Stress & Mood
We all experience stress for various reasons. Stress indeed is an unpleasant fact of life but isn’t always bad. Some situations that cause stress can be beneficial in that it pushes us to meet certain goals with a challenging task. But ‘stress’ sometimes reaches an unhealthy level that can prevent us from functioning well and meeting our goals. The effect that stress has on the brain and body may differ depending on when it occurs in the course of someone's life. Stress affects not only memory and many other brain functions, like mood and anxiety, but also causes high blood pressure, altered blood sugar levels, obesity, and adversely affects heart health.
Certain herbal supplements have been extensively studied and have shown profound benefits in the management of stress and mood disorders. In fact, the entire plant, from roots to seeds of Ashwagandha have shown beneficial properties, especially when it comes to stress reduction.
Stress symptoms may be affecting our health, even though we might not realize it. Choosing the right health supplement, getting regular physical activity, practicing relaxation techniques, establishing some control over the situation, changing our attitude toward stress, getting a good night's sleep and being organized, can all help manage stress and help promote overall health and well-being.