Depression is a constant feeling of sadness and loss of interest, which stops you doing your normal activities. In Australia depression affects over 1 million people. There are many levels of depression in which are treated accordingly. Diagnosis and treatment of depression should always start always with seeing your doctor for an assessment.
Traditional treatments include prescription medications, lifestyle changes (such as physical exercise), social support and psychological therapies (such as seeing a psychologist or counsellor). However, there is a new promising over the counter treatment that is showing positive signs when used in conjunction or alone with an antidepressant - L-methylfolate. L-methylfolate is marketed in Australia under the brand name Neurofolin.
Neurofolin is marketed as a dietary support supplement in the management of depression. It may be used alone or with antidepressants under the supervision of a healthcare professional Neurofolin contains L-methylfolate, an active form of folate that addresses part of a complex deficiency found in people with depression. Unlike synthetic folic acid, L-methylfolate effectively crosses the blood-brain barrier to contribute to the synthesis of mood-regulating neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.
Neurofolin comes as an effervescent powder in a pack of 30 sachets. The recommended daily dose is one sachet (mixed with water) per day.
Neurofolin is manufactured by a Melbourne based biotechnology company called - Grünbiotics.