Lockdowns and restrictions over the past year have put a strain on many people’s mental health. It is more important than ever for people to talk about all aspects of mental health, share personal stories of how people cope with difficulties during the coronavirus crisis and highlight the need for action focusing on advice and support.
Mental health is about our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through to adulthood.
According to a recent report by the Office for National Statistics, over 19 million adults in Great Britain reported high levels of anxiety during lockdown. Furthermore, 1 in 5 (21%) adults experienced some form of depression in early 2021 (27 January to 7 March) - this is more than double that observed before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic¹.
This year the Mental Health Foundation chose Nature as its theme. Getting outside, in the fresh air, smelling the flowers, listening to the birds and being present in that moment can have extraordinary effects on one’s mind.
The world has been developing and our lifestyles have been changing at a rapid pace. Inevitably, this can leave us feeling stressed and anxious, burnt out at work and uninspired and unmotivated in our private lives. Thankfully, it is never too late to reconnect with nature and reach a calmer, more balanced state.
More ways to improve your mental health include:
Lower your stress
There are clear links between increases in chronic stress and detrimental changes to the immune system. This impact on the immune system is often exacerbated by advancing age, physical illness or vulnerability. Everyday concerns such as work, children and mortgages can be multiplied by other stresses caused by wider concerns around coronavirus and its impact on us as individuals and the economy.
Minimising your level of stress is a key component to giving your immune system the best chance of fighting infection. Stress-busting activities, such as exercise, meditation and yoga can help to reduce stress. Anti-stress (anxiolytic) supplements should also help.
Vitamin B5 has been proven to support mental performance and Vitamin B6 has been proven to support normal psychological function.
Get more sleep
A healthy immune system can fight off infection. A sleep-deprived immune system doesn’t work as well. A recent study in 164 volunteers exposed to the cold virus showed short sleepers — those who regularly slept less than six hours a night — were 4.2 times more likely to catch the cold compared with those who got more than seven hours of sleep. The risk of infection was even higher when a person slept less than five hours a night.
Improving your sleep habits is a good way to strengthen your immune system. A good target is six to seven hours sleep a night. Supplements that improve sleep may prove useful and it’s recommended that you develop a regular night-time routine such as avoiding screens, night-eating and exercise before bed.
Vitamin B5 has been proven to support a reduction in tiredness and fatigue.
Satipharm Advanced Focus capsules are an ideal food supplement to help with the points above, as each capsule includes:
- Vitamin B5 - 100% Recommended Daily Allowance/ Nutrient Reference Value to support mental performance and a reduction in tiredness and fatigue
- Vitamin B6 - 100% Recommended Daily Allowance/ Nutrient Reference Value to support normal psychological function
- 10mg CBD Gelpell (equivalent to 35mg CBD oil) for the additional health and wellness benefits
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Satipharm’s Advanced CBD capsules contain small beads of CBD. These beads are then placed in gastro-resistant capsules which protect the CBD from being attacked by acid in the stomach. After passing through the stomach, the beads disperse throughout the intestine, where they are effectively absorbed by the body into both the blood stream and the lymphatic system. Through published clinical trials, Satipharm has proven that its Advanced CBD capsules have a high bioavailability making them 3.5 times more effective than bottled CBD oils.
Why choose Satipharm Advanced CBD Capsules?
Satipharm Advanced CBD capsules have been clinically proven to improve the body’s bioavailability of CBD and other cannabinoids. They are easy to take and contain a consistent and precise dose of CBD. You can be confident you are taking the same dose every time.
- Satipharm Advanced CBD capsules protect the CBD and other cannabinoids from the damaging effects of heat, light and oxidation.
- They contain full spectrum hemp extract including terpenes and flavonoids.
- Each capsule delivers a precise dose of CBD.
- They can be stored at room temperature.
- They are made in Switzerland in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP).
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