5 Essential Products for Natural Stress Relief
By Dr. Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS
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How do you handle stress? Brush it off, ignore it, let it out – there are many options, but most of us aren’t working to control our stress in a healthy, sustainable way. It’s normal for all of us to experience some stress, but when it becomes a daily, chronic occurrence, and we aren’t working to reduce it and deal with it properly, it can have a major toll on your bodies and health.
Stress is completely natural and needed for survival. With a little practice, you can learn to use certain elements of stress to your advantage, like the attentive, alert feeling you get when you are meeting a deadline, while controlling the negative reactions of stress, like sugar cravings, mood changes, and digestive problems.
So now’s the time to pinpoint your stressors and add small, yet impactful changes into your life to combat stress naturally.
There’s a lot going on in the world right now and whether you’re willing to admit it or not, your body and mind are negatively impacted. Daily, chronic stress can wreak havoc on your physical, emotional, and mental health. It can lead to issues with sleep, hormone changes, breakouts, moodiness, inflammation, and more. Everyone can benefit from incorporating natural stress relievers into his or her day. We can’t always control the sources of stress in our lives, which are sometimes unnoticeable. But we can control or change how we react to daily stressors, which can make a world of difference.
Here are 5 essential products for natural stress relief.
Did you know that your diet will help your body respond properly to stress? With a steady supply of nutrients, such as amino acids, your brain is better able to handle stress and your body can better work to fight stress-related issues like gut health disturbances. Plus, studies indicate that chronic stress can alter your body’s nutrient needs and make deficiencies worse.
Fueling your body with an overall healthy diet while incorporating bone broth protein powder is an excellent way to maintain healthy levels of beneficial amino acids, including glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid. Use it like our ancestors did, as a staple that can be added to both savory and sweet dishes.
A day of stressful work or a stressful lifestyle can put a major toll on your body. You need enough rest to allow your body to rebound and reboot. Without enough sleep, you’re left with an increased risk of over-the-top inflammation, decreased attention span, and increased weight gain.
A great way to boost the health of your skin, joints, and nails, while also supporting healthy sleep is with multi collagen. These are made with five types of food source collagen, magnesium hydroxide, and ashwagandha root. Together, these ingredients promote better sleep, allowing you to wake up refreshed and better able to take on the day.
Using essential oils is an easy and effective way to soothe stress naturally. They help to promote a positive outlook and help fight the effects that cortisol, our stress hormone, has on the body.
Essential oils including lavender, bergamot, frankincense, and myrrh are great options. Simply diffuse them at home or place 1-2 drops on your wrists, back of the neck, and temples. Inhaling the aroma from the bottle is also helpful.
Adaptogens like ashwagandha, ginseng, maca, holy basil, and Rhodiola are great options for helping the body maintain balance when under stress. Any product that’s made with adaptogenic herbs can help to support healthy energy, reduce fatigue, and boost the body’s ability to rebound from stress.
Daily consumption of matcha with ancient botanicals and adaptogens, including ashwagandha, reishi, and coffee cherry, can help to promote a positive mindset. This combination of ingredients can also help to reduce the effects of stress, boost energy, and promote mental clarity.