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Anti-depressant Vitamins

Recently, I've been taking Quixtar's Nutrilite® Double X® Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient tablets, and I've found that they have a remarkably strong anti-depressant effect on me. They shut down my negative self-talk. I find I'm smiling at strangers on the street. At Balticon, dcseain (who was working for me) noticed after I'd mentioned that I was in a better mood than usual, that I was calmer with both the customers and him. There's one effect which is a little annoying, but probably good--in some ways, I'm less patient (frex, with nominally fun activities that I wasn't enjoying), but I think that's because I've got more concern with how I'm spending my time.

Unfortunately, there are two downsides. One is that I was concerned about having enough for Balticon so I was spacing them out. The withdrawal is nasty--I was more depressed/more negative about myself than my previous baseline. I don't know how long it would take for withdrawal to end, but at some point, I'm going to experiment and find out.

The other is that I don't know what's so special about them. I've taken other vitamins, and they haven't had a striking anti-depressant effect. I'm concerned about not knowing what in the Quixtar vitamins might be important--I'd like to know what else I can use if Quixtar or Nutrilite changes the formulation, so I'm posting the ingredients here in case anyone's got some ideas about what might be going on. Afaik, they're generally pretty likable vitamins, but the way I've reacted to them is unusual.


DOUBLE X Vitamin/ Mineral/Phytonutrient
A-4300, A-0244, A-4318, 10-3563
SUGGESTED USE: For adults. Consume 1 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze tablet two times daily, with meals. Or, for more convenience, tailor your daily consumption to fit your schedule.
Molybdenum (from Molybdenum amino acid chelate) 25 mcg 33% 50 mcg 67%
S u p p l e m e n t F a c t s Potassium (from Potassium chloride) 40 mg 1% 80 mg 2%
Serving Size: 1 gold multivitamin tablet, 1 silver multimineral tablet and 1 bronze Phytonutrient tablet Alpha Lipoic Acid 5 mg * 10 mg *
Inositol 12.5 mg * 25 mg *
Amount % DV Amount % DV
Lycopene (from Tomato extract)(fruit) 1 mg * 2 mg *
Per Serving Per Serving Per Day Per Day
Lutein Esters (from Marigold extract)(Tagetes erecta)(flower) 1 mg * 2 mg *
Vitamin A (from beta carotene and Vitamin A Acetate)
Citrus Bioflavonoid Dehydrate (Grapefruit,
(75% as natural beta carotene) 5,000 IU 100% 10,000 IU 200%
Mandarin Orange, Lemon)(whole fruit and peel) 50 mg * 100 mg *
Vitamin C (from Ascorbic acid,
Dried Kale (Brassica oleracea acehala)(leaf) 37.5 mg * 75 mg *
Acerola Concentrate [fruit]) 250 mg 417% 500 mg 833%
Alfalfa concentrate (leaf, stem) 35 mg * 70 mg *
Vitamin D (from Vitamin D3) 200 IU 50% 400 IU 100%
Mixed tocopherols 25 mg * 50 mg *
Vitamin E (from d-alpha Tocopherol succinate) 75 IU 250% 150 IU 500%
Apple extract powder (skin) 25 mg * 50 mg *
Thiamin (from Thiamine mononitrate,
Asparagus powder (shoot) 25 mg * 50 mg *
Thiamine hydrochloride) 5.62 mg 375% 11.25 mg 750%
Holy basil extract blend (Magnesium Carbonate,
Riboflavin 6.37 mg 375% 12.75 mg 750%
Holy basil extract (leaf), dextrin, dicalcium phosphate) 25 mg * 50 mg *
Niacin (from Niacinamide and Niacin) 20 mg 100% 40 mg 200%
Blueberry powder (berry) 25 mg * 50 mg *
Vitamin B6 (from Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 7.5 mg 375% 15 mg 750%
Grape extract (skin, seed) 25 mg * 50 mg *
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100% 800 mcg 200%
Oregano powder extract (leaves) 25 mg * 50 mg *
Vitamin B12 (from cyanocobalamin) 22.5 mcg 375% 45 mcg 750%
Prune extract (Prunus domestica)(skin) 25 mg * 50 mg *
Biotin 150 mcg 50% 300 mcg 100%
Rosemary extract (leaves) 25 mg * 50 mg *
Pantothenic Acid (from Calcium pantothenate) 25 mg 250% 50 mg 500%
Broccoli dehydrate (floret) 24 mg * 48 mg *
Calcium (from Calcium carbonate) 375 mg 37% 750 mg 75%
Cranberry extract (whole fruit) 25 mg * 50 mg *
Iodine (from Potassium iodide) 75 mcg 50% 150 mcg 100%
Watercress concentrate (leaf, stem) 14 mg * 28 mg *
Magnesium (from Magnesium oxide) 150 mg 37.5% 300 mg 75%
Parsley dehydrate (leaf, stem) 12.5 mg * 25 mg *
Zinc (from Zinc amino acid chelate) 7.5 mg 50% 15 mg 100%
Pomegranate extract (fruit) 12.5 mg * 25 mg *
Selenium (from Selenium yeast) 50 mcg 71% 100 mcg 142%
Sage powder extract (leaves) 12.5 mg * 25 mg *
Copper (from Copper amino acid chelate) 1 mg 50% 2 mg 100%
Horseradish dehydrate (root) 1 mg * 2 mg *
Manganese (from Manganese amino acid chelate) 2.5 mg 125% 5 mg 250%
Chromium (from Chromium amino acid chelate) 60 mcg 50% 120 mcg 100% *Daily Value not established
OTHER INGREDIENTS: MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, GUM ACACIA, CROSCARMELLOSE SODIUM, MALTODEXTRIN, SILICON DIOXIDE, GELATIN, CORN STARCH, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, NUTRITIONAL
YEAST, HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE, SUCROSE, CORN OIL, SOYBEAN OIL, HYDROXYPROPYL CELLULOSE, CARNAUBA WAX.
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Tags: anti-depression, supplements, vitamins
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