Taking additional vitamin supplements during stressful times can be a vital component of stress management. When your body is under stress, it ‘consumes’ unusual amounts of specific nutrients. Under most circumstances, these nutrients cannot be obtained through diet alone. Keeping your body adequately fueled so that it has the nutritional arsenal it needs; is key to stress management. Proper nutrition will help you stay calm, avoid mood swings, stay energized, and keep you focused.
Science has done a great job in discovering the specific nutrients that are needed to successfully handle stress, both from a physical and mental standpoint. Studies have revealed the most important are:
Vitamin A: potent antioxidant to help with extra free radicals generated in times of stress. Food sources include: milk, butter, eggs, and mangoes. A good OneLifeUSA product source is the Advanced Anti-Oxidant formula.
B Vitamins: This group of vitamins as a whole is important to the proper functioning of the nervous system. Those specifically important for stress management are vitamins B1, B2, B3,B5, B6, B9, and B12. These B vitamins are essential for feelings of well being, maintaining energy, and easing mood changes. Excellent food sources include: nuts, beans, fish, whole grains, and tomatoes. An great OneLifeUSA product source is, B Optimal, B12 - Folic Acid (chewable) and PC Nutrition’s Power Energy.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a crucial vitamin needed to regulate the adrenal glands, which produce stress hormones. Not only is vitamin C important, but it is a powerful antioxidant that helps reduce the elevated free radical damage that occurs during stressful times. It also boosts the immune system, which suffers additional pressure during stressful periods. For extra vitamin C eat oranges, spinach, and peppers or take OneLifeUSA’s Advanced Bio-C.
Vitamin E: Another potent antioxidant, which plays a vital role in stress management. Vitamin E functions quite differently as an antioxidant than its counterparts; vitamins C and A. Vitamin E also tends to be the one most likely short changed in the diet. Food sources of Vitamin E are green leafy veggies, almonds, and olive oil. A great supplement source for additional Vitamin E is OneLife USA’s Advanced Anti-Oxidant.