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.

Activities and Brain Supplements to Improve Focus and Concentration Naturally

We live in a world where everything moves so fast. We are required to work at maximum capacity every day and at the same time, we strive to live our personal lives at maximum capacity without any distractions that may hold us back. With so many agents like social media, television and online shows that can derail us from achieving our goals, strong motivation and focus on the task at hand is a must. Some people get support from family (which ideally should always be existent) and others combine that support with a healthy nutrition plan and lifestyle.

A healthy diet consisting of the rights foods to eat on a daily basis as well as natural brain or focus supplements can do wonders to our well-being and happiness. However, sometimes a healthy nutrition is not the only factor for focusing on our goals. A healthy lifestyle full of activities that can increase dopamine levels (dopamine is the brain chemical directly linked to feelings of happiness, pleasure and mood) and make us feel ‘full of life’ will provide us with the motivation and concentration we need to live every day at its fullest.

In this article, we shall cover different activities that can improve our mood levels as well as brain supplements that will keep us focused on every task we may want to undertake.

Activities that can improve our Focus, Motivation and Mood Levels

Exercise Regularly

Regular exercise can deliver immense health benefits to both our body and brain. Several studies have shown that exercise can deliver positive results to our brain’s neurotransmitter by improving blood flow and oxygen circulation to the brain. Consequently this can aid in the production of new cell growth as well as the promotion of brain health and optimum mental performance. What this ultimately means is that by exercising, not only can we improve our physique and posture but also be able to better focus and concentrate when doing chores, working, reading or even studying.

Add New Experiences to your life’s canvas

Doing new activities or taking up on new hobbies cannot only allow us to learn and experience more in life but also promote a happy and healthy lifestyle. Doing new things will allow our brain to fire neurons which will in turn give us feelings of pleasure, joy and achievement. Different examples can be hobbies like learning how to draw, playing the guitar, going hiking and so one. You will see and feel more not only during the process but also afterwards which consequently make you perform and focus better at your work and even personal life.

Follow a Healthy Diet

A healthy nutrition plan is necessary to our brain’s well-being and our body’s performance. Not only it will allow us to focus better but it can have positive effects to our metabolism and body’s looks. When referring to a healthy diet, we actually mean avoiding unnecessary-bad fat and carbs while introducing and holding onto meals full of vegies and green leafy salads. There is a vast amount of posts and articles out there that can help you know all about the right foods to eat as well as how to use this in a delicious recipe.

Brain Supplements that Improve Focus and Brain Performance

L-Tyrosine

There is a big number of brain supplements or nootropics that can improve focus out there. However, the most well researched and promoted supplement for a healthy mental function is L-Tyrosine. L-tyrosine is an essential amino acid which delivers positive effects to our body while improving cognitive performance. There a vast amount of research, and research papers out there that support the fact that L-tyrosine supplements can maintain the healthy function of the brain areas that are specifically used to improve working memory. In addition, research suggests that the positive effects of L-tyrosine include improving focus and reaction speed, which refers to focusing and reacting better to social cues or signals.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR)

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is also at the top of our list and a very popular brain supplement among athletes and professionals. ALCAR is an amino acid with brain enhancing abilities that is naturally produced in the body. Being the essential building block for proteins, ALCAR intake in the form of supplements is associated with fight against mental disorders like Alzheimer’s and depression as well as protecting the brain from the degeneration of cells that comes with old age. Put it simple, Acetyl-L-Carnitine is a major factor for producing the energy our brain needs to perform and process information.

As a reminder, focus supplements or supplements in general, should only be taken as an addition to a healthy diet rather than a replacement. Make sure to always consult your doctor prior to taking supplements when already under prescribed medication.

Turmeric: The Yellow Golden Miracle Herb

“TURMERIC: The Golden Wonder Herb” a great book by Taryn Forrelli ND and “TURMERIC: The Ayurvedic Spice of Life” written by Prashanti de Jager MS, both books tell us in detail what a wonderful herb turmeric is. You may call it a spice too. It grows like ginger and potatoes under the ground. It is widely grown all over India. It looks like ginger, but smaller and thinner in size. It comes from the ginger family. It looks orange when freshly peeled, but is mostly dried and ground into powder. While grinding, we add a few drops of oil (making sure it doesn’t scatter). After drying, it looks yellow and this is the reason we call it yellow turmeric. I call it a miracle healer from the kitchen. It is also known as Curcuma Longa in Latin. This is the only one spice which has been most researched by several scientists for its medical properties and ancient remedies. Now findings tell us turmeric can heal any disease. This wonderful root helps to cleanse the body and as a preventive to stay healthy always. Fresh turmeric is also used as Pro-biotic.

Turmeric, in India, is a common spice and every family uses this beneficial herb in everyday cooking. Here in the US, most of the Indian community uses turmeric every day and it is always available in the kitchen. Our records in India say, this yellow golden turmeric has the highest level of anti-inflammatory agent and people have been using it over 6,000 years as a blood purifier, relief of aches and pain, skin diseases, cleansing urinal tract, cuts and open wounds, and common colds.

This has been one of the most ancient remedies like ginger and garlic. Even now in modern time, I believe that 70% people of India, who live in villages and small towns, still use turmeric for many ailments. I remember when we were little, my brother came home with some blood on his leg and foot. My mom scooped up some turmeric powder from the kitchen immediately, put it on the wound and pressed down with her thumb for a minute. Later when the blood stopped she put more turmeric, a piece of cotton and bandaged. This did the job!

There are several Ayurvedic doctors in India, who treat people with herbs, spices, yoga, Pranayama, and meditation in the villages as well as in the big cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. In fact, many Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities, high-level business people and dignitaries, now prefer to go to Nature Cure doctors for their mental and physical problems because they are sick and tired of present injurious drugs and doctors who have just one aim of minting money and have no relationship with the patients. In most of the villages, there are no medical professionals available, but there are Hakeem, who are popular for their Natural Healing methods and remedies. The public trusts them because they get people cured.

Turmeric root is so beneficial we can use it regularly as a preventative to help ourselves from the horrible disorders such as: influenza, colds, virus, allergies, arthritis pain, Alzheimer’s disease, heart problems, cancer, and urinal tract and detoxifying the body.

I buy a quarter pound of raw turmeric root and wash it thoroughly with a brush. Make a paste in the blender with 2 oz water, bottle and refrigerate it. I swallow half a teaspoon of this paste first thing in the morning and avoid getting sick. Let me tell you, winter is approaching and it brings allergies and many unpleasant problems with it and you do not want to suffer. It’s taste is neither bitter nor sour or tangy. It is not peppery hot. In fact, it is bland and a little pungent.

Choosing Weight Loss Supplements Wisely

It really chaps my hide whenever I see those commercials on TV with a woman MD-want to-be hawking the latest diet pill. These “play-doctors” are usually wearing white lab coats, like they’re on the way to perform surgery and just thought they’d take time out of their busy schedule to tell you about this “latest medical breakthrough”. Don’t be fooled….the idea is to make it appear as if this woman (or man, I’ve seen them, too) is an actual doctor telling you about this latest prescription medicine to solve your weight problem. They even have the nerve to sell it to you in a bottle that looks just like one of your prescriptions you get from the pharmacy.

With obesity and all its related health problems becoming more and more common in the general population, people are becoming desperate to try a “magic pill” that will help them lose weight. As a result, there is a lot of potential harm you can do to yourself if you don’t choose your weight loss supplements wisely.

While many health and fitness experts will tell you flat out not to ever use any supplements…ever…research has shown that some can be used with success under the right conditions.

The first thing to consider is whether you are in fairly good health to try one of these weight loss herbal supplements. Are you under a doctor’s care for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, depression or any other serious health problem? Taking any herbal supplements can be very dangerous. Consult your doctor and get your other health problems under control before using any weight loss supplements.

Second, do your research on who is manufacturing the products. Are doctors involved in the process? What are their credentials? If you see that a doctor (or group of doctors) has been involved in the design and production of an herbal remedy for a health problem, you have to understand that their professional reputation is on the line. Most doctors have spent decades in medical schools and in clinical environments,practicing medicine. No one who has invested that much time and energy on their medical career is going to sacrifice their reputation for something they are not absolutely sure is going to work.

Third, read the label and research, research,

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the ingredients. FDA guidelines for herbal supplements do not require standardized amounts. In some cases, you only need a trace amount of the herb in order to put the name on the label so look for the standardized claim on the bottle. That means the same amount is in every bottle. That can also give you a clue as to whether the price is right on a certain herbal compound. If it’s really cheap…or free… there’s usually a reason why…most likely, it’s because there’s very little of the active ingredient in the pill.

Also, look for the word “chelated” and “amino-acid-bound” which means that the minerals are absorbed by your body better and more effective than the simple forms manufactured by other vitamin-mineral products.

It wouldn’t be wise to take a trip to the health food store and get the purest form of the latest herbal supplement, either.Most supplements that have power to help you lose weight need to be blended with other herbs and minerals to be optimally effective for weight loss.

Finally, you must realize that there is no such thing as a “magic weight loss pill”. You must follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly in order for quality weight loss supplements to work. The healthiest weight loss supplements will enhance your weight loss efforts by increasing your metabolism and suppressing your appetite while you eat those good healthy veggies and take that 30 minute walk everyday. The definition of supplement is “to increase, extend or improve something by adding something to it” and that’s what the best weight loss supplements are meant to do; supplement a healthy lifestyle.