5 Natural Supplements for Stress Reduction

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While stress is common almost everywhere, humans have been dealing with it for thousands of years. Herbs and natural remedies have always been used to help change the way we feel and improve the symptoms. Here are 5 of natures stress remedies!


Rhodiola

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Rhodiola is a plant that is native to artic regions of Asia and Europe and has been used to improve moods and reduce stress since since 77 C.E. The most extensively studied property of Rhodiola is it’s ability to help people deal with fatigue. Since exhaustion often contributes to stress, anything that reduces fatigue can help in the battle against stress.


Ashwagandha

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Ashwagandha has a deep history in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. The entire plant, from roots to seeds, has beneficial properties, especially when it comes to stress reduction. The benefits of Ashwagandha are wide ranging, but it shines in the areas of reducing stress. One study from 2017 showed a 44% reduction in stress levels after taking Ashwagandha, as opposed to just a 5.5% decrease in the group taking a placebo.


Valerian Root

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Valerian is a perennial plant native to Europe. It has been used to help with nervousness, anxiety, and sleep disturbances since the second century A.D. There is also encouraging evidence that supplementing with valerian root can reduce stress. Valerian root is best known for helping with sleep issues since it creates a calming affect on the body. 


Bacopa

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Bacopa Monnieri is a perennial herb that has proven stress-reducing benefits. It’s been used as part of Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries to enhance learning, boost memory, sharpen focus, lower stress and improve mood. Modern research has focused on Bacopa’s ability to lower cortisol levels in the blood which is responsible for many of it's benefits. 


Vitamin B Complex

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Vitamin B is found in many different types of the food we consume, and is responsible for a lot of the energy our body produces. Low energy and fatigue are often key contributors to irritability and stress levels. Adding more vitamin B to your diet can help keep your energy levels high and improve cognitive performance.


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