Stress & Supplementation
Supplements to help alleviate stress
Stress affects the body and mind, causes chronic illness and can contribute to weight gain.
Here is a brief summary of some important supplements to help alleviate stress. There are many other valuable supplements, but I will keep this as simple as possible. It is important to note that not all of these will be appropriate for everybody.
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B’s have a direct impact on chemicals in the brain that affect our moods and as a result, our mental health. They also help with energy production, cell repair and the maintenance of our red blood cells.
Vitamin C is directly involved in the production of cortisol in your adrenals. You can start with 1000mg of vitamin C per day and then gradually increase your dose over time.
Magnesium helps to maintain energy flow, calms the nervous system and helps combat depression.
Probiotics improve our digestion allowing our bodies to get more of the essential vitamins and minerals that we need to maintain our energy levels and the hormones that we need.
When shopping for a probiotic, look for one that has at least 10 billion CFUs. It should also contain at least 5 different strains of bacteria, preferably including Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Ashwagandha is an amazing adaptogenic herb, which regulates our cortisol levels according to your stress.
Taking a good Omega-3 supplement can reduce inflammation throughout your body and relieve the workload placed on your adrenals leading to lowered stress.
Although supplements are useful in helping reduce stress levels it is important to note that for long term success, you need to identify the upstream causes of your stress. Some of these causes could include a lack of sleep, poor diet, toxic chemicals, social and news media, lack of exercise, electromagnetic fields and negative belief systems.
These root causes are different for everyone therefore personalised tailoring as to treatment is important. Muscle testing (kinesiology) is an excellent way to accurately identify and treat the upstream issue.
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