Anti-Stress beverages are the new rage, but like their pick-me-up energy drink counterparts, they’re full of sugar, preservatives, dyes and are a nutritionist’s nightmare. Not only are they generally bad for you, some of the ingredients can be counter-productive; sugar, for example, can not only be energizing but too much can cause damage within the body.
Of course, some of the ingredients ARE good for you, but drinking them with sugar and preservatives is counter-productive. There are other ways to add them to the diet.
Teas, especially herbal ones formulated to be caffeine-free with lots of good plants can be a good way to introduce brain-boosting and stress relieving amino acids into your routine. The ritual of preparing tea itself can be calming, so consider that before pre-made drinks.
Eating a variety of foods, including a variety of proteins and green vegetables also fortifies the diet with brain-boosting anxiety-fighting goodness. Make sure to get a variety of each food group daily.
Ensure you get enough nutrients:
If you’re concerned about supporting brain health and function, a supplement might be the right choice. Variety isn’t always easy to accomplish on a daily or even weekly basis, especially as wintertime causes prices on fresh fruit and veggies to go up while availability goes down.
CALM MGRx is a daytime neuro-support formula. It’s designed to support neurotransmitter health by providing the body the ingredients to build what the brain needs to function.
Nite MGR is the nighttime partner to CALM MGRx. It contains melatonin, a natural way to help the body regulate its sleeping and waking cycle and support a full nights rest (especially if their are ambient lights from electronic devices or if you don’t get enough sleep, your body NEEDS melatonin!).
Specifically formulated to support the body’s anti-stress mechanisms, D.S.A. MGRx is packed with traditional anti-stress herbs and amino acids, including St. John’s Wort, L-Theanine, and Valerian Root extract.
Before changing your diet or taking supplements, talk to your healthcare provider and make sure to avoid drug interactions by checking any medications you may be taking for warnings and consulting with a pharmacist or doctor.
Nutrition is just one way to fight stress symptoms, how do you relax? Share your thoughts in the comments!