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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.

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.

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.

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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