13 Mar WHY STRESS & OVERREACTING PUTS YOU AT HIGHER RISK OF GETTING SICK
If there is one thing that can spread even worse than the virus itself it is misinformation around the virus, and the unnecessary immune-compromising stress that it can create.
Have you ever wondered why you tend to get sick when you’ve overworked yourself or you’re feeling extremely stressed out? It’s not that your body has generated the common cold or flu out of thin air, corticosteroid is suppressing the effectiveness of your immune system. When we’re stressed, our body generates a surplus of the hormone, which blocks the flow of immune protecting cells, called lymphocytes, from flowing freely through your body. If you are in close proximity of someone who is sick, or pick up bacteria from a communal space, your body cannot fight the infection as effectively as it would if you had the support of a strong immune system.
If you are prone to anxiety or stress there are a number of products you can use to alleviate the onset:
Rhodiola is a powerful adaptogen that helps the body adapt to mental, emotional or environmental stress. It also acts as an antidepressant; improving the passage of serotonin precursors through the blood-brain barrier, and having a balancing effect on serotonin levels.
Magnesium promotes strong healthy bones, helps to prevent osteoporosis, it is required for an enzyme that converts vitamin D its most active form, helps to maintain a healthy calcium balance, promotes healthy muscle growth, Eases migraines & tension headaches, to name a few.
Sceletium Tortuosum, or what locals might know as Kanna, Channa or Kougoed. Traditionally used by the Southern African people as a mood enhancer and cognitive enhancer, recent studies have proven what they knew- sceletium is a wonderful aid for those suffering from stress, anxiety and even depression0.
This natural anti-anxiety formulation has been created to relieve all types of anxiety and nervousness quickly and effectively. Lactium, the key ingredient in Take it Easy Lozenges is clinically proven to reduce stress symptoms.
Magnesium oil is one of the quickest and most convenient ways to absorb this important mineral into your body. Chronic magnesium deficiency can result in nervous symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, nervousness and insomnia.
It is always good to remind yourself of your limitations and your weak points – if you feel that stress gets the better of you allow yourself the space and correct precautions to assist, and as we head into the colder seasons to take the same amount of care in ensuring your mind is healthy so it can assist your body in fighting off any viruses.