Defying Stress with Nature

As the end of the semester approaches, things are starting to pick up and get a little hectic. This post will go over some quick and easy tips on how to defy stress with nature. 

Things like taking a walk or going for a run outside can boost the release of endorphins and allow the mind to ease up a little. Taking a bath with Epsom salt, making a cup of adaptogenic tea and watch a movie, or getting a massage with essential oils can also help relieve a significant amount of stress. 

Supplements with things like L-Theanine, 5-HTP, ashwagandha, Reishi mushrooms, and magnesium can also calm the mind naturally and promote a feeling of relaxation. Irwin Naturals Stress-Defy Extra with Ashwagandha combines all these amino acids, herbs, and vitamins to 

L-Theanine naturally occurs in our body and the primary function is to stimulate alpha brain waves to produce a general feeling of calmness and alert focus. 5-HTP is responsible for boosting the production of serotonin as it has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. Ashwagandha can provide support against the negative ramifications of stress. Reishi mushrooms are also known as the queen of mushrooms and it has received a lot of attention for the mind and body balancing properties it has. Finally, magnesium plays an integral role in calming the body all while reducing aches and pains.