For many of us, stress has become part of everyday life. But, biologically, it was not meant to be so. In nature, stress has a purpose. It’s often triggered by circumstances that may cause harm or death, and helps animals and living things to cope, adapt and survive. But if the body is continually under stress, the results are often unhealthy, and even detrimental.
When faced with a threat, whether real or imagined, a biological response is triggered within your body. Your nervous system goes on “high alert”, flooding your body with hormones including adrenaline and cortisol. Among other things, these hormones increase your heart rate, your blood pressure and make you breathe faster. All of this works to sharpen your senses. This response was designed so that you are prepared to defend yourself or flee from danger, often called ‘flight or fight’ response.
Unfortunately the body reacts similarly to many different kinds of stress. And if you are constantly stressed from everyday situations, your body is continually reacting to the stress stimulus. We live lives full of stressful situations caused by any number of factors; family responsibilities, schedules and deadlines, financial pressures and numerous demands. We rarely take the time needed to relax, unwind and reduce the level of stress.
Constant stress forces your body to be on “high alert” the majority of the time, and this is very unhealthy. At some point the stress created begins to take a toll, disrupting your body’s normal function, causing damage to your mental and physical health, and affecting your overall quality of life.
Sufferers of chronic stress are more vulnerable to anxiety, panic attacks and depression, and may have symptoms including a suppressed immune system, infertility or increased blood pressure. Long term sufferers often age faster and have an increased risk of disease including heart attack and stroke.
It is important to recognize signs and symptoms of too much stress, and find a way to bring your system back into balance.
Effective Replacement of Nutrients Depleted by Stress
If you are under a lot of stress, try Super Stress Complex. It contains a combination of vitamins and herbs that will help replace nutrients depleted by stress, and comes in a time-release tablet that will gradually release nutrients throughout the day.
Promotes Relaxation and Restful Sleep
You have no doubt heard about the link between the stress hormone cortisol and weight loss. Excess stress, may lead to high cortisol levels that stimulate your appetite, with the end result being weight gain or difficulty losing unwanted pounds. Recently cortisol control supplements such as Cortislim and Relacore have gained popularity due to intense media marketing campaigns. Relora is a much cheaper, yet effective alternative to these popular diet pills that has been proven to reduce cortisol levels.
Concentrated Amino Acid Source for Stress and Intense Physical Activity
Amino Acids are the building blocks from which the body creates proteins. Twenty different amino acids are needed by the body to create the various proteins needed for growth and repair. Max Amino 1200 is a concentrated source of amino acids for use during periods of intense physical activity or stress. It contains a blend of free-form and di- and tri-peptide amino acids. This highest grade enzymatic digest of Lactalbumin provides both essential and branched-chain amino acids and is formulated with supplemental amounts of L-Ornithine, L-Carnitine, and L-Lysine as well as the metabolic cofactor, Vitamin B-6.
Source of Powerful Anitoxidants, Potassium and Vitamin C
Pomegranate contains powerful antioxidants that haven been shown to have many health benefits. Recently research has indicated that pomegranate juice may help keep fatty deposits from collecting on artery walls. In one study, mice who were given pomegranate juice were able to reduce this buildup by over 30%. While these results do not directly translate to humans, it does show that pomegranate may be a valuable tool for preventing hardening of the arteries and related diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.