Go faster… work to deadlines, fit in extra over-time, play referee with the kids (in the middle of an argument), keep calm (in peak hour traffic and you are really late for a meeting), clean the house (as the in-laws are coming), remember to bring in the washing off the line, cook healthy meals (that everyone in the family likes… if not, sort out two different meals), weed the garden before the triffids reach the front door… juggle, rush, organise, balance – the busy mind repeats lists of jobs and problems… Smile and remember to keep calm, just before you scream!
In our fast-paced society, we pack as much into our days as possible trying to balance the demands of our families, work and living, which means prolonged pressure. This can result in becoming worn out, over-stimulated, overloaded, over-tired and wound up.
Balancing these demands with other physical stressors such as eating food with less nutrient value, too much sugar, allergies, chemical overload, stimulants such as caffeine, lack of exercise and lack of sleep can put immense pressure on our nervous system and bodies. Fatigue, tension, and increased time with stress and worrying are the body’s overload signals that we need to take steps to rest and restore.
An important way to create a healthy nervous system is to try and reduce the side effects of stress. Enjoy time out (listening to music, arts, and crafts, reading), sleep and eat well. Doing this daily will help our body to relax, unwind and rebalance its equilibrium. If we can relax, get more sleep (or if we are lucky – go on a holiday) we can remove ourselves from the daily urgencies for a while and enjoy some well-deserved time-out.
At Red Seal we believe when you put incredible in you get incredible out. Below are some of our favourite ingredients, to put some incredible inside.
- Executive Stress B – energy and stress support
Red Seal Executive Stress B - with a blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbs to support energy, vitality, mental clarity, and focus. B Vitamins support energy, vitality, mental clarity & focus. With a combination of herbs, nutrients, and minerals for an all-around stress support formula. Also supports nervous and digestive health during periods of stress, all in a sustained release tablet.
- St John’s Wort - stress support & mood balance
A natural herb to support a balanced mood and cope with emotional stress, worry, tension, and irritability. Supports emotional wellbeing, calmness, and the normal functioning of the nervous system.
Please note St John’s Wort is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. St John’s Wort affects the way many prescription medicines work, including oral contraceptives. Please consult your Doctor. Avoid excessive consumption to UV radiation.
- Valerian root (Valerian officinalis) – supports sleep
A popular herb for sleep support. Red Seal include valerian in our Sleep Easy formula which provides herbal support for quality sleep while including other herbs such as Hops and Passionflower.
- Chamomile (Matricaria recutita)* - soothes body and mind
Chamomile tea can be enjoyed melting away tensions and relieve the pressures of the day. Red Seal also includes chamomile in the new Beauty range Overnight Renewal to support a restful sleep-in combination with lavender and magnesium.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. Vitamin and mineral supplements should not replace a balanced diet. If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional. TAPS APPROVAL No: BG1331.