But for people with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), the light at the end of the tunnel isn’t close enough. Cold and flu season is still straining immune systems, the weather is cold and gray, and holiday weight gain probably isn’t helping.
If you’re feeling down, it might be SAD. Symptoms of SAD extend beyond depression/sadness. It can zap your energy, make you crave carbs (helping with weight gain), sleep more and still feel tired, lead to irritability and unsocial behavior, and it can tank your focus and concentration.
Mild SAD is actually pretty common. It’s estimated between 10-20% of Americans experience it, but many might not realize it, or the symptoms themselves may prevent people getting the help they need to feel better and get back to normal.
A good first step is getting more sunlight so you can naturally boost your Vitamin D. It’s often the missing ingredient that triggers SAD. If there’s not enough sun, though, you can always pick some Vitamin D up from a high-quality multivitamin.
If you can’t muster the energy, then get a little more help with D.S.A. MGRx. Give yourself support through the rest of winter (or as needed year round).
And don’t forget to tack on a little immune support. Poor sleep and diet weaken your immune system, which is so not good in the middle of cold and flu season! Try a little colloidal silver for an immune boost.
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