Supplements + 3 herbal suggestions for busy professionals
Are you super busy juggling your work and home life?
ARE YOU ALREADY EXHAUSTED TO EVEN THINK ABOUT THIS?
Ok, this one is for you
Ideally we should be getting all of our vitamins and nutrients from whole foods, however, in busy times we can make use of supplements to help us. I’ve come back to these supplements multiple times, and have gotten so much help from them. One of the main ones, regulating sleep patterns. I’ve made a habit to drink soothing herbal elixirs to nourish my nervous system with goodness…& so far, I’m far much better at preventative self-care than I was before in my 20’s. For today, I’ve put together a mini kit to support your nervous system and regulate hormones in busy times.. because, as much as we want to, life is full of up and down’s and knowing what to do in critical times can save us from getting sick. So here we go:
Vitamin B complex: Low energy and fatigue can contribute to irritability and stress. B-complex vitamins usually contain the following: B1 (thiamine): Thiamine plays an essential role in metabolism because it helps convert nutrients into energy.
Magnesium: Regulates Melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body. Magnesium helps to quiet the nervous system, and prepares you for deep sleep. Magnesium helps activate neurotransmitters that are responsible for calming the body and soothe the mind.
Ashwaghanda Root Powder or Tea: It is classified as an "adaptogen," meaning that it can help your body manage stress. It is an ancient Ayurvedic Root that has been recognized to balance hormones and help with stress levels. You can add a teaspoon to your morning drinks, and you can also buy Ashwaghanda tea in health stores. As with everything, takeit with moderation and see how you feel.
Valerian Root Tea: Recognized for relieving insomnia, and anxiety, Valerian tea can be an exquisite treat before going to bed.
Green Tea: L-theanine is found in tea-leafs which has been proven to reduce both physical and psychological stress.
These recommendations are not a prescriptions, and by all means, you are welcome to ask your physician about them if you need more clarification. I recommend having a balanced diet rich in specific whole foods that serve your bio-individuality best. Phytonutrients or, nutrients found in plants and whole foods are proven to be more efficient and abundant in providing the right nutrition for us. Crafting a lifestyle that provides adequate nutrition, and positive lifestyle habits is key. I encourage us to work towards building a lifestyle that is preventative and happy rather than draining! For more ideas on making small changes that make a big difference please check our next posts.