Christmas time can be a stressful time of the year for many people. Especially when you consider the need to negotiate your way through busy shopping centres in the lead-up to Christmas, making sure you’ve picked up all the presents you need to buy, trying to keep within the allocated budget, organising family catch ups for different meals on Christmas Day, and making sure you don’t drink too much this year at the office Christmas party!
Many people feel relieved once the festive season is behind them! Despite having to go through the same stress every year, there are some simple ways to help your body deal with it effectively. You could learn relaxation techniques, perform breathing exercises, or spend time meditating, but let’s face it, who has the time?
A much easier option is to simply take a couple of herbal capsules, containing ingredients to help your body deal with stress effectively.
Rhodiola rosea is an herb sourced from the mountainous areas of Northern Scandinavia. It has been used extensively by Russian athletes over many decades to help increase energy, boost their energy, and improve their sports performance. However, research has also demonstrated its ability to help nourish and support the adrenal glands and help the body adapt to stress effectively.
Rhodiola is a member of a group of compounds, collectively known as, ‘Adaptogens’. They help return the body to homeostasis whenever it experiences some form of physiological stress. Some adaptogens, like rhodiola, are also known to be ‘energy boosters’, whereby they help you feel more energetic, which can be particularly useful at busy times throughout the year, like during the festive season.
However, before going out and buying any rhodiola product, make sure it is a high-quality product sourced from the best ingredients. An easy way to do that it to simply look on the label and make sure it has standardised for levels of active ingredients such as salidroside and rosavin. Ideally, it should contain at least 2mg of salidroside and 4mg of rosavin. This will ensure it offers the maximum stress-relieving benefits.
One product that contains high-quality rhodiola rosea with adequate amounts of the active ingredients and that is sourced from the outskirts of the Arctic Circle, is BCN Health’s Rhodiola Advanced. It can certainly help your body deal with the stresses of this festive season, keep your energy levels high, and help you enjoy this time of the years with family and friends.
BCN Health’s Rhodiola Advanced is available from health food stores everywhere and selected pharmacies.