Posted by mrtook on April 18, 2011, at 10:07:22
In reply to Re: Deplin at 15mg effective MDD with SSRI's, posted by jono_in_adelaide on April 16, 2011, at 18:25:19
> I might be a bit dense, but why/how is Deplin more effective than standard folic acid pills that cost almost nothing?
not dense it all is complicated.
Basically folic acid has to undergo chemical changes in the body before it can be used. Some people have genetics such that they aren't very good at making those chemical changes. It so happens that people who are depressed have a very high chance of having those genetic deficiencies. Deplin is folic acid that has already undergone all the required changes before you even take it so one's ability to convert folic acid to the usable form doesn't matter in receiving the benefits of folic acid.
I take Deplin 7.5mg in addition to lexapro 20mg. It is not a wonder drug for me, but I do think it helps.