I am kind of a health junkie and I have watched the documentary "Food Matters" several times. The gist of the movie is that processed food is bad and that we as humans have total control over our health by what we choose to eat. We choose to be healthy or sick.
There is a part of the movie in which there is a discussion of using supplements to treat things such as depression and anxiety. Basically, the treatment is high doses of niacin (b3)(2000-3000 mg per day).
Now, I've watched this movie several times. But I hadn't ever tried the niacin treatment on myself. But lately, I have been considering some kind of anti-depressant as a treatment option. I have a lot of skepticism pharmaceuticals (plus I don't want to have many of the common side effects associate with prescription depression meds), so I was trying a more holistic approach to treatment. My thought was, "hey, if this doesn't work, at least I know I tried it."
So I did.
I take 2000 mg a day (1000 with breakfast and another with dinner) along with my regular regular vitamins. The effects are incredible. In just a week, I have been more calm and more stable. I feel no side effects and it's cheap.
Above is a clip from the movie "Food Matters" that touches on niacin as a depression therapy. The link below it is an article that goes into more detail (and discusses niacin's use as a therapy for 30 members of AA in the 1960's).
I found this therapy to be helpful and thought it might make some of you curious about it too.
I'd be interested to hear if anyone here has any experience with niacin therapy or has even heard of it.