Eat This Much Turmeric Every Day To Treat Depression Better Than Prozac

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

turmeric and depression

eat-this-much-turmeric-every-day-to-treat-depression-better-than-prozacEveryone experiences depression at some point in their life. It’s inevitable. It’s part of what makes us human.

When depression hits, you need to proactively treat it.

Whether it’s through your nutrition or talking a walk in nature, there are many natural ways to help you cope with the condition.


Use Turmeric To Fight Depression

If you have depression and don’t want to take prescriptions pills like Prozac that cause side effects such as “suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders,” then turmeric might just be what you’re looking for.

Study Details

In a study published in Phytotherapy Research, researchers found that ingesting 1,000mg of curcumin (in two divided doses of 500mg) each for six weeks proved to be just as effective at treating depression than the common anti-depressant drugs currently on the market.

Turmeric Is Hands Down Better

The biggest difference here is that turmeric doesn’t cause you to have any “suicidal thoughts” and instead offers a handful of proven health benefits:

How To Take Turmeric For Depression

Turmeric contains approximately 2 percent curcumin by weight, so a tablespoon of turmeric, which weighs 6.8 grams, contains about 0.136 gram curcumin, or 136mg.


Since turmeric contains very small concentrations of curcumin look for standardized 95% curcumin (curcuminoids) supplements.

Then, using these supplements, simply crack them open and add its contents to your smoothies.

Always make sure that your smoothies incorporate the basic ingredients needed to maximize curcumin absorption:

  • a source of healthy fat
  • black pepper (piperine)

Combine this natural solution with 30 minutes of light exercise for best results.