Today marks the third Monday of January, more recently termed ‘Blue Monday’ – the day when those seasonal blues can leave us feeling a little offbeat with low energy and even lower moods. A combination of cold weather, returning to work and the financial repercussions of an indulgent Christmas can be held responsible.
Read on to find out how introducing one simple superfood could be the answer to beating the January blues.
The superfood you need this new year
If you’re reviewing your health and wellness regime this new year to ensure successful supplementation, look no further than seaweed.
What greater superfood is there than seaweed? The various types of seaweed are a very dense source of many trace elements and minerals. Containing vitamins like Riboflavin (B2), an important antioxidant and maintainer for red blood cell production . As well as being a good supply of minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc. From its plethora of health benefits, seaweed is most famed for being a rich source of iodine which plays an important role in thyroid function. In a world where over 2 billion people do not receive sufficient iodine in their diets and up to 84% of pregnant women are deficient, seaweed is the answer. A healthy thyroid is not only vital to a working metabolism and healthy growth but also plays important roles in our skin health and even mood. Not convinced? Click here to see 5 benefits of adding seaweed to your diet detailed by Nutritionist (BSc) and Chartered Psychologist (PhD), Dr. Naomi Newman-Beinart.
Seaweed is available many varieties, from dried sheets of nori which you’ve probably had before as sushi, dried kelp which can be used as noodles to even pickled seaweed. If none of the many seaweed cuisines tickle your tastebuds, then Doctor Seaweed’s Pure Organic Seaweed Capsules contain a natural and plant-based source of iodine convenient to acquire your daily dose of iodine.
How to boost your mood with seaweed
With the festive cheer nowhere to be seen, these final winter months are gloomy, cold, and a time spent inside working for many. Now is the time to prioritise our immune system and mental health to keep our energy and mood up. Doctor Seaweed’s Immunity+ Capsules could be the boost you need this January. Containing vitamin D3, an important regulator of calcium and phosphate, this vitamin has strong relations and studies to our mood regulation and brain health.
Our natural source of vitamin D is mainly from the sun, which leaves many lacking during the colder season. As a result 1 in 6 in the UK are deficient . Immunity plus also provides a sufficient dosage of Vitamin B12 essential for our immune system. Vitamin B12 is essential for producing red blood cells, which deliver oxygen to all our cells and are essential in the immune response binding and making pathogens inert . Colds and flus are rampant this time of the year, a strong immune system is just as important as a healthy diet. Immunity+ capsules also provide a natural source of iodine. Why not add a superfood to your new year?
A common symptom of iodine deficiency is tiredness and fatigue; it’s easy to overlook this and accept low energy as the norm. However this could indicate that your thyroid isn’t functioning optimally and you’re lacking essential nutrient. To easily boost your mood and your energy levels this January, Doctor Seaweed’s Weed & Wonderful supplements provide your recommended daily intake of iodine to help you fight the seasonal lows. Click here to take our 20 second quiz to find out if you could be deficient in this key nutrient.
To introduce the powerhouse superfood that is seaweed into your routine, click the link here to shop Doctor Seaweed’s range.
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