percentage of people in one form or another, but in many cases you can correct the problem through replenishing depleted nutrients and giving natural chemicals a bit of encouragement. Prescription drugs tend to be expensive, have many more side effects than natural supplements and have shown a higher rate of adverse effects. Remember, depression is a disease and so the ultimate authority on treatment should be your doctor; consult a physician before beginning any supplementation for your depression. People with bipolar disorder should not take any hyperforin-containing supplements.