You know you’re feeling depressed, but you don’t know why. You are not alone. Fifteen to twenty percent of adults feel this way when days get shorter, nights longer.
Feeling depressed is much more common in the winter months. It often stems from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). And The Guyer Institute can help you combat it.
“It’s not something you’re imagining,” says Dale Guyer, MD, founder of The Guyer Institute. “There are real and sometimes complex chemical reactions happening which can lead to this condition.”
First, if your depression symptoms are serious, affecting sleep, work and life functioning, it’s important to see a physician.
Feeling depressed in a less intense way in the winter is frequently all about the lack of light.
Feeling depressed is tied to molecular biology. Natural chemicals in the body and brain regulate your circadian rhythm.
Vitamin D, in particular, is a critical substance tied to helping with mood stabilization during these months.
Studies also show that serotonin levels (serotonin plays a major factor in mood and brain health) drop when there is less light.
The Supplement Store of The Guyer Institute carries a number of products that can help you fight SAD, and feel better this winter. http://bit.ly/TheSupplementStore
Vitamin D – Supplementation with high doses of vitamin D seems to lessen the “winter blues. Activated Vitamin D receptors increase nerve growth in your brain.
The Supplement Store at The Guyer Institute carries Vit D3 5000.
Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Some research has shown that people with lower blood levels of omega 3 say they are feel more depressed, and have a more negative outlook.
The Supplement Store carries the EPA/DHA SP product to help you.
5-HTP – Less sunlight may cause a drop in serotonin, a neurotransmitter, which can trigger low moods/feeling depressed. Oral 5-HTP has been shown to be as effective as tryptophan in increasing levels of serotonin.
Give us a call at 317.580.9355, and then come in to get some of your levels checked. If you are suffering from SAD, we’ll go from there.
The Guyer Institute is ready to help you have a much more tolerable, enjoyable winter.