Our December 2020 Specials
‘Tis the season to be completely stressed out! Stress is defined as any disturbance: extreme cold or heat, psychological stress, sleep deprivation, and work overload – sounds like the holidays! This year, in particular, has brought it’s fair share of stressors and then some. These products will help you manage your stress response, keep energy levels high, and irritability down. No one likes a Grinch!
The body’s stress response system is comprised of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Prolonged stress triggers the HPA axis and consists of three stages: stage 1: alarm. Stage 2: resistance. And Stage 3: exhaustion.
The initial, short-lived phase is the body’s normal fight or flight response to danger, characterized by elevated cortisol levels. The subsequent resistance phase allows the body to continue buffering extended stress exposure, long after the initial fight-or-flight response has dissipated. Hormones released by the adrenals, such as cortisol and DHEA, help support the resistance reaction.
Extended periods of stress not only burden the system, creating an imbalance in cortisol and DHEA production, but can result in mental and physical fatigue, nervous tension, irritability and poor memory. All of which are characteristic of Stage 3.
Managing holiday stress can be a challenge, especially when you are trying to do so in a healthy manner. Stress is damaging, not only to your mind, but to your body. These supplements are designed to control stress hormones in Springfield Missouri and right now they’re on sale.