Over 500 years ago, an Italian doctor and lawyer by the name of Hippolytus de Marsiliis noticed that seemingly harmless drops of water falling on stone gradually carved a hollow in the rock-hard surface. He turned this water-dropping-on-stone effect into a form of torture.
Incessant drops of water landing on a person’s forehead at an inconsistent pace eventually drives that individual insane. This could be a suitable analogy of the long-term effects of chronic stress on the body.
It’s of crucial importance to effectively handle any relentless drops of aggravation that may befall you. Otherwise, the situation can be torturous and have a deleterious impact on your health.
One of the noticeable effects of stress is sleep loss. A neuroscientific explanation is the overactivation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, resulting in the prolonged release of cortisol: the primary stress hormone.¹
While cortisol is essential for coping with stressful situations, overexposure to this hormone can interrupt restorative sleep patterns and disrupt most body processes.² Consequently, managing stress is absolutely vital for maintaining good health.
Stress-Managing Moves Include:
✓ Getting regular exercise
✓ Eating a mostly plant-based diet
✓ Making time for healthy hobbies
✓ Being organized at home and work
✓ Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep on a regular basis
✓ Having daily doses of the best medicine: laughter
✓ Maintaining relationships with nurturing friends and family
✓ Utilizing relaxation techniques (e.g., deep breathing, tai chi, yoga, etc.)
Nutrition that works for improving and maintaining people’s health is the main focus of AIM’s mission. There are a number of natural health products in the AIM lineup with specific ingredients that help to relieve stress, which has risen globally during the past two years.
The naturally calming herbs in Composure, anti-stress herbs in GinkgoSense and muscle-relaxing magnesium in Mag-nificence CWR are ingredients in three AIM products that can be kept on hand to help you combat stress.
Introduced in 1989, Composure has been helping AIM product users to regain their composure for over three decades.
The herbal ingredients in the Composure formulation were combined to promote relaxation and help maintain neuro health. The botanical blend that includes passionflower delivers a plant-based way to calmness that supports getting a good night’s sleep. At the same time, Composure can be taken whenever needed during the day to relieve stress-induced tension.
As a dietary supplement for memory and vision health, GinkgoSense includes Ginkgo biloba extract and ashwagandha, both of which are anti-stress herbs.
Ginkgo biloba extract is primarily associated with enhanced cognitive function and improved circulation to the extremities. A 2017 study involving 99 refugees further revealed that the participants taking Ginkgo biloba extract experienced significant stress reduction.1
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress, likely in correlation with properties that reduce serum cortisol levels. Stress increases the release of cortisol, and ashwagandha can help your body to adapt by reversing this response, thereby contributing to healthy sleep patterns.2
Stress depletes your magnesium levels. Magnesium deficiency can enhance your susceptibility to stress,3 magnifying its effects on your mental and physical state.
A warm way to combat stress is to immerse yourself in a hot bath ladened with Mag-nificence CWR. Introducing topical magnesium to your bath time allows your body and mind to unwind while absorbing a mineral that induces relaxation. Stress makes it difficult to relax. Mag-nificence CWR bath additive makes it easy to relax and relieve stress.