The Role of Nutritional Supplements in Mental Health – A Psychiatrist Explains | Nutraceuticals

Diet and nutrition are considered key modifiable factors in the development of mental health disorders. 
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00:00 – Intro
00:54 – What are Nutraceuticals?
05:29 – Role of Omega 3 Fatty Acids | Tryptophan & 5-HTP
08:28 – SAMe and DHEA
10:39 – NAC and Phosphatidylserine
12:11 – Choline and Melatonin
13:52 – St John’s Wort
14:55 – Vitamins and Minerals

High fat and high sugar diets are unbalanced and nutrient-poor and these diets can be a risk factor for not only cardiometabolic diseases and cancer but also mental health disorders.

Nutritional neuroscience is an emerging research field that investigates how nutrient supplementation can complement an inadequate diet and provide added physiological benefits and act as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy.

In this video, Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Sanil Rege covers the role of nutraceuticals / nutritional supplements in a simplified video.

The following nutraceutical’s, nutritional supplements will be discussed:
• Omega-3 fatty acids (O3FAs)

• Tryptophan and 5-HTP

• S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe)

• Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

• N-acetyl cysteine (NAC)

• Phosphatidylserine

• Choline

• Melatonin

• St John’s Wort: Preliminary findings suggest that SJW is well tolerated and may be clinically effective in the treatment of some adolescents with mild depression. It is however not routinely recommended in the treatment of children.

• Vitamins and minerals

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