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6 Best Supplements for Mood-Boosting & Fighting Stress

Support your mood and fight stress with these essential ingredients.


A healthy balanced diet, combined with regular exercise, is one of the best ways to combat the fatigue, stress and mood changes that can come with hormonal changes. But sometimes, your body requires a little bit more than what’s available in your daily diet to keep everything running smoothly. To make things even more complicated, your body’s requirements change over time, which is why some supplements for mood and stress can help.

That’s where Key nutritional blends step in to make everything easier. These ingredients are included for their range of health benefits, including support to your metabolism, cognitive function, hormonal balance and blood health, which all contribute to your mood.

Most of the below nutrients are found in our Essentials blend for every stage, so wherever you are on your journey, you can trust that we’ve got you covered. Where ingredients differ between life stages, we’ve marked them for you!

The 6 Best Supplements For Mood And Stress

1. Vitamin B1, B6 & B12

There are eight B vitamins, and you’ll find five of them in your Key Essentials blend. But when it comes to increasing energy and reducing feelings of stress, B6 and B12 are your friends.

Why your body needs them

Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of tiredness and fatigue and is a key player in hormonal regulation. It also supports your body in managing inflammation. Several small studies (1) have shown that a daily B6 supplement can help mitigate moodiness, breast tenderness and anxiety.

B12 is best-known for boosting energy and helps synthesize new red blood cells, which helps to produce cellular energy. It contributes to the normal functioning of the immune and nervous system, which can give you the boost you need.

Vitamin B1 is used to enhance mental health and develop neurotransmitters that help elevate mood, enhance energy and helping to offset stress and anxiety often associated with perimenopause and menopause.

B1 plays a role in the cardiovascular, muscular and nervous systems. B1 contributes to the normal functioning of the heart.

Too much B6 can cause nerve damage. Your Key nutritional blends are expertly formulated with the correct dosage, so be sure not to take an additional B6 supplement on top of your Key blends.

2. Magnesium

This is a hero ingredient for women’s health and an essential nutrient for every woman at every stage of life. Magnesium is involved in a wide variety of processes, from muscle function to blood sugar and blood pressure regulation and energy metabolism. Magnesium is found in all Essentials blends.

Why your body needs it

Beyond easing muscle cramps, there’s evidence that magnesium can help your support a good night’s sleep, ease period cramps, cut down on migraine frequency, and aid in muscle recovery following exercise. It also supports the maintenance of blood sugar levels within a normal range. Magnesium is a great supplement for helping you feel energised throughout the month.

3. Zinc Citrate

Zinc is considered an essential trace mineral because small amounts of it are essential to processes throughout your body including blood clotting, thyroid function, and much more. And because the body does not store zinc, it must be incorporated as part of your regular diet. When it comes to zinc, absorption is key; that’s why we use the highly absorbable form of Zinc Citrate. This is included in all Essentials blends.

Why your body needs it

Healthy levels of zinc may help relieve menstrual pain, cramping and depression. It can also support the maintenance of healthy hormone levels, which can help stabilise your mood. It also contributes to normal cognitive function and the maintenance of normal hair, skin and nails — so the positives abound!

Maca (for peri/menopause)

Maca, also known as maca root or maca-maca, is a plant that grows on the plateaus of the Andres Mountains. It has been cultivated for over 3,000 years and is used in traditional medicine. You’ll find maca blended into our “In the Balance” Remedy complex for peri/menopause.

Why your body needs it

This nutrient-dense adaptogenic herb is tried and tested when it comes to balancing your body and relieving symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, disturbed sleep and, most importantly here, irritability and mood swings.

5. Ashwagandha Root

This evergreen shrub grows in Asia and Africa and has been traditionally used as a stress-reliever. Ashwagandha Root is found in our “Calm & Collected” Remedy complex for peri/menopause, and our “Don’t Tell Me To Calm Down” Remedy complex for menstruation.

Why your body needs it

Ashwagandha Root contains chemicals that may help reduce cortisol levels, reduce swelling and inflammation, and lower blood pressure, which all contribute to reduced feelings of stress. It also promotes restful sleep, and may help regulate hormones.

6. Vitamin D3

Vitamin D, also called the ‘sunshine vitamin’, is produced in our skin in response to sunlight. It’s a compound vitamin, but we focus on Vitamin D-3 in our Essentials blend, as it’s vegan (from lichen!) and easily absorbable. In the winter months, and especially in northern climates, many people will experience Vitamin D deficiency.

Why your body needs it

Vitamin D has a wide range of important functions, and the dangers of long-term vitamin D deficiency can be severe. It supports the health of your bones and teeth and can improve resistance to certain diseases. It’s also extremely important in regulating moods, warding off depression, and reducing anxiety (1)(2).

A Multivitamin For Mood And Stress

Key Essentials Blends & Remedy Blend complexes are designed to be taken together daily. Our Essentials blend has been expertly formulated with ingredients your body always needs, to support your body’s necessary processes.

Our Remedy complexes are formulated to support your body’s changing needs through different life stages. You’ll find a range of different herbals, botanicals, nutrients and more in your Remedy complexes.

Hormonal shifts during menstruation and especially menopause can cause a lot of changes in your body, but assuming something is ‘just menopause’ or ‘just your period’ can leave you vulnerable to other medical issues, so always consult with a doctor with any health concerns. The information on is never meant to replace advice or care from your healthcare provider.



  1. Armstrong DJ, et al. (2007). Vitamin D deficiency is associated with anxiety and depression in fibromyalgia [Abstract].
  1. Jorde R, et al. (2008). Effects of vitamin D supplementation on symptoms of depression in overweight and obese subjects: Randomized double blind trial [Abstract].

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