Juggling the multiple demands of modern life can leave us more than a little frazzled. While we aim to effectively manage stress, under constant pressure our coping mechanisms will eventually reach the tipping point where anxiety, irritability and insomnia may result.
Under stress, our primal ‘fight or flight’ responses are activated, so the body releases the hormones adrenaline (which increases your heart rate and blood pressure) and cortisol (which increases blood glucose levels, alters immune responses as well as suppressing the digestive and reproductive systems). Normally these hormone levels will drop to manageable levels of their own accord when stress factors are removed, but under persistent stress, they remain elevated with consequences for your health.
Stress can play a part in the onset or increase the severity of conditions such as headaches, changes in mood, digestive disorders, impaired concentration, weight management, skin conditions and anxiety. That’s why it’s so important to learn healthy ways to cope with the stressors in your life.
While lifestyle changes are required to successfully manage stress in the long term, the natural ingredients found in Stress Health can effectively assist in alleviating the effects of daily stress, nervous tension and mild anxiety.
Modere’s Stress Health is fortified with alpha-casozepine enriched milk protein, better known as Lactium. Based on observations of content infants and the traditional wisdom of the relaxing properties of a glass of warm milk; Lactium was found to be the active substance in milk protein which gives this relaxing and soothing effect. Lactium stimulates the activity of Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid (GABA), a neuro-transmitter known to inhibit anxiety and the stress response in the brain; promoting a more relaxed state.
Herbal support is provided by the well-known nerve tonic St John’s wort and reinforced by valerian; both of which contribute to promoting calm whilst reducing anxiety and nervous tension. Additionally, vitamins B6, B12 and folic acid supplement potential dietary inadequacies and improve general wellbeing.
Taken in conjunction with practical steps such as relaxation techniques, regular exercise, a healthy diet and an avoidance of stimulants such as caffeine and nicotine; Stress Health’s natural ingredients can be beneficial in stress management.