Stress is now acknowledged as a proven threat to health. A recent study implicates stress in causing disease and degradation at the cellular and molecular level, diminishing a person’s health and quality of life. Some of the diseases believed caused by stress are psychological and physical responses such as depression and anxiety, heart disease, stroke, a susceptibility to infectious diseases, immune disorders, cancer, gastrointestinal disorders, eating problems, diabetes, chronic pain, sleep disorders, sexual and reproductive dysfunction, memory concentration, learning disorders and other illnesses.The generic formula for a stressful situation is one in which there is high demand with little control or autonomy. Some people use methods of stress release that are not working but there are some that may help to relief stress from inside out. One way of dealing with stress may be through an attitude adjustment. Just by attaining a positive frame of mind can help a person overcome the effects of stress. It is recommended to obtain this to go to spas and let us to be pampered. For example, massage appears to slow down the heart and relax the body. Another way we can fight stress is by having the correct calming nutrients in our diets. One of them is the L-Theanine, a non-protein amino acid found in the leaves of green tea. It is non-sedating, non-addictive accompanied by its ability to help calm. Vitamin C may contribute to improved immune system functions under stress so individuals are better able to combat illness. After ingesting vitamin C the high level of cortisol is lowered, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands in times of stress causing an imbalance in various organs of the body.
B-12, or cobalamin helps enhance the normal activity of the immune system and improve the body’s ability to withstand stressful conditions. Vitamin B12 works closely with Folic Acid or folate Lower levels of Folic Acid may lead to mood disorders and may be associated with depression more than any other nutrient. Folic acid is very sensitive to light and higher temperatures, so the relative freshness of the vegetables contributes to balance versus deficiencies in diet. Magnesium deficiency can contribute to many ailments, such as back pain, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety and panic, muscle cramps, and migraine headaches. High amounts of supplemental calcium in the body have been connected with low magnesium levels. For that reason, women taking the new higher recommended amounts of calcium should be taking supplemental magnesium. Stress seems to be a way of life if we interact with the world. Possibly each person should investigate taking supplementation of these stress vitamins as a step towards keeping oneself cool.James L. Beck is the owner of Mountain View Labs, LLC. He is a 30-year veteran of the nutritional supplements industry. He can be e-mailed at email@example.com