Facts About Mood Stabilizers

Facts About Mood Stabilizers

There are many reasons that people turn to mood stabilizers. Many different mental health conditions can lead to mood swings, as can just the normal twists and turns that life has to offer. It can feel exhausting to not be able to know what mood may come next, and balancing that out can help to return a sense of peace to your life.

 PYM Mood Chews were designed to help you be more present in the moment, which means that you can live your best life and manage all the ups and downs. Here are some facts about mood stabilizers, which help in a similar fashion. 

What Are Mood Stabilizers?

Mood stabilizers were designed to help people manage the fluctuations in mood that can happen in life. For some, those mood fluctuations can come quickly and make it difficult to live a calm, enjoyable life. Balancing them out can help return you to more stable ground, which is why they have been given the name “mood” stabilizers.

To be a mood stabilizer, it needs to help with both the ups and the downs, of anxiety and depression. If you deal with just depression or anxiety, mood stabilizers may not be the best choice for you.

How Do They Work?

While each mood stabilizer works in a slightly different way, the vast majority of them work on the various hormones and neurotransmitters that may become out of whack when you suffer from anxiety and/or depression. 

The specific chemicals that are off can vary, but there are four that are the most common:  dopamine, glutamate, norepinephrine, and/or serotonin. Depending on which of them is dysregulated, the symptoms that you experience may differ. We’ll get more into that in a minute.

What Options Are Out There?

There are two synergistic approaches to managing issues with the mood: prescription medication and natural ingredients. There is no right or wrong answer, and you should always be comfortable with what you’re putting into your body.

Prescription Medications

For those with more significant issues, especially diagnosed mental health conditions like bipolar disorder, prescription mood stabilizers may be the way to go. In this context, the highs are often referred to as “mania,” and the lows are usually referred to as “depression.” 

Because of that, prescription medications that help stabilize the mood have to be able to work on both. Specifically, they need to target the variety of neurotransmitters that can target those responses and help to calm them down. The way that they do this, in most cases, is by actually covering the receptors (or the “receiving end” of the message that is being sent via the neurotransmitter), which either dulls the response or stops it from happening entirely. 

Natural Ingredients

People with more mild symptoms of anxiety and depression may choose to look into natural ingredients as well. While there are plenty of options out there, it’s best to try to stick with ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help instead of buying into the latest fad.

Rhodiola Rosea is one of those ingredients, and also one of the most studied. It is considered an adaptogen, one that helps to increase the mood and make you feel more calm. Rhodiola Rosea can also help to counteract the results of stress on both the body and the mind.

Another natural ingredient that many people turn to is L-Theanine, which is a great compliment to Rhodiola Rosea. L-Theanine is an amino acid, one that can work quickly to reduce feelings of restlessness and support cognition. The reason that this is such a popular alternative is due to its ability to impact glutamate, which is one of the chemical triggers of the “fight or flight” response. 

And finally, there is GABA. GABA is short for gamma-aminobutyric acid, which is a neurotransmitter that also helps to control fight or flight. When it works in tandem with products like Rhodiola Rosea and L-Theanine, it can really pack an extra punch. 

Try PYM Mood Chews, which combine all three to help give you a way to support your body and your mind during times of stress.

Making The Choice To Use a Mood Stabilizer

It can be a hard decision to look into using a mood stabilizer, but it doesn’t have to be. Admitting that you need a little help is the first step, and often the hardest. It can help if you can find a way to see it as a form of self care, so that you are better able to help others. That can be far more easily said than done, but it’s worth it. 

There is absolutely no shame in admitting that you need assistance managing your mood or your stress level. There are plenty of things in life that you can’t do all on your own, and that’s ok! In fact, the journey toward finding more internal peace is really the path that you need to walk on to learn how to be your best self.

If you’re here, you’re probably ready to admit that you can’t do it on your own. The secret is, we all do! We’re proud of you for taking the first step, and we believe that you can achieve anything you want to (especially with the right tools).

In Conclusion

Having fluctuations in your mood, both up and down, can really impact the way that you live your life. Being able to stabilize your mood can really make a huge difference in how much you are able to enjoy your life, which is why so many people turn to mood stabilizers. 

For a natural approach, give PYM Mood Chews a try. They were designed to help you be better able to cope with all of the twists and turns that life can throw in your path, so that you can get back to the business of actually living it.





Sources:

Mood Stabilizer Medications | Drugs

A pilot study of Rhodiola rosea (Rhodax) for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) | PubMed

L-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses. | PubMed