Do Seasonal Changes Bring You Down?
October 2015, Xtend-Life Expert
Even if you love pumpkin lattes and cozy sweaters, the shorter days – that bring with them much less sun – can certainly have an impact on your mood. Find out the best ways to erase the seasonal blues.
When the seasons change, and you watch the warm, lazy days of summer turn to the colder, shorter days of fall, it can definitely be a downer, especially when you realize it will be an nearly another year before you can have another sun-drenched afternoon at the beach.
Even if you love pumpkin lattes and cozy sweaters, the shorter days – that bring with them much less sun – can certainly have an impact on your mood.
For everything there is a season, including sadness
When the seasons change and the clocks fall back, it gets dark about the time people in the northern hemisphere leave work after a 9-to-5, so it can be a downer, despite the undeniable beauty of the fall colors.
You may not feel as though you have full-on seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, a depression that’s tied to the seasons and begins with the end of daylight savings time and ends when it – and the sun – return. (Ref.1)
But stress, anxiety and a lack of sun can leave you feeling completely down, so you might want to take matters into your own hands and find your serenity now.
Are your serotonin levels low?
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, and a busy one.
It is especially busy relaying messages in the brain, especially brain cells “related to mood, sexual desire and function, appetite, sleep, memory and learning, temperature regulation, and some social behavior,” according to WebMD.com. (Ref.2)
Experts believe that low serotonin levels may be a contributing factor in depression, especially so when levels of serotonin in the hippocampus are low.
“The hippocampus often is the key to interpreting things such as whether an experience is good or bad, whether a person is looking at me with a happy face or a sad face, whether that person is angry with me, those sorts of things,” said Dr. Mark A. Mintun, a professor of radiology and psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis who has been studying serotonin for years. “So I think the fact that there’s this big drop in the number of serotonin receptors in this part of the brain is telling us something very important.”
While SSRIs – a class of antidepressants used to help boost serotonin levels – are flying off the shelves, they don’t come without side effects.
So that makes the all-natural, well-researched Neuro-Natural Serenity a good option for those who want to avoid prescription medications, especially if they’re looking for extra support for an occasional low mood or feelings of anxiety.
Erase the seasonal blues
Back in the ‘60s, doctors would have handed you amphetamines and called it a day, but that was hardly a solution, given the very high potential for addiction. (Ref.4)
We now understand that stress and low-level depression has the potential to have a big impact on our health, making it important that we find ways to rein it in.
“If you don't think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again,” said Kris Carr, a New York Times Bestselling Author, activist and cancer survivor. “All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to chronic inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” (Ref.5)
Neuro-Natural Serenity is packed with well-researched nutrients that help increase serotonin levels naturally, helping you find your Zen in a world that is usually chaos, especially if you’re juggling family, kids, pets, a job and all those holiday chores.
It is nutrient-dense and in addition to key vitamins and minerals, it includes natural soothers such as chamomile, hops, passionflower and valerian to boost serotonin naturally, bacopa extract – to help support your body’s ability to manage stress – along with a mix of enzymes and other ingredients.
“Neuro-Natural Serenity now” should have been Frank Costanza’s mantra!