Beating the Winter Blues

Winter Blues

The holidays are a time to reflect on the good things in our lives, but the stress of the season can take a toll on morale. It doesn’t help that we have fewer hours of sunlight to make us feel invigorated. If you get the winter blues, Reliv’s optimal nutrition can help by providing the right balance of ingredients to help improve your mood.

Note: Always consult your physician first if seeking help for mood management.

SAMe: The SAMe found in Reliv’s ReversAge® formula has been shown to positively affect mood. Naturally found in the body, SAMe has been prescribed by doctors in Europe since the late 1970s and has been shown to help with everything from anxiety to heart health. Some women even use SAMe to help ease PMS symptoms.

Omega 3’s: The Omega 3’s in Reliv’s 24K™, GlucAffect® and Reversage help provide focus and are sometimes used to help boost mood.

GABA: 24K, also contains Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that controls the brain’s theta waves, increases endorphins and reduces anxiety.

Pycnogenol®: A supplement superstar, the Pycnogenol in Reliv Now and GlucAffect has been shown to enhance mental performance, including sustained attention, memory and mood. It has also been shown to significantly decrease anxiety when taken regularly.

Valerian Root: This herbal ingredient in 24K is often taken as a sleep aid and has been used for anxiety. Getting an appropriate amount of rest is of paramount importance for mental health and outlook.

Vitamins B-6 and B-12: Essential for cell metabolism, these vitamins can help you fight depression on a cellular level by stabilizing nerve cell membranes. You’ll find B vitamins in Reliv Now, Classic, 24K and Reliv Now for Kids. A deficiency in Vitamin B-6 can lead to confusion, irritability and depression. B-6 contains an enzyme that helps the brain produce serotonin and norepinephrine, which help regulate mood. Vitamin B-12 also plays an important role in the synthesis of chemicals that influence mood and proper brain functioning.

Vitamin E: Rich in Vitamin E, add Reliv Classic or Now to your regimen to see improvement in mood. Studies have shown that women who took Vitamin E supplements along with essential fatty acids every day for six months saw major improvements in their PMS symptoms like moodiness and irritability.

A Note from Dr. Carl:

Reliv Nutrition Supplements Holiday Cheer

Sometimes we need to take stock of what we’re doing to feel our best, especially during the holiday season. During the hustle and bustle, it is easy to neglect our own basic needs: sleep, rest and nutrition. We’re busier than ever — shopping, traveling and trying to be everywhere at once. During these times, it can be hard to make sure we’re getting the basic nutrition our bodies crave, and this gap can affect our disposition.

But Reliv has a simple solution to making sure you’re getting the best nutrition possible. When you incorporate Reliv Now, 24K and our other products, you’ll have key nutrients you need from your diet to keep you feeling your best.

Studies have shown that decreased amounts of essential B vitamins, Omega 3’s and SAMe can cause us to feel blue, listless and uneasy. Take time this holiday season to make sure you’re keeping up with your Reliv regimen. Proper nutrition will help keep your anxiety in check as you go about your busy schedule of hosting, toasting and traveling.

Your body and mind will thank you.

To your health,

Dr. Carl W. Hastings

Reliv Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer

Sources:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/384570-the-best-vitamins-and-minerals-for-depression/

http://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/natural-pms-cures

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pycnogenol-french-maritime-pine-bark-extract-found-to-improve-memory-and-test-scores-in-college-students-in-new-clinical-trial-135156413.html

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/herbs-vitamins-and-supplements-used-to-enhance-mood

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