Today, I’ll discuss the best supplements to use when you are in stage one burn out.
First of all let’s talk about what to remove from your diet. When it comes to things to toss out of your diet, you should start with sugar, caffeine, and processed foods—especially carbohydrates like bread. These foods really mess with your blood sugar levels and cause more cortisol release and more strain on your adrenal glands. Beyond emotional and physical stress, the adrenal glands respond to the erratic ups and downs of blood sugar. Too many carbohydrates can play havoc on these glands.
So, for starters we have to remove some of the stress on the adrenal glans that are working overtime. Now, we can talk about the right supplements to support them. One great adaptogenic herb is Rhodiola. This herb helps your body come back to homeostasis and better cope with stress on the cellular level. This is also a great herb to improve your mood.
Second, is omega-3 fatty acid’s. These are found in fish oil’s and other natural oils. Your body needs plenty of healthy omega-3’s to build cellular membranes and many other molecules necessary for stress reduction. I recommend getting the best quality fish oil so you are not getting any mercury or metal contamination.
Another supplement necessary when under stress is B vitamin complex. Your body requires more B vitamins the more stress you are under. When your body is under stress it just burns right through all your B vitamins even if you are eating a healthy nutritious diet. This will also help with energy production to give you more energy throughout your day.
Your body consumes more minerals when under stress. For example, 98% of the population is deficient in magnesium. Most people should supplement with a good source of magnesium. The recommended dosage is about five times your bodyweight in milligrams. Magnesium is also great for calming you down. I recommend taking a quality magnesium supplement in the evening before bed to help you sleep better.
When you are pushing your body it’s really easy to burn through all of your nutrients, especially trace minerals such as selenium, zinc, etc. I recommend taking some trace mineral drops in your water each day to ensure that you are getting enough.
The bottom line when it comes to supplements and your health is it’s always better to test and know for sure what your specific needs are. These are blanket generic recommendations, however your particular body may require more or less of specific supplements depending on your current diet and lifestyle stressors. For more information about specific testing you can do and to find out more, schedule a free consultation with Laura today.