Stress is a fairly normal part of life. It is our body’s response to changing internal and external conditions and in the short term, this can be a good thing. But it’s when the stress continues the long term, that it can affect our health negatively. Some of the effects of chronic stress include muscle tension, headaches, lack of energy and sometimes digestive problems.
Everybody responds to stress differently and what might be manageable to one, could be excessive stress to another. We can’t always change the external factors that instigate stress, but we can help our body to cope with the changes that the stress causes by way of using natural stress relief supplements! Withania, Rhodiola and Siberian ginseng are commonly used in herbal stress relief supplements, such as the Anxiety Relief. Several studies show the ability of Withania to tone down the stress response and also reduce the negative effects of stress. Rhodiola may help to improve the fatigue associated with stress, while Siberian Ginseng balances the levels of hormones and neurotransmitters associated with stress.
Healthy nutritional levels are important for a healthy stress response and during times of stress our body generally needs extra B-vitamins, so a good B-Complex or multivitamin is advised particularly if dietary needs can’t be meet. One that has the added benefit of adaptogenic herbs is a bonus. Our Everyday Stress Relief B Complex has the added benefit of passionflower and oats, making it a good choice during times of increased stress.