BY NIKKI HART,
MSC NUTRITION (HONS), REGISTERED NUTRITIONIST (NZ)
Have you ‘languished’ in the greyness of winter and the ‘blah’ (apathy) of Covid lockdowns?
You are not alone, and there is a real reason for it.
With the shorter winter days, the ‘pea-sized’ pineal gland in the brain increases the release of melatonin so you can often feel tired and unmotivated.
But as we pass the Equinox (the true start of Spring) 22nd September 2021, our eyes start to register more daylight, and this triggers the pineal gland to reduce the release of melatonin and this allows you to feel a lift in your energy levels and your mood.
The increase in daylight and sunlight also gives your ‘happy hormone’, Serotonin, a boost and this will also add to you feeling more energiz\xed and positive. To help increase that ‘spring’ in your step you could also consider adding a daily shot of SHŌJŌ Red Ginseng as we move into sunnier days.
Korean Red Ginseng (KRG), Panax Ginseng, has been used for its ‘anti-fatigue actions’ for thousands of years in traditional Asian therapies. Recent studies have now proven that it’s the active ingredient ‘ginsenosides’ that helps adrenocortical function which leads to the improvement in energy levels.
SHŌJŌ Red Ginseng Tonic also contains a variety of water-soluble B vitamins. Although B vitamins are present in a variety of foods, a diet high in white bread, white flour and white rice could mean you are not getting a constant supply of these delicate micronutrients necessary for energy production in the body.
Adding a daily shot of SHŌJŌ Red Ginseng could help boost your energy or simply ward off the dreaded ‘3pm slump’ as we head into spring.
Shop this delicious blend of red ginseng and goji berries here.
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