Onnit New Mood Review

Onnit New Mood ReviewLet 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.

Foods That Fight Depression

Foods That Fight DepressionI was diagnosed for depression a while ago and while I could have started taking pills to feel better, I opted against it. I don’t want to go the rest of my life having to take a pill each day to feel better, so I looked into the alternatives, such as supplements like Onnit’s New Mood and Alpha Brain to improve my mood, and foods that help battle depression as well.

I’m definitely an emotional eater, and when I’m in a funk, there’s nothing I crave more than junk food. Unfortunately though, it’s a vicious circle, as I feel better at first but ultimately end up crashing and hating myself for giving into my cravings. Fortunately, there are some foods out there that will have a positive impact on your mood.

B vitamins—specifically B6 and B12—have been found to have a positive impact on depression. Foods that are rich in B6 and B12 include eggs, which are also packed with protein and will help you feel satiated longer and stabilize your blood sugar. Foods that are rich in magnesium, such as kale, spinach, peanuts, almonds and suflower seeds are full of magnesium which helps with serotonin production, a chemical in the brain that helps us feel good.

Adding green tea to your diet can also have a relaxing effect on the body, despite the caffeine content which many people find makes them edgy. L-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea that can improve focus while helping the body to remain calm. I begin each day with Bulletproof Upgraded Coffee to kick start my morning and have a big cup of green tea at the end to help me wind down, and I’ve found that it truly does help me relax and unwind.