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Many people believe their health problems are being caused by stress – but without fully understanding the condition. A certain amount of stress actually helps us to function normally. Stress triggers a release of adrenaline. This causes our heart rate, blood pressure and breathing to pick up, preparing us to deal with potentially challenging situations.

 

In times gone by, that might have involved fleeing a sabre-toothed tiger. Now, it’s more likely to involve finding a parking space or filing a report at work. However, when stress levels rise too high – or last too long – problems can start to occur.

 

The adrenal glands, which are responsible for producing adrenaline, become over-strained, affecting sleep patterns, emotional stability and the body’s ability to fight illness. In fact, stress is the second-most commonly reported reason for work-related ill health (exceeded only by musculo-skeletal problems).

 

Since stress can have a negative effect on your mind and your body, it’s important to know which phase of the stress process applies to you. Once that’s clear, you can begin to pinpoint the specialised nutrients and herbal formulas that help support a healthy stress response. This could involve substances to bring stress hormones under control or formulas to give your energy levels a boost – or even both.

 

Find out more about stress and our supplements which target it in the information below.

 

 

Stress - The Facts
Did you know?
It has been estimated that 75 - 95% of all doctors’ visits are due to stress- related ailments and disorders. Stress has been linked to a diverse range of health problems such as cancer, diabetes, immune system breakdown, alcohol and substance...

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Clinical Guide - Stress
Managing a healthy adrenal response
People react differently to pressure, and the physiological effect on the body of dealing with long-term challenges and sustained pressure manifests itself differently depending on the individual. Nervous tension begins in the brain and spreads throughout the...

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DASS Score Questionnaire
Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales

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DASS Interpretation Card
Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales Interpretation

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Stress Protocol
A Tool Kit for Clients

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Nutritional Management of Stress-Induced Dysfunction
Number 98: For Professional Use Only
In today’s fast-paced society the vast majority of individuals are under a constant barrage of stressors. These stressors are translated by the neuroendocrine system into signals that alter the body’s biochemistry to support a fight or flight response...

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Guide to Testing - Adrenal Stress Profile
Managing your patients' stress
Stress is one of the main reasons that patients seek alternative treatment from a health professional. An adrenal stress profile test can help the practitioner to pinpoint imbalances, provide clues about current symptoms, and warn of potential problems...

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Glandular Therapy - The Facts
What are glands?
Glands form part of the body’s endocrine system; secreting a wide range of essential hormones directly into the bloodstream, including oestrogen, testosterone, insulin, thyroxine, cortisol and DHEA to name just a few...

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Magnesium - The Facts
Research studies have shown that magnesium plays an even greater role in health than was previously thought. Second only to potassium in terms of concentration within the individual cells in the body, magnesium is required for hundreds of biochemical...

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Stress: Milk Protein Hydrolysate and Theanine
Number 01: For professional use only
Stress related illness is one of the leading causes of ill health and poor quality of life. Milk Protein Hydrolysate and Theanine are two unique nutrients for the management of stress related illness, in particular symptoms of anxiety...

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Optimum Nutrition for Exhausted Adrenal Glands
Number 85: For professional use only
Many people today are suffering from the effects of stress. The symptoms for clinical stress, as described  by medical doctors, are easily recognised - high blood pressure, stomach ulcers and long term symptoms such as heart disease and stroke - but...

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Clinical Guide - Magnesium
Achieving balance for optimal health
Magnesium is sometimes referred to as the “spark of life” because it plays an essential role in such a wide range of fundamental biological reactions. It is involved in over 300 essential enzymatic reactions and is necessary for every major biological process...

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Technical Review - Magnesium
Introduction
Magnesium is the second most abundant intracellular cation yet deficiency is remarkably common and may result in a wide range of clinical symptoms and disorders that are, at least in part, due to alterations to magnesium dependent enzyme systems...

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