Stress is an inevitable part of modern life. Stress can come in all shapes and sizes, it can be positive – like planning a vacation – it can be negative like battling traffic or dealing with something much more serious.
Stress becomes an issue when it is chronic and cumulative. It can wreak havoc on our mental and physical wellbeing in a number of ways including anxiety, depression, insomnia, high blood pressure and impaired immunity. Prescription medications can help manage these conditions, but these may come with the risk of side effects.
Daytime Zen contains a synergistic combination of ingredients to promote relaxation, support cognitive health, fight fatigue, and help the body deal with stress in a natural and safe way.
L-theanine is an amino acid extracted from green tea, which helps to reduce the perception of stress and promotes alert relaxation and mental focus.
Ashwagandha, sometimes referred to as “Indian ginseng” is one of the most important herbs used in Ayurvedic medicine. In Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is characterized as “Rasayana” meaning the promotion of good health and long life span. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, meaning it helps the body adapt to stress and return to homeostasis. It also has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Rhodiola, also known as “golden root”, is an adaptogenic herb with stress-relieving properties. Rhodiola is thought to balance cortisol (the stress hormone) in the body and has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), by the Vikings, and by Sherpas in the Himalayas. In addition to helping support stress relief, Rhodiola can also help fight physical and mental fatigue and improve brain function.
Bacopa is the third adaptogenic herb in Daytime Zen. Also used in Ayurvedic medicine, bacopa helps the body deal with stress, reduces feelings of anxiety and also can support better memory function. In India it is used for stress, Alzheimer’s and even Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), with none of the side effects associated with some prescription medications.