A little stress can be a good thing, as it produces a boost that provides the motivation, drive and energy to help people get through situations like exams or work deadlines15. However too much stress can be problematic and can lead to long term health consequences.16
The first step to dealing with chronic stress is determining what triggers it in the first place, and developing strategies to manage these triggers. It can help to ask yourself; what exactly is the source of my stress, and how do I diminish the source of this stress or find better ways to cope?
Everyone’s stress response can be triggered by different events and feelings. One way to identify your triggers is to write down some of the biggest issues you are facing right now.
You may be unhappy in your workplace, facing an impossible workload and endless emails, enduring a demanding boss or lacking clarity on expectations around your workload
Relationships beginning and ending, breakdowns in communication, or loss of a loved one
Big changes in your life, both positive and negative, can be overwhelming and stressful.
Lower self-esteem, a pessimistic outlook, and an excessive desire for perfection have all been shown to cause stress for many people
Stress is a reality for most people today.
And some have become part of our lifestyle - heavy workloads, social pressure, maintaining a specific persona on social media…the list goes on.
Although we cannot control what life throws at us, we can take control over how we handle stressful situations. The key to managing stress is recognising and changing the behaviours that cause it. This can be challenging, however the following simple lifestyle changes may help26:
When we experience stress, the body produces larger quantities of certain chemicals including cortisol, the stress hormone16.
If you are suffering from chronic stress or feel that you cannot cope, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional. Zenflore is not a substitute for any medication prescribed for you by your doctor.
Many people take supplements to help them manage or reduce their stress levels.
Multivitamins containing B vitamins in particular, are linked with helping to support a healthy mind.*
However, scientists are now aware of the gut-brain axis, and the impact that the gut has on brain function and mood3. This link between gut and brain is well established. In fact, 80-90% of nerve fibres in the vagus nerve (a key physical link that relays information between the gut and the brain5) are going from the gut to the brain.7
Evidence shows that bacteria (also known as microbes) in the gut can act on the gut-brain axis and hence influence gut-brain communications3.
The gut produces more than 90% of the serotonin found in your body - this is a neurotransmitter that can affect your mood and feelings of happiness and pleasure,7 and research has shown that gut bacteria can impact its production in the gut.8
Current research indicates that a gut with a healthy microbiota is a strong predictor of health and wellbeing.9
With our commitment to research and our discovery of the natural 1714-Serenitas live culture, PrecisionBiotics® has developed a special formulation which supports mental performance and reduces fatigue.*
Zenflore has been formulated with the natural 1714-Serenitas culture and specially selected B vitamins.