One in three people in the UK experiences seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which causes a low mood that affects everyday life. Up to 6% of British adults have ‘recurrent major depressive episodes with seasonal pattern’, affecting both sexes equally, the average age for the onset is just 27 years old.
With the clocks set to go back on 25th October, the chilly, darker nights can leave us feeling down in the dumps. A range of unique 100% natural aromatherapy inhaler sticks called GO2 could be the key to warding off the winter blues.
The benefits of essential oils have been known for over 6,000 years and their ability to support mental health and well-being is backed by science.
Marc Shipman, MD of the GO2 brand said: ‘When inhaled, natural essential oils have the power to influence moods by sending signals to the higher regions of the brain, neocortex and limbic system.
‘It’s the limbic system that sends messages to the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that releases hormones, regulates emotional responses and maintains healthy sleep patterns. The activity of the hypothalamus is decreased by low levels of sunlight and lack of vitamin D during winter months when SAD is prevalent so essential oil inhaler sticks are an effective way to support these systems.’
The GO2 100% natural essential oil inhaler stick range
- The GO2 B.Calm stick helps to promote inner peace for those feeling stressed or anxious. With a blend of Cardamon to promote a feeling of calmness and warmth; Lavender to relax body and mind; Bergamot to enhance inner peace and Sweet Orange to stimulate well-being.
- The GO2 Energy stick boosts energy and combats feelings of fatigue. Uplifting Eucalyptus, which also promotes clear breathing, is blended with Peppermint to aid focus and Lemongrass to invigorate the senses.
- The GO2 Sleep stick promotes a sense of contentment and supports sleep quality. Blending soothing Lavender with Red Mandarin and relaxing Frankincense, the stick helps to promote deeper, better sleep.
- The GO2 Focus stick aids concentration and consists of a blend of Rosemary to support memory function, with Peppermint and Lime to lift the senses and improve focus.
GO2 is the first UK-based well-being company to launch 100% natural essential oil inhaler sticks to the UK market to aid the nation through various stages of life.
Each stick is £3.99 and available from Amazon and independent chemists across the UK.