Best Supplements to Promote Calm and Reduce Anxiety

Stress is a part of life that everyone must navigate; it is such a natural part of the human experience that the body is equipped with its own natural stress response in order to address the feelings of stress as they arise. When performing at an optimal level, the body’s natural stress response consists of the adrenal glands releasing adrenaline to trigger the fight-or- flight response. Under ideal conditions, cortisol would help the body return adrenaline to balanced levels after a stressful situation has been addressed. However, repeated and prolonged exposure to stress can actually lead to more serious conditions like chronic stress, anxiety and depression.

Anxiety has also become so prevalent that it has been estimated that roughly 30 percent of US adults struggle with some type of anxiety disorder at some point in their lives. Fortunately, the chemical nature of stress and anxiety also means that certain nutrients and organic chemical compounds have the potential to support a healthy stress response and help the body return to a balanced state.

How Too Much Cortisol Can Lead to Chronic Stress

The role of cortisol as the body’s primary hormone in its natural stress response has earned it the nickname of “stress hormone”. This hormone relies on the optimal function of three different organs in order to be distributed properly throughout the body: the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal glands. These three organs interact so much to support whole body health that they are often referred to collectively as the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.

Cortisol’s potential to influence whole body health is further bolstered by the fact that most of the body’s tissues have glucocorticoid receptors. Under ideal conditions, cortisol levels peak in the early morning and taper off throughout the day. However, chronic stress and consistently high cortisol levels are two conditions that often feed off one another. In terms of self-care, stress management techniques like meditation and deep breathing could potentially address stress. Unfortunately, even these techniques can become less effective when dealing with chronic stress. When the body becomes stuck in this negative feedback loop, high levels of cortisol can wreak havoc throughout the body and lead to a wide variety of symptoms and health conditions that include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sleep issues
  • Increased body fat and unexpected weight gain
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) and high blood sugar
  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Decreased bone density and increased risk of osteoporosis
  • Issues with memory and focus
  • Decreased muscle strength

Supporting Optimal Stress Response with Professional Grade Nutraceuticals

To help promote feelings of calm and reduce feelings of anxiety, the nutraceutical industry has developed a wealth of products to provide the body with select nutrients and organic chemical compounds. EVEXIAS Health Solutions has designed a variety of professional grade nutraceutical products that have the potential to naturally reduce the risk of chronic stress and more serious health conditions like anxiety and depression.

L-Theanine Support

L-theanine is a powerful amino acid that exists in specific types of tea leaves. While L-theanine can be obtained by drinking certain types of tea, the high levels of caffeine that also accompany tea have the potential to override the feelings of calm that result from L-theanine.

Fortunately, products like L-Theanine Support can provide this amino acid to the body without any caffeine. Much of the strong influence L-theanine has on feelings of calm and relaxation can be traced to its ability to support the production of an inhibitory neurotransmitter known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This chemical messenger is recognized as an inhibitory neurotransmitter because it blocks certain signals from reaching the central nervous system. More specifically, GABA blocks the signals that are responsible for stress, fear and anxiety. By blocking these negative feelings, L-theanine has also gained a reputation for promoting mental clarity and optimal cognitive function.

L-theanine is also known to support the production of other calm-inducing neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine. This strong influence on neurotransmitters also allows for L-theanine to support healthy sleep cycles. Sleep loss is another issue that can exist in a negative feedback loop relationship with stress.

EVEXIAS Sleep

EVEXIAS Sleep contains a blend of organic chemical compounds, adaptogenic herbs and other nutrients that have been recognized for their ability to promote optimal sleep cycles, including GABA. By promoting healthy sleep patterns, products like EVEXIAS Sleep have the potential to reduce stress and help the body return to a balanced state after stressful situations have been addressed.

In addition to GABA, this professional grade nutraceutical contains another amino acid known as 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), which is also classified as a neurotransmitter. 5-HTP has long been a common ingredient in supplements for sleep support, because it plays a critical role in the production of dopamine.

EVEXIAS Sleep has also been packed with melatonin, a hormone found naturally in the human body that is essential to healthy sleep cycles. In addition to supporting optimal sleep health, melatonin has also been recognized for its ability to enhance the function of GABA receptors.

Valerian root is an adaptogenic herb that has also gained a reputation for promoting feelings of calm and reducing anxiety by enhancing GABA receptors. Honokiol, an organic chemical compound with anxiolytic properties derived from magnolia seeds, has been recognized for its ability to reduce feelings of fear and anxiety.

Cognitive Ultra W/ Relora

Cognitive Ultra W/ Relora contains a blend of adaptogenic herbal extracts that have been known to support a healthy stress response and balanced cortisol levels.

Relora® is a proprietary blend of extracts derived from the barks of two Asian herbs, and it is widely known for its strong adaptogenic properties. The extracts from magnolia (Magnolia officinalis) and phellodendron (Phellodendron amurense) plants have been recognized for their ability to promote balanced levels of cortisol.

Bacopa monnieri is an ancient Ayurvedic herbal remedy that combines two plant- based chemical compounds known as bacosides A and B. Bacopa has long been lauded for its ability to support optimal cognitive function and stress response.

Complete Mag

Complete Mag is packed with a potent blend of three forms of chelated magnesium that were expertly selected for their optimal bioavailability (absorbability).

Magnesium taurate consists of magnesium and an attached amino acid known as taurine. This resulting organic chemical compound is known for supporting optimal cognitive function with its neuroprotective properties.

Magnesium glycinate consists of an amino acid known as glycine attached to magnesium. This highly bioavailable form of magnesium has been recognized for its ability to support the production of serotonin.

Magnesium malate combines magnesium and an attached organic chemical compound known as malic acid. This highly bioavailable form of magnesium has been recognized for its neuroprotective properties and the ability to promote healthy cognitive function.

Promote Calm and Reduce Anxiety with Nutraceuticals from EVEXIAS

These four professional grade nutraceuticals are just some of the products developed by the experts at EVEXIAS Health Solutions for supporting feelings of calm and promoting healthy cognitive function. To further promote feelings of calm and reduce anxiety, EVEXIAS offers a range of services that include lifestyle management guidance and hormone pellet therapy featuring. Find the nearest EVEXIAS Health Solutions provider to learn more about the best ways to support holistic wellness and an optimal stress response.

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