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What is stress?

Stress is a natural reaction to life experiences that can manifest both mentally and physically. We all experience stress at one point in our lives – from daily responsibilities such as work tasks to highly emotional family events such as the death of a loved one.

What are the signs of stress?

Physical symptoms of stress include:

  • chest pain or health palpitations/heart racing.

  • aches and pains

  • restlessness or exhaustion

  • headaches, shaking, feeling dizzy

  • high blood pressure

  • low libido or frustration

  • weakened immune system

  • stomach or gut issues

  • muscle tension or jaw clenching

Stress can also present mental health symptoms like:

  • anxiety or irritability

  • depression

  • panic attacks

  • sadness

What are the causes of stress?

Feelings of stress are usually triggered by regular moments of life such as:

  • experiencing extended periods or bursts of pressure

  • facing changes in your life that you may not have control over

  • overthinking concerns and worrying about issues around you

  • being overwhelmed by your responsibilities

  • under-stimulation and the desire for change

  • times of uncertainty

You could be feeling overburdened by many small stresses or overwhelmed by one event.

There might be one big thing causing you stress, but stress can also be caused by a build-up of small pressures. This might make it harder for you to identify what is making you feel stressed, or to explain it to other people.

How does stress affect your body?

Our bodies respond to stress by releasing hormones that increase heart and breathing rates, as well as prepare muscles to respond. But the impact of stress goes further than that – from your muscles to your cardiovascular system, your respiratory system to your nervous system and even the endocrine and reproductive systems – there’s nowhere stress cannot reach. Managing your stress is essential for your physical and mental health, to avoid both the short-term and long-term risks associated with stress.

Stress Management

There are several activities and supplements that you can incorporate into your lifestyle to reduce stress, its symptoms and relieve feelings of anxiousness. Releaf Theanine is one of those answers – it is our naturally-derived formulation for the promotion of temporary relaxation and calm. It also helps with the maintenance of healthy sleep and acts as a caffeine antagonist.

We recommend taking 1 tablet with a glass of water, when required during the day, to reduce restlessness and/or anxiousness or at bedtime to support the maintenance of healthy sleep. You can find Releaf Theanineonline or in-store at leading pharmacies and health stores nationwide for your convenience.

 

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