Stress Awareness Month: How to Look after Yourself

Stress Awareness Month

Stress is a significant factor in mental health problems including anxiety and depression. Our emotional and mental health is a crucial part of our life and it can impact our behaviour, emotions and functional abilities.

Good mental health enhances our lifestyle, determinates how we handle stress as well as our psychological and social well-being. Many solutions can help you cope better with stress, from being active and eating a balanced diet, to soothing pampering products for the body, or of course seeking for professional help.

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From relaxing essential oils and calming and soothing creams, to vitamins & supplements that will help reduce the level of stress, we’ve rounded up a range of products that promise to boost your mood and help alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety.

LyfeRoots – Relax Ease

Lyferoots Relax Ease

LyfeRoots, Relax Ease, £30

Relax Ease is a specialist blend of vitamins, minerals and plant based botanicals formulated to aid holistic stress relief.  Main ingredients are Magnesium, Ashwagandha Root, Rhodiola and Vitamin D. Research has found that Magnesium may help with brain functions that reduce stress and anxiety, as well as Ashwagandha - a medicinal herb - best known to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Both Ashwagandha and Rhodiola are adaptogens, which means they can help fight fatigue, ease depression and improve your mental performance.

FMD – Stressveda

Stressveda

FMD, Stressveda, £24

Formulated to help you find balance in situations of stress, tension and mental fatigue, this award-winning blend of gold standard KSM-66 Ashwagandha, food sourced B vitamins and folate contributes to normal mental performance and a regular functioning of the nervous system. Stressveda is a natural solution for cognitive health, stress relief and nervous tension.

BETTERYOU - Magnesium Oil Soak

Magnesium Oil Soak

BetterYou, Magnesium Oil Soak, £20

A liquid concentration of magnesium chloride, gentle enough to be used during pregnancy and on problematic skin including dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema. Ideal to add to a foot or body bath for a deep muscle relaxation, the Magnesium Oil Soak increases your body’s magnesium levels as well as its ability to detoxify.

Solgar – Ultimate B+C Complex

Solgar Ultimate B+C Complex

Solgar, Ultimate B+C Complex, £27

The Ultimate B+C Complex by Solgar is a potent antioxidant blend that helps you boost your immune system, supporting the nervous system and energy levels. Vitamin B6 regulates hormones such as serotonin and melatonin, which are related to sleep, stress and mood, and Vitamin B3 assists in the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Tisserand Aromatherapy - Mind Clear Pulse Point Roller Ball

Tisserand Clear Mind

Tisserand Aromatherapy, Mind Clear Pulse Point Roller Ball, £6.25

Mind Clear is a cooling blend that combines pure essential oils of revitalizing peppermint, soothing lavender and energizing lemon. Perfect to relieve pressure and sharpen the mind, lavender has been shown to be useful for treating insomnia, anxiety and stress.

ŐSIMAGNESIUM Body Lotion + Melatonin + OptiMSM

ŐSIMAGNESIUM Body Lotion + Melatonin + OptiMSM

Osimagnesium, Magnesium Lotion + Melatonin + Msm, £26

This unique formula delivers a high dosage of magnesium, melatonin which contributes to the reduction of time taken to fall asleep and OptiMSM, for better absorption and joint support. The Good Night Body Lotion is made with 25% ŐSIMAGNESIUM Oil, shea butter and sweet almond oil.

Many factors can trigger stress, from external pressures such as work and daily responsibilities, as well as internal influences. Being able to manage stress can involve making changes, for instance reviewing our lifestyle, identifying the causes, exercising more, providing our body with an adequate amount of nutrients, or simply taking a break may help increase energy levels and refresh your brain.