Now more than ever, Canadians are feeling the pinch. I’m talking about stress! Everyone is trying to figure out their “new normal” and adapt to our ever-changing world.
All these changes really throw our bodies out of whack. Recent studies show 54% of people are more emotionally exhausted,1 42% report a decline in mental health,1 and 50% say stress is having an impact on their sleep patterns.2
When our bodies are under stress, they initiate the fight or flight response. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is released and alters the functioning in many areas of the body. These effects include increasing our blood pressure, slowing down digestion, altering our mood, increasing anxiety, turning on our brains which makes it harder to sleep, and even suppressing the immune system.3 This is definitely not the picture of health!
Other very common complaints with stress are poor sleep and lack of focus or concentration, or as many call it, ‘brain fog’. Having difficulties finding the right word, or recalling someone’s name is not a coincidence, as it has been found that chronic stress can cause loss of brain volume leading to both emotional and cognitive impairments.4
Luckily, there are things we can do to help relieve symptoms of stress.
Increasing Resistance to Stress
For added support, which is something that we all need right now, various botanicals with adaptogenic activity can be used. Adaptogens are a class of botanicals that temporarily relieve symptoms of stress.
There are several herbal ingredients that have traditionally been used in Herbal Medicine as adaptogens to help increase energy and bolster resistance to stress:
Ashwagandha helps increase energy and resistance to stress and is traditionally used in Ayurveda for memory enhancement.
Siberian ginseng helps relieve general weakness, fatigue, and helps improve mental and physical performance after periods of mental and physical exertion.6
Reishi is used to help increase energy and resistance to stress (e.g., in case of mental and physical fatigue related to stress) and to support the immune system.7
Lion’s Mane 8 provides antioxidants and so does Maca.9
Energy & Adaptogen Booster can help!
Jamieson recently launched an amazing formula with a combination of all these ingredients to help increase energy and resistance to stress. 10 It is a flavourless powder, that can be added as a booster to any cold beverage! What sets this formula apart from other stress supplements is the peace of mind knowing that it is TRU-ID® certified to guarantee the authenticity of the ingredients on the label.
If you’re looking for a premium formula that will support your energy and stress, increase focus and relaxation…and make you more like you, it’s time to look no further, Energy & Adaptogen Booster Powder is here for you!
- Qualtrics. The other COVID-19 crisis: Mental health. Accessed Feb 24, 2021 at: https://www.qualtrics.com/blog/confronting-mental-health/
- Ipsos. Stress becoming a way of life for Canadians. Accessed Feb 24, 2021 at: https://www.ipsos.com/en-ca/stress-becoming-way-life-canadians
- Hannibal, K. E., & Bishop, M. D. (2014). Chronic Stress, Cortisol Dysfunction, and Pain: A Psychoneuroendocrine Rationale for Stress Management in Pain Rehabilitation. Physical Therapy, 94(12), 1816–1825.https://doi.org/10.2522/ptj.20130597
- Science Daily. How stress and depression can shrink the brain. Accessed March 9, 2021 at: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120812151659.htm
- Health Canada. Single monographs. Accessed May 6, 2021 at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/atReq.do?atid=ashwagandha&lang=eng
- Health Canada. Single monographs. Accessed May 6, 2021 at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/atReq.do?atid=eleuthero&lang=eng
- Health Canada. Reishi – Ganoderma Lucidum Monograph. Accessed March 12, 2021 at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/atReq.do?atid=reishi&lang=eng
- Health Canada. Mushrooms Monograph. Accessed Sept 13, 2019 at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/atReq.do?atid=mushrooms.champignons&lang=eng
- Health Canada. Maca – Lepidium Meyenii Monograph. Accessed Sept 13, 2019 at: http://webprod.hc-sc.gc.ca/nhpid-bdipsn/atReq.do?atid=maca.lepidium.meyenii&lang=eng
- Health Canada. Energy and Adaptogen Booster Monograph. Accessed June 30 2021 at: https://health-products.canada.ca/lnhpd-bdpsnh/info.do?licence=80105396