Boost your mood and energy levels this Blue Monday (15 January) by topping up on key nutrients missing from your diet, namely vitamin D, B12 and magnesium, say natural health company BetterYou.
Dubbed the most depressing day of the year, Blue Monday is a culmination of dull weather, low funds and feeling sluggish after Christmas.
Known as the brain booster, vitamin B12 is vital for cognitive health and maintaining the body’s energy levels. Mainly found in meat and dairy products, this vitamin is difficult to obtain from diet alone. So, if you’re feeling lethargic and lacking motivation this New Year, try BetterYou’s B12 Boost Oral Spray for an easy and convenient way to get an instant energy boost.
Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin, helps support healthy bones and the immune system. But as we rely on sun exposure to absorb vitamin D, the dark months of winter mean that the depressive symptoms of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) begin to appear. By January you could be seriously lacking in this vitamin, resulting in tiredness, low mood and aching muscles.
Both vitamin B12 and D play a large role in producing brain chemicals that affect mood and other brain functions, with researchers suggesting that vitamin D may increase the amount of monoamines, which may help treat depression.
Just one spray a day of DLux3000 Vitamin D Oral Spray will help boost your mood and avoid these symptoms of SAD.
Finally, the hero nutrient you need to be taking in 2018! Magnesium is a powerhouse mineral responsible for more than 300 different enzymatic reactions in the body each day and deficiency is linked with many health implications including migraines, anxiety, depression and extreme fatigue.
Low levels of this mineral are estimated to affect around 70 per cent of us. However, a recent study showed that daily supplementation with magnesium can lead to a significant decrease in depression and anxiety symptoms.
Why not try BetterYou’s Magnesium Flakes, which were recently named ‘best product for total relaxation’ in the Harper’s Bazaar top 150 beauty products. Add to a relaxing warm body or footbath to relieve stress.
You can also fight fatigue and stress through your skincare routine with BetterYou’s newly formulated MagnesiumSkin Body Butter and Lotion. Offering a luxurious experience using only skin-kind ingredients, these products restore the body’s balance of magnesium and support energy levels.
Trials have shown that transdermal application (through the skin) of magnesium, by using products such a cream, significantly boosted levels in the blood and is five times quicker than oral supplementation, such as tablets or capsules.
Easy to use on the go and no need to take with food or water, vitamin oral sprays act fast to deliver vitamins directly to the bloodstream via the soft tissue of our inner cheeks. A study published in The Nutritional Journal showed that vitamin absorption via an oral spray is 2.5 times more effective than capsules.