I’m on holidays this week so I’ve been away from the computer, but I thought I’d type up this quick blog post to let everyone know that Onnit 180 drink mix powder is now available! I first wrote about this months ago–late spring or early summer, if I remember correctly–so this is a long time coming. I’ve been really excited about this product!
So in a nutshell, Onnit 180 is a rejuvenating drink mix that’s filled with vitamins and nutrients. I first heard Aubrey talk about Onnit 180 on Joey Diaz’s podcast The Church of What’s Happening Now and he said that it is a great product for anyone who suffers from jet lag, or for when you’re hungover. It’s actually like a few Onnit supplements combined: you get the cognitive enhancing and neurotransmitter benefits of Alpha Brain, the adaptogens from Shroom Tech Sport, 5-HTP from New Mood, along with minerals to boost the immune system and some new ingredients as well. Basically Onnit 180 is great for any situation where the body feels stress, like jet lag and hangovers of course, but when you’re feeling down or when you need Alpha Brain’s effects to hit you faster than taking the supplement in capsule form.
Onnit 180 powder drink mix is now available on the Onnit website and it comes in boxes of 10. It’s priced at about $30 for a box of 10, which can seem expensive, but keep in mind this isn’t Kool-Aid. It’s also not medicine, but you should treat it that way: taking it only when you need, not when you’re thirsty. Having a box at the office, at home, and one for the suitcase will ensure that you’re always covered when stress from flying, drinking, or working becomes overwhelming.
Let me preface this Onnit New Mood review by saying that New Mood isn’t an anti-depressant. It shouldn’t be considered medicine if you have been diagnosed with depression, and you certainly shouldn’t go off any medications that you are taking for depression in favor of New Mood. That being said, if you find that you’re not as happy or relaxed as you should be, New Mood could provide you with a boost to lead a happier, less cloudy day.
Serotonin is a brain chemical that is linked to being happy, feeling positive, and generally being in a good mood. New Mood was created with a variety vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, including 5-HTP and L-tryptophan. 5-HTP is the precursor to serotonin, which helps improve mood and positivity. L-tryptophan is converted by the body into H-HTP, and then into serotonin. What this provides is a slow release, helping you to feel good throughout the day rather than just after taking the supplement.
A few of the other ingredients in New Mood include magnesium and vitamin B6, both of which help the body feel better, as I wrote in yesterday’s Foods That Fight Depression blog post. In addition, New Mood includes chamomile–perhaps the most relaxing herb found on earth–Valerian root, known for aiding in sleep, and jujube (or zyzyphus), an extract that helps relax and reduce stress.
As you can see, Onnit’s New Mood supplement is packed with natural ingredients, all of which have a proven effect on having a positive outlook and maintaining a relaxed mood throughout the day. I have been taking New Mood for a few months now and can definitely attest to its ability to make me feel better. It helps me to remain calm and focused when in the past I would have been flustered and scatterbrained. At the end of the day, I find I’m no longer stressed, and I’m able to decompress, relax, and get a good night’s sleep instead of worrying about what happened today and what’s going to happen tomorrow.