Hi Hop Daddy,
I totally agree with you. Coffee, Krill Oil, and B complex were three things that were greatly helping my depression before, as long as I did not have the coffee or B vitamins after noon. I only needed one cup of coffee to get noticeable help. Coffee is loaded with anti-oxidants too. One problem with it is pesticides. I read that just one cup of non-organic coffee has more pesticides than the total of non-organic veggies and fruits most people eat in a whole year!
When I started the withdrawal from benzo drugs, I had to give up both coffee and B Complex and a couple other stimulating supplements, and wow, did that make it worse. The anxiety with withdrawal is off the charts and more like sheer terror. In the beginning, I had panic attacks every time I woke up at night, which was every 1 1/2 hrs., when I could sleep at all.
Now that I am 19 mos. into withdrawal with 3-5 months left to go, the panic attacks have mostly stopped, but I still don't sleep more than 3 1/2 hrs. per night on average, so I can't have coffee. I get vitamins from a green drink mix at lunch....no more synthetics for me.
In case of interest, Maca root seems to give energy w/o shakiness and can help balance out of whack hormones, and if anxiety is caused by high cortisol, Seriphos is a lifesaver for lowering it. If you have a belly that is much larger than the rest of you and you are not pregnant, you are almost surely making too much cortisol. Magnesium and L-tryptophan both help people sleep, and if you do not have high blood pressure, 5HTP is even better. than L-tryptophan. Theanine can help calm you during the day. GABA is low in people with anxiety, but taking GABA orally will not help at all unless you have a leaky blood-brain barrier.
I am going to read your links now. Thank you so much for posting them.