NO ONE can argue about the importance of emotional well being, but how is it measured and how can something outside your own Self get it for you?
I would say that you measure it by how you feel over time. And I would have said that only you can make it happen — before I read some work of Candice Pert, including her groundbreaking book, Molecules of Emotion. Some of what I learned from Dr. Pert found it’s way into this post about dopamine, oxytocin and the chemistry of love.
The bottom line is that our bodies contain a cauldron of chemical soup, and it directly effects our emotional state. We can be emotionally tuned by chemicals, like a fine Stradivarius.
Proper sleep, rest and the right dopamine and serotonin levels are needed to keep you emotionally balanced and integrated. There are many supplements that can help, and you can read about them here. (Then scroll down the left hand side and look for “Emotional Wellbeing” under “Product Categories”.)
In this category of emotional wellbeing, I only have experience with two supplements: 1) Pro SAMe, which (leaving off the “Pro”) stands for ” S-Adenosyl Methionine”, a naturally occurring compound in the body, and 2) Krill Oil, an Omega-3 fatty acid that not only helps lubricate joints, but helps you deal better with stress, as this study with London cabbies will attest.
ProSAMe This supplement is a wunderkind – it helps to stabilize moods, support healthy joints AND liver function. It’s an important part of my arsenal, but I refrain from taking it all the time, as I like to check in, unadulterated, to see how my natural emotional well being is doing.
Neptune Krill Oil, NKO This form of omega-3 is absorbed faster and more efficiently than that typically found in fish oil. Neptune Krill Oil supports heart health and cell membrane integrity.
Just as with the descriptive statements made at the various company sites that manufacture and/or sell the supplement products presented in this blog, none, or nearly none, of the potential benefits stated here have been evaluated by the FDA. Likewise none, or nearly none, of the products here can be represented to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before engaging a supplement program, it always makes sense to get the advice of your health practitioner.
Published on August 14, 2009