To achieve optimal stress relief we need to take into account what level of vitamins and minerals we are getting in our diet. One of the effects of stress is a pronounced decrease in nutrient absorption and assimilation from the food we eat. Plus we prefer to eat ‘comfort foods’ in an attempt to feel better, which we know aren’t the best for our bodies.
Isn’t that the truth?!?! I got a very stressful letter in the mail the other day and all I wanted was a huge piece of cake! And I’ll admit it. I got it and ate it all! But did it reduce my stress? Not really, unfortunately. The letter was still there needing to be answered and now I had the added stress of knowing what I just ate.
Nutrient deficiencies can arise from not only stress, but anxiety and depression as well. For stress relief, we want to take high quality supplements to counteract the imbalances stress creates. This way we can reverse the negative health effects of stress and start feeling better. And…not crave that cake so much.
Vitamin D deficiency is most often thought of in relation to bone health. However, vitamin D deficiency is also known to be associated with an increased risk of several other disorders, including depression. Getting enough Vitamin D isn’t always easy so taking a high quality supplement daily can really help.
All of the B Vitamins are beneficial to your nervous system, especially B6 and Pantothenic Acid (B5). B5 is essential for all forms of life as it aids the production of the energy the body needs to function.
Vitamin C is probably the most known of all the vitamins. This essential vitamin strengthens the body’s immune response and helps fight off the stressors it encounters. Taken in combination with the other essential nutrients, you can eliminate one more worry from your life!
For the high quality supplements I take daily and recommend, click here and take a look at these vitamins for stress relief and optimal health.
And while you’re there, take a few minutes to do the Health Assessment found on left menu of the webpage and see what other things you can do for stress relief.