Remedies against psychophysical stress
All of us go through times when we feel particularly tired and stressed and makes us more difficult to cope with everyday obligations. Simple things like work, family or school, usually get along well we become a burden or a mountain that seems elusive so.
It is normal to go through these moments in life; we are human, not perfect and indestructible machines. But luckily, nature gives us support and we can use for these moments much more bearable. So, why not send us away a hand with some natural remedies to not allow ourselves to fall into despair?
Nature offers us a number of defined substances “adaptogens”. It may sound strange but surely, if I named some of them will see where the shots go. Such substances are for example the ginseng, Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus), rhodiola or guarana. those who know these plants, although not sure any of them sound familiar, you know that usually offered to provide energy at times of slack.
Well, to understand a little more their role right now I will stress that these plants are able to act on the immune, endocrine and nervous system. The main objectives of the use of these plants is that they help the body adapt to stress, improve our mental, physical and cognitive abilities. That is, all this makes allows us to overcome moments of particularly intense activity.
The ginseng, known for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, it is especially suitable for improving physical and mental performance, increased learning ability and concentration. So it is one of the star products for college youngsters who are in time to study for exams to prepare well in time. In my student days, I could not miss anyone in the library with this little plant in her backpack. But also had other less suitable, I must say …
Now, all that glitters is not gold so there who cannot take this adaptogen. If you are one of those who suffer from something that now I mention … not try it.
- Trouble sleeping (or insomnia)
- Gynecological diseases
- If you are taking anti-platelet drugs
- Drinking coffee or stimulants often
- Under 12s
- In women it is not recommended because it contains small amounts of phytoestrogens with estrogen-like (female sex hormones) action.
The Eleutherococcus (also known as Eleutherococcus or Siberian ginseng) has similar characteristics to those of ginseng. For example, it has a strong immunostimulatory activity. This is used more in times of convalescence, or weakness such as when someone is attacked by the flu virus.
Again, however natural things to be and come seedlings that may seem harmless apparently remember that even poisons are derived from plants. I do not want to scare anyone but I would like to take this idea head that natural is good and bad chemical because neither one nor the other. Everything can be good or bad depending on use, dosage and to whom it is addressed. for example, Eleutherococcus they cannot take people with:
- Have tachycardias,
- Arterial hypertension,
- If you have suffered a myocardial infarction,
- In feverish conditions,
- If you have disorders of biorhythms,
- If fatigue is stress Eleutherococcus worsen the situation. What it does is draw power from a body that has not where it out and that aggravates the situation.
- If you follow treatments based on alkaloids such as Rauwolfia (anti-hypertensive drug) blockers, calcium channel blockers (diltiazem, nifedipine, verapamil), digitize derivatives, certain anti-TB drugs, anti-fungal, anti-allergic or relaxing the walls of blood vessels and some diuretics .
- In the case of women, it is inconvenient to take it during the second phase of the menstrual cycle.
The Rhodiola, also part of the family of adaptogens, in addition to relieving physical fatigue is recognized for acting on anxiety and depression. That is, it helps calm. That’s because that appears to stimulate the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter involved in regulating mood.
In this case, consumption is not recommended in children under 18, pregnant or nursing mothers. Or, of course, in people with hypersensitivity to the product.
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Moreover, one should not take more than the recommended adult is between 144-600 mg daily dose. At high doses (1500-2000 mg / day) it has been associated with episodes of high irritability, insomnia or nervousness may occur.
The Guarana. A curious fact I would say that this product already used by tribes of Indians to increase stamina during persecution in their fighters. Well, today is still used but not we go running back (or front, depending on how the thing out) of a boar. Guarana is a strong stimulant that acts on the nervous system by increasing attention span and reducing the perception of effort.
More of the same. Nor everyone can take:
- Should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Contains caffeine so those who are sensitive or allergic to caffeine or xanthines can not consume.
- Cardiac disorders. Arrhythmias, tachycardias …
- irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis …
Finally, it is essential to mention the royal jelly. That delicacy that nature provides us with our friends the worker bees. What would this man without these sweet little bees? Royal jelly for them is nutrition of bees in the early days of life, and also the queen bee of serve to protect against bacteria that can attack the hive. that ye may have thought of their nutritional capacity think of a bee larva, in three days of consuming royal jelly comes to multiply your weight per thousand . Little joke. That is why it is said that stimulates growth. Let ‘s see, that in humans we will not mutiplicar our weight by eating some royal jelly, but is evidence of the nutritional content that gives us (not only orally but also extending through the skin).
Following the curiosities of this magnificent animal world must remember that jelly worker bees take only three days, and the queen bee taking from birth to death. Curiosities of life … the workers live about a month and queen to 5 years.
And sometimes human nature look closely and think … “so if they are doing them so well we should see if we would work the same, right ?. “
From a nutritional point of view is a food rich in simple sugars, proteins, minerals and vitamins. Overall, it is very complete. In fact, consumption of royal jelly for almost everyone, people in convalescence, athletes, children, students, people who work … recommended addition to increasing the tone of the body also has the ability to stimulate appetite and makes us stronger before any type of infection.