The Best Supplements for Stress Relief
Worried about money? Is your job sucking the life out of you? Does maintaining personal relationships with friends feel impossible at times? Kids or family driving you bonkers? Maybe you crossed something off of your to-do list only to add four new items in its place?
We get it. We’ve been there! And, we’re still there at times because life’s stressors are chronic and endless. That, coupled with an inadequate and poor diet, are a recipe for disaster.
Maybe you’ve been told to “just handle it and move on”. But how? When one stressful problem is resolved, another arises. And, unfortunately, that’s the cruel cycle of our world.
The question you’re asking should shift away from, “How do I get rid of this thing that stresses me?” to, “How can I effectively fight back against stress in a healthy way?”
Healthy Relief is Here
Oftentimes feelings of stress and uneasiness can be managed effectively by giving your body the vitamins and supplements that it so desperately craves. We believe that our supplements do just that, helping bring your body back to its best state.
We know that no two bodies are exactly the same, or there would be one end-all-be-all solution. That’s why we have a clinical nutritionist on staff to help us choose the right mix of supplement products made just for you—your health mix!
All of the supplements below are chosen specifically because of how they work together in your body to help you better manage those stressful situations mentioned above.
Stress is real and it’s here to stay. But that doesn’t mean you have to live fearfully under its hold. Your body deserves to have a resilient stress support system so you can live your fullest and healthiest life.
Ashwagandha: The Calming Agent
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen herb commonly known as “Indian winter cherry” or “Indian Ginseng”. An Ayurvedic adaptogen herb native to the dry regions of India, Northern Africa, and the Middle East, it helps to support a healthy stress response system in your body.* It provides energy support while invigorating and rejuvenating both your adrenal and thyroid glands and male and female reproductive systems.* Ashwagandha can be helpful to those looking for a restful night of sleep, support with fatigue, and increased levels of concentration.* The herb is most effective when cycled for about 12 weeks during stressful periods of time.*
Magnesium: The Regulator
The mineral, Magnesium, is the second most abundant element inside human cells, and it serves—quite literally—hundreds of functions inside of your body to support stress, heart, bone, muscle, and nerve health.* For bone health, it’s crucial, making up 50-60% of bodily magnesium retained in the bones. Who knew!
At its core, Magnesium is in the driver’s seat when it comes to transmitting electrical impulses from your nerves to your muscles. These nerve impulses stimulate your muscle cells, causing the internal structure of your cell known as the sarcoplasmic reticulum to release calcium ions, which triggers the muscle cells to contract.
You may be thinking, “Huh?” right about now.
In your muscles, magnesium competes with calcium to bind with proteins. When calcium binds with the protein, it changes the protein’s shape, causing a contraction.
But the difference when magnesium binds with the protein? The shape of the protein is not altered. Amazing! In a nutshell, if your body does not have enough magnesium to compete with calcium, your muscles may contract too much, leading to spasms or cramps.* And nobody wants that!
B-Complex: The Busy Bs
B-vitamins commonly exist together in whole, unprocessed foods. Unfortunately, with the highly processed food that’s present in daily, American life, B-vitamin deficiencies are quite common. To fill the holes in a diet that lacks the necessary whole, natural foods your body needs, B-vitamins come to the rescue.
B-vitamins are water-soluble nutrients that play an important role in your metabolism, transforming your food into usable energy on a daily basis.* Because they are used on a daily basis, this means they must be replenished on a daily basis. Enter—the B-Complex vitamin. Taken regularly, this blend will support your energy levels, your hair, skin and nail health, and is great for those with a new or seasoned supplement routine.*
Zinc: The Immunity Pro
An essential mineral for general health, Zinc works in the body to create proteins and DNA, supporting natural defenses, collagen production, thyroid function, and stress management.* Found in cells throughout the body, it supports the immune system's ability to fight off invaders and as such, is key in skin support and in creating our sense of taste and smell.*
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, your diet consists of heavy plant food consumption, so be particularly cautious as certain compounds in plant foods can prevent proper zinc absorption—another reason to supplement! Outside of supplementation, the best food sources of zinc include oysters, red meat, poultry, and seafood.
Vitamin C: The Scavenger
Everyone’s favorite immune-support vitamin that serves many important functions throughout the body, Vitamin C does much more than help you fight a cold. For one, it’s an important factor in the production of collagen, which works to build blood vessels, tendons, and bone.*
Secondly, Vitamin C helps synthesize neurotransmitters (these control your mood) and carnitine (which helps shuttle fat to the mitochondria inside cells to produce energy). Much like our B-Vitamins, Vitamin C is water-soluble and not produced within your body making daily consumption essential in maintaining whole health.*
More commonly, you may recognize Vitamin C as the vitamin that supports healthy, natural bodily functions such as antioxidant and energy support.* Vitamin C packs a punch when it comes to supporting overall health. When in doubt of where to start on your supplement journey, choosing this vitamin is a safe bet.
Choosing to add even one of these supplements can make an impact on your stress levels.* Take all supplements above in conjunction with each other and what? You start to transform the way your body responds to those daily stressors.*
Full and complete wellness of your mind, body, and spirit starts with a strong foundation, and we’d love for you to build your foundation with us.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.