Stress is a condition that is part of life. If the stress becomes too intense and long-lasting, it can have a negative effect on your health. Dietary supplements can help manage the stress.
Stress is not the same as stress and is not bad per se. There is actually a division into good stress (eustress) and bad stress (distress). Good stress is the engine of man. He pushes us forward, motivates and is therefore responsible for us getting up in the morning and crawling out of our “cave”. Positive stress gives us energy and a reason to do things. This is how we pass tests and challenges and conquer fears.
Bad stress, on the other hand, is harmful and makes you ill. Bad stress always comes with emotional (exceptional) states and is therefore more difficult to cope with. Long-term exposure to bad stress puts your health at risk. Among other things, a dietary supplement coordinated with the doctor, which has an effect on body and mind, can help here.
Stress puts the body on alert. The organism works at full speed, which means that more energy, oxygen and nutrients such as vitamins and minerals are required. It drains the body.
Symptoms of stress include insomnia, stomach pain, headache, tiredness, irritability, shortness of breath or sweating. In addition, concentration and memory performance decrease. The health consequences of stress can be serious. Among other things, the risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, depression or anxiety disorders increases.
As mentioned earlier, when the body is stressed, it uses more nutrients than usual. At the same time, there are certain nutrients that help with stress and can therefore be supplied to the body through supplementation.
The following nutrients are particularly helpful against stress:
Everyone is under stress at times, especially in challenging situations. The body can often compensate for these reactions with subsequent calmer phases. The situation is different with constant stress. This is characterized, among other things, by the fact that sleep is restless, it takes a long time to fall asleep and thoughts are constantly circling.
Another sign is constant irritability and sensitivity (to noise, for example). Impatience, listlessness, forgetfulness, nervousness and tension in the upper back or gastrointestinal problems are also alarm signals.
Stress management tips:
Dietary supplements are freely available in supermarkets, drugstores and pharmacies. The funds are among the foods and are intended to supplement the diet. A preliminary proof of effectiveness or safety to an authority is not necessary for dietary supplements. The manufacturer alone is responsible for safety.
Medicines are only available in pharmacies. They are used to cure certain diseases or to alleviate their symptoms. Drugs can be made from both plant and chemical substances and are approved by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices or by the European Central Authority in a test procedure. For the approval process, the manufacturer must in turn present clinical studies that prove the effectiveness and safety of the product.
While positive stress challenges and motivates us, permanent, bad stress makes us ill. To prevent this, it can be useful to take certain dietary supplements. It should be borne in mind here that magnesium, B vitamins and the like only combat the symptoms such as tiredness, irritability or discomfort and not the cause.
You can actively tackle the latter yourself – in consultation with a doctor or therapist – by, among other things, eliminating stress factors, taking time for yourself and eating healthy.