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Stress, Mood, & Energy

Fatigue and low energy are widespread. A survey of American workers found that 38% felt fatigued.

A wide variety of health conditions can cause fatigue, including gastrointestinal complaints, muscle and joint pain, and—of course—sleep disorders.

Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has conducted an annual survey called Stress in America. While the stressors of previous years remained in 2020, those were superimposed upon the increased stressors related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In August 2020, 8 in 10 respondents said the pandemic was a significant source of stress in their lives. About half of respondents reported that the stress had affected their behavior. Some of the stress-induced reactions included body tension, angry outbursts, and mood swings.

There’s no doubt that stress has increased for many people since 2020. 

Now more than ever, it’s important to take advantage of natural, evidence-based supplements that can help you manage your body’s stress response.

Personally, we love the Stress Essentials line of adaptogen & neurotransmitter support strategies. Based on the newest research as well as formulas from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, these formulas are designed to bring you relaxation, balance, and serenity in your life. We recommend reading through the descriptions below with your practitioner and a trusted friend/family member to help you decide what type of formula meets your current needs. Both you and your current life situation are unique, and your mood support should be tailored to fit!

Stress Essentials Relax:
Stress can make it hard to think straight. The synergistic ingredients in Stress Essentials Relax work together to balance the calming and excitatory neurotransmitters in the brain. Learning and memory require excitatory brain chemicals such as glutamate, but too much excitement in the brain isn’t good. GABA is the neurotransmitter that steps in to calm the brain when it gets over-excited. Stress Essentials Relax contains green tea extract, taurine, and NAC, which work together to convert glutamate to GABA and balance out the two brain chemicals. When GABA and glutamate are in balance, you can think and learn while maintaining a healthy mood and sense of calm.
A photo of a purchaseable supplement called Stress Essentials Licorice Complex.
Stress Essentials Licorice Complex:
Stress can wear you out. If you’ve been under chronic stress for some time, your adrenals can stop putting out enough cortisol. This anti- stress formula can help restore adrenal function and put a bounce in your step once more. Licorice root is one of the best-known herbs for adrenal fatigue. Besides licorice, which has been shown to keep more cortisol circulating in your blood, this adaptogenic formula also contains rehmannia radix root extract, which helps support the function of the adrenal cortex, and wild yam root, which contains steroidal saponins and sapogenins (building blocks of steroidal hormones). Ashwagandha extract, which can help reduce anxiety, is another important ingredient. (Note: People with heart disease or high blood pressure shouldn’t take this product because of the licorice root.)
Stress Essentials Balance:
This anti-stress formula uses four different herbs to create a healthy stress response in both mind and body. These herbs support the HPA axis, part of the body’s neuroendocrine system that includes the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in the brain and the adrenal glands. Rhodiola rosea and Asian ginseng contain compounds that support healthy adrenal function. Used for centuries, the cordyceps mushroom was valued for supporting immunity, stamina, libido, and other body processes. Research suggests it can promote a healthy stress response and combat fatigue. Ashwagandha extract is also included for its calming effect.
Stress Essentials Serenity:
Stress ages you. It can also take a toll on internal systems, leading to impacts on cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, blood sugar, and hormone processes. To help protect against these threats, Stress Essentials Serenity includes a blend of herbal extracts found in traditional Chinese medicine that have proven antioxidant effects. These plant-based compounds can help reduce the aging effects of stress, protect brain health, and improve sleep patterns.
Cellular Energy:
This potent formula that contains research-backed ingredients for supporting energy production in mitochondria, the organelles that act as the “powerhouse” of cells. The nutrients found in Cellular Energy help these organelles efficiently carry out their role in producing ATP—the energy currency of cells. Co-Q10 and l-carnitine are involved with different mitochondrial processes. CoQ10, NAC, ALA, and grape seed extract promote proper blood flow by helping expand the blood vessels that carry oxygen to body cells. Magnesium and manganese are two minerals that are important for energy production.