Unfortunately, the effects of ongoing and prolonged stress can have detrimental effects to our health and is linked to many chronic illnesses.
Prolonged stress runs your adrenals down, which often leads to the immune system becoming depressed, making it much easier to catch the common cold or viral infections such as the flu.
Nervousness, agitation, irritability and emotional mood- swings may also be a symptom of increased stress levels. Other conditions linked to stress include Insomnia, Migraines and Headaches, Hypertension/ High Blood Pressure, Stomach Ulcers, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Immune Suppression, Rheumatoid Arthritis and PMS.
What can you do to help support your body?
We’ve recently added Good Health’s products to our offering and would like to introduce you to two great products in their range which will help support your body when trying to manage your stress.
Good Health’s effective and natural approach to stress management is to include adaptogenic herbs in your daily routine. These have been used successfully for centuries in both Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine by naturopaths and herbalists. An adaptogen is a term used to describe an agent that assists the body’s normal adaptation to stress and therefore modulates the stress response. These herbs help our bodies adapt to stress and nourish, relax and tone our nervous system due to their adaptogen actions on the brain and adrenal glands. The balancing action of herbs work gently over time to normalise the nervous system and assist an appropriate response to stress. When used daily, these herbal combinations can help to restore balance and calm to a tired body, and peace and harmony to a frazzled mind.
With the stress and pressures of modern-day living, everyone is looking for ways to increase their energy levels, restore calm and increase both stamina and focus.
Good Health Energy & Vitality is ideal for today’s fast-paced lifestyle. This triple action formula contains 3 clinically researched ingredients:
- A significantly high dose of Withania which acts as an excellent adaptogen and aids in the balancing of stress hormones such as adrenalin and cortisol.
- Rhodiola which naturally increases serotonin in the body allowing for a lift in one’s mood and has also been shown to improve memory and concentration.
- Siberian Ginseng is great for those caffeine lovers who are trying to cut down on their daily coffee intake, it gives you the same energy boost while still having a balancing effect in the body.
This product is great for anyone with diminishing energy and drive as well as anyone working long hours or exercising extensively. Other indications for the benefit of Good Health Energy & Vitality include physical, mental & environmental stress or overload, supporting work performance, lack of concentration and mental alertness, feelings of fatigue during stressful situations, dealing with long-term chronic stress and maintaining overall well-being.
The “hedge” against modern life stress – B vitamins are well documented for basic life processes and functions.
Good Health B Stress Free is a B-complex formula with anti-anxiety and calming herbs that provide you with calm and sustainable energy throughout the day. With key ingredients such as Vitamin B6, B12 and choline for mental alertness and clarity along with added herbs such as Passion Flower, Lemon Balm and Liquorice. Good Heath B Stress Free is another option that allows one to get through a busy day, level-headed and stress free.
In addition to these two newly added products, if you are struggling with stress management, we encourage you to reach out to your healthcare practitioner who can work with you to develop a holistic approach to best support your health and wellbeing.