All of us experience stress on a regular basis, but it is usually only temporary, and once a stressful situation is resolved, our bodies return to a neutral state. But ongoing stress that never lets up can have far-reaching repercussions for health, becoming a life-threatening and destructive force.
Acute vs Chronic Stress
There are fundamentally two types of stress, acute and chronic, and both elicit chemical changes in your body. Acute stress occurs when a threatening situation arises. For example, you are driving on the Interstate and the driver in front of you unexpectedly slams on their brakes. Your body instantaneously goes on high alert, and the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine flood your system, causing you to think and react quickly and decisively. Once the threat abates, hormone levels drop and your body quickly returns to an unstressed state.
Chronic stress occurs when you remain in an agitated state, day after day. It could be caused by workplace anxiety, a difficult situation at home, financial problems, or any number of upsetting situations that are not easily resolved. Chronic stress elicits an increase of the stress hormone cortisol, which affects many brain and physical functions.
Elevated cortisol levels have been associated with a number of health issues, including:
- Digestive disorders
- Systemic inflammation
- Heart disease
- Sleep problems
- Weight gain
- Impaired memory and concentration
When left unresolved, chronic stress and elevated cortisol levels can cause premature aging and increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.
How Micronutrients Help Relieve Stress
Your brain and body rely on vitamins, minerals, enzymes and fluids to function at their best. During periods of high stress, essential nutrients can quickly become depleted, reducing your ability to perform mentally, and weakening your immune system. When nutrients become deficient, your ability to handle stress is reduced, creating a downward spiral of hormonal imbalance and reduced immune function. Potent doses of certain nutrients can help restore balance and increase your ability to manage stress.
The best way to replenish depleted nutrients and arm yourself against the negative effects of stress is IV micronutrient therapy. An IV anti-stress cocktail is packed with B-vitamins, which are essential for brain function, and antioxidants that support your immune system, along with amino acids that help regulate hormones.
While an IV anti-stress cocktail will not get rid of the stress in your life, it will provide your brain and body with the nutrients they need to manage stress and fight its negative effects. When adequately nourished, you are able to think more clearly to see your way through a stressful situation, and your immune system is better able to ward off the negative side effects of stress.
IV Anti-Stress Therapy in NYC
If you are having difficulty managing the stress in your life, it is time to take a step back and give yourself the nutrients you need to get back on track. Visit Advanced Cryo NYC and ask for our Executive Anti-Stress Cocktail. Sit back and relax in our spa-like clinic as powerful micronutrients are infused to your bloodstream, where they are rapidly carried to your brain to help you combat stress. And be sure to ask about cryotherapy, another stress reliever with numerous health benefits to help you manage your busy stressful life.