We live in an age of unprecedented stress where our emotional stamina, mental acuity and physical performance are challenged to the max. Over time, excess stress can begin to take a toll on your immune system, physical performance and overall appearance. Unrelenting stress promotes premature aging and metabolic disorders that affect quality of life.
In order to offset stress and reverse its harmful effects, we need to practice positive lifestyle behaviors that include adequate sleep, regular physical activity, and optimal hydration and nutrition. All of those lifestyle elements exist in balance and are co-dependent on one another. When one is out of sync, it ignites a cascade of dysfunction among the others that is hard to correct.
Micronutrients and Stress Management
Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes that your body requires in minute amounts to sustain optimal health. Stress has the effect of activating the sympathetic nervous system, the “fight or flight” response that evokes cortisol and other hormones that keep you on edge. When subjected to intermittent stress, your immune system goes on high alert, and you operate in survival mode until the danger passes. However, during periods of chronic stress, your systems remain on high alert, making it difficult to sleep and to fight off infections. Before long, inflammation sets in, predisposing you to diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Many micronutrients are antioxidant in nature, working to eliminate stress-induced free radicals that can lead to serious disease like cancer. Micronutrients also affect your nervous system, helping you to recover from stress and calming you down so you can sleep. Your vital organs like your liver and kidneys require ample micronutrients to maintain optimal function, keeping you healthy by eliminating harmful toxins and burning excess fat. Micronutrients support your immune function, helping to reduce and eliminate viruses and infections.
Getting adequate amounts of micronutrients can be a challenge. Fast and processed foods are often devoid of essential nutrients and full of chemicals, giving you empty calories that only serve to make you sick and fat. Even if you eat tons of fresh fruits and vegetables, you may not get enough micronutrients to offset those lost to stress. And vitamin pills often pass right through your digestive system without being absorbed.
How Micronutrient IV Therapy Helps Reduce Damage from Stress
Micronutrient IV Therapy bypasses your digestive tract, infusing high doses of pharmaceutical grade micronutrients directly into your bloodstream. From there, oxygen and nutrients are carried to your cells for repair, replenishment and restoration of optimal function.
Micronutrient IV cocktails are mixed with specific blends of nutrients to correct nutritional deficiencies, support immune function and facilitate recovery from sports, exercise, injury, surgery or a night on the town! Most people who have an IV Micronutrient treatment report feeling better and more energetic immediately after their session.
Once you reestablish optimal micronutrient balance, it is recommended you take measures to reduce daily stress. Take a daily walk in the park, meditate, listen to relaxing music, take a hot bath at the end of a tough day, and stretch your tight muscles throughout the day. Deep breathing helps calm you down when someone or something pushes your stress buttons. Sleep is fundamental to health, beauty and stress management, so turn off your devices and get some shuteye!
Micronutrient Therapy in NYC
To enjoy the best micronutrient IV therapy experience in NYC, book a session with Advanced Cryo NYC, located in the heart of historic SoHo. Begin to manage stress by relaxing in our spa-like setting as your body is infused with micronutrients and fluids. While you wait, browse our unique menu of therapies and treatments, all geared to enhance your health, beauty and wellbeing. Advanced Cryo NYC is dedicated to providing the very best services to support your busy active lifestyle.