Guaranteed. Stress kills, take some happy pills. There’s pills out there that can make you happier. No, they are not prescription drugs or anti-depressants, nor are they some crazy illegal foreign trial of a drug. They are safe, natural substances that can be taken as supplements and can be bought right over the counter. In no way do they harm the body or chemically change the body. I discovered these pills through my doctor who diagnosed my fibromyalgia and adrenal fatigue- Dr. David Edelberg (Internal Medicine, Alternative Medicine, and Fibromyalgia expert, Chicago, Illinois) and learned more about adrenal fatigue through Dr. Sherri Tenpenny (Osteopathic Medical Doctor, Cleveland, Ohio) after she reconfirmed my diagnosis. Adrenal fatigue is caused by prolong stress whether it’s from external influences or from a repressed immune system after a sickness. It occurs when the adrenal glands cannot function to it’s full capacity, which can take a toll on the body because these glands produce hormones that help the body control blood sugar, burn protein and fat, react to stressors like a major illness or injury, and regulate blood pressure. When your adrenal glands crash, your whole body crashes because these are vital roles to life that are played. With a boost of extra serotonin, it became much easier for my body to cope and return to a normal state. These supplements absolutely changed my life. Basically all the do is balance out the damage done on the hormones and body from stress.
5-HTP It’s chemical compound name is 5-Hydroxytryptophan and is a naturally occuring substance derived from the seed pods of Griffonia simplicifolia, a West African medicinal plant. 5-HTP is a building block of serotonin, the “feel good” or “happy” neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep cycles, and influences pain responses. This supplement works by increasing the production of serotonin, which helps ward off stress and migraines, and maintain a positive, happy mood. It’s sold over the counters in the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom taken as an appetite suppressant, anti-depressant, sleep aid, or just a good mood boost.
St. John’s Wort This is an herb that’s leaves are used to produce medicine, and has a long history of use in Europe, especially by the ancient Greeks. When it’s transformed into oils, it also has antibacterial, antioxidant, and antiviral qualities. It is used to help treat a wide variety of conditions including: anxiety, depression, tiredness, loss of appetite, insomnia, mood swings, menopause symptoms, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), heart palpitations, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), migraines, muscle and nerve pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, and more. It is also sold over the counter, typically in health food stores or supplement shops. How this supplement works is not completely understand, but the effects of it are positively certain. As always, it’s not safe to consume new supplements without consulting your doctor or pharmacist first because it could interact negatively with other medications or health conditions.