Equazen: remedying the stresses and strains of modern family life

August 1, 2018

When was the last time you truly had a moment to spare? Modern day parenting truly does take its toll. And while we wouldn’t trade it for the world, it would certainly be nice to have a soak without the worry of facing ten-ton of chores when you emerge from the tub.

Hand on heart, while the consistent homework, extracurriculars, and school runs do add an element of stress to our regimes, they aren’t wholly responsible. Contemporary living, in general, is pretty darn difficult. As some parents will vouch for, as a working mum, we have to juggle the demands of our little darlings, alongside housework, not to mention professional deadlines.

Time to relax?

When the time finally comes to relax, life in 2018 isn’t necessarily, generally, about appreciating nature and mindfully enjoying our own company and that of others. We immerse ourselves in serial dramas. We spend time aimlessly scrolling through Facebook feeds, tweets, and Instagram posts. The screen is consistently by our side. Or shall we say, in front of our face?

Bedtime is no longer sacred. Rather than winding down after a calming lavender bath, we stare out into the blue light of electronic devices, slowly altering – damaging – our natural sleep patterns. Modern day humans are slowly but surely zombifying their own existence. Sort of, it can be supposed, sedated from the everyday stresses that we endure.

Pressures of modern family life living

Don’t be fooled, either. The pressures of modern family day living don’t solely impact us adults. Of course, our children are suffering too. All those aforementioned extracurriculars, governmental academic testing, unimaginable peer pressure in school, at home, and online. Just when do our young ones get to be, well, young ones?

After all, while we have definitely evolved since the very early man, we haven’t done so to the extent that technology suggests. The fact is, we’re just not, biologically, prepared for what technology and fast-paced life is imposing on us. Socially and scientifically. And as so, a hidden epidemic is hitting the UK hard, with millions of people facing unprecedented levels of brain health issues. And really, is it any surprise?

More than 1.7 million people access NHS services for serious mental health problems and almost a million are referred to psychological therapies. Our children, who know nothing but the instant gratification that comes as part and parcel of our contemporary existence, are truly suffering. The number of under 16’s who are taking drugs for ADHD has soared 34-fold from 1995 to 2008 and has remained high since then.

Time to take action

Perhaps it’s time to take action, don’t you think? A great place to start is our dietary intake, and the Equazen range could be the answer. The result of many years investment in science, the Equazen range of supplements is a unique evidence-based formulation, blending omega-3 and omega-6 tailored to meet our needs at key stages of life.

Dr Emma Derbyshire, researcher, nutritionist and advisor to Equazen – a range of clinically proven brain health supplements – says: “Brain health is a real concern because our mental and emotional wellbeing shapes every moment of every day. You only have to look at the rising levels of anxiety, depression and other mental health problems to see how important it is to care for our brains as well as our bodies. Stress can have an incredibly corrosive effect on our mental wellbeing, but there are many physical challenges, too.”

The challenge is huge. But a large and growing body of research has shown there are useful ways of boosting mental health – in particular with supplementation of omega-3 fatty acid DHA. For example, studies have found omega-3 EPA supplementation can significantly ease symptoms of both depression and bipolar disorder.

The Equazen range of supplements is the result of many years of investment in science, and it is the brand’s unique evidence-based formulation which sets it apart from other omega products. And the specific blends of omega-3 and omega-6 used in each Equazen formulation are tailored to meet our needs at key stages of life. Equazen’s products have been extensively researched, with clinical trials in the UK, Australia and Sweden, along with a number of ongoing studies

As we reach for easy-to-prepare meal solutions, our intake of oily fish has become worryingly low. Rectifying this issue, aligning the nutrition we receive with the recommended intake can play an important role in the prevention, development and management of mental health issues.

Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it really is so simple. Check out Equazen supplements and fit it into your busy, family life schedule.

Win a bundle of Equazen supplements

Boo Roo and Tigger Too are giving one reader the chance to start remedying the stresses and strains of modern family life with a bundle of Equazen supplements.


  • Equazen Liquid 200ml – is ideal for children who don’t like swallowing pills and capsules. Available in citrus — a naturally sourced marine oil – this product has been processed to remove as much fishy taste and odour as possible. A teaspoon of Equazen liquid is the equivalent of two capsules. Once opened, the oil should be kept refrigerated and used within three months.
  • Equazen Chews pot of 60 – deliver omega-3 and omega-6 oils in a delicious strawberry flavoured chew which is free from additives such as aspartame, saccharine or hydrogenated oils. Made from soft gelatin that can be chewed or swallowed, each chew contains the same balanced dose of EPA, DHA and GLA as one Equazen capsule.
  • Equazen Capsules 180 capsules – If you are taking the supplement for the first time, or after a long break, it is advisable to take six capsules a day for 12 weeks to restore body levels of essential fatty acids. A maintenance dose of two capsules a day will ensure optimal levels. A triple strength family formulation is also available.

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

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Collaborative Article


  • Tammy Tudor August 1, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    I like to make some me time everyday, usually a bath with relaxing music where i can momentarily forget about my stresses!

  • Sarah Mackay August 1, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    I try to go for a walk every day to destress.

  • Rich Tyler August 1, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Wine, lots of wine!

  • Solange August 1, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I like to read, listen to music or relax in the bath with a large glass of wine.

  • Lyndsey O'Halloran August 1, 2018 at 10:10 pm

    I know I definitely don’t get enough of everything I need so this could be the answer.

  • Jessica Powell August 2, 2018 at 1:13 am

    Trying to get as much sleep as possible! 🙂

  • Treasure Every Moment August 2, 2018 at 7:18 am

    It’s so true that the pressures of everyday life can make relaxing very tricky – I find it hard! But trying to get enough sleep, lighting some candles and listening to soothing music helps 🙂

  • Laura - Dear Bear and Beany August 2, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Life is constant and busy, so different to when I was growing up. I relax by reading!

  • Claire justine August 2, 2018 at 8:25 am

    I keep trying to make more me time but I find it hard in the holiday. I ‘ve not heard of these before but I need to start taking more vitamins to give me a bit of a boost 🙂

  • amy bondoc August 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    i make some me time everyday wether it be reading a book or relaxing in the garden, do the same with my daughter we love to sit and have a cuppa together and just chit chat

  • Kara August 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    Sounds like a great range of products. I need to start taking supplements as constantly feel shattered

  • Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels August 2, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I need some supplements – I am not sleeping very well right now. I try and go for a walk most days. Kaz

  • Susie Wilkinson August 2, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    I talk to the dog……..a lot! I may look a bit crazy chatting away to him when we’re walking down the street, but if they heard what I was saying it would probably confirm the fact, which I why I let all my anxieties out on him and not on people!

  • Jess Howliston August 3, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    I definitely nodded along reading all of this! I can’t remember the last time I had a full day that I wasn’t stressed and running around! This sounds like a great product that I will definitely be looking into!

  • cheryl hadfield August 4, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    super busy work and home life means lots of stress but I like to unwind by reading blogs and entering competitions

  • Carole Nott August 5, 2018 at 10:06 am

    I try to relax between work sessions – by reading or taking a walk

  • Alice Gilkes August 5, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Don’t do too many things at once. Take it easy.

  • Sheena Batey August 6, 2018 at 9:18 am

    I read and that helps me get lost in someone else’s story

  • Geri Gregg August 6, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Showers and naps

  • Tracy Newton August 6, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    I try to get an early night once a week.

  • Anneka Avery August 7, 2018 at 6:40 am

    I’m learning about essential oils at the moment and trying to use them

  • Lorna Ledger August 7, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    By just sitting and being, just lying there enjoying the moment

  • john prendergast August 7, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    A bottle of wine

  • Gary Topley August 8, 2018 at 8:23 am

    I go to the gym and unwind. Thankyou for the competition x

  • Samantha O'D August 10, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I dont cope very well at the minute, the best thing for me is usually keeping busy

  • Gina M August 10, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Not very well! But do try to make time for self care everyday

  • Laura Chapman August 14, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    I have a meditation app on my phone and when it all gets too much, I take 5 minutes out and listen to it.

  • andrea tinkler August 14, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I try to keep busy so that when i go to bed i am tired and sleep. I am stressed to death at the moment though

  • Rebecca Whatmore (@0zzyhog) August 17, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Lots of sleep, healthy diet, exercise and some me time.

  • donna l jones August 18, 2018 at 9:37 am

    have 20 minutes down time

  • Maria Jane Knight August 18, 2018 at 9:41 am

    I try and make time to have some “down time” even if its just a 15 min walk outside to clear my head, or to get lost in a good book for a while.

  • amanda greensmith August 18, 2018 at 10:50 am

    i get nowhere near enough sleep and the only Me time i get is because i get up early to enable me to have a coffee alone being a full time carer i need that half hour for me

  • Laura Corrall August 18, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    Not very well. I go to the gym to try and relieve some stress and aches.

  • Jo m welsh August 18, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    I dog walk can be great and cLear the head

  • Allan Fullarton August 18, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Don’t take on too much.

  • Sylvia Paul August 18, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    I like to read in a nice relaxing bath xx

  • ellie spider August 18, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    I like to box and play roller derby – it helps to have something to focus on and forget about everything except the drills i am doing

  • Caroline August 19, 2018 at 8:26 am

    I take time out every day to walk the dog and listen to some music

  • Nancy Bradford August 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    I don’t really deal with them but try not to worry because that never helps anything.

  • carol boffey August 19, 2018 at 10:08 am

    a relaxing bubble bath

  • Cathryn Crawshaw August 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    soak in the bath

  • MANDY DOHERTY August 19, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Either walk the dog or a long soak in the bath

  • laura stewart August 19, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    have a bath 🙂

  • Deborah Clarke August 19, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I love to lose myself in a good book . Fab giveaway thanks for the chance to be your lucky winner

  • Lynn Neal August 19, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    I try to make sure i have some relaxation time every day!

  • Natalie Crossan August 19, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    I like to have my own time and space to watch what i want, read what I want etc with no conversation etc- just some alone quiet time, so important x

  • adele knight August 19, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    Try and keep organised make a bit time for myself

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