Stress, Sleep, and Energy Support

In stressful times, people often find that their energy levels are reduced or that they may have trouble sleeping.  Ways to support the body and combat declining energy levels include:

Pantothenic Acid and Vitamin C

These are necessary for your adrenals to be able to manufacture stress hormones.  Chronic stress can deplete these and a lowered  ability to produce these hormones is   often called adrenal exhaustion.  If you have inadequate stress hormone production, you will probably feel tired.

Adaptogens

We often recommend the well-studied adaptogenic herbs for people who are worn out from too much stress.  This class of herbs, which includes ginseng, seems to re-sensitize your body to its own stress hormones and helps the body and brain adapt to stress.  After prolonged stress with chronically high stress hormone  levels, your cells may become insensitive to these hormones and the signals they  convey.  This can leave you feeling fatigued.

Rhodiola

This is a specific adaptogen shown to relieve fatigue due to stress and to restore mental sharpness.

Theanine

Stimulates the brain’s production of alpha waves, making the user feel  relaxed but alert and not drowsy.

Sleep

Sleep is often compromised with stress and this further diminishes energy, memory, and capacity to cope with further stress.  For those who have trouble     sleeping through the night, Sundrops’ Healthy Sleep Support is often helpful.

Relora

A patented combination of the herbs magnolia and phellodendron called     Relora has been shown to reduce cortisol levels up to 37%.  Cortisol is an important stress hormone that in excess can produce feelings of anxiety, sleeplessness, increased appetite, and weight gain around the middle.  The formula Calm & Calmer combines rhodiola, theanine and Relora in one capsule.

For everyone under stress we recommend that you take at least 1800mg per day of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA from fish oil.  Stress increases inflammation in your body, and this is risky to your physical and mental health, as well as your energy levels.  Fish oil’s main task in the body is to reduce inflammation.

 

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