How to Cope with the Damaging Effects of Stress

High stress over time elevates the cortisol hormone which in turn affect every part of the body in particular adrenals, thyroid, heart, bones, leading to chronic disease, difficulty breathing, weight gain, ageing and loss of energy. High cortisol means that you are in a sympathetic nervous response, fight or flight is permanently switched on. In this state the body is ready to do whatever is needed, therefore the blood and energy is available for the muscles particularly in the legs, leaving the digestive system to work later when things calm down. Of course if they don’t calm down then the digestion takes a beating. The visible sign of this happening is the belly bloating to the point of increased distention, which is typically a sign of underlying problems or disease. With the decrease of digestive secretion you will also see higher blood pressure, leading to heart disease hypertension autoimmune disease cancer or adrenal burnout.

Adaptogenic Herbs

We have included in our Complex Superfood formulas herbs that area adaptogenic—in other words, they adapt to your body’s needs and work with it to bring it back into balance and heal. All of the herbs in these formula have been chosen to improve mental and physical performance, reduce stress responses, blood sugar and blood pressure. These herbs include:

Ashwaganda, Siberian Ginseng, Green Tea, Grape Seed, Ginger, Licorice, Gotu Kola, Milk Thistle, Dandelion, and Turmeric. In addition you will find B Vitamins and Iron in the greens, and digestive enzymes and probiotics to help the gut digest and heal.  Cordycep and reishi mushrooms are included also for their powerful antioxidant, anti fungal compounds that offer immune-enhancement and boost stamina and energy.

Take: Complex Green or Complex Berry 1-3 times per day, depending on stress levels. The Green Detox Project is good for cleaning out the gut to improve digestion.