For most of us, stress is a normal part of successful living. But ongoing stress that never lets up can literally kill you, causing heart disease and metabolic disorders that make you look and feel old, and lead you to an early grave.
Stress puts enormous demands on your body, and rapidly depletes essential nutrients that help you cope. Unless you do something to interrupt the cycle, stress can quickly become a downward spiral that keeps you from looking, feeling and performing at your best.
The Vicious Cycle of Stress and Poor Health
When you are going through a period of chronic stress, your immune system goes into overdrive because stress hormones tell your body it is under attack. Before long, systemic inflammation sets in, causing hypertension and other serious health problems.
If you are deficient in B Vitamins and other nutrients that help combat stress, you may experience a number of undesirable side effects, including:
- weight gain
- sleep disorders
- digestive problems
- mood swings
- upper respiratory infections
If left unchecked, these side effects can snowball into issues that undermine your work performance and threaten your relationships.
Nutrients That Combat Stress
We all go through periods of stress in our lives, and your body can recover once the storm passes. However, you can take action now to mitigate the negative effects of stress by getting plenty of stress-fighting nutrients:
- Vitamin D: Getting outdoors in the sunshine is one of the best ways to manage stress while helping your body produce and store this important fat-soluble nutrient.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids: These essential fatty acids come from cold water fish like salmon and sardines. Be sure to look for wild caught fish, as farmed fish is often tainted with harmful chemicals and lacks significant amounts of Omega 3s.
- Vitamin C: This potent antioxidant is a must-have during times of stress. Fill up on citrus fruits, peppers and leafy green veggies.
- B-Complex Vitamins: This essential group of vitamins helps to regulate neurotransmitters in your brain, to calm anxiety, lift your mood and fight depression. Fish, chicken, egg yolks and grass-fed beef are all great dietary sources.
- Vitamin B12: Often called the energy vitamin, B12 deficiency can leave you feeling run down and lethargic. Best sources are egg yolks, liver and grass fed beef.
- Magnesium: This important mineral helps control “fight or flight” hormones cortisol and adrenaline, and magnesium deficiency is medically associated with stress and anxiety. Enjoy dark chocolate, tree nuts and leafy green veggies to boost magnesium levels.
How IV Drip Therapy Helps Fight Stress
While healthy whole foods are the best way to get vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids, the demands of stress require higher potency levels than most people are able to get from diet alone. Oral supplements may help, but they are difficult for your digestive system to break down and absorb, and they sometimes pass right through your system, completely intact.
If you are stressed out with no sign of calmer times in the foreseeable future, the quickest and most effective way to protect your health from the harmful side effects of stress is micronutrient IV therapy. The minimally invasive treatment bypasses your digestive tract and delivers high-potency micronutrients directly to your bloodstream, where they are quickly carried to cells throughout your body. Many people feel a difference in mood and anxiety levels after a single treatment.
Anti-Stress Therapy in NYC
Don’t let stress get the best of you. Treat your depleted body to an Executive Anti-Stress cocktail at Advanced Cryo NYC. Relax in our spa-like clinic while powerful micronutrients infuse your system, drip by drip. During your visit, be sure to ask about cryotherapy and other therapies on our growing menu of treatments for health and beauty to fit your active lifestyle.