Mood & Emotions

Mood and emotional support supplements help you stay mentally and emotionally strong and balanced, for both today and tomorrow.

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Mood & Emotions

Mood and Emotional Support Supplements  

Mood balance and emotional health play a huge role in overall health. People who are emotionally healthy are in a good place with their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. They are able to cope with life’s daily challenges and keep a positive perspective no matter what. Fortunately, there are a number of natural supplemental nutrients that can help support stress levels, offer anxiety support, maintain energy levels in the body and support a balanced mood. 

Mood and Emotional Support Nutrients 

  • L-Theanine is a natural protein found in green tea that supports the body’s production of healthy neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine, to enable the mind to focus and the body relax.  
  • 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) a precursor nutrient that helps to support the production of healthy neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, the ‘feel good’ hormone in the body. This helps support stress levels, balanced mood and sleep patterns. 
  • SAM-e (S-Adenosyl methionine) a compound that’s made naturally in the body and plays an important role in healthy mood and function.  
  • DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) an omega 3 essential fat nutrient, specific for nourishing the brain, to encourage; healthy focus, mental alertness and balanced mood.  
  • GLA (Gamma linolenic acid) is a fatty substance found in various plant seed oils such as borage oil and evening primrose oil that can help support mood balance, related to hormonal health. 

Tips for Mood and Emotional Support  

  • Reach out to your healthcare professional. There are many support groups and organisations that can help to give you the ongoing support that you need to assist you with coping mechanisms. Talk to and confide in a trusted friend, as a sound board for ongoing emotional support. 
  • Regular exercise and healthy movement help to support your mood and levels of emotional stress. Better yet, take a walk outside and breathe the fresh air. Studies have shown that you can feel the benefits of exercise in as little as five minutes. Exercise supports the natural release of endorphins and neurotransmitters that are good for our physical, mental and emotional health. 
  • Have a proper bedtime routine, to support your nervous system by encouraging the body into a ‘rest and digest’ mode, which in turn supports all our feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin. Good REM sleep is a remedy in itself, allowing our brain waves to naturally relax and calm. 
  • Eat regularly, try not to skip meals to support your energy levels, mood and to help the body cope better with stress. Foods to support your mood include; oily fish for omega 3 essential fats, dark chocolate for a natural tryptophan boost, fermented foods to support healthy neurotransmitter production, as well as; banana’s, oats, nuts and seeds and berries. 
  • Meditate and practice deep breathing to help maintain calm brain wave states that encourage the body to relax and the mind to focus. Spend time outside in nature. Getting into the outdoors, especially around trees, as this can help to lift your mood. 
  • Do fun stuff like hanging out with friends, family, children and pets that are in your support circle. Listen to music or get creative and start painting. Start a new hobby or learn a new language. Having a strategy that reinstates our purpose has a positive effect on our mood and emotional wellbeing. 


Mood support should be considered when someone has a persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest in life. Behavioural and physical signs that may be associated with this include; changes in sleep, appetite, energy levels, concentration, daily behaviour or self-esteem. However, there are several supplements that may help with both physical and emotional concerns and provide necessary, ongoing support. It may take some time as many supplements actually become more effective the longer you take them, so don't be disappointed if you don't notice immediate results.

‘Mood swings,’ is a concept used to describe fluctuating emotions that are rapid and intense. Often described as a ‘roller coaster’ of feelings, from happiness and contentment to sudden anger and irritability. One of the most effective natural mood and emotional support supplements is 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan), a natural amino acid that supports serotonin production. A brain hormone associated with mood balance, emotional health and sleeping patterns.

Supplements for mood and emotional health support include; Vitamin B3 (niacin), B6 (pyridoxine), B12 (methyl cobalamin) and Vitamin B9 (folate), as these can help the brain manage mood and play a significant role in neurological function and mood regulation. Vitamin D has shown be effectively useful in SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), melatonin nutrient for sleep support and the botanical extracts, St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Rhodiola rosacea. Others include Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and vitamin C.

A natural approach is a more holistic one, that uses a healthy diet, lifestyle changes and nutritive supplementation to support healthy mood neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, for emotional health and wellbeing. Supplements that include the above as well as; probiotics, fish oil, Magnesium, Ginkgo biloba and Ginseng (Eleuthero senticosus).