There are more and more people seeking natural ways to boost their mood. Gone are the days of stigmas surrounding mood and mental health, nowadays, the focus is on becoming the best version of yourself. If you run a bit on the moody side, you’re not alone. If you are looking to quiet the mind, boost energy, increase focus, lift mood, and prevent burnout, Everydae Mood is for you.
Mood is a proprietary blend of carefully crafted and selected ingredients, encapsulated for easy use. This combination of herbs, vitamins and minerals work harmoniously to promote calm in the body and mind by regulating the bodies response to cortisol for proactive and reactive stress support. Not all supplements are created equal. Everydae Mood is third-party tested, naturopath formulated and backed by research.
Here’s why we love the ingredients:
Organic Ashwagandha- Ashwagandha is a herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce stress and enhance well-being. It has the unique quality of strengthening without stimulating meaning you can take it before bed. Ashwagandha can help to calm your mind while nourishing your endocrine system and boosting immunity. Ashwagandha has a moderating effect on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis, resulting in lower morning cortisol levels.
Maca- Maca is a nutrient rich, adaptogenic superfood that nourishes the hormonal system for optimal endocrine balance. Maca has been praised for it’s ability to improve stamina while providing an energy boost. Adaptogens, including maca, are believed to support the body's stress response system. This is achieved by balancing the HPA axis, which controls how the central nervous system and hormonal systems react to stress. When we are more resilient to stress, we are more able to handle day to day challenges- that’s the beauty of adaptogens.
Magnesium Bisglycinate- The connection between magnesium deficiency and neuropathologies is well established. Dietary deficiencies of magnesium coupled with stress is a clear-cut path to mood irritability. A lack of magnesium results in an imbalance in N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA) related calcium channels, leading to neuronal damage and impaired neurological function that may manifest as mood imbalances. Magnesium deficiency is prevalent and that has much to do with our food sources, supplementation is a sure-fire way to ensure your body is getting what it needs.
Inositol– Inositol, also known as vitamin B8, is sugar molecule that is found naturally in the human body that influences several hormones associated with mood. Inositol has been shown to increase the density of serotonin and dopamine receptors in the brain, thus improving the effectiveness of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, GABA, glutamate, and dopamine. These neurotransmitters play important roles in regulating mood, and the increased receptor density can potentially lead to improved mood and reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression.
L-theanine- L-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea that is used as a dietary supplement to promote relaxation without the loss of alertness that may come with some calm inducing supplements. L-theanine has been shown to penetrate the blood-brain barrier within 30 minutes to 5 hours after consumption, enabling it to effectively regulate mental health and neurotransmitter activity. L-theanine is proven to be effective for those experiencing high levels of anxiety.
As with any supplement, it's always best to consult your doctor before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are taking any medications. If you add Mood to your daily supplements, we recommend also incorporating calm-inducing lifestyle activities like meditation, daily movement, journalling and cooking whole food meals at home. The best approach is a holistic approach and one that you can stick to. Find ways to nourish your brain & body daily that you enjoy to create long-term change.
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