September 11, 2017by Cindy Boyer

Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand or change. Over time stress can affect your health and become chronic stress. Chronic stress can suppress immune, digestive, sleep, and reproductive systems, which may cause them to stop working normally.

We recommend the following products:

Terry Naturally’s Stress Control which is a combination of Lemon Balm and Holy Basil. This combination helps you keep things in perspective while staying calm and focused.

Natural Factors Serenity Formula is another great combination. This formula will promote emotional well-being and help the body cope with chronic stress. It combines Sensoril and ashwagandha as well as calming herbs, Eleuthero extract (Siberian ginseng), Lavender and Rhodiola. Sensoril is a patented extract of Withania somnifera (ashwaganda) that has been shown to have stress-relieving and anti-anxiety effects. It is unique because it produces a relaxing effect while increasing energy levels and reducing fatigue. Take 125 to 250 mg twice daily.

PharmaGABA is another great product for stress. It appears that many people with anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy and other brain disorders do not manufacture sufficient levels of GABA. Many pharmaceutical drugs like Valium, Neurontin, baclofen and Valproate act by increasing the effects of PharmaGABA within the brain. These drugs also have side effects and can be highly addictive and therefore unsuitable for long term use. PharmaGABA is very safe and effective at a dose of 100-200 mgs three times a day.

Cindy Boyer