Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as SAD or Winter Blues, is a condition that affects over half a million people in the UK. This condition impacts upon the mental well-being of people during the winter months particularly during January and February when the days begin to shorten
Those suffering from SAD often experience low mood, varied degree of depression, loss of energy, sleep problems, irritability, increased appetite, strong cravings for carbohydrates and sweet foods as well as headaches and muscle pain. The defining characteristics of SAD are that the symptoms return annually and go away during other seasons.
If you are affected by SAD, there are several supplements that may be of benefit. Some may reduce anxiety whilst others may help to tackle low mood and brain function.
Supplements that have been shown to be beneficial include Magnolia supplements, Fish Oils, Vitamin D3, Magnesium and the amino acid Tyrosine.