my psychiatrist prescribed ENLYTE for depression.

Posted by georgette12 @georgette12, Dec 5, 2017

Out of desperation, my psychiatrist finally decided to try a different tactic. I have been taking ENLYTE for unrelenting symptoms not helped by any meds. or ECT treatments. Please call up the website. It is used for many things…but is actually more super doses of vitamin Bs and Ds and folic acid. I will be away from my computer for several hours but I wanted to start this discussion now. Will check back later.

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@mpm1

Realize this post is old but just wanted to let anyone know that Enlyte D is now classified as a medical food and no longer needs a prescription. You can purchase it directly from directvaluedispense.com. It's really a miracle super food. My daughter was on meds for depression and we eased off that and replaced it with the Enlyte D and it's made such a difference in her life. Really can't recommend it highly enough. It is expensive ($124 for a 90 day supply) but it works. Thanks

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Thank you for this post — I am starting my 14 yr old son on EnbraceHR tonight (had to special order to pharmacy ) his Psych doc said Enlyte but the rep says insurance will pay for EnbraceHR and it is the same formula….. I am desperate to get something to work for my son as 3 drugs (SSRI) have done nothing — he was genetically tested and he carries two mutations for MTHFR …. anymore information on how this is working or has continued to work for your daughter? My son is currently unable to attend school and has no motiviation – hopeless., thank you.

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@gordonjackie722

Thank you for this post — I am starting my 14 yr old son on EnbraceHR tonight (had to special order to pharmacy ) his Psych doc said Enlyte but the rep says insurance will pay for EnbraceHR and it is the same formula….. I am desperate to get something to work for my son as 3 drugs (SSRI) have done nothing — he was genetically tested and he carries two mutations for MTHFR …. anymore information on how this is working or has continued to work for your daughter? My son is currently unable to attend school and has no motiviation – hopeless., thank you.

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Hello @gordonjackie722 and welcome to Mayo Connect. I am sure that you are concerned about your son and I hope that this new treatment plan works well for him. I would like to invite @kdutcher and @georgette12 to this discussion as they have also mentioned using this product for depression.

If you are comfortable sharing more, how long has your son be dealing with this debilitating depression?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @gordonjackie722 and welcome to Mayo Connect. I am sure that you are concerned about your son and I hope that this new treatment plan works well for him. I would like to invite @kdutcher and @georgette12 to this discussion as they have also mentioned using this product for depression.

If you are comfortable sharing more, how long has your son be dealing with this debilitating depression?

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This started the beginning of the 7th grade at the onset of puberty and now he is a freshman (or should be but isn't attending school ) with his IEP they are allowing him to do online but he really wont or cant do that work. He says he feels like nothing will ever help him etc…. I am hopeful this will make a difference. His psychiatrist said from the genomind genetic report it makes sense why the meds he has been on have not worked — due to his genetic makeup and I assume and his MTHFR gene mutations.

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@gordonjackie722

This started the beginning of the 7th grade at the onset of puberty and now he is a freshman (or should be but isn't attending school ) with his IEP they are allowing him to do online but he really wont or cant do that work. He says he feels like nothing will ever help him etc…. I am hopeful this will make a difference. His psychiatrist said from the genomind genetic report it makes sense why the meds he has been on have not worked — due to his genetic makeup and I assume and his MTHFR gene mutations.

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I'm sure you are holding out great hope for this treatment, @gordonjackie722.

Was he a good student prior to the depression? Was he ever involved in clubs (church, boy scouts, etc.) or team sports prior to 7th grade?

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He has never liked school so no never a great student but he was able to finish 6th grade without issue …. he did play baseball and basketball prior to 7th grade but gave up all interest in sports that summer – there are lots of family issues so it was hard to know what was causing the depression and anxiety. We have tried counseling – even having counselor come to the home but nothing has made a dent. He had a teacher come to the home to get him through 8th grade and 7th. Yes hopeful that this will make a difference. There is a strong family history of bipolar and anxiety – my 16 year old has very bad anxiety but Zoloft works for her – not fully but much better than before.

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Hi my daughters psychiatrist tried her on every med from A to Z and her reactions were all over the place. After years of trying so many medications from a young age this psychiatrist decided to do with DNA testing on her. It turned out that she has a double MTHFR gene mutations. If you look this up it tells you that people with the MTHFR gene mutation do not metabolize folic and b vitamins properly. Therefore leaving them depleted of what is essential for proper brain function. Having this gene mutation also causes people to not metabolize chemicals properly and this leads to your body not responding correctly to some medications. My daughter's dr. Gave her the Enlyte with delta folate and she did very well with it.

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@mbax

Hi my daughters psychiatrist tried her on every med from A to Z and her reactions were all over the place. After years of trying so many medications from a young age this psychiatrist decided to do with DNA testing on her. It turned out that she has a double MTHFR gene mutations. If you look this up it tells you that people with the MTHFR gene mutation do not metabolize folic and b vitamins properly. Therefore leaving them depleted of what is essential for proper brain function. Having this gene mutation also causes people to not metabolize chemicals properly and this leads to your body not responding correctly to some medications. My daughter's dr. Gave her the Enlyte with delta folate and she did very well with it.

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Glad she has a good response to it… Ive seen a difference in depression with my son after starting him on it as well…. he still has anxiety issues but we are making progress where things seemed hopeless before

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@gordonjackie722

Glad she has a good response to it… Ive seen a difference in depression with my son after starting him on it as well…. he still has anxiety issues but we are making progress where things seemed hopeless before

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Hello @gordonjackie722, I'm so pleased to hear that your son has shown an improvement with this new treatment. Is he back in school and doing OK with school work?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @gordonjackie722, I'm so pleased to hear that your son has shown an improvement with this new treatment. Is he back in school and doing OK with school work?

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Thank you for your kind reply… He is enrolled in an online HS program but daily doing work so I am happy with that…. just so thankful his depression isn't anything like it was

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@gordonjackie722

Thank you for your kind reply… He is enrolled in an online HS program but daily doing work so I am happy with that…. just so thankful his depression isn't anything like it was

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I'm so glad to hear that, @gordonjackie722. I'm sure you are relieved.

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@amberpep

I’ve been reading about EnLyte and it seems to be mostly a B12 combination. It stated that it is used as an adjunct to regular anti-depressants and it’s primary use is for pernicious anemia. It states “Rx only” ….. so why is it on Amazon? I think I’ll just push my intake of Vit B Complex, B-12 and B-16 up a bit and see if that does anything. If not, next time I see my Psychiatrist I’ll ask him about it.
abby

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Hi. I am new to blogging. But I want to comment on the idea of buying B vitamins by themselves instead of the Enlyte:
It may not work. A family member has been prescribed Enlyte.
They did some tests on him and what I understand is that he lacks the enzyme that metabolizes folic acid and other B vitamins into the nutrient called l-methylfolate.
And so, just taking the vitamins would not work for him. He needs the l-methylfolate directly so that he won’t need to metabolize it in his body.
What I understand is that l-methylfolate is what really gets to your brain and helps it produce the seratonin and other substances that most people with depresión don’t produce easily in their brain.
So, it really may not help to just buy the vitamin B complex supplements.
Having said that I do have a question that you all may want to bring to your doctors:
There is l-methylfolate sold on Amazon by itself without the extra things that Enlyte has. It goes for ~$15 for 30 capsules of 7.5 mg which I similar to the 7mg that Enlyte claims to have
You may want to ask your doctors why that wouldn’t work.

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@2ndmom

Hi. I am new to blogging. But I want to comment on the idea of buying B vitamins by themselves instead of the Enlyte:
It may not work. A family member has been prescribed Enlyte.
They did some tests on him and what I understand is that he lacks the enzyme that metabolizes folic acid and other B vitamins into the nutrient called l-methylfolate.
And so, just taking the vitamins would not work for him. He needs the l-methylfolate directly so that he won’t need to metabolize it in his body.
What I understand is that l-methylfolate is what really gets to your brain and helps it produce the seratonin and other substances that most people with depresión don’t produce easily in their brain.
So, it really may not help to just buy the vitamin B complex supplements.
Having said that I do have a question that you all may want to bring to your doctors:
There is l-methylfolate sold on Amazon by itself without the extra things that Enlyte has. It goes for ~$15 for 30 capsules of 7.5 mg which I similar to the 7mg that Enlyte claims to have
You may want to ask your doctors why that wouldn’t work.

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Enlyte is an UNAPPROVED drug for treatment of homocysteine metabolism problems and contains other vitamins, etc to treat anemia. It's allowed to be used by physicians because there are no comparable FDA APPROVED drugs. Glad it's helping some of you!

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