Stress truly is the root of most of our health issues. It messes with your hormones, weight, sleep and immune system and it is also a risk factor in ALZHEIMER’S
Quote from Dr. Marconi (she is studying women and Alzheimer’s disease)….”Something else that really strongly impacts women’s brains more than men’s is stress. If stress gets to you, and you feel frazzled or are really suffering from stress, your brain is suffering with you.
High cortisol levels (the stress hormone) have been associated with memory changes, memory decline, and brain shrinkage in women.“
The answer to stress and anxiety isn’t as simple as “take this pill”, but I have found these 3 natural products to be safe and effective in mitigating the side effects of stress.
Try one of these great calming herbs, on sale this month.
To read more on anxiety go here…..
#1. Holy Basil: depression, stress and anxiety
SRP $28.00 Our Price $24.97 SALE PRICE: $21.97 500 mg 90 capsules
Holy basil is an adaptogen, meaning it brings balance to the entire body and protects from stresses of all kinds which is why it is so great for reducing depression, stress and anxiety.
Holy Basil improves memory, reduces unclear thinking and mental fog. It balances the hormones and helps reduce excess cortisol levels. If you feel “tired but wired” this may be the best herb for you.
Suggested Use: 1 capsule twice daily (after breakfast and lunch is best)
“I ALWAYS notice a difference when I take it, even when I am not dealing well with stress. It is so gentle and pure, and it has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine.” Denise G, Calgary
#2. Rhoziva: fatigue, mental focus and clarity, stamina
SRP $37.00 Our Price $32.97 SALE PRICE: $28.97 100 mg 60 caps
We never used to sell Rhodiola as we found all the brands too inconsistent and unreliable.
While some people got great results, others found that Rhodiola caused anxiety and the “jitters”. Some people who got great results the first time, could not get the same results with their next purchase.
This is no longer a problem since we have finally found a product that meets our high standards. If you want to take Rhodiola, only trust Rhoziva™!
Rhoziva™ is a proprietary herbal blend utilizing the powerful Rhodiola rosea root that has been proven to
- Fight fatigue
- Promote mental focus and clarity
- Enhance memory
- Increase physical endurance during periods of physical exertion
- Support physical & mental stamina during times of increased stress.
It is also the perfect adjunct to your weight loss program because it will help reduce elevated cortisol; one of the primary causes of belly fat.
Dosage: take 1-2 capsules daily in the morning, with or without food. Do not take out of the sleeve until you are ready to take it.
#3. GABA: nature’s stress buster and instant anxiety relief
SRP $35.00 Our Price $29.97 SALE PRICE: $25.97 100 mg 60 caps
BONUS: 25% MORE CAPSULES IN EACH BOTTLE.
Anxiety/Busy brain and/or general overwhelm: If you are a worrier, often feel tense, anxious or revved up, react to small things, have “busy brain” and/or stress related sleep problems then GABA will help.
The amino acid GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is your brain’s natural Valium. Actually Valium is one of many tranquilizers designed to mimic or amplify GABA’s naturally calming effects.
Although our bodies make GABA, when we are under extreme or prolonged stress, we can’t produce nearly enough to keep us calm (or ‘sane’ as some clients refer to it). Taken as a supplement, GABA can help you not only turn off stress reactions after an upset, it can even help prevent a stressful response when taken prior to an expected ordeal (like before an exam or getting on an airplane).
It can also be used for busy brain and anxiety. (Note: anxiety is often a secondary symptom of low moods or depression caused by low serotonin and if you have anxiety, you might need 5-HTP or l-tryptophan as well) Read more here…. Raise Your Serotonin Naturally | Brenda Eastwood’s Total Health Resource and Store (hormonerollercoaster.com)
FAST ACTING AND NO SIDE EFFECTS
You can use GABA daily or just periodically as you need it. GABA will work the day you use it and there are no negative side effects if you abruptly stop taking it.
It doesn’t actually make you feel sleepy; it just calms down your busy mind so that you can focus if it’s during the day, or relax and fall asleep if it’s bedtime. If you need fast action for an anxiety attack, you can dump the contents of a GABA capsule under your tongue. It will work in less than 5 minutes.
You will not feel drugged when taking GABA, but you should feel something in the way of an overall calming sensation or ability to focus on the task at hand without distraction. It should not make you drowsy or unable to function as a drug might. If it does not appear to be helping, then it isn’t what you need, and I would suggest trying Holy Basil or Passionflower instead.
Dosage: For anxiety take 1 cap mid-morning – and then take 1 cap in mid-afternoon. Because it is an amino acid you will get a better response if you take GABA on an empty stomach or away from food (but it will still work if you have food in your stomach, it may just take a little longer).
If you don’t sleep well you can take 1 cap mid-evening and then 1 cap before bed. If you wake up with busy brain, you can take 1 cap to help you go back to sleep.
**NOTE: start with 1 capsule and if not improvement within 15-20 minutes, take a second capsule.
“I am out of GABA and I won’t let that happen again. Since being out, I have been having trouble sleeping so am definitely looking forward to getting the GABA. It’s amazing how much difference a couple of caps make!” Nancy K, Vancouver
SAFE FOR CHILDREN TOO!
I have given GABA to children and adults to save them from taking harsh anti-anxiety medication and it works like a charm. For kids less than 100lbs, give them ½ capsule mixed with water.
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1. Magnesium Chloride/Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes 23 grams (SRP $5.50)
Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes are basically dry flakes of magnesium chloride and other naturally occurring trace minerals that are found in magnesium oil. This is a powerful therapeutic hydrotherapy that removes toxins from the tissues, draws inflammation out of the muscles and joints and is also the most efficient delivery and cost effective method of restoring cellular magnesium to optimum levels. It allows the magnesium to be absorbed through the largest organ of your body – the skin.
2. 6 Day Sample Pack of Rhoziva (SRP $7.50)
Rhoziva has been proven to fight fatigue, promote mental focus and clarity, enhance memory, increase physical endurance during periods of physical exertion and support physical & mental stamina during times of increased stress.
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