Chronic fatigue, burnout and rising depression levels are on the rise across Western civilisation. Stress, pollutants and nutrient-poor foods can all contribute to these often-crippling syndromes, with many people operating from a base of regular exhaustion. When our bodies are deficient or low in essential nutrient levels, it can often compound feelings of lethargy and low mood. Our Energy + Mood formulation is designed to restore these all-important energy and mood levels.
Vitamin B12 does not occur naturally within the body and needs to be consumed through certain food products or by way of supplementary oral consumption or injection. Many people are deficient in B12 without realising it. Due to its key role in energy production, those deficient in this vitamin will experience a boost in energy once optimum levels are reached. It is also contributes to the general function of the immune system.
Research has linked B12 deficiencies to osteoporosis and macular degeneration; ensuring adequate levels of this vitamin are key for bone and eye health. B12 has also been shown to support the production of serotonin, one of our body’s key mood regulating neurotransmitters.
Vitamin B6 is required for the creation of key mood-regulating chemicals such as serotonin and GABA. As a result, a deficiency in this vitamin can cause mood swings and associated depression. A known immune booster, B6 also contributes to a reduction in fatigue levels. Research also indicates that B6 decreases levels of homocysteine in the body. High levels of this amino acid have been linked to depression and other mental illnesses.
Folic acid, also known as folate or Vitamin B9, aids the conversion of food into fuel for the body, producing energy. Deficiencies in this key supplement have been linked to a heightened risk of depression. Folic acid increases the receptiveness of depression patients to antidepressant medication. Research indicates that together with a B12 supplement, folic acid can lower the risk of stroke due to its key role in managing homocysteine levels (raised levels of this hormone can put one at risk of developing cardiovascular conditions).