So you found out about these little magical things called nootropics. You’ve probably heard about how people use them as “smart drugs” or “performance enhancing” drugs, however there are quite a few people out there that are simply trying to find nootropics that will help them live a happier life. For those that don’t want to turn to prescriptions drugs, nootropics can be a great way to cure minor depression. However, please remember that you should always consult a doctor if you are depressed or plan on taking nootropics for depression!
Now that you’ve gotten your little warning, lets go ahead and start listing those nootropics you’ve been searching for!
List of 3 Top Nootropics For Depression
- St. Johns Wort
From personal experience, we’ve noticed that if people take 5-HTP before they sleep, their dreams are much more vivid and Ithey tend to take up on the happier side of the bed. Mixed with a vitamin B complex, you’re sure to have a bright day.
5-HTP is the first on our list as it is the most common nootropic that people use for depression. 5-HTP is a chemical by-product of the protein building block called L-tryptophan. This checmical is also produced from the African seed known as Griffonia simplicifolia. 5-HTP helps with depression since it increases the amount of serotonin in your body. Serotonin is chemical that directly affects your mood, sleep, sexual behaviors and the lack of serotonin can cause depression, insomnia and other conditions.
Where to buy 5-HTP:
You can buy 5-HTP on Amazon. They have great prices, and many different brands so you can compare reviews. From our research we found that these were the top 3 5-HTP brands on Amazon.
Do you feel sleepy after your thanksgiving turkey? You can thank turkyphan…eh actually it’s tryptophan.
Tryptophan is a nootropic which quite a few people use alongside with 5-HTP or as a replacement. This is because tryptophan converts into 5-HTP in your body which later produces serotonin. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid which our bodies can’t make and we absorb it from foods such as turkey. Tryptophan is also for insomnia, anxiety and sleep apnea.
Where to buy L-Tryptophan
Tryptopha can also be found on amazon with fast shipping from reputable companies with many reviews such as the ones below:
St. Johns Wort
We had quite a few people swear by St Johns Wort and how much it has helped them. Though there are not many studies on this yellow plant, it has been used for thousands of years to help with depression. Beware, this should not be mixed with any anti depressants as it may cause a harmful amount of serotonin in your body. So after you feel like you are flying with unicorns in a world a bliss, shortly after you may vomit and start feeling as if you’re diving into the oceans of hell… Yes be careful with this and make sure to consult your doctor if you’re taking other anti depressants.
Where to buy St. Johns Wort
This can also be purchased on Amazon and has some pretty awesome reviews from people that have used it!
A vitamin B complex often times works great with these nootropics. We’ve noticed that if you take a vitamin B complex before taking 5-HTP you will feel the effects faster. Also, you need vitamin b6 in order to break down and convert the 5-HTP into serotonin. When you mix different vitamins and nootropics together, it is known as a nootropic stack. Nootropic stacks are a group of nootropics you take together since they amplify each others effects. For example, taking 5-HTP alone may not be too noticable, but if you were to take 5-HTP, a vitamin B complex and a nootropic called Phenibut, you’d get a very noticeable euphoric feeling. (Similar to that of MDMA if yo mix in alcohol and or marijuana. Though we advise never mixing alcohol or other drugs with nootropics) Also, you’d be pretty lucky to get your hands on Phenibut since the DEA just put it on their watch list and may ban it soon!
Where to buy a vitamin B complex
Once again, Amazon has some great deals on a vitamin B complex. This will help you even if you don’t take it with any other nootropics. A vitamin B complex is great to take every morning so you’re feeling more energized an in a better mood.