Consider taking a mood enhancing supplement like Polygala tenuifolia to help improve your mood during tough times.
Holistic Strategies for Improving Mood
Some days, a good mood is hard to find. Holistic ways to improve mood include keeping promises to yourself, getting some sun, going for a walk, practicing mindfulness by unplugging, and practicing random acts of kindness.
Here’s one more suggestion: Consider drinking tea made from Polygala tenuifolia extract. Known as the will strengthener, Polygala is thought to provide mood support, ease anxiety, improve sleep quality, heighten creative thinking, help discharge repressed emotions, and enhance dreaming. It’s also the main ingredient in our OM! Mood Support extract.
Mood Enhancing Supplements
Polygala tenuifolia is an all-natural herbal extract that may provide mood support, relax the body, and calm the heart by easing restlessness and anxiety. Adherents believe it improves creative thinking and enhances dreaming and manifested ideas. Its Chinese name, Yuan Zhi, translates to “high aspirations.”
Polygala tenuifolia is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is valued for its reputed ability to provide protection to the brain. In Traditional Chinese Medicine terms, Polygala balances the qi of the heart and kidneys, thereby providing mood support and enhancing emotional stability. Buddhist monks use Polygala to for meditation and focus.
Several scientific studies substantiate its mood support potential and possible effects on mood. A study in Neurochemical Research Journal suggests that Polygala can go beyond simply being neuroprotective and can promote neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation, pushing the plant into a special category of nootropics that support new brain cell growth.
With regard to mood enhancing support, a Phytotherapy Research Journal study says Polygala “promotes the proliferation of neural stem cells, [which] may contribute to the therapeutic benefits of [Polygala] for the treatment of patients with insomnia, neurosis and dementia.” A Public Library of Science Journal study says Polygala “exerts rapid-onset antidepressant effects … and may be worthy of further evaluation as a safe substitute to other rapid-onset antidepressants [with] unacceptable side effects.”
Polygala may not only provide mood enhancing support but also improved memory, improved focus, and protection against cognitive ailments. It has potential as an anti-psychotic and antidepressant, and it appears to have adaptogenic action on cortisol (the stress hormone).Read the Polygala FAQ
Try the Will Strengthener
There is good reason to believe that a lifestyle-related approach to optimal health will benefit from support with Polygala tenuifolia as a mood support health supplement. That’s why we call Polygala the Will Strengthener and why we sell it as one of the curated extracts in our online store.