As humans, we all go through periods of stress that keep us awake at night and have us biting our nails to the nibs. World events, family issues, workplace conflicts and day-to-day environmental factors can all send our blood pressure soaring as we scramble to put things back on an even keel.
If you’re lucky, your stressful situation will resolve itself after a few days, but sometimes stress can become a way of life, where you spend all day, every day, putting out fires. When that happens, stress hormones rise, your immune system becomes overactive, and the micronutrients that help you manage stress quickly become depleted. Unless you do something about it, your health may begin to suffer, putting you at risk for metabolic disease, weight gain and premature aging.
Following are some of the most important nutrients you need to help manage stress:
- B-Complex Vitamins: B vitamins play an important role in energy production, cellular health and neurocognitive performance. Bs are the first line of defense against stress because they are often the first micronutrients to become depleted during stressful times. B12 deficiency in particular is linked to low energy, depression and fatigue.
- Vitamin C: As an antioxidant, vitamin C protects cells from oxidative damage and supports the immune system to fight off invading pathogens. C is also involved in collagen production, an anti-aging protein that supports healthy skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and blood vessels. The stress hormone cortisol quickly depletes vitamin C, a water-soluble vitamin that needs to be replenished daily.
- Vitamin D: This vitamin is freely available when you expose your bare skin to sunlight, but it can quickly become depleted when stress keeps you indoors. In addition to supporting strong bones by aiding in the absorption of calcium and magnesium, D is important for brain health and immune function.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Found in cold water wild-caught fish like salmon and sardines, Omega-3s help regulate mood and reduce systemic inflammation, which is associated with heart disease and other serious metabolic disorders.
- Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc: These essential minerals play countless roles in metabolism, and help support structural integrity of bones, muscles and connective tissue. They are essential for heart health, brain function and energy production.
Ironically, when people become stressed, they often eat poorly, reducing the amount of essential nutrients in their daily diets.
Replenishing Nutrients to Fight Stress
If you find yourself in a stressful situation that shows no signs of letting up, it may be a good time to safeguard your health through nutritional therapy. Improving your diet by eating more fresh whole foods will help, but once depleted, it is hard to restore optimal nutrient levels through diet alone. Oral supplements can also help replenish lost nutrients, but they often lose potency during the digestive process.
Micronutrient IV therapy for stress relief is a sure way to deliver potent micronutrients directly to your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract so that every drop is circulated to your cells. By infusing your body with depleted vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, you can quickly restore nutritional balance to fight stress and its harmful side effects.
Anti-Stress IV Therapy in NYC
If stress has left you feeling anxious, exhausted and sick, an anti-stress IV cocktail from Advanced Cryo NYC can help restore nutritional balance so you can fight back against stress and get your life under control.
Sit back and relax in our spa-like clinic while potent micronutrients are infused, drip by drip, and carried quickly to cells throughout your body. During your visit, be sure to ask about cryotherapy and other treatments to keep you looking and feeling young, healthy and beautiful.