I and others had great results with NAC for depression and anxiety. What does NAC do? 1.stops neuronal death 2.supports neuronal growth 3. Stops glutamate toxicity 4. Leads to elevated glutathione production 5. Reduces oxidative stress 6. Reduces inflammation 7. Helps to increase healing potential of some SSRIs. 8. It does something to dopamine and serotonin too, but not so significantly, that it cannot be taken with SSRI.9. Supports neuroplasticity. Plus it helps to protect liver and against cancer. But with those who already have cancer it makes metastases grow 3 times faster. There are studies on its positive effect on negative symptoms of schizo, bipolar 2, one case study on anxiety and at least three ongoing studies on unipolar depression. But verify these claims yourself, I may be wrong. 😉
This video is very disappointing. St Johns Wert is not a supplement, it is a drug. Not mentioning vitamin D?! Unless you get out in the sun on a regular basis you probably need more. If you live in the northern hemisphere and experience depression in the winter, your body is crying for vitamin D. Your doctor will test your levels if you ask, and the research supporting supplementation is vast. I also take magnesium for my nervous system system and omega 3s for cardiovascular health. Highly recommend doing your own research and taking supplements based on your age, your diet, and your personal medical conditions.
Folate and Thiamine were given to prisoners in jail. Rates of recidivism plummeted.
Helps regulate mood stabilizing neuro transmitters.
Your glucosamine sulfate study doesn't line up with the evidence. There is only efficacy for N-Acetyl-Glucosamine(NAG)
A good proportion of the population are deficient in vitamin D as well, it's worth getting the level checked. Many are deficient in winter and not summer due to the reduced sunlight as well. Vitamin D deficiency can be quite serious.
One caveat with Saint John's Wort that was left out is that you should not take it if you have bipolar disorder. Like any antidepressant, if you have bipolar disorder and take it without a mood stabilizer, it will trigger a manic episode.
I was diagnosed with folic acid deficiency anemia, so now I've taken folic acid for several months. I can't change my diet to get enough folic acid, so they really help. I can actually walk up stairs without dying and stay awake in class now!
Lots of misinformation goes around involving supplements (especially the talk about creatine making your heat explode). Scishow never lets me down tho, would like to see a video on adaptogenic herbs though, like rhodiola, ashwagahnda and ginseng
The Sackler family says and publishes OxyContin is a wonderful supplement and cure all, perfectly safe! Don’t believe it!
So much for listening to Juice! Same folks that brought you terrorism, transAtlantic slavery, opium wars, endless modern wars, 100 million deaths, Israel, communism or Jewish Bolshevism, Muslim refugees, invasions, genocides, Central banking debt slavery....
Let's not forget, however, that even the experts can be wrong. For 50 years, they told us that eating saturated fats and cholesterol would surely lead to heart disease. They were wrong. So wrong, that when their research came back telling them so, instead of telling the public, they buried the results, and kept doing more and more studies, which all told them the same thing. And some continue to do more and more studies, in the ever ending hope that eventually they will get the answer that they wanted. What's the old saying about doing the same thing over and over, expecting to get different outcomes? Oh yeah: It's insane. So if something's not hurting you, and it feels like it might help, then maybe it does. Each person's body chemistry is a bit different, and we know that not everyone responds the same way to many medications. So who knows. Maybe some of these supplements DO do something for some people.
i take st. john’s wort when i’m feeling particularly depressed or anxious in a certain week. one time i just felt like a robot all day lmao but then it balanced out and i felt great. bUT DO NOT TAKE IT IF YOU ARE ON ANY OTHER MEDICATIONS. seriously, please talk to your doctor.
And for people interested in St. John's Wort:
John the Baptist/Date of birth
The Nativity of John the Baptist on June 24 comes three months after the celebration on March 25 of the Annunciation, when the angel Gabriel told Mary that her cousin Elizabeth was in her sixth month of pregnancy, and six months before the Christmas celebration of the birth of Jesus.
And he was born in Israel, died in Syria, and is buried in Jordan -- quite an accomplishment since none of these countries existed at the time.
Aw, bummed no reference to the genetic mutation 40% of the US population has in varying degrees! MTHFR is a gene that when mutated, really messes up the methylation and absorption of folic acid. This means that as important as is it for the avg person/preggo, the synthetic form found it most commercially available supplements is toxic to them!
Correction at time 4:14, no one needs Folic Acid. Folic acid is the cheap synthetic analog of Folate that is found in supplements. Folate is what is found in green leafy vegetables. You need to eat your greens to get your Folate, not pop pills and eat foods fortified with the artificial form: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/can-folic-acid-be-harmful/
What were the race of those outside Germany in which Saint Johns wart did not work? If in Germany it worked, than in Nigeria it didn't, than in America it had a mixed outcome all in 1990. I think we can tell some people who it will work for and others who it will not, but then you will have to accept that we (humans) are not all of the same biology. Just a thought.
Melatonin works like you would not believe, I take it every night, the family takes it on the nights they are having problems sleeping. These folks know how to find research, they have not apparently tested these things for themselves.
I hate when people interchange folic acid and folate. They are completely different forms. And folic acid is dangerous for people to take if they have an mthfr mutation in their DNA (which prevents breaking down folic acid approriately) and they should be taking methyl folate instead.
My biological clock seems to think this planet is on a 26-hour schedule. I can never get to sleep at the same time every night. I remain wide awake an extra hour or two each night and if I don't do anything about it, the time I sleep will slowly shift throughout the entire 24 hours. The way I somewhat handle it now is to roll with it but keep getting up at the same set time every day until I become a zombie then crash and fall asleep a couple hours early. I then stick to that new time for a few days and it's back to the 26-hour schedule. Nothing works to keep me getting to bed at a set time. I've tried everything. Like right now, I am only now getting sleepy enough to sleep and it is about an hour and a half after I went to sleep last night. Pisses me off that my internal clock isn't synced with this planet.
of the vitamins and minerals as well as protein count in protein shakes, how much is actually helping your body? I've seen copper, b12, nician etc but most of that's probably filler or something right? been wondering because I drink them to not lose to much weight, I've got a very high motabalism and I'm diabetic and I've always assumed they were helpful.
Yeah I disagree with the 5th supplement too, coz you need to get your ass back to road and start jogging. You jog like a mile or more in the evening like just couple a hours before sunset and thats it, you will sleep like a baby in the night.
High levels of creatine cannot be obtained though meat and especially cooked meet. This is because you dont need high levels of creatine but it will boost performance. Creatine increases the amount of short term energy your body stores and allows you to have something like a 15% increase in short extraneous activity. Creatine also likes to hold water and will make you muscles seem bigger as creatine is stored in the muscles and does not bloat the rest of the body.
You should have covered vitamin D. As a physician we recommend 400 IU of vitamin D to infants until they are 1 years old if they are breast fed. There isn’t enough vitamin D in breast milk for babies (25 IU per liter per the CDC). Vitamin D is important for many things but for babies it is important for their bone health. If they do not get enough their bones may become so weak that they develop rickets. Infants born in the winter and infants with darker skin pigmentation are particularly at higher risk of vitamin D deficiency. There are many others diseases and times in life it is needed such as people with malabsorption or those showing symptoms of depression but are just deficient in vitamin D but just thought that the most obvious vitamins to cover would have been folic acid and vitamin D.
Pregnant person? Nutrients from the parent? Oh come on? Be precise, rather than pandering to some fashion about "not offending transexuals" SMH... you also missed zinc supplements... I would consider St John's wort as self medication, not a supplements, anyway
Well I'm deficient in vitamin D and calcium. BUT here's the problem. To get the most out of calcium I need to get d3 which allows it to absorb better. I have an allergy to D. So in turn to get calcium I need to break out in severe rashes to consume. Hmmm.
How is it that Melatonin, a compound excreted by the pineal gland, isn't considered a "drug" by the FDA, but Dimethyl-tryptamine, which is also (reportedly) excreted by the same gland is a classified as a schedule 1 drug by the same regulatory agency?
I'm skeptical on a lot of supplements. I've tried protein shakes to gain mass. Diet supplements to shed weight. And none I found worked. However, there are two that are amazing. I have trouble sleeping. I was really skeptical about Melatonin but it actually works. I take 5mg a night. The other is Kratom. I have chronic lower back pain due to surgery removing some damaged discs. And Kratom actually works! I use 1.5grams and the pain is gone for about 5 to 8 hours.
Good episode. Helpful. But, Hank! Pregnant "People"? Twice you said that. I think it is still OK to say 'Women', Since like 99.999% of all pregnant 'People', are in fact, women. Show me the other .001%! Now THAT would be interesting. I tease. It's just ' Women'. OK?
half the comments are people saying "X should be included" or "Where is X? Why isn't it there?"
The whole point of the video is that all of those other things are NOT helpful. It is all hip and cool to take X and Y and Z and multivitamins... but it's all just expensive candy.
Yeah I deal with sleep issues and no more melatonin for me. It's a hormone....and I think at this point that we need to support our hormones rather than mess with them. So I would NOT recommend melatonin. And oh my goodness be careful with St. Johns Wort. SUN SENSITIVITY IS REAL. I experienced it. If you take it, stay out of the bleeping sun. I will never take it again ever ever ever ever ever. and ever. never. When will I take it again? uh, never. Like never. Forever and ever never. lol Just to be clear. ;) I do take plenty of other supplements though and I research a lot about supplements. My list would be, and is, very different. Less synthetic more whole foods is a good rule of thumb. And getting a healthy gut flora via those whole foods is probably the biggest one of all. Though I'm not going to recommend probiotic pills, unless it's soil based. I've also learned that some pathogens are being passed off as a probiotic, as well as candida which is more of a prebiotic. It's supposed to get eaten by the probiotics and stay in small numbers until you are dead, then it overgrows and breaks down your body. Hence the problems with an overgrowth of candida when you are alive. It is NOT a probiotic. But I would recommend soil based probiotics, at least for now. Beet juice isn't a supplement, that is a whole food. I wouldn't consider that a supplement. Vegetables aren't supplements....they are actual food.
The class of drugs that Levitra, Viagra, Stendra, and Cialis belong to are called PDE5 inhibitors. They work by relaxing tight blood vessels, allowing more blood to surge into the penis and cause an erection, says Gregory Bales, M.D., an associate professor of urology at the University of Chicago.
The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.