What are Stress Supplements?
Stress supplements consist of myriad nutrients and formulations in an attempt to counteract or reduce the biochemical (nutritional) effects of stress. As you know, ingredients can include anything from the most exotic herbs to common nutrients such as B-complex vitamins.
Once again, this is the one size fits all scenario. You deserve better than that!
However, before you purchase any dietary supplement for stress, you should ask yourself 4 important questions that include:
- How stressed are you?
- How long have you been stressed?
- Which stage of stress are you experiencing?
- Which nutrients are now excessive and deficient?
As seen in Stress and Nutrition, each stage of stress places different demands on numerous nutrients throughout each stage of stress.
Stress supplements – a whole system and personalized approach.
As you know by now, stress does not affect just one, two, or a handful of nutrients.
Stress affects essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fats!
Stress increases the utilization of some nutrients, creates an excessive retention of other nutrients, and causes an increased excretion of other nutrients. Stress also increases oxidation throughout the body and in turn, increases the need for numerous antioxidants.
In addition, long-term stress overworks your adrenal glands and easily interferes with the proper functioning of your thyroid gland. These are important energy-producing endocrine glands and when they are not functioning properly, nutrient assimilation and cellular utilization of nutrients becomes further impaired.
As you may begin to realize, when it comes to stress you should consider the total nutrient requirements of your mind and body and approach it in this manner. Your mind and body work together, react together, and experience the same cellular effects of stress.
As such, forget about the “quick-fix” approaches – no matter how well they are marketed. They simply won’t work for the long-term.
So, how could you possibly know which stress supplements you need?
Know which “stress” supplements you need!
Our hair analysis reveals your mineral excesses and deficiencies. Properly interpreted, our hair analysis can provide important information regarding your stage of stress, thyroid and adrenal function, and much more. Keep in mind; this is from a nutritional aspect and not a medical diagnosis.
In addition, you will know if recent toxic element exposures are contributing toward your stress. Toxic elements interfere with nutritional minerals and can contribute toward or enhance the stress response as well as nutrient imbalances.
However, the primary benefit of our TEI Profile 2 hair analysis is that it also includes a list of healthy foods to increase and avoid and also includes recommendations for a personalized supplement program. Keep in mind, all recommendations are specific to your current nutrient needs based on the results of your analysis.
By targeting your specific nutrient needs through healthy foods and dietary supplements, you supply the mind and body all the nutrients – amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fats it needs.
Keep in mind; you must deal with your source of stressors because dietary supplements alone will NOT resolve your stressors. In addition, without addressing your stressors, rebalancing your biochemistry will be difficult.
Dietary supplements for stress – specific to your nutrient needs – are much more effective as an adjunct therapy in a well-orchestrated stress management program.
Would you like to know which “stress supplements” you really need?
Additional information you may find interesting:
- How to build your Healthy Eating Plan
- What are Healthy Foods – Really?
- Are you Malnourished?
- Got Toxic Elements?
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