In order to maintain good health amidst a hectic lifestyle, there are many things you can do including eating a balanced diet, getting enough exercise, sleeping sufficiently and and practicing a relaxing hobby. Additionally, you can consider taking some health supplements that come in the form of tablets, powders or liquids. These supplements give your body the extra boost to go through a long and tough day.
Managing stress can sometimes be really challenging, especially when you feel that there’s no way out. Self management of your health at this time may require extra effort. Supplements offer an economical and practical option that can help in your efforts to self heal from the adverse effects of stress. Here are some of the most useful supplements available off the shelf:
Magnesium is a mineral that is needed for your nerves to function well. It also promotes muscles relaxation and prevents muscle cramps. If you are suffering from insomnia or from frequent muscle cramps, consider taking magnesium daily before bedtime, at least 3oomg to 600mg. Magnesium can also be taken as part of a mineral complex.
Melatonin is actually a hormone released by the brain to regulate your sleep. Taking melatonin will help you rest deeper and better. Therefore if you’re suffering from sleepless nights where you spend many hours in wakefulness, this is the supplement for you. It is also especially useful for the elderly who experience sleeping in fits and starts. It can be consumed by itself, usually at a dose of 1mg, or consumed together with Magnesium.
Valerian root is a well known herb that is traditionally used to treat insomnia, anxiety and stress. It has been shown to reduce blood pressure, muscle tension and heart rate when one is under stress. Usually it is consumed at a dosage of 400mg daily and has been proven much more effective than any other supplement in maintaining sleep.
Vitamin B is a family of vitamins that function to maintain different parts of the nervous system. It can help with tension headaches as the depletion of certain B vitamins have been shown to cause headaches. Vitamin B complex is also essential for the health of neurotransmitters that are responsible for transmitting certain feel-good hormones. Vitamin B is usually found in any balanced diet but some people who are vegans or have compromised immune systems may be lacking in certain B vitamins.