As we continue on the topic of mind, mood and memory support, we wanted to touch on the topic of stress. Modern life is crazy. Expectations are high, responsibilities are many, traffic is crazy, everyone in the family is involved in a hundred and one activities, the fridge is broken, the car has to go to the mechanic, and so on... It's incredibly easy these days to feel stressed out.
Of course, we should all take a look at our lifestyle factors to reduce stress before turning to supplements. Some great examples of how to do this include:
- Massage - nothing says 'relax' quite like getting a massage. Think about one of the most stressful places on earth - airports - and all those airport spa locations with back & neck massage! Those shops are definitely providing a lot of value to travelers. Massage helps to reduce stress, increase circulation and relax the muscles.
- Eat well and exercise - The saying 'we are what we eat' is spot on. Nearly every ailment the body throws at us can be resolved by eating well and exercising. Exercise increases your blood circulation, boosts endorphins (the brain's "feel good" chemicals), and keeps your heart healthy.
- Take time to relax. Take a bath, read a book, do yoga, meditate - anything that involves putting the phone down, listening to some music (or not), and just being. It will do your body wonders to just relax and be present, even for a few minutes.
If you do those things and are still feeling stressed, we make a great supplement called Feel Good that helps you do just that. Here's how it works:
The “fight or flight” response in humans is built into the oldest part of our brains. It is this survival capability that has allowed the human race to thrive against such fierce natural odds.
When faced with outside threats, the brain sends a warning to the hypothalamus, the pituitary and adrenal glands which respond by secreting hormones. The end product is cortisol, which is delivered to the vascular system by the adrenal glands. Cortisol is necessary for normal brain, immune, muscle and blood sugar function and blood circulation.
The net effect of constant stress is excess cortisol in the blood stream which can affect virtually every system in the body.
Daily stress increases levels of the hormone cortisol, which leads to increased appetite, elevated insulin levels and excess blood sugar – typically leading to fat gain around the middle. Help your body adapt to stress with theobroma from cocoa seed, passion flower, holy basil leaf, Withania somnifera and theanine. Feel Good™ also contains green tea extract to support fat-burning and banaba to sustain healthy glucose use.
Take one to two capsules twice daily, 30 minutes before a meal, not to exceed six capsules per day.