Top Three Supplements to Boost Your Mood
By Jackie Cartier
November 23, 2015
When someone is “feeling off” and just not themselves, we always suggest they get their body balanced by eating the Weight & Wellness Way—animal protein, good fat and carbs at every meal and snack. For better moods, protein is critical, so our first product recommendation is a quality protein powder.
Constant low moods often means that you’re not getting enough protein. Our nutritionists recommend adding one scoop of protein powder in a shake or smoothie.
To accompany the protein powder we often use a scoop of NutriDyn Fruits & Greens. It comes in delicious flavors like berry, chocolate, espresso, strawberry kiwi, mint and pink lemonade. NutriDyn Fruits & Greens bring a ton of antioxidants into your system, which your brain receptors need in order to receive neurotransmitter messages.
You know how great you feel when you have been in the sun? That’s the vitamin D you’re soaking up. Vitamin D, which is made in the skin, can also create those happiness-inducing brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins. Too little vitamin D, and we feel depressed, lazy and have little energy.
We recommend that you get your vitamin D level tested to determine how much you should be taking daily. Generally, our nutritionists recommend a supplement of 5,000 IUs per day in the winter and 3,000 IUs per day in the summer to those living north of the equator, like us in Minnesota, and 3,000 IUs per day for those closer to the equator.