Using stress relief supplements is an easy, affordable way to combat stress. Supplementation replaces the nutrients we lose during times of stress. These nutrients also help our bodies and minds handle anxiety and tension better and function optimally.
Common symptoms of stress like depression, fatigue and irritability can be relieved with stress relief supplements. Relieving these symptoms will in turn help us to deal with anxiety and tension more efficiently.
How do you choose which stress relief supplement to take? There are literally hundreds of vitamins, minerals, complexes and formulas to choose from. Firstly, start with a good multi-vitamin and mineral formula. You may already be taking one. Secondly, add the following nutritional supplements to help you through stressful times.
– B-Vitamins – These are also called the “stress vitamins”. If you take one vitamin supplement for stress, it should be a B-Vitamin Complex. The B-Vitamins help maintains mental function, relieve fatigue and depression. Pantothenic Acid, a B-Vitamin, supports adrenal function and removes toxins. Look for formulas with these recommended daily dosages: Vitamin B1-100 mg, Vitamin B2-50 mg, Vitamin B3-150 mg, Vitamin B6-50 mg, Vitamin B12-500 mcg and Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid-500 mg.
– Anti-oxidants – Vitamin A, C and E repair the damages caused by stress. Excess stress produces free radicals that attack our cells. Anti-oxidants protect against free radical damage. They also strengthen our immune system so we can fight off stress-related illnesses. Vitamin C combats the systemic inflammation that develops from excess stress and supports adrenal function. These are the recommended daily dosages: · Vitamin A-up to 10,000 I.U., Vitamin C-up to 1,200 mg and Vitamin E-up to 400 I.U.
– Minerals – Calcium and Magnesium are both calming and restorative to the nervous system. They both also relieve depression, anxiety and muscle tension associated with stress. 500 mg of each daily is recommended.
– Other stress relief supplements – Tyrosine and Omega-3 Fatty Acids are also on the list of nutrients to try. These nutrients help us better cope with stress. They strengthen us by relieving depression and improving mental focus. 500 mg of each daily is recommended.
Everyone can benefit from Sleep aid supplements also. Whether our stressors are physical, mental or environmental, these specific nutrients will protect, strengthen and calm you in times of stress.