Do you commonly feel down in the winter season? If so, you are not alone. You may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or seasonal depression. SAD includes many symptoms, such as difficulty sleeping, loss of interest in activities, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, and difficulty thinking and concentrating. The challenging symptoms may leave you feeling alone and hopeless, but thankfully, depression is treatable. Wondering how to beat the winter blues? To get some relief, give these motivational tips and gummies a try.
Research shows that regular exercise can reduce depression symptoms in both the short term and long term. Many types of exercise can make a big difference in mental health and well-being, including walking, running, and lifting weights.
If the winter blues make it hard to get going, take a Power Up Pre-Workout Gummy. The pre-workout gummies contain controlled-release carbohydrates that boost and sustain energy levels without upsetting your stomach. The blend of B vitamins, ginseng, prebiotics, and branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) provides prolonged energy when needed, without a crash later on.
To stay hydrated while you exercise, take HydraFuel Hydration Gummies. They replenish your body’s electrolytes so you feel strong throughout the physical activity. After your workout, recharge your muscles with a Recover Post-Workout Supplement Gummy. The recovery gummies contain carbohydrates, BCAAs, B vitamins, and ginger to replenish glycogen and speed up recovery, so you are ready to start moving again tomorrow.
2. Sleep 8 Hours
The winter blues can disrupt sleep – making it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, and sleep for a healthy length of time. With depression, it is common to sleep way too much or too little, and both extremes make it hard to feel okay. To help you feel calm and build a healthy sleep cycle, take fast-acting, chewable sleep gummies. Both our Slumber Shots and Melatonin-Free Slumber Shots are packed with valerian root and wild jujube to promote tranquility and restorative sleep.
3. Stay Hydrated
Research shows that dehydration can cause or worsen depression symptoms. While it may be surprising, it is easy to become dehydrated in cold weather. This winter season, take extra care to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water, and be sure to replenish electrolytes. Here are two great options. For best results, take both!
- HydraFuel Hydration Gummies are packed with a synergistic ratio of electrolytes and fuel. They are designed to replenish electrolytes lost through sweat, help direct water and nutrients to areas of the body where it is needed most, and help maintain optimal fluid balance at a cellular level.
- Golden Glow Turmeric and Ginger Gummies are rich in powerful performance-enhancing herbs, turmeric, and ginger that work together to improve circulation and replenish electrolytes, ensuring your body can make the most of the water you drink.
4. Take Turmeric
Did you know that treatment for your winter blues may be in your pantry? Research suggests that turmeric can be an effective antidepressant with fewer side effects. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, increases serotonin and dopamine, which are two crucial mood-balancing hormones in the brain.
To take turmeric every day, you can drink a golden milk latte, add it to your food, or eat a Golden Glow Turmeric and Ginger Gummy. Each gummy is packed with a powerful combination of micronutrients, antioxidants, and herbal actives to help you feel your best.
5. Stick to a Routine
When motivation is a challenge, sticking to routines can help. If the winter blues are getting you down, try to integrate some consistency into your day, starting with a boost of energy from caffeine and nootropics. For an easy source of both, try the Mocca Shots High Energy Gummies. One pack contains 200 milligrams of caffeine, or the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee, that you can enjoy before you get out of bed. Simply keep a pack at your bedside table. In addition to the caffeine, the tasty chews contain herbal B vitamins, dutch cocoa powder, and ginkgo biloba that can boost energy and improve mental clarity without giving you any jittery side effects.
If the winter blues feel overwhelming, talk to your doctor or reach out to one of these resources:
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
- Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741.
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988.
- The Trevor Project: Text START to 678-678 or call 1-866-488-7386 or chat online. (Note: The Trevor Project serves LGBTQIA+ youth.)