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Stressed Take Vitamins to Combat

Stressed Take Vitamins to Combat

  • Stress can be acute or chronic, lead to fatigue, headaches, upset stomach, nervousness and irritability or anger.
  • Regular exercise, adequate sleep, and good nutrition are some of the best ways to better equip your body to combat stress, but several Vitamins and supplements can also help.

1. Rhodiola rosea

1. Rhodiola rosea

  • An herb long been known as an adaptogen, a natural, non-toxic herb that stimulates your body’s stress response system to increase stress resistance.
  • Rhodiola is well tolerated and has a strong safety profile.

2. Melatonin

  • Natural hormone that regulates your body’s circadian rhythm or sleep-wake cycle. Levels of the hormone increase in the evening when it’s dark to promote sleep & decrease in the morning when it’s light to promote wakefulness.
  • Getting adequate amounts of quality sleep is important for relieving stress.
  • Stress is strongly linked to insomnia, a sleep disorder characterized by difficulties falling asleep or staying asleep or both.
  • Melatonin supplements can be purchased over the counter.

7. Kava

7. Kava

  • A tropical evergreen shrub.
  • Contains active compounds called kavalactones, which have been studied for their stress-reducing properties.
  • Kava has traditionally been consumed as a ceremonial beverage.
  • Serious side effects like liver damage have been linked to kava supplements due to supplement adulteration.

5. L-theanine

  • An amino acid most commonly found in tea leaves.
  • Ability to promote relaxation and reduce stress without exerting sedative effects.
  • L-theanine is well tolerated and safe when supplemented with at its effective dose for relaxation.

4. Ashwagandha

4. Ashwagandha

  • An adaptogenic herb, used in Indian Ayurveda.
  • Enhance your body’s resilience to physical and mental stress.
  • The adaptogenic properties of ashwagandha have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, as well as lower morning cortisol levels.

6. B complex vitamins

  • These vitamins play an important role in metabolism by transforming the food you eat into usable energy. B vitamins are also essential for heart and brain health.
  • Food sources of B vitamins include grains, meats, legumes, eggs, dairy products, and leafy greens.
  • Vitamin B complex supplements are generally safe when taken within the recommended dosage ranges.

3. Glycine

  • An amino acid that your body uses to create proteins.
  • May increase your body’s resistance to stress by encouraging a good night’s rest through its calming effect on the brain & ability to lower your core body temperature.
  • Calming effects of glycine have been shown to improve sleep quality and feelings of alertness and focus.

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