I did a quick search of 'Niacin' on the forum and surprisingly found that it hadn't really been talked about that much, as a cure for depression.
I used to be quite skeptical of the idea that nutrition/vitamins can help depression, but my views these days have completely changed. After a lot of research I'm now of the belief that depression is caused by lack of nutrients and vitamins in the body.
I recently watched a really insightful documentary called 'Food Matters'. It's basically a film based around Hippocrates' philosophy of "Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine, And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.
YouTube - Nutritional Links to Depression and Mental Illness
The video is a segment from the documentary where Dr. Andrew Saul
talks in depth about the use of high doses of Niacin and its ability to cure severe depression and even schizophrenia.
I watched this whole documentary film twice over, and my eyes have really been opened by what I saw and heard. It also advocates the use of high doses of vitamin C as a cure to many illnesses including cancer.
A couple of days after watching, I popped down to the health store and bought myself a bottle of Niacin tablets (500mg).
I have been taking it daily for close to 3 weeks now and I can honestly say that I feel immensely better. I haven't felt down, lethargic, negative and depressed since a day or so after I first started taking it. I used to have mood swings quite regularly. I haven't had any of those either. Niacin naturally stabilizes moods.
I seriously recommend trying Niacin to everyone here who's willing to give it a try. It is natural and it is very safe. I'm not usually the type of person who comes to online forums to review things, but Niacin is really working for me and I want other people to be able to feel the benefits too. I know I've only been on it for 3 weeks, but honestly....I haven't felt this good in a long time.
I started with 500mg of Niacin, once a day. I'm currently taking 1000mg per day. I take it after my evening meal. It's best to take it on a full stomach. You will experience something called a "Niacin flush", which is where your body goes red and you get a bit itchy. This lasts about half and hour and is completely normal and all part of the process. It's not at all scary or painful...in fact, it's kinda funny! You just end up looking quite sunburned for a short time.
For those of you who are open to this kind of thing (curing depression with vitamins and nutrients), do yourself a favour and try Niacin.
For those who are interested in watching the full 'Food Matters'
film, you can do so here