Originally Posted by Gummy Panda
Well I did a little experiment on myself with niacin. I've slowly being building up my dose. I'm now on 600mg and mood has been great. Everything seems to be water of a duck's back. It could also be I cleaned up my diet a little since Xmas and started taking 3g of vit c, lots of omega 3 fish oil and magnesium daily.
I do remember taking 300 mg the first time. I was in a low mood and hadn't been sleeping well for awhile. After the hot flush ended, I felt like I had a theraputic massage.
Hey dude any particular brand of niacin you prefer and I presume it's bought in health shops? Also is it recommended to be taking that much vitamin C?
I've never taken any supplements but am inclined to now after reading this. I've suffered from mild depression on and off over the past 3 years. I find exercise is excellent for it a lot of the time but sometimes it just isn't enough. I'd never even thought that it could be linked with nutrition to be honest.
Just out of interest have you done much research into which supplements are most beneficial to people with depression? Also how much niacin & magnesium did you start off on?