It's important during this period to try keep our mind at ease and stress less if possible. The human ego system loves to be in control and knowing what the outcomes of a situation are likely to be. This means mentally, we find it very difficult living in periods of uncertainty such as what we are currently experiencing. Along with this, the bombardment of news we are receiving daily can cause a forced state of anxiety and stress.
Exercise and mindfulness are key stress relievers, but we also have supplements that you may find very helpful over the coming weeks;
Theanine is an amino acid derived from protein, it affects the alpha brain waves and helps to promote a relaxed state. In particular, this helps if you having trouble sleeping with a racing mind.
Rhodiola is a root herb from Siberia and has an adaptogenic effect on the body. It can increase your bodies resistance to stress and help reduce the effects of long-term stress on the body.
B-Vitamins can come in one capsule, tablet or liquid form. They help maintain a healthy nervous system and are essential for many processes in the body especially, energy production and support of the nervous system.
Valerian is a root herb which comes in capsules or tincture (liquid) and can help if a person is struggling to sleep because they are stressed. It also helps with tension or stress headaches and can aid relaxation.
Avena Sativa is a liquid tincture derived from oats and acts as a calmative on the nervous system. This can be nourishing if a person feels they can’t eat due to stress.
Ashwaganda is an ayurvedic Indian herb also known as Indian Ginseng. This has as an adaptive effect on the nervous and adrenal systems. It supports mental and physical fatigue, while helping you to remain calm.
Omega 3 fish oils helps to reduce excess cortisol and adrenaline and can help overall mood elevation and stress management.
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