This natural body response has spiralled out of control, leaving Americans in a state of anxiety.
If you’re feeling like you’re worried all the time, take some comfort in this: you’re not alone.
It might be tempting to simply write this off as a consequence of the election and the pandemic; and these have certainly contributed. But in the three years prior that number was still almost as high as 40%.
The fact is Americans are struggling with feelings of worry and anxiety. But why? And how do we restore our sense of calm and relaxation?
While all Americans have unique personal situations, there is actually just one underlying cause of everyone’s anxiety.
The reason we are worried all the time is stress.
Americans cannot escape the clutches of this bodily reaction. Roughly 80% of us claim to experience stress, and almost 50% say that it negatively affects our behaviour.
This might seem strange. After all, stress is supposed to be helpful.
Stress refers to the body’s natural reaction to life-threatening situations.
In what is known as a “fight-or-flight” response, our body starts to prepare for confronting a foe head on, or retreating to safety.
Physiological reactions occur. Your muscles tense, blood circulates faster, your breathing quickens… all with the express aim of helping your body achieve an optimal survival state.
When it comes to non-life-threatening situations, stress can also be helpful as a motivator, such as pushing us to fully prepare for an important job interview.
The problems arise when our stress becomes “chronic.” When stress accumulates like this, it leads to “burnout.”
Our bodies are not equipped to handle stress on a long-term basis. When experienced consistently, these “fight-or-flight” reactions start to wear the body down, damaging various parts of the digestive, immune, and cardiovascular systems, to name a few.
The negative effects on our behaviour can include stress-eating, sleeping troubles, or, in your case, constantly worrying.
You can live a fulfilling life when you’re constantly coping with feelings of anxiety.
And before you ask: Don’t worry! This is one formula that WON’T leave you feeling groggy!
Let’s get this out in the open; stress will always be a part of your life. But it doesn’t have to be chronic, and it doesn’t have to hurt you!
The goal is not to get rid of all stress, but to make sure your body and mind are protected from the negative effects of it.
That’s why At Ease™ is built on a foundation of schisandra! This herb has adaptogenic capabilities that help your body resist the negative effects of chronic stress.
Simply put, it stops stress from pulling the trigger on your anxiety!
How can we live a joyful life when we're in a constant state of worry?
This is why At Ease™ has been formulated with a variety of essential amino acids and neurotransmitters.
GABA and L-Theanine help improve your mood and ease into relaxation!
Meanwhile, we include 5-HTP, which is the natural precursor to serotonin - the hormone that helps us experience joy.
Feelings of anxiety can wear down our mind, impairing our cognitive capabilities.
At Ease™ is formulated with plenty of B Vitamins, nearly all of which are involved in healthy emotions and keeping our brain functioning at an optimal level.
It also contains bacopa, an ayurvedic herb which helps increase our levels of focus and concentration while improving our memory and intellect!
Too many “relaxing” formulas can leave you feeling tired, groggy, and unable to function. You end up exchanging one problem for another.
That’s why At Ease™ is formulated entirely with natural non-sedative ingredients.
Our goal is to leave our clients in a state of “alert relaxation.” A state of calm married with a clarity of mind that allows you to navigate your day joyfully and efficiently!
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