Depression, Mood Disorders & Addiction
Mood disorders are a major public health problem and are associated with considerable burden of disease, suicides, physical comorbidities, high economic costs, and poor quality of life. Smoking, drug abuse, sexual dysfunction, crime, and violence are further consequences for many sufferers. Mood disorders also lead to premature aging and mortality.
Despite the widespread use of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions,Two-thirds (2/3) of all patients do not achieve remission or even regain normal quality of life.
Many of these treatments are also slow-acting which require compliance with treatment for at least 6 weeks to determine if the therapy will be successful. The side effects from these pharmacological treatments can also be additive to the original problem.
Stress responses have profound effects on many biological and biochemical processes in the brain and throughout the body including the adrenals, thyroid, neurotransmitter systems, digestive system and the heart. There is also a dramatic increase in inflammation in response to stress which only serves to increase the depressive burden. Each person, therefore, exhibits a very “individualized” response to stress and depression which makes single therapy options oftentimes unsuccessful.
Scientific research shows that concentrated levels of certain nutrients—at doses that are difficult to obtain from diet alone—may support nervous system function and neurotransmitter metabolism.
In addition, the ability to safely and synergistically use multiple nutrients in a combinatorial “attack” on these disorders offers the patient population the ability to successfully manage both the causes and the symptoms of these debilitating conditions.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.