Nutritional supplements found to boost effectiveness of anti-depressants

Four nutritional supplements could make a big difference to the effectiveness of anti-depression medication, an international study by University of Melbourne researchers and colleagues from Harvard has found.

Hundreds of millions of people take anti-depressants but they may not work for up to 50% of patients.

Researchers conducted a statistical analysis of over 40 studies and all of the literature dating back to the 1960s. They found four nutritional supplements, omega 3 fish oils, an activated form of folic acid, methylfolate, vitamin D and a compound called SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) all boosted the effects of medication.

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