De-Stress Naturally, Start Living

Supplements for Stress

Do you find yourself becoming more impatient lately? Maybe even experiencing increasing amounts of fatigue and finding it difficult to concentrate even on the simplest things? Even simple things like constantly reaching for a snack or a pack of cigarettes may unknowingly have increased! Well, all these factors which may seem varied and unconnected are actually indicators of high-stress levels.

Are you under stress?

As per the American Psychological Association, most Americans are living with stress levels higher than what psychologists believe to be healthy, while over 22 percent feel that they aren’t able to manage their stress well. Further, stress statistics indicate that over 70 percent Americans regularly experience physiological and psychological symptoms caused by stress. And what’s worrisome is that most people don’t even realise that stress is an issue as it seems to have become the new normal. But over time stress can create havoc for your mind and mood, and even impact your relationships.

Is it your job, personality, family or just Stress?

The thing to keep in mind about stress is that it is like a snowball down the hill. If you don’t stop it in time, it’s going to get bigger and bigger, while speeding up the momentum. Soon, the smallest things will start stressing you out without even realising, but the effect on your health is multifold. After all, not only does stress directly impact your mind and body, but it also encourages certain behaviours that impact the health negatively. Some of the common effects of stress include:

• Headaches and muscle pain
• Insomnia
• Digestive problems
• Nervousness and anxiety
• Emotional outbursts
• Irritability and depression
• Social withdrawal
• Seeking comfort in food, alcohol or tobacco

Thus, we see that something we aren’t even aware of can be wrecking our health and social life terribly. Now, some may be taking over-the-counter medicines for stress, but after a while, these pills become like a crutch. While they are taking the medicine they seem fine, but as soon as they stop, the symptoms reappear. Over time, it becomes like a form of substance abuse, not to forget the side effects on the liver and kidneys. What you actually need is a natural solution that soothes you on the inside so as to enable you to stay calm even during life’s stressful situations.

The best natural herbs to de-stress

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus): This ancient herb has been widely used in traditional Indian medicines but has been gaining widespread popularity in the States, due to its overwhelming results in recent clinical trials and studies. This herb has proven its ability to relieve stress as well as be effective as some tranquilizers and antidepressant drugs. Further, it helps reduce the stress hormone, cortisol, which helps your stay calm longer while also protecting the nervous system.

Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): This amazing herb works wonders for the mind and is known to improve concentration, alertness and even counter insomnia. It is also a great de-stressor and mood enhancer as it relaxes tension in the mind and body. Bacopa monnieri is also known for its healing powers and reducing muscle tension, while simultaneously calming the nervous system.

Why choose Sumenta?
Now don’t start stressing about where to find these herbs and how to treat them before consumption. Charak has the perfect solution for you. Their comprehensive formulation, Sumenta, is an excellent anti-depressant and anxiolytic herbal supplement with a mild tranquilizing property. The combination of several herbs such as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Shankhpushpi (Evolvulus alsinoides) and Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), work to improve several psychological activities.

Sumenta capsule promotes better sleep, is anti-stress and even a mood stabilizer. In addition, its neuroprotective action calms the nervous system and enables you to deal with daily stressors in a more calm and relaxed manner. Apart from these, Sumenta is also safe for long-term use, so you can consume it without worry.

Thus, Sumenta is recommended as safe alternative support for mild to moderate cases of depression and other psychiatric ailments. As this herbal supplement does not cause drowsiness or sedation it can be taken during the daytime.

Lifestyle Tips to Keep Stress at Bay

Be aware: Be aware of different situations and how they impact you. If something seems to get too overwhelming, take a deep breath and analyse the situation neutrally.

Organise a schedule: Stress is largely born out of chaos. If you have too many things to do, create a schedule and stick to it.

Meditate: Take a few moments out of your daily life and meditate to the calming sounds of nature.

Enjoy your weekend: Shut down your laptop and take a break over the weekend. Spend time with your loved ones, run with your dog or simply stroll through nature to de-stress and relax.

Thus, we can see that stress has become a massive part of most our lives. Using this age-old remedy by Charak can help calm you down while rejuvenating your mind and body.

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Herbs to Control Diabetes

Herbs to Control Diabetes

Herbs to Control Diabetes

Are you suffering from diabetes? Is your blood sugar fluctuating? Do you find yourself waking up several times at night to urinate? Add to this increased level of exhaustion or fatigue at the end of the day, and you may probably have abnormal blood glucose levels.

Now if you are one of the many suffering from high blood sugar, you are likely on some life-long medications to bring back the optimum sugar levels in the body. Did you know that the impact of these medications on your health is immense because of their side effects? The common side effects are nausea, vomiting, acidity, indigestion, diarrhea, nervousness and anxiety. Further, most of these medicines can adversely affect your liver or kidney, which are already at risk due to elevated sugar levels. Yet doing away with medication doesn’t seem to be an option either, as it can instantly raise your sugar levels and increase your chances for diabetic complications.

While diabetes is very serious, it can be managed and people can still lead active full lives in spite of the disease. There is a need to carefully manage this disease with more safe and alternative options that can complement current anti-diabetic medications and even prevent diabetes in high risk individuals having family history of diabetes or are pre-diabetics.

Don’t lose hope, herbs are available in Mother Nature that help to control and regulate blood sugar levels for better quality of life. The use of natural herbs or alternative medicines are found to have as much of an impact as conventional medicines, but without any harmful side effects. In addition, herbs help promote better and healthy cell function which can over a time help improve bodily functions instead of simply countering the problem.

Know the herbs that help improve sugar metabolism

Aegle marmelos (Bael tree leaf)

Indigenous to South Asia, this herb has been used in several medicines with great results. Commonly known as “Wood Apple”, is considered to be sacred to the Hindus in India and has been known for its medicinal values since 2000 BC. Recognized initially for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to aid digestion, the Bael leaf extract has been shown in studies to help metabolise glucose and stimulate pancreatic cells.

Several research studies have found that this herb enhances the ability of body cells to utilise the glucose load in the blood by enhancing glucose uptake similar to insulin. Its ability to promote healthy insulin function and glucose metabolism helps protect against sudden spikes and falls of sugar levels. In addition, the extracts of this leaf are also found to be effective in lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart.

Pterocarpus marsupium (Indian Kino Tree)

This herb is widely used for maintaining various metabolic functions. Recent research studies have found that this herb helps modulate blood sugar metabolism to maintain healthy blood sugar levels by stimulating beta cells in the pancreas that produce, store and release the hormone insulin. The tannins in Pterocarpus helps cells use glucose more efficiently and block the sugar absorption in the intestine. Further, its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties protect one from possible diabetic complications.

Curcuma longa (Turmeric)

Native to South Asia, this herb works wonder for lowering blood sugar levels. It helps reduce inflammation, boosts the immune system and protects the heart, kidney and other organs; all important aspects for a diabetic patient. This herb supports pancreatic functions thereby improving insulin absorption and production in the body. Curcuma is regarded as one of the most promising herbs for blood sugar control.

As per a review published in the ‘International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism’, turmeric has shown great promise in possibly treating and preventing Type 2 diabetes. The active ingredient curcumin helps improve insulin sensitivity there by signalling the muscle and fat tissues to take up glucose from the blood and also inhibits the production of more glucose from liver (gluconeogenesis). In fact, a research in the journal ‘Diabetes Care’, found that pre-diabetic patients those consumed curcumin regularly were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

Plumbago zeylanica (Ceylon leadwort root)

The Ceylon leadwort root has been used in traditional Asian medicines for its therapeutic properties as an antioxidant, central nervous system stimulant and possible fat burning supplement. Elevated sugar levels can overtime damage the nerve cells and lead to severe health complications. One of the causative factors implicated in the development of diabetes and its complications is the damage induced by free radicals and hence an herb with antioxidant properties would be more beneficial. Recent studies have indicated that the Ceylon leadwort root extract acts as antioxidant and works to lower damage due to free radicals associated with high sugar levels. The antioxidant property of the herb helps to prevent damage to tiny blood vessels that can result in nerve pain, damage to eye or affect blood circulation.

While these herbs have shown great promise in helping one manage and possible improve their diabetes condition, procuring these herbs may be difficult. To solve this concern, Charak presents Diaguard, a complete herbal supplement that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels.

Why choose Diaguard?

Diagurad promotes healthy glucose metabolism and supports pancreatic cells for healthy function. In addition, the herbal components in this formulation help reduce stress in the body as well as aid digestion, thereby increasing nutrient absorption. Further, people with diabetes are at an increased risk for heart disease. Diaguard helps support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels, protecting one from future complications and is safe for long term use.

For people with dietary restriction or allergies, these capsules are safe to consume as they are completely Paraben free and contain no egg, gluten, milk or wheat components.

Thus, adopting a healthy lifestyle with a nutritive diet and regular exercise; along with herbal supplement Diaguard, can greatly help maintain healthy sugar levels and protect against severe diabetic complications.

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