Mental health is just as important as your physical health.
At Holland & Barrett, we believe in supporting your wellbeing, through the provision of a wide variety of products to help maintain an overall healthy lifestyle.
In what can be uncertain times, it is all too easy to feel anxious or low.
Many different circumstances can have an effect on a person’s mood, which can cause a build up of stress or a lack of energy to commit to mundane, daily tasks.
It is important to be aware of such mood changes, in order to find ways to support your mental health.
What we put into our bodies as a source of energy and nutrition ultimately has a reactionary, inward effect.
Just like children become hyperactive if they consume too much sugar, adults may have a mood change if they consumed too much of the wrong foods consistently over a period of time.
Holland & Barrett provides a wide range of traditional herbal remedies we can take to help us feel more upbeat and positive.
They are taken when an individual is experiencing mild anxiety, stress-headaches and low mood.
Some of these supplements can also be taken to help ease mood swings during menopause.
For example, our St John’s Wort combined with the herb Black Cohosh root used for the relief of symptoms of the menopause including slightly low mood. Based on traditional use only.
One of the many popular products includes the St John’s Wort capsule.
St John’s Wort is a herbal medicine, used to relieve the symptoms of slightly low mood and mild anxiety, based on traditional use only. St John’s Wort is an example of a flower used to support a person feeling low or anxious. As with any remedies, it is important to note the dosage that needs to be taken.
If you are feeling anxious or nervous before an event, for example, an interview or an exam, Nelsons Rescue Remedy can provide comfort and reassurance.
Bach’s rescue remedy can be taken as and when needed and also comes in the form of capsules, lozenges and pastilles and sprays.
For those seeking a natural mood enhancer, flowers such as Passion flower (also referred to as passiflora or passion vines) and Valerian can offer temporary relief from symptoms associated with stress and mild anxiety. Based on traditional use only.
For more information, check out ‘How to boost your mood, naturally’ on our Health Hub.
In order to enhance your mood, it is important to have a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Plenty of exercise, energising food, nutrients and vitamins and relaxation is always a plus. Working towards mindfulness and taking a step back from daily tensions are also important.
Many offer various benefits and react differently with your body and brain. If you have any uncertainty with the mood enhancing products available, it is advisable to consult a medical professional first.