Let’s face it. We all have good days and bad days. With so much coming at us from work, family and – just life – it’s inevitable that we are going to run into those moments that are just more stressful than others. That’s why Market America| SHOP.COM is here to talk about stress and both the cognitive and physical indicators of stress, along with supplements that may help the body adapt to stress.
By now, most of us have had our share of stress. It’s that feeling that comes over us when we have a barrage of pressures – personal, work-related or both – that fight for our attention, causing that “wear and tear” on both our bodies and minds. Simply put, stress occurs when the pressure is greater than the resources our body can offer. Stress throws the whole body out of balance both with itself and with its environment.
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is “little or no stress” and 10 is “a great deal of stress,” the American Psychological Association survey – Stress in America 2020 – indicated an average of 5.4 for U.S. adults. Most blamed a lack of sleep, trying to juggle too many things and work pressures for causing them to feel stressed. Inevitably, all of this stress takes its toll on our emotions, our cognitive health and our physical health.
Now, let’s think about stress in terms of its ability to deplete you of your essential micronutrients – vitamins and nutrients your body needs every day – and it may surprise you that the very same vitamins, minerals and essential fats that are depleted by stress are the very same micronutrients that may help your body adapt to stress.
Overall, magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and supports more than 300 enzyme systems. It supports normal energy release, regulation of the body temperature, nerve function, adaptation to stress, metabolism and much more. The recommended daily value for adults is 400 mg of magnesium, however, average daily intakes are much less. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that most U.S. adults – especially those over the age of 30 – were receiving, on average, approximately 290 mg of magnesium daily. That study also showed that dietary intake is particularly low among women. Unfortunately, inadequate levels of magnesium have been linked to poorer concentration, memory and cognitive function and muscle discomfort. Sleep quality is associated with higher levels of magnesium and when these levels are low, sleep quality may suffer.
1. Magnesium Supplement Option
Isotonix Magnesium, available in an isotonic solution, provides the body with 100 percent of the recommended daily value of magnesium in a highly-bioavailable formula. Thanks to its unique formula, which includes two different types of magnesium to increase its absorption by the body, Isotonix Magnesium also helps maintain normal blood pressure and supports bone health and sleep quality, while promoting head comfort and optimal muscle health.**
A lack of vitamin B in your regimen may impact your physical health in different ways. Hundreds of bodily biochemical reactions are supported by B-vitamins, and deficiency in vitamin B can lead to fatigue and lethargy. A B-Complex vitamin is a mixture of eight essential B-vitamins that are critical to metabolism at the cellular level.
2. B-Complex Supplement Option
Isotonix Activated B-Complex delivers metabolically active forms of several vitamins and minerals in isotonic form, ensuring that your body receives and uses vital nutrients quickly and efficiently. B-vitamins, such as B6, B12 and folic acid, must undergo chemical changes before they can be utilized by the body. Furthermore, different factors, such as age and physical condition, may affect the body’s ability to activate vitamins on its own. If the non-active forms are used, the body is forced to work harder to gain the full benefit of the vitamin. These steps are eliminated when the forms used are already in their active states, By utilizing both the activated form of these vitamins as well as the superior isotonic delivery system, Isotonix Activated B-Complex supports your body’s absorption and immediate use of beneficial ingredients.**
While stress may be a part of life, it doesn’t need to hold you hostage when it comes to quality of life. Taking care of your body by exercising and eating right play an important role in helping you manage your stress. Supplements such as Isotonix Magnesium and Isotonix Activated B-Complex may also help play a role in helping your body adapt to stress.
As always, before making any changes to your diet or supplement intake, please speak with your personal healthcare physician to find out what options are right for you.
*Based on a report in August 2016 in the Business Times, a survey called “Working in Asia” confirmed Singapore offices are stressful places. 40% of Singapore workers polled named office politics as a major stressor; 35% cited workload and 35% lack of support.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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