Supplementing for stress
Why stress awareness is important & how supplements and nutrition can help.
Stress is the body’s natural response when faced with challenging situations. While some stress can be beneficial, it can quickly become overwhelming if we don’t know how to manage it, leading to long term consequences to both our physical and mental health.
This April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress Awareness Month was created to encourage us to open up the conversation around stress and become more mindful of the effects of stress on our overall well being. The more we learn about stress, the better equipped we can be to manage it, so it doesn’t manage us.
Nutrition and supplements play an important role in managing stress and a nutrient rich diet can provide the body with essential nutrients that help combat stress. Whilst it’s important to eat a balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables, sometimes life takes over and diet can fall to the wayside.
HUX Superfood Blend contains over 100% of your recommended daily Vitamins A, C & D as well as 17 organic superfoods, prebiotics & probiotics for gut health and 13 grams of plant-based protein. You can think of it as your nutritional insurance policy so you know your bases are covered.
Within the blend is Ashwagandha, this prized Chinese herb has been shown to help the body adapt to stress by reducing cortisol levels and promoting relaxation.
Another essential mineral within HUX Superfood Blend is magnesium. Magnesium helps to regulate the nervous system and balance cortisol levels, as well as encouraging relaxation and regulating the nervous system.
To read more about HUX Superfood Blend, what it does and how it can help you hit your nutritional RDAs, check out our blog post here.
Nootropics supplements help to support the body’s response to stress by providing cognitive, mood, and energy support. When we’re stressed our cognitive abilities can become impaired, making it harder to manage stressors effectively.
HUX Nootropics supplement contains L-Theanine, an ingredient shown to improve cognitive function and focus our attention. Interestingly when combined with caffeine such as within this supplement, the brain boosting effects of L-Theanine are amplified yet it doesn’t cause the same jittery effects as caffeine from coffee due to the slow release. This makes it a great alternative to coffee for that mid-morning slump or afternoon lull to give you your daily edge.
Another huge factor when it comes to stress management is sleep. Sleep is everything and when you’re not getting enough of it, it can really take a toll. During sleep the body repairs and rejuvenates itself, including the brain, which helps us to better cope with stress.
A lack of sleep can increase the body’s levels of cortisol, leading to increased feelings of stress and anxiety. On the other hand, getting enough quality sleep can help improve mood, reduce stress levels, and increase our ability to cope with daily stressors. Having an evening routine can really help you wind down if you’re someone who struggles to switch off at night. Limiting your screen time before bed and avoiding heavy meals or sugary foods directly before bed can also help your body unwind.
If you struggle with your sleep it could also be worth taking a sleep supplement to help you ensure you're clocking those 8 hours to leave you rested and ready to face the day.
HUX Sleep contains Levagen, a clinically tested ingredient proven to enhance sleep quality so the hours you do get actually count as opposed to so many other sleeping pills that just knock you out and leave you drowsy the next day. Read more on HUX Sleep here and find out just how you can drift off to dreamland quicker and wake up sharper, every, single, day.
There’s no magic cure for stress, but there are ways we can help our bodies and prime them so that they are better adapted to cope with stress when it does come along. By fueling your body with the correct nutrients and making life easier through simple supplementation, HUX is here to help you handle stress so it doesn’t take over.
This Stress Awareness Month we’ve partnered up with home fragrance brand Aery to help you find ways to unwind and destress. Aery have offered HUX an exclusive 30% discount with the code NOSTRESS30 for the month of April.