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9 Supplements You Should Be Taking to Feel on Top Of The World!

 

Having a down day? You know the kind; Everything’s going along fine……..and then……. Wham!!………..You are just done with life.

You know what I’m talking about.

Something so trivial and meaningless, something that normally would just roll of your back or you wouldn’t even think twice about it catches you at that perfect moment in time and all of the sudden you are a bear…….for the rest of the day.

You my friend are not alone. Men and women experience this all the time. Studies have shown that the key to keeping our moods in check and our happiness levels high is no further away that our local grocery store shelves. Food rich in vitamins and nutrients, omega-3’s and folic acids are the secret key to keeping our happiness, lesson bouts of depression and stifle flare ups of anxiety.

But how can food impact our mood so much?

Studies are showing a direct correlation with our moods and our brains. By giving our bodies the necessary amounts of nutrients that it needs it can function at top performing levels all around. This isn’t just brain fog, or sharp thinking in meetings.

Studies have shown that taking certain vitamins or eating foods rich in certain minerals can help increase levels in our brain that will trigger feelings of more happiness and cause our moods to be more even keeled.

Supplements such as:

  • Calcium

Calcium is the most abundant mineral

in the body. 99% is held in the bones and teeth. Calcium is added to some foods, but is available as a dietary supplement

It is recommended that the average adult 19-50 yrs. of age take 1000mg. daily.

  • Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that is crucial to the body’s function

Experts say that many people in the U.S. aren’t eating enough foods with magnesium. Adults who consume lessthan the recommended amout of magnesium are morelikely to have elevated inflammation markers.

  • Vitamin D

The “sunshine” vitamin. This is the #1 supplement for overall health! Check out what WebMD has to say about it!

  • Chromium

An essential part of the metabolic system, helping regulate blood sugar levels, helps insulin transport glucose to the cells where it can be used as

energy

  • Folate

Is a B vitamin, and is more commonly known as Folic Acid. Our bodies need folate to make DNA and other genetic materials.

  • Iron

Iron is necessary for life. Iron is key for helping make red blood cells, which carry oxygen through the body.

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Research has shown that omega-3’s are a big part of brain function and cognitive function as well as reducing inflammation. It may help lower chronic diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, and cancer.

  • Vitamin B6 and B12

This vitamin is essential for building blood cells and maintaining healthy nerve cells in the body

  • Zinc

Zinc is used to boost the immune system. Break out the dark chocolate! 

I know that’s quite the list. And you probably only have a handful in your cupboard. But taking only a couple of these is going help immensely.

By lifting our moods and staying healthy in our thinking and surroundings, there is a much better chance of living everyday the best it can be!

What will you do today to make it a great day? Time is ticking!

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