The winter holiday season is supposed to be one of the most enjoyable and fun times of the year; filled with parties, celebrations, and social gatherings with family and friends. For the majority of individuals, the holidays end up being a wonderful and enjoyable experience, but for others it can be an extremely stressful and challenging time. A number of factors can cause stress from gift planning, financial concerns, crowded malls, busy streets, meal planning and time-constraints due excessive scheduling. Include the added pressure people put on themselves to make everything “perfect” and you have the ideal recipe for impatience, crankiness and frustration, all of which trigger the stress response in your body.
A Different Perspective on Stress
StressCare by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare is a product that was designed to support you body’s ability rein in the stress response. Full of India’s famous adaptogens –like Ashwagandha, Holy Basil and Chyavanprash – StressCare is formulated with herbs traditional Ayurveda would call “Rasayanas,” or “rejuvenators” which they described as “life extenders.” Today, we’d call them “tonics” or “body balancers.” And Stress¬Care does exactly that.
This unique herbal combination is designed to promote allostasis over homeostasis. Homeostasis is your body standing still…not good if you’re reacting to the new, stressful situations life throws your way. Allostasis, on the other hand, is your body and mind being flexible enough to respond to life’s stressors, promoting neural processes that produce the hormones needed to give us our necessary moments of clarity and recovery and a restoration of our most welcomed vitality.
And while StressCare can’t do your holiday shopping for you or cook your turkey dinner, it is a complete herbal formula that can help you achieve that kind of restorative, allostasis-based response you need when faced with stress. In other words, same situation, calmer reaction.
KEY COMPONENTS OF STRESSCARE
A prized adaptogen used for over 2,500 years, Ashwagandha supports energy without being stimulating to the heart, supports normal cortisol levels and has been shown to reinforce the thyroid gland and supports normal thyroid hormone levels. It also promotes restful sleep and more productive wakefulness.*
Part of StressCare’s energizing formula, comes from the addition of Chyavanprash. In India, Grandma didn’t give you chicken soup, she gave you Chyavanprash! This original, historical super food boasts over 40 herbs and over 5,000 years of continual use! It is known as history’s “elixir of life” and this time honoured original su¬per food recipe has been promoting health, digestion and energy in India, continually, for over 2,000 years.
Often called “the incomparable one,” and known as one of India’s most famous broad-spectrum herbs, Holy Basil puts the reins on your stress response and promotes a greater sense of ease and tranquility. Side effects include a restful night’s sleep, a more positive outlook, and possibly enjoying your in-laws company at your holiday feast.
One of most important aspects of StressCare is that is clinically studied on people, not petri dishes, making it one of the rare stress formulas in health food stores to stand up to the scrutiny of double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trials on the finished formula. And what did we find when we gave people StressCare for four weeks?
• 92% of those on StressCare said they had less fatigue (from 13 respondents down to 1) vs. 25% (from 12 down to 9 respondents) in the placebo.*
• 93% of those on StressCare said they had more dependable sleep (from 14 respondents down to 1) vs. 27% (from 12 down to 9 respondents) in the placebo.*
Himalaya is a worldwide pioneer and a global leader in the field of scientifically validated herbal healthcare. Integrating the principles of traditional Ayurvedic medicine and modern science, their reputation is built on clinically studied, pure, and safe herbal healthcare products based on extensive scientific validation and stringent quality controls. StressCare by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare has nearly 40 years of clinical re¬search behind it making in this natural stress formula one of North America’s most contemporary and exciting finds in wellness today!
*A comparative evaluation of StressCare Capsules in anxiety neurosis with special reference to cortisol and well-beingness (Das JKL, Unpublished Data, 2009). Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna, India.