Stress is the deposition of the body from the state of homeostasis. It is a physiological reaction to negative stimuli from the surrounding environment. Factors responsible for stress (stressors) may be physical or psychological. Stressors change hormone levels, immune cell activity and can lead to serious health problems with long-term exposure.
The natural course of stress consists of three stages: the stage of an emergency response, the stage of adaptation and the stage of rest. After the rest period, the body is rested, relaxed and fully ready for the next dose of stress. Unfortunately, most often the reaction to the stressor ends with the stage of an alarm reaction, which changes into a stage of exhaustion, when as a result of too long-lasting stress factor, pathological reactions and health problems occur.
Common causes of stress.
The causes of stress can be very diverse and ordered according to strength, frequency and range of influence. Factors that cause stress, in order of the strongest, include: death of a spouse, divorce, marriage, imprisonment, death of a relative, loss of employment, and vacation travel. Even events that we objectively evaluate as positive can be the cause of emotional tension and stress. Stressor can be almost anything and it depends only on the individual predispositions of each person, whether a given situation will cause stress.
How to reduce the level of stress?
- Against the burdens of duties, find time to relax. Find something that will let you forget about problems and spend time with pleasure.
- It is proven that yoga, physical activity, sports, music and meditation – reduce stress.
- Find family people or friends with whom you can talk about your problems. Thanks to the support group, situations that seemed difficult to solve may turn out to be completely problem-free.
- Positively respond to criticism or negative evaluation. Everyone has the right to their own opinion. It is worth listening carefully to other people’s statements and learning from them.
- Focus on positive thoughts and visualize good experiences.
- Eat in a thoughtful and balanced way. Lack of minerals, vitamins and nutrients are factors that significantly increase the susceptibility to stress.
- Use dietary supplements that provide essential nutrients in a condensed form.
In clinical trials, Laminine has been shown to lower the level of the stress hormone. People who consumed one or two capsules a day reported an overall better mood, a more positive mood and reduced sleep problems. Better control over emotions and general calm can help in coping with stress.