Chronic stress is detrimental
Long-term stress and anxiety can have a detrimental effect on physical and mental health, leading to high blood pressure, cardiac disease, metabolic disorders, depression, or other health problems (Chandrasekhar et al., 2012; Ross, 2014). While we all experience some form of stress as a normal reaction to everyday pressures and interactions, extreme or long-lasting stress can overwhelm the body’s ability to cope. When left untreated, long-term stress overexposes the body to stress hormones, interferes with normal physiological processes, and can cause adrenal fatigue (Wilson, 2014).
Signs that you are facing too much stress include symptoms of anxiety, weight changes, fatigue, headaches, irritability, insomnia, cravings, or memory loss that are out of character.
Alleviate stress naturally
When your body’s natural “stress coping mechanisms” become taxed, it is time to get help. In addition to eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly, natural supplements can help our body to lessen the undesirable effects of stress. Natural Factors’ superior, fast-acting Stress-Relax line of products can help you cope with occasional and chronic stress, while fostering a sound, healthy sleep.
Serenity Formula contains a combination of adaptogenic herbs that are used in herbal medicine to help improve mental and physical performance after periods of stress. Each capsule contains Sensoril®, a proprietary extract of ashwagandha, Siberian ginseng, lavender, and rhodiola. Human trial has shown that ashwagandha can boost our body’s stress resistance and thereby help improve quality of life (Chandrasekhar et al., 2012). Serenity formula can be used as a tonic to help relieve general debility and/or to aid during convalescence.
Mental Calmness contains Suntheanine®, a pure, patented form of L-theanine that helps to temporarily promote relaxation while maintaining mental clarity. L-Theanine is a natural and safe amino acid derived from green tea. It stimulates alpha brain waves to aid relaxation while maintaining mental alertness – similar to what is achieved through meditation (Mason, 2001). Two of the tasty and fast-acting chewable tablets can bring you into a relaxed, but alert state in as little as 30 minutes (Mason, 2001).
Tranquil Sleep provides a synergistic combination of L-theanine, 5-HTP, and melatonin that temporarily promotes relaxation and improves sleep quality. It helps increase the total sleep time in people suffering from sleep restriction or an altered sleep schedule (e.g., shift-work and jet lag). It helps relieve the daytime fatigue associated with jet lag and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep in people with delayed sleep phase syndrome. It is available in delicious tropical fruit flavoured chewable tablets and easy-to-swallow enteric-coated softgels.
100% Natural GABA helps to temporarily promote relaxation and ease nervous tension by providing a calming neurotransmitter (brain compound) called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). When we become overwhelmed with stress and anxiety the brain typically responds by producing more of the amino acid GABA. However, many people with anxiety and insomnia do not manufacture sufficient levels of GABA and supplementation may be necessary. 100% Natural GABA is made with PharmaGABA, a natural product that can cross the blood brain barrier and provides fast-acting relief for nervousness and acute stress.
Magnesium Citrate Powder helps fulfill the daily requirement for magnesium, which is a factor in the maintenance of good health. By getting enough dietary magnesium you can avoid symptoms of magnesium deficiency, such as heightened stress, trouble sleeping, and muscle tension. The delicious drink mix is absorbed easily, naturally sweetened with stevia, and available in tropical fruit or berry flavours.
Natural relief from stress and anxiety
Natural Factors Stress-Relax line of products is ideal for people looking to relieve stress and anxiety naturally. They provide a comprehensive approach towards calmer days and restful nights. Each product can be used alone or in combination for personalized stress management.
Serenity Formula, Mental Calmness, Tranquil Sleep, and 100% Natural GABA are intended for adults age 19 years and older while Magnesium Citrate Powder is formulated for use by adolescents and adults (9–18 years old)
The delicious chewable tablets, easy-to-swallow capsules, and naturally sweetened drink mix make Stress-Relax products easy to take and quick to absorb. Because they are natural, non-addictive, and made from superior, high-quality sources, Stress-Relax works in harmony with your body’s natural “stress coping mechanisms”.