As if there isn’t enough stress in our daily lives,
Covid-19 has increased our stress levels astronomically.
This is an excerpt from QJM An International Journal of Medicine
Multiple lines of evidence indicate that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has profound psychological and social effects. The psychological sequelae of the pandemic will probably persist for months and years to come.
Social isolation, anxiety, fear of contagion, uncertainty, chronic stress and economic difficulties may lead to the development or exacerbation of depressive, anxiety, substance use and other psychiatric disorders in vulnerable populations including individuals with pre-existing psychiatric disorders and people who reside in high COVID-19 prevalence areas.
It is imperative to decrease stress, anxiety, fears and loneliness in the general population.
Of course the answer isn’t as simple as “take this pill”, but I have found these 4 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.
#1. Holy Basil: depression, stress and anxiety
SRP $28.00 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 $35.00 SALE PRICE: $24.97 100 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 $30.00 SALE PRICE: $21.97 100 mg 60 caps
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 and if you have anxiety you might need 5-HTP or l-tryptophan as well)
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.
#4. L-Theanine: another great stress buster for relaxation and focus
SRP $25.00 SALE PRICE: $17.97 250 mg 30 caps
What is L-Theanine? It is the ‘feel-good’ amino acid found in green tea. Single dosages of 200mg of L-Theanine have been shown effective in studies indicating that L-Theanine produces tranquilizing effects in the brain without drowsiness.
How does it work? It calms by helping to increase alpha-brain waves, the electrical brain activity commonly present when you are very relaxed (calm but alert). By diminishing the feeling of stress, worry and anxiety, L-Theanine may actually help with focus, learning and concentration. It’s suggested that L-Theanine plays a role in the formation of GABA (which you all know is critical for relaxation, calming and memory too).
When would you take it? L-Theanine can be taken during the day to promote calmness and clarity, or it can be taken at bedtime to promote restful sleep. You can take L-Theanine as soon as you feel your stress levels begin to rise. Some of you may have been using GABA for this purpose as well.
Does this product replace GABA? No, absolutely not. GABA as a supplement is needed if your stores are depleted and you need to rebuild them. Busy brain, anxiety, adrenaline rushes and an over reactive nervous system usually indicates the need for GABA. L-Theanine can be used if you find GABA is not the supplement for you.
L-Theanine is more of an “in the moment” supplement whereas GABA will actually help rebuild your natural stores. Both supplements although similar, yet slightly different, can be used daily or as needed.
“I can’t tell the difference between GABA and l-theanine: they both work wonders! Recently there was an intense situation with my daughter and I was able to avoid “ugly”. It occurred to me afterwards just how calm I was.” Jennifer H, Langley
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Aura Cacia Foam Bath
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Aura Cacia RelaxationTangerine/Grapefruit Foam Bath. Create an at-home spa treatment with Aura Cacia’s Foam Bath! It activates the senses, energizes the body and awakens the spirit. Crafted with balancing jojoba and gentle coconut cleansers to leave the skin soft and silky smooth.
Aura Cacia Lavender Harvest Aromatherapy Bath Salts 71g. Aura Cacia Lavender Mineral Bath Salts creates a serene bath experience. These bath salts are specially blended with the perfect mix of essential oils to pamper your mind, body and spirit. Lavender scented to inspire calmness and melt away the day’s tensions.
Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Relaxation Bath Salts 70.9 Instant skin and mood relief in a sachet! Enjoy the benefits of 100% pure essential oil blends for the most relaxing and uplifting bath experience. Soothe tired or sore muscles, restore your vitality, and nourish your spirit and soul. Achieve a renewed sense of balance and well-being.
Mountain Sky Boxed Soap 135 g: Kali Spice, Honey Almond or Vanilla Cream
Mountain Sky Soaps contain natural vegetable oils, shea butter, glycerin, natural colours, blends of pure essential oils and mountain spring water. As we hand cut our soaps to size, we insure proper curing for a long-lasting soap.