Elevating Your Mood Naturally
Many of us struggle to keep our spirits up through a streak of unrelenting dark, cold, wet days. The lack of light in winter can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); Canadian West-Coasters are no stranger to this phenomenon. Getting active (especially outside), staying social (we're all in this winter thing together!), and eating healthy foods can all help keep you elevated. Here are some quick natural supplements we love for mood boosting:
B12: this essential nutrient can be easy to miss (especially on a plant-based diet), but it's a mood-booster and can help the symptoms of depression. Find it in our The Remedy and The After Party blends.
Vitamin D3: you may be feeling a lack of Vitamin D (the "sunshine vitamin") in the depths of winter. D3 is fat soluble, so we recommend combining with healthy fats to get your max absorption. Find this in our Daily Greens Keto and Blue Coconut Keto blends.
Folate: this is the B-vitamin that's needed to convert carbs into energy, make red and white blood cells, and produce RNA and DNA. Find it in our Greens Daily Dose, Daily Greens Keto, The Remedy, and Blue Mango Matcha blends.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids: these important fats are essential because the body needs them for healthy brain function - and they fuel brain metabolism! A good source of Omega 3 is chia seeds, which can be found in our Sweet Sleep Mango Kale and Blue Coconut Keto blends.
Maca: if you know us, you know we're crazy about Maca over here at Blended For You. This booster is a natural mood elevator and source of energy. Find it in two of our best-selling blends: Maca Energy and Maca Java.
If you're experiencing prolonged symptoms of sadness that go beyond the winter-month blues, or think you might be battling depression, you're not alone. Talk to your healthcare provider (or loved one to start) ASAP.