While many look forward to this time of year - the holiday season, the changing of the leaves, the snow and the cold - there are actually millions of Americans who suffer from something called Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Rather than being excited about busting out the layers and snow boots and wrapping presents, they absolutely dread it.
Why is that? Sometimes dubbed as ‘the winter blues’ or seasonal depression, this cycle of depressive symptoms occurs in many, especially during the winter months. It should be treated seriously and is worth examining closer.
So what is seasonal depression and how can nootropics help combat it? Keep reading to learn more!
What is SAD?
As mentioned above, SAD is seasonal affective disorder, or seasonal depression. Some of these symptoms include feeling sluggish, rundown, and worn out. To put it mildly, we just don’t act like ourselves, or might become short-tempered or irritable.
With SAD, these sort of behaviors become on set during the cold months and are especially prevalent once the time change occurs. After all, it can be difficult to feel overly motivated or cheerful when we’re driving home from work in the dark.
Review this quick list of symptoms:
- Carbohydrate or sugar cravings
- Significant decline in overall energy
- Social withdraw
- Tendency to sleep a lot or go to bed much earlier than usual
- Weight gain
- Persistent sadness, seemingly out of nowhere
- Lack of motivation
- Difficulties sleeping or staying asleep throughout the night
While this is not a totally comprehensive list, if any of these sound like you, know you’re not alone! And while most of us wish we could move away somewhere warm or tropical during these blustery months, we have another viable (and still great!) solution in mind: nootropics drinks.
Improve Your Mood and Decrease Stress
The impending holiday season is enough to leave anyone feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed. Between shopping for presents, preparing large meals, coordinating schedules and hosting various family members, it’s a wonder how any of us stay sane!
When it comes to managing some of this onslaught of stress, it’s best to try to achieve balance in the brain. Chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine work together to help us feel happier and more well-rounded. Also, chronic stress leads to the over creation of the stress hormone cortisol, which can create unwanted body fat, especially on our midsections. So in reality, that extra slice of pie at Thanksgiving may not have been the culprit after all.
Lion’s Mane Mushroom is one of the main ingredients in our nootropics drinks, and it is well-known for its ability to boost our mood, decrease anxiety, reduce inflammation, and improve overall cognition. It has been around for centuries and has long been a staple in all-natural medicines.
By taking STACKS NOOTROPICS once a day, you can give your brain a boost with all-natural elements that can help to support our body’s natural processes and in turn, help us stay on top of some of these negative feelings as they arise.
Perk Up with a Little More Motivation
At its core, our motivation stems from the amount of dopamine present in the brain. If we have plenty, we can keep moving and feel active and energized, completing the tasks in front of us with little to no issue. However, if we lack dopamine, it can leave us feeling sluggish and falling behind. Once in a funk, it can be difficult to shake, compounding and becoming unmanageable.
STACKS contains many valuable nootropics, though our primary ingredients for motivation are Vitamin E and Vitamin B12. With these two combining forces, we can help support our brain’s health and stay on top of our dopamine levels. By using nootropics drinks, we may be able to get a little energy back and keep moving, even through the dreaded winter months.
Improve Your Sleep and Enhance Energy
While humans are definitely not bears living out in the wild, some of us may feel inclined to curl up and hibernate for the long winter. We get tired so much earlier than in the summer, and that’s because here in the northern hemisphere, the days are getting shorter. Especially after daylight savings time, you may feel incredibly out of balance and exhausted, even with that extra hour of sleep.
This is because of the fact that our circadian rhythm is tied directly to sunlight. The sun actually works to force our brains to halt the secretion of melatonin and increase serotonin instead, prompting us to wake up and conquer the day. However, on the other hand, this means that once the sun slips below the horizon, our body is still going to do its job, and call for us to get sleepy, making us tired sooner during the winter.
While our bodies are simply doing their job, it is not always a viable option to go to bed at 6 p.m. every day, even if we really want to or we simply feel exhausted. Again, this is where you can count on STACKS. Another great ingredient of our product is Niacin (as Niacinamide). Niacin has properties that are insulin sensitizing, resistant to negative effects of a high-fat diet, and even offers neuroprotection.
Give Yourself the Gift of STACKS NOOTROPICS
This year, don’t miss out on or feel as though you’re suffering through another season of your life due to seasonal affective disorder. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who deal with SAD each and every year, it’s time to add nootropics to your daily routine. After all, the process is as simple as mixing in a packet of powdered nootropics to a bottle of water - that’s it!
This holiday season, get a jump on gift-giving and order our nootropics drinks to put in your own stocking. Or this would make an excellent gift if you have a friend or loved one who could use a healthy boost to add to their routine.