The American Institute of Stress (AIS) estimates that between 75 to 90% of primary care physician visits are due to stress related complaints. Whether its work, family, friends, or just life in general, stress seems to be a part of everything. Your body is naturally wired to handle stress. The evolutionary mechanism of “fight or flight” is a wonderfully complex system that protects and prepares oneself from the unavoidable stresses of the world. Back in the “day”, it was saving yourself from the lions and tigers of the wild, that’s now shifted to the “lions” and “tigers” that live in the city! Each day we face a multitude of demands, such as taking on greater workloads at home and at the office, taking care of friends and family, and dealing with all of life’s unexpected events. Although these stresses seem more like hassles and you wouldn’t think they would have such a destructive effect, research shows that’s not the case at all.
Long-term, constant activation of the stress-response system can raise the body’s levels of certain hormones like adrenalin and cortisol that are productive in short spurts, but when they are in constant elevation, they can disrupt a multitude of the body’s processes. Health issues such as heart disease, sleep disruption, digestive disorders, depression, anxiety, memory impairment, and even skin conditions, have all been linked to stress. While the body’s stress-related response systems are for the most part, self-regulating, with constant stress everything goes haywire. Although it may seem easy to “just calm down”, we’ve all experienced is that as we are trying to “calm down” from the last episode, five new stress-inducing episodes have taken its place!
What you may seem as relatively mild symptoms, minor aches, colds, slight headaches can turn into chronic conditions that can snowball into major health challenges when the body is under stress. It’s easy to see why the above statistic regarding stress-related conditions are extremely conservative. Managing your time, setting the proper expectations from your life, work, family, and enjoying your success are just some of the ways to manage your stress. Nutritionally you can prepare yourself to be more resilient to stress, feeding the body proper nutrients in the right quantities to help it deal with the onslaught of new challenges ahead. Many “calming” nutrients also help the body to “unwind” and naturally “de-stimulate” the systems so that it’s easier to get into a place of inner peace. Stress is unavoidable, and there are many good reasons for stress…but it’s important to make sure stress doesn’t turn into “distresss”.
Youngevity’s SupraLife brand offers D-Stress, a unique proprietary combination of vitamins and plant extracts to help support the body during periods of excessive stress. D-Stress is a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, and adaptogenic herbs designed to support and strengthen the body’s natural defenses to stress.
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