Address that Stress!
Nutri-Calm from Nature's Sunshine - Key System Product for the Nervous System
Nutri-Calm has been formulated to give extra support to the body during times of pressure, and helps to replenish those vitamins that are easily depleted during a stress response, namely B vitamins and Vitamin C.
Nutri-Calm provides good levels of these vitamins as well as the herb chamomile, for soothing and maintaining a healthy nervous system.
What is Stress?
Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of challenging demand, and this response is driven by energy. Stress sets up a certain pattern of physiological activity within the body, which diverts energy to where historically it would have been most useful to deal with a threatening situation.
Tasks like repair and maintenance, which normally go on in the background, are not conducted with maximum effectiveness. This is not really an issue in the short term, but for those with on-going stressful lives, long-term stress can have a serious impact on our health.
Stress basically diverts energy away from important everyday functions within the body, such as digestion. In fact, the body will down grade everything that is not deemed to be
It also speeds up the ageing process as it creates free radicals. Free radicals bring about degeneration within the body by causing DNA damage, and aggravating inflammation, which underpins many health problems.
Stress can also impact upon our ability to obtain restful sleep. It can affect our relationships with others, and compromise the quality of lives generally. It has been shown that chronic stress can take years off our life expectancy.
Stress, and the stimulants we use to cope with it such as sugary drinks and snacks, coffee, alcohol, cigarettes etc., all consume energy. It is like putting your foot down on the accelerator
in a car – you not only use more fuel, you wear the car out faster.
Conservative estimates suggest that the need for nutrients is doubled whilst you are in a stressful state? Why is this?
Because part of the ‘fight or flight’ response of stress causes the body to maintain a state of muscular tension, during which every muscle is consuming energy. This becomes a vicious circle
- and as energy begins to wain, it becomes more stressful for the body, so the stress response continues.
Any long-term stress response will impact blood sugar balance within the body, which has a tendency to throw us into energy consuming patterns of behaviour, such as the use of stimulants and the intake of high carbohydrate foods. This in turn becomes another stress for the body.
In the long term this stress can result in adrenal imbalance characterised by energy slumps, being tired all the time, mood swings, poor sleep and concentration and many other symptoms.
The whole of the glandular system is involved in managing the way we release energy in order to deal with stress. And the B vitamins are particularly important as they are catalyst nutrients that drive enzyme systems to release energy from fuel nutrients such as glucose. B vitamins are also important for the normal functioning of the nervous system, including the production of neurotransmitters and the healthy maintenance of brain cells. Good levels of B vitamins are essential to help us cope well with stress.
Vitamin C is an important vitamin for stress management. It is a powerful antioxidant helping to provide antioxidant protection to the liver and the rest of the body, to offset free radical damage caused by stress hormones.
Vitamin C also nourishes the adrenal glands, which create the stress hormones adrenaline, cortisol and DHEA. It’s particularly important for the synthesis of adrenaline, and has also been shown in studies to reduce the amounts of cortisol, which can be damaging if high levels are left circulating in the blood, so it’s a vital nutrient for dealing with stress.
DHEA is also used to create oestrogen and testosterone, which govern reproduction. Survival takes priority over reproduction, so the body will take what it needs in terms of DHEA to deal with the stress first, and whatever’s left can be used to make reproductive hormones. This has quite serious implications considering the roles of oestrogen and testosterone, not only for fertility, but also for keeping healthy in later life.
We know that vitamin C keeps the immune system healthy in at least 12 different ways, and that the immune system can be impacted during periods of stress.
Herbalists have used Chamomile for centuries to help people who need to relax, particularly where the digestion is being affected by stress.
German Chamomile used in Nutri-Calm is a genre of the herb that has been extensively used, and is also considered to give the best taste. The flowers have a long tradition of use as a tea to refresh the nerves and encourage the body to relax. This is one herb where there’s been extensive research, to confirm its beneficial soothing and calming properties.
During times of pressure, the nervous system uses extra B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. B-Complex vitamins are in high demand within the body, but they are often lost in the refining and cooking process of most foods, and can be easily washed from the body. Physically stressful conditions can also deplete the body of B vitamins.
Nutri-Calm provides generous amounts of these nutrients along with the herb chamomile, which herbalists recommend for its ability to help the healthy nervous system.
• Provides nutrients for the nervous system and brain
• Helps us settle when life becomes too much of a challenge
• Helps replenish vitamins that are often depleted in times of stress
Nutri-Calm can replenish essential nutrients and help you to stay soothed and settled.
Nutri-Calm is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Who Needs Nutri-Calm?
Anyone who’s suffering from stress, in its many forms, whether emotional, mental, environmental, or physical.
Whether you’re preparing for exams, recovering from a trauma like an accident or bereavement, have a stressful journey to work, have a hectic high pressure job, or are trying to cope with a busy and demanding family life.