Oh So Blue
BEAT BLUE MONDAY
The Most Depressing day of the year!
‘Blue Monday’ is believed to be the most depressing day of the year according to calculations by psychologist Dr. Cliff Arnall in 2005. Blue Monday falls on the Monday of the last full week of January so this year it is today. So are you feeling depressed yet? Well if so read on… Dr. Arnall calculated many factors, such as weather conditions, debt level, time since Christmas, time since failing New Year Resolutions and low motivational levels using the following equation:
[W + (D-d)] x TQ
M x NA
Before your brain explodees trying to figure it out, the equation is broken down into seven variables: (W) weather, (D) debt, (d) monthly salary, (T) time since Christmas, (Q) time since failed quit attempt, (M) low motivational levels and (NA) the need to take action. However, John Bell & Croyden have selected their top 5 products to perk you up and beat the blues!
Aduna Boabob Fruit Powder
£18 for 170g
100% natural and high in antioxidants, nutrient-dense raw whole food and an excellent source of Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium and thiamin, a source of vitamin B6. These nutrients combine to support energy levels, the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Unlike other fruit, baobab dries naturally on the branch. The Vitamin C helps to protect the cells from oxidative stress, and contributes to the normal formation of collagen in skin and helps promote good skin health. Baobab has a unique sherbety, citrussy flavour, typically described as a combination of pear, grapefruit, caramel and vanilla. Use it in a delicious baobab smoothie or sprinkle onto muesli or into yoghurt.
Karma St Johns Wort Extract
£9.50 for 425g
A Traditional herbal medicinal product used to relieve the symptoms of low moods. St Johns Wort is especially effective to treat mild anxiety and mild forms of depression.
BetterYou D Oral Vitamin D3 Spray by Jan de Vries
£7 for 15ml
Contains 100 sprays enough for a 3 month supply. Vitamin D3 is manufactured by our bodies when our skin is exposed to UVB rays from the sun and aids calcium absorption which is fundamental for maintaining healthy teeth and bones. Research shows that in the winter months we lack Vitamin D. Vitamin D is of particular importance to children, the elderly, during pregnancy and those with dark skin. Vitamin D aids calcium absorption and is fundamental for maintaining healthy teeth and bones. D Lux 1000 is the market’s first daily sub lingual vitamin D3 spray with a great natural sweet lemon taste so children will never complain when they have to take it! It’s not only kind to teeth, it helps to strengthen them!
£25.50 for 30g
DoMatcha tea contains the finest Japan’s tea leaves that guarantee the highest nutritional value as well as a sweet and pleasant flavor. The leaves are hand picked in the spring when they are young and fresh and most vibrant. The tea raises energy levels for up to 4 hours, creates a state of relaxed yet calm mental alertness and contains 137 times more antioxidants that steeped green tea.
SAD Solutions Blue Light LED Poratble Light Therapy
Up to a third of the population in Britain suffers from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) also known as winter depression, according to MIND, a leading mental health charity in England and Wales. This is a Easy-to-use and portable BLUE Light uses blue light technology to give a quick, safe and 100% Medical CE certified effective light treatment for those suffering with SAD disorder which can improve mood.