Mental/emotional health and wellness is something that a number of individuals struggle with. However, due to lack of health insurance, FMCSA regulations/restrictions, inability to find time to seek help, or a lack of interest in taking medications – many drivers don’t actively seek out any sort of assistance for mental health issues. Although it’s definitely important to seek medical help if that sort of attention is necessary – there are alternative options.
Emotional Health | Comprehensive Guide To Supplements For A Happy & Healthy Mind is a free e-book which breaks down what exactly the brain chemicals which effect mood and disposition are, and how they work.
Check out this list of mood-enhancing herbs and supplements mentioned by Emotional Health:
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids are known to have positive effects on depression, aggressive behavior, and hostility. Omega-3’s are also thought to prevent plaque build-up which leads to Alzheimer’s, could ward off prostate, breast, and colon cancers, and prevents the development of type 2 diabetes, arthritis, gout, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.
- St. John’s Wort is known to act as an antidepressant, and is the most often prescribed herbs for mood enhancement.
- SAM-e is a nutrient which is used to treat moods disorders like: slow energy and low motivation in individuals who have low anxiety levels.
- GABA is a natural calming agent found in used to ease nervous tension. GABA is found in almonds, walnuts, brown rice, potatoes, broccoli, bananas, and oranges.
- L-tryptophan is known to provide relaxation, well-being, and restful sleep. L-tryptophan can be found in chocolate, oats, yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs, fish, chickpeas, and peanuts.
- Vitamin B1 improves mood, and can be found in both yeast, pork, oatmeal, brown rice, asparagus, cauliflower, oranges, and eggs.
- Pantothenic Acid B5 helps to convert fat, protein, and carbohydrates into energy. It can be found in whole-grain cereal, eggs, avocados, and yogurt.
- Vitamin B6 helps to produce serotonin and improve mood. Sources for B6 include meat, whole grains, vegetables, nuts, and bananas.
- Vitamin B-12 promotes good sleep, and can be found in shellfish, meat, poultry, eggs, and milk.
- Magnesium enhances energy production and metabolism. It also helps to prevent stress and cope with burnout. Sources for magnesium include beans, peas, nuts, and seeds.
- Zinc promotes skin, skeletal, and immune system health. Zinc can be found in beef, lamb, pork, chicken, lobster, salmon, and crabs. It’s also known that those who suffer from depression are also deficient in zinc.