Humineral Healthy Share: Let There Be Sunshine!
HUmic Hydration for Nutrient Absorption
Healthy tips to experience more sunshine days and less anxiety.
Seasonal Affective Disorder, S.A.D. This is a vitamin D deficiency. We only make vitamin D from late March through October depending on where we live. Between October and the end of March, the suns rays are too low in the sky for us to make our own.
Those of darker toned complexion and those living in the Northeast U.S. are the most prone to the condition but nearly everyone gets it because we can only store 3 months worth of vitamin D in our bodies. So, by the end of December through March everyone is deficient. One of the deficiency symptoms of vitamin D is depression.
The highest rate of broken bones occurs during this December-March window, despite the fact that there’s less out-door activities during this time. This is also the time when most suicides occur, January through March.
5-HTP:(5-Hydroxy-tryptophan) – A naturally occurring amino acid and precursor; and metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, serotonin and melatonin, from Tryptophan. Serotonin levels in the nervous system are essential for many aspects of our daily lives: responsible for feelings of well being and normal sleep patterns. Serotonin plays an important role in controlling anger, aggression, body temperature, mood, sleep, human sexuality, appetite, and metabolism. Obesity, PMS, migraines, depression, anxiety, insomnia and addictive behavior have all been associated with low levels of serotonin.
So, if you have ever experienced the rush of nonstop “to do’s” syndrome: never enough time between work, kids, family, school activity, traffic clog, getting car serviced, going through divorce, planning a graduation, a dinner party or a trip and you find yourself having a “less than sunny” moment, day or week (because we all do at times), pick up bottle of 5-HTP, and Vitamin D for your cupboard. Usually 4,000 IU per day is good. Take your Vitamin D with a meal that contains some fat. If you don’t take them with a meal that contains fat, they won’t absorb properly. Usually you will notice a difference within a few days.
**If you are one that takes pharmaceutical anti-depressants, (SSRIs), such as Prozac, Lexapro, etc., you should NOT supplement with 5-HTP as it could result in too much serotonin in your system.
**HUmineral HUmic Mineral aids absorption. See our BLOG on water, collagen, absorption and hydration.
HUmineral: Hydration and Nutrient Internal/External
Valerie Rutherford, HUmineral Trainer
Eating From The HEART
A program to empower and keep us mindful daily.
This fully customized program is not another diet, but a long-term “daily” LIFESTYLE changer. For all you HU Healthy followers, you know HUmineral’s motto is Healthy is a LIFESTYLE. There are no start and finish dates. Only DAILY healthy choices for everyday life to keep you on track and achieving the best YOU.
You will receive, a one-on-one nutrition coaching session, a customized food shopping list, healthy alternatives will be provided for allergens, and gluten, soy, dairy intolerances, recipes for health and more. For further details and information, email Valerie@humineral.com or 888-765-0087 to request mailed information.
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