There is a natural compound in nature that is part of the natural food chain and if taken in sufficient quantity has been proven to help patients with depression by providing natural organic help.
The drug is also cheap and it's plentiful and the medical community is only now after hundreds of years, intensifying research in to its medical applications.
If you have not guessed what it is? Then read on.
The compound is nicotine in organic form removed from cigarettes, which most people associate it with.
Nicotine in safe organic form
Nicotine is taken by most people everyday and trace elements are found in foods such as:
Potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers, cauliflower, eggplant, chili peppers, and even some teas and is safe and non toxic.
In a recent test, researchers at Duke University Medical Center picked 11 people who were non smokers and were experiencing symptoms of depression to use either a nicotine patch or a placebo patch that did not contain nicotine.
The patients who wore the nicotine patch for at least eight days experienced significant declines in their depression and other tests have shown similar results.
Why Does Nicotine Help?
The areas of the brain that are stimulated by nicotine quite simply influence our state of mind and how we feel and have an impact on our moods and feelings of wellbeing.
Nicotine stimulates the release of neurotransmitters in the brain namely:
Serotonin, Dopamine and Norepinephrine.
These neuro-transmitters carry signals between nerves cells of the brain.
Depression is due to chemical imbalances in these neurotransmitters and nicotine targets them and makes people feel better by re aligning them.
Drug companies are already developing nicotine drugs to help with depression and a number of other conditions where nicotine is believed to offer medical benefits and these include:
Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, Attention Deficiency, obesity and Parkinson's disease.
Nicotine is already available in patches, inhalers, puffers and nicotine gum and a new product has entered the market with many companies conducting research into:
Nicotine in water.
Water is one of the best ways to deliver the nicotine compound in pure organic form and the water contains only nicotine and water and no other chemicals.
This makes it safe and organic and a convenient, easy way to take the compound.
Depression affects a huge amount of people and more products are expected to come to the market delivering the nicotine molecule in organic form to bring welcome relief to suffers of depression worldwide.