7 Supplements to Improve Your Mood

Good morning everyone and Happy Monday!

Well, Summer is on its way out and here in the Northeast of the States we’re already feeling the chill of Fall. While I LOVE this time of the year, for many people it signals the beginning of an emotional slide that can leave them feeling melancholy and sad. The lack of sunshine can often trigger or exacerbate feelings of depression making the Fall and Winter a very difficult time indeed.

Depression is a very challenging issue to deal with. It affects 350 million people globally and is the leading cause of disability world-wide. I have found that for those afflicted, it can feel as debilitating as knowing you have a life-threatening condition. Depression can leave the sufferer feeling trapped in a life that seems empty. It is a terrible thing to see.

There is much you can do though, to help balance your mood. I have several videos on this topic, from foods you can eat to lifestyle factors you can embrace. Before you begin taking supplements however, I encourage you to go back to those videos and watch them first and see if you can incorporate those habits into your life first, before you start supplementation.

Today’s video was a special request from a viewer who was interested in supplements that might alleviate feelings of depression. I hope he and all of you find the information helpful. As always though, consult with your health care practitioner before beginning any supplements to make sure they are right for you.

Once you’ve watched the video, I’d love to hear from you! Have you used any of these supplements successfully to manage your mood? Or have you tried something different? I’d love to hear your comments below.

Have a great Monday and a wonderful week!
xo
B

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10 comments on “7 Supplements to Improve Your Mood

  1. AvatarMichelle Gabay

    Hi Barbara,

    Is there a specific vitamin manufacturer that you would recommend for someone who isn’t getting their vitamins via food?

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    1. Avatarbarbaramendez Post author

      Hi Michelle~
      I like professional brands like Thorne, Allergy Research Group, Standard Process, Designs for Health, Ortho-Molecular… but for things like B-Complex vitamins, Solgar is fine…
      Thanks for posting!
      B

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  2. AvatarMaureen McGovern

    Great stuff as always Barbara. I use most of what you recommend plus Rhodiolla.
    I also Juice and walk so I feel great . Have any ideas about bringing the supplement cost into budget?
    Maureen McGovern

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    1. Avatarbarbaramendez Post author

      That’s a harder one Maureen… I know I also spend quite a bit on supplements… I would say look for discounts on-line. Also, Willner Chemists in NYC often runs sales…
      Glad to know you are well~

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  3. Avatarchance8

    Hello, thanks for the information. I have a relative that takes b12 injectable 1000mcg once a month due to anemia because she cannot digest it from food. She also had hyperthyroid and was treated with radioactive solution to stop the overactive thyroid and uses synthroid for hormone replacement. Is it possible that she is not able to fully absorb any vitamins? Also is there a good way for her to balance her b vitamins with her required monthly b12 injectable dosage. She is also diabetic and uses metformin and insulin. Any info and suggestions would be appreciated as I am sure all these factors may affect the outcome of nutrient absorbing. thanks

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    1. Avatarbarbaramendez Post author

      YEs, it is very possible she is not absorbing her nutrients~ I see that often. The place to begin is the gut and to check for permeability issues there. She can talk to her doctor about it and see if he/she has any suggestions, but that is no an uncommon occurrence, particularly with someone with several health concerns. Start with her MD and see what transpires from there~
      Best of luck~
      B

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  4. AvatarM.Siddique

    Hi Barbara Mendez

    Thanks so much for Your Excellent Guidance and recommendation on my Special request, I Appreciate very much for your Help. As for Magnesium can we take cacao Powder and for Vit D is it Vit D3 5000iu?

    With Best Wishes n Regards,

    M.Siddique

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    1. Avatarbarbaramendez Post author

      Hey Mohammed~ Glad you appreciated the post.
      I can’t make specific recommendations with regard to potencies of Vitamin D… you should discuss it with your doctor. But the cacao may have too much caffeine and it may be more than you need to get the magnesium you want. Talk to your doctor about a good magnesium that would be appropriate for you~
      Hope you are happy and well!

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