Stress, aging, active lifestyles, poor digestion, alcohol consumption, PMS, menopause, and cardiovascular disease are just some of the factors that increase the body’s need for B vitamins. Inadequate intake of some B vitamins is not uncommon and deficiencies can be associated with fatigue, insomnia, depression, and migraines. In the diet, B vitamins are found in yeast, green leafy vegetables, and lentils. The best sources of B12 are meat and seafood, making supplements particularly advisable for vegetarians. When the effects of physical or mental stress start to take a toll on our health, the additional support of an herbal adaptogen, such as rhodiola, that gently normalizes the nervous system, can quickly bring noticeable relief.
Main Reason for Use
To help your body combat the effects of stress by reducing fatigue, and increasing psychomotor function and general well being.
The body deals with stress by using the hypothalamus, pituitary and adrenal glands to balance hormone release from the adrenal medulla and the adrenal cortex. These hormones give our bodies the extra strength to survive dangerous situations. In times past, humans eliminated and metabolized these hormones through fighting, running or other physical activity. Today, experts advise a number of coping mechanisms including physical approaches like massage, meditation, exercise or diet, and mental approaches such as mental training, stress management or conflict resolution techniques.