We are just past the so-called most depressing day of the year, the third Monday of January, commonly known as Blue Monday. Although the evidence is lacking on how true that is, as we know that depression can affect people all year round rather than just one day of the year. However people may feel a little low and tired during this period of the year due to the post-Christmas slump, mixed with the cold weather and lack of sunlight.
There are a number of natural remedies that may alleviate certain signs of fatigue and low energy levels.
Vitamin D supplementation
Vitamin D can be difficult to create in the winter months due to the lack of sunlight. Evergreen has a wide range of vitamin D products which can be taken during these months, such as the BetterYou sprays, Natures Plus Source of Life Garden Vitamin D3, or One Nutrition Vitamin D-3 Max
Improving your sleep quality
If you are struggling getting quality sleep, simply adding a few drops of lavender oil to a bath or applying it to an old cloth beside your pillow can help your body to relax and prepare for bed. Alternatively you could use Mag365 to relax your muscles, or L-theanine, found in most green and black teas, to calm a busy mind before bedtime.
Cut out stimulants
It can be quite easy to fall into the trap of using stimulants like caffeine or sugar to wake us up in the morning. Unfortunately these methods of coping are not sufficient as they induce our bodies into unnatural states of high and low. It may be worth trying to replace these in the morning with Revive Active or Nature’s Plus Source of Life Gold, which can give a natural boost.
As always, the knowledgeable staff at Evergreen are on hand in store to help you with the any of the information mentioned above or check out our blog on evergreen.ie/blog for more health related posts.