I just came across this post today - my apologies for the lack of a previous response.
There are certain supplements that seem beneficial in managing anxiety and depression, notably:
trying to increase the amount of Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids in your diet or via supplements such as salmon oil
chamomile tea seems to have a mild anxiety-reduction (tranquilizing) effect
vitamin B-12 seems to help with depression and perhaps anxiety
Be wary of most "herbal medications" such as St. John's Wort. They may work in some cases but they are not without side-effects and they can interact in surprising ways with other medications such as birth control pills or SSRIs.
Treating Depression with Natural Supplements: SAM-e and 5-HTP
by Merely Me
Monday, June 22, 2009
In my last post, I began our discussion of treating depression with natural supplements with many warnings. I am going to stress some of those warnings again. When you buy vitamins, herbs, and supplements, just because they are "natural" does not mean they won't have any side effects or interactions with other medications and supplements. Natural remedies are also not regulated by the FDA...
Contaminants lurk in many ?natural? products
Tues., June 9, 2009
Tests find some herbal supplements may be doing more harm than good
Lead in ginkgo pills. Arsenic in herbals. Bugs in a baby's colic and teething syrup. Toxic metals and parasites are part of nature, and all of these have been found in "natural" products and dietary supplements in recent years.
Set aside the issue of whether vitamin and herbal supplements do any good.
Are they safe? Is what's on the label really what's in...
Multiple “Dr. King’s” homeopathic and “Natural Pet” veterinary products recalled due to potential microbial contamination
September 1, 2018
Health Canada is advising consumers and pet owners not to use homeopathic and veterinary products made by King Bio Inc. and labeled as "Dr. King's," "Dr King's Natural Pet" or "Natural Pet." These products may pose a health risk to people and pets, especially children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems, because...
Sisu Inc. voluntarily recalls numerous natural health products because the glass bottles may contain glass fragments
Recalls and Safety Alerts - Health Canada
February 22, 2018
Health Canada is advising Canadians that Sisu Inc. has voluntarily recalled numerous natural health products because the glass bottles that the products are packaged in may contain glass fragments, which may pose serious health risks if ingested or handled.