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My 5 most impactful ingredients for mood

Written by Joe Cohen, BS | Last updated:

I think the biggest problem facing society is mental health issues.

Anxiety, fear, depression, insecurity, irritability, hate, anger, inability to let go. You hear it in the news all the time, more people report experiencing more and more of these issues every year.

I had all of these until I resolutely decided to take action and fix them. I rarely experience these anymore and if I do it’s either fleeting or I haven’t been following my regimen for some reason or another.

If I get any negative emotions, I don’t blame anyone else for it. I don’t see it as someone else’s fault, even if someone was indeed rude, inconsiderate or unfair.

I see it as an opportunity to fix myself.

I’ve been experimenting to improve my mood for the past 15 years, and the result of all these experiments is the combination of all the ingredients in Mood Daily. (But even so, I still am learning things and doing new experiments on myself all the time, it’s the health optimizer in me 😉)

The recent “self-help” trend leads you to believe that your environment is the issue, but that’s not really the case. In fact, I have a theory that the vast majority of the time, people’s surroundings are not the issue, but rather their own ability to deal with their surroundings in a resilient way.

Why Changing Your Biology Is The Best Approach

To be human is to deal with significant life challenges over time. Every generation and person I know has dealt with a myriad of challenges, and you never know what someone went through in life.

The people who are the happiest in life aren’t the people who had the least challenges, it’s the people who have the mental and emotional resilience to deal with the challenges.

Some people are more naturally biologically equipped to deal with these challenges without the need to supplement, but others need to change their biology to deal with them.

The question is…how?

What you can do is find the right approaches so that you don’t need to control your emotions at all, you let your body do it for you – effortlessly, just like you let your heart beat on its own.

That is not to say that you can’t get stuck with toxic people or situations. But I find that the more robust and resilient my own mood is, the more negative people don’t bother me.

I also noticed that those who are mentally healthy and resilient naturally avoid toxic people.

It’s the people who feel excess self-doubt, guilt, inadequacy, remorse, anxiety, and fear that are too afraid to leave a toxic situation. And so having mental health problems actually creates a snowball effect and leads to more problems.

These emotions that I mention are part of the range of normal human emotions. However, the magnitude, frequency and length at which you experience these emotions is what makes the critical difference, and implementing changes in your life like I did by taking Mood Daily can help decrease these emotions!

Why I Designed Jo’s Mood Daily

For me personally, the 5 most impactful mood ingredients are:

  1. Resistant starch
  2. 5HTP
  3. Rhodiola
  4. Lithium orotate
  5. Methylfolate

Besides resistant starch, I made sure to include all of these ingredients in my Mood Daily formula.

I also included ashwagandha, bacopa, theanine, honokiol, zinc, Vitamin C, and B vitamins because these are quite powerful for me and many other people.

I made sure the extraction methods for rhodiola, ashwagandha and bacopa were the best possible, otherwise they aren’t effective (especially ashwagandha and bacopa).

Resistant starch couldn’t fit in a pill of course, so I had to make sure that people had access to lectin free resistant starch (Jo’s Resistant Starch), as it’s a top recommendation of mine.

I initially created this formula for myself based on my own DNA blueprint, but after noticing its amazing impact on my overall mood, I wanted to share it with everyone. As a test, I initially gave a couple of bottles to a few friends of mine and they all came back with glowing reviews. So, I decided to make it available to everyone. Similar to my friends, we got glowing reviews.

People were always asking me for recommendations on mood supplements, but they didn’t want to buy more than one. That’s where the difficulty in recommending stuff came from.

I knew mental health is one of the biggest issues of our time, and if people can be even just 10% happier without any effort, that would have a massive impact on society. For me, I became at least 300% happier from this formula.

Even though I owned all the ingredients separately, it was quite annoying to swallow 10-15 extra pills and take a bunch of extra bottles with me when I’m traveling. Plus it started getting really expensive to buy each ingredient separately.

I designed Jo’s Mood Daily as a broad formula, so that it can target many biochemical mechanisms in the brain related to mental health.

With that said, it does more strongly target a variety of serotonin pathways in the brain. So it is particularly helpful if people have lower serotonin, like I had.

I wouldn’t recommend the formula to anyone already on antidepressant medications, almost all of which increase serotonin in some way. It doesn’t increase serotonin as much as antidepressants, however, and works in a more broad way. And as always, you should talk to your doctor.

But, if you’re experiencing any of the mood issues mentioned, I highly recommend that you check out the customized supplement that SelfDecode recommends. If it matches up with the ingredients in Jo’s Mood Daily, then it would be worthwhile to take it.

In general, I always recommend getting a DNA test before deciding which supplements to take so that people can personalize their regimen based on their own DNA, but if you don’t want to get a personalized formula, then you can try what works for me and is a good all around formula for improving mood – Jo’s Mood Daily. I take it EVERY day and it’s a real life saver. It took 15 years of research and experimentation to create this formula.

About the Author

Joe Cohen, BS

Joe Cohen, BS

As a kid, Joe suffered from inflammation, brain fog, fatigue, digestive problems, mood and other issues that were poorly understood in both conventional and alternative medicine. Frustrated by the lack of good information and tools, Joe decided to embark on a journey of self-experimentation and self-learning to improve his health--something that has since become known as “biohacking”. With thousands of experiments and pubmed articles under his belt, Joe founded SelfHacked, the resource that was missing when he needed it. SelfHacked now gets millions of monthly readers. Joe is a thriving entrepreneur, author and speaker. He is the CEO and founder of SelfDecode. His mission is to help people gain access to the most up-to-date, unbiased, and science-based ways to optimize their health.

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