Stress and Cortisol
Job. Kids. Relationships. Boss. Money. Parents. Friends. (Or the lack of any of these things.)
Stress happens. Life happens.
So, what are you going to do about it? For many people, healthy management of stress can be a difficult technique to learn. After all, the body has a way of coping with stress: adrenal glands release the “stress hormone” called cortisol.
And, yes, cortisol can be a good thing.
Cortisol is a hormone naturally released by your body throughout the day. It manages numerous functions, including:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- Sleep cycle
Boosts of cortisol are released in response to stressful situations. This release is actually a healthy instinct, sometimes also referred to as “fight-or-flight.”
However, if your body remains on high-alert for too long, that cortisol can be detrimental to your health. Symptoms associated with high levels of cortisol over a sustained period of time may include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Difficulty sleeping
- Weight gain
- Heart disease
- Elevated blood pressure
- Memory and concentration challenges
So, how can you reclaim your calm, control your cortisol, and manage stress naturally?
A Natural Resource for Restoring Balance
Relora is produced from a proprietary combination of two plant barks, magnolia and phellodendron. These barks have been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, and have potent properties that Eastern practitioners have used to restore calm and bring a healthy balance to cortisol levels in the body.
Magnolia bark’s earliest use was documented in 100 A.D. It has been used for centuries to treat stress, anxiety, and other ailments. Magnolia features the lignans honokiol and magnolol, which have been found to be up to 1,000 times more potent in antioxidant activity than Vitamin E.
Honokiol, in particular, appears to regulate cortisol and help battle stress. Helping counteract overly stimulated levels of cortisol may also contribute to weight loss. One of the common symptoms of excess cortisol levels is overeating or craving unhealthy quantities of carbs and sugars.
Moreover, honokiol has been shown in numerous animal studies to have the anti-anxiety effects similar to diazepam (Valium) but without some of the same negative side-effects, such as muscular relaxation. Additionally, there is no known addictive effects associated with honokiol.
Not to be confused with the houseplant philodendron (unrelated), phellodendron is a bark used medicinally to manage stress-related appetites and relieve perceived stress and anxiety. It can reduce inflammation and lower blood sugar levels.
Relaxation and Calm Through Cortisol Control
The proprietary blend of magnolia, phellodendron and other supplements found in Relaxed Brain may help bring back peace and calm to the mind and body by restoring stasis to:
- Adrenal function
- Improved sleep function (without a high risk of daytime drowsiness)
- Healthy levels of cortisol
Repeated studies have shown participants reported significant (78 and 89 percent) reductions in perceived levels of anxiety and stress. Individuals taking Relora, a primary ingredient in Relaxed Brain, have reported increased feelings of relaxation and overall well-being, while finding themselves able to engage more fully in life’s enjoyments.
By being relaxed, sleeping well, and in control of eating habits, many are better able to cope with routine stress. Stress happens. Life happens. So what are you going to do about it? Learn more about Relaxed Brain here.