Prevent winter blues

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What are winter blues exactly?

The days are getting shorter, darker and colder, something many of us do not look forward to. It fits, that’s a fact. And every year the seasons will return in turn. But with cold weather and shorter days, it is extra important to pay attention not only to your physical health, but also to your mental health. For example, your body may have difficulty adjusting to light. The lesser amount of light can make you feel gloomy. We call this winter blues. Also, your body may produce more melatonin due to the darker weather, which can make you feel more tired throughout the day.

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This is how you boost your mood

Fortunately, there are many things you can do yourself to boost your mood in the fall and winter months. We list them for you below.

Provide enough light

It is important to take in as much light as possible in a day. And preferably natural light. This ensures that you stimulate your natural day and night rhythm, which can be disturbed by the change in the amount of light. So go outside!

Enough movement

Sports and exercise release various substances in the brain. These include dopamine, serotonin and endorphins. While endorphins provide a feeling of happiness and reduce pain and stress, dopamine gives you a feeling of reward and makes you happy and motivated. Serotonin is the happiness hormone, which you may know and also regulates appetite, mood and sleep. In the fall and winter we could use some extra of these substances and that’s why sports is super important!

Lots of fruit and vegetables

Just as you can get a sugar crash from eating many sugary foods, eating a lot of fruits and vegetables can actually make you feel better! So eat enough (read: a lot of) vitamins and minerals. That means plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. This has a bigger impact on our mood than we think. How healthy you are on the inside has a major impact on how you feel, not only physically, but also mentally.

Positive mindset

Remember that part of winter blues is playing out in your head and thoughts. Negative thoughts can amplify such blues. Try to get these thoughts out of your head and focus on a positive mindset. Seasons come and go, how you deal with them is up to you. Tip: read books!

Supplementen voor een extra boost en ontspanning

Ashwagandha is een kruid afkomstig uit India en in Europa nog niet heel bekend. Ashwagandha is lid van de nachtschadefamilie en heeft ook wel de bijnaam Indiase ginseng. Deze plantaardige stof kan bijdragen aan het aanpassingsvermogen van organismen in stresssituaties. Dit wordt gedaan met behulp van een reeks intra- en extracellulaire signalen die vaak wetenschappelijk zijn beschreven, maar nog niet volledig worden begrepen. Dit krachtige wortelextract draagt bij aan een verbetering van de slaap en het beter in slaap vallen. Ashwagandha werkt rustgevend op je zenuwstelsel en kan dus zorgen voor meer rust en ontspanning. Dit zorgt ervoor dat je beter en sneller in slaap kan vallen. Bovendien werkt ashwagandha opbeurend, wat je mogelijk kan helpen bij een winterdip. 

* Gezondheidsclaims in afwachting van Europese toelating.


Winter blues is something that many people suffer from in the autumn and winter months. It may sound harsh, but it’s something that can be explained logically. Because the days are shorter and darker, our day and night rhythm is disrupted. Not every body can deal with this equally well, with the result that we can feel more depressed. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do yourself to boost your mood and mood during the fall and winter months. For example, it is important to make use of the little light that is available by going outside. It is also important to (continue to) exercise and exercise. Sports ensures the production of various substances in the brain, such as endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, which contribute to a good mood. In addition to sports and sufficient light, eating fruits and vegetables can also help you feel good. Finally, check out our Ashwagandha Complex supplement: a natural calming agent that has an uplifting effect*


* Gezondheidsclaims in afwachting van Europese toelating.

Frequently Asked Questions

When the days get shorter and darker, your body has to get used to it. Not every body gets used to this equally well, which can disrupt the day and night rhythm.

Yes, all supplements are completely plant-based. It is all natural and is available as a vegetable capsule or softgel.

That depends on how you look at life and what shortcomings you could fill. Do you want to know which supplements you need? Request a free and personal advice here.

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