If you are in the northeast like us, then you are feeling the cold, and you may also be feeling the blues, or the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). The cold, the dark, the aftermath of the pandemic—we are all dealing with our own. What separates you from everyone else is your ability to launch a product, or several, that support mood and overall brain function.
Mood supplements market
Prospects on the mood market are looking bright as consumers are requesting and brands are supplying. Retailer Tim O’Brien told Vitamin Retailer, “I own three health brand food stores and two supplement brands […] so I can state for sure that the mood category has grown substantially over the last few tears in all three… I am convinced that this is from COVID. The amount of stress, anxiety, depression and sleep problems seems to have skyrocketed. Further, folks are strongly motivated to find relief with supplements and natural remedies because the medications they have tried or are still on seem to be dissatisfactory to them.” And the market itself is proving this theory correct.
The global brain health supplements size was valued at over $7 billion in 2021 and is expected to climb over $15 billion by 2030, from 2022-2030. Sales of mood supporting supplements have grown by over 75% year-on-year, with an underscore of stress management. In North America in particular, mental health is a driving demand, as is the need for high-quality supplementation to improve mood. Here are some ingredients to consider manufacturing:
- Ginseng: supports normal levels of dopamine, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters
- Echinacea: contains compounds that may reduce feelings of anxiety.
- Ginkgo biloba: may help alleviate feelings of indifference, thereby improving quality of life.
- Lion’s mane: Chronic inflammation may be a large contributing factor to both anxiety and depression. Research shows that due to its anti-inflammatory properties, lion’s mane mushroom extract can help those who endure associated symptoms.
- Bioflavonoids: Similarly to lion’s mane, bioflavonoids may be effective for those who experience anxiety and depression. ü
- Curcumin/Turmeric: The same goes for curcumin, and many consumers seek turmeric for its multifaceted benefits extending beyond mental wellness. Keep that in mind when expanding your line of supplement and vitamins.
Quality supplements for the mind and mood
Makers Nutrition can guide you through the manufacturing, packaging, and delivery of these ingredients in the shape of vitamin and dietary supplements consumers are currently and increasingly seeking. We are known for our experience and exceed all of the safety standards set forth by the FDA. And yes, though “these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and
Drug Administration,” there are indeed regulatory confines within which your dietary supplements must remain. If not, they may be reported and taken off the shelves and offline. That could mean trouble for your business, as you stop selling and customers learn that your products could be harmful to their health. That is why we urge our clients to choose a vitamin and supplement manufacturer that is FDA, GMP-compliant. We, for one, value the safety and wellness of all consumers. Therefore, we guarantee that what we produce for your private label brand is manufactured and handled under suitable conditions.
Walking into a better mood
It is widely known that mental and physical health are linked closely together. Here are some suggestions we can all use, but you especially can offer to customers through your label or website.
- Walking just 30 minutes a day could improve mood. It can spark creativity, happier vibes, and motivate to go another 30 minutes
- The Heart Foundation even reports that walking 30 minutes each day can reduce one’s risk of heart disease and stroke by up to 35% and the risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 40%. According to Michigan Medicine, walking also increases heart rate, blood circulation, and strengthens heart muscles, meaning that more essential nutrients and oxygen are transported to the organs.
- Managing stress plays a large role in maintaining healthy mind space. When you know how to handle a stressful situation, you know how to approach it in a way that involves lower blood pressure, less confusion, and better communication. Think meditation, deep breathing—it can all help with changing our pattern of thinking.
- Keeping up social connections with friends and loved ones is crucial. When one is isolated, as they may have been during the pandemic, it creates a sense of loneliness like no other. This loneliness can affect mood and worsen one’s state of mind. This is when depression, anxiety, and other mood-related conditions come into play and begin taking over.
- Though cold right now, it is best to go out in nature and breathe in fresh air. Let the sunshine, which permeates that vital Vitamin D, in! Lower levels of this nutrient have been associated with higher risk of anxiety and depression and can help when your customers are used to experiencing SAD symptoms.
Mindful supplements through a mindful supplement manufacturer
Food is the #1 source
It is very important to remember that supplements are, well, supplemental. Your consumers must know that food is the #1 source of nutrition, and dietary supplementation should not be
relied upon for the majority of their daily intakes of vital nutrients. Cheryl Myers, chief of scientific affairs and education, EuroPharma, Inc., noted, “The foods a person eats can have very supportive—or destructive—effects on serotonin, a primary mood regulatory hormone. A study of Norwegian adults found that those consuming a healthy diet, including fish, berries, vegetables, and whole grains were much less likely to suffer depression than those who regularly ate processed foods.” She then shared a similar finding that a diet abundant in those foods was associated with a lower chance of major depression, anxiety disorders, and dysthymia. A diet of processed or fried foods, sugary products, refined grains, and beer promoted the total opposite.
The gut-brain axis is real
In Ayurvedic medicine, one of the most important factors of mood is the way in which food and gut health impact mental health—mind and gut are essentially inseparable. Neurologist and ayurvedic practitioner Kulreet Chaudhary, MD, medical consultant to Maryland-based Healthy Directions, said, “The foods you eat, and the strength of your digestion determine the quality of your thoughts and mind. When our food is nutrient poor and grown in a way that harms the body, this deprives us of the basic building blocks for a healthy mood. The fastest way to shift mood is by improving gut health, shifting your microbiome and changing your diet.” Put good in, get good out.
Again, your label and website can easily display such information, and you can do so with the help of our talented graphic design team. These artists know how to concisely convey everything you wish in an appealing way that does not overwhelm the consumer. Any excess can go on your website or other marketing material, which essentially is the only part you really need to put energy into. We do the heavy lifting.
Get your supplement manufacturing started
During the winter months, it becomes pertinent that supplement brands like yours offer health products that help motivate consumers to balance their mind and body, so they never lose sight of their goals, and never stop setting them. Keep the New Year’s resolutions going with supplements manufactured in a state-of-the-art GMP facility. Give us a call at 1-844-625-3771 and we can get your mood-boosting supplements moving today!
- Schofield, Lisa. “The Bright Side.” Vitamin Retailer, Nov. 2022, pp. 26-30.