How Occasional Stress Can Impact Overall Health*

How Occasional Stress Can Impact Overall Health*

Occasional physiological stress is an annoying part of everyday life, but it actually serves a biological purpose. Humans have been hard-wired to experience stress, as a way to help ourselves get out of sticky situations safely.

Ideally, every stressful incident follows a pattern:

  • Our bodies release hormones to give us the energy to reach safety.
  • After escaping, our bodies settle back into their normal state of calm and balance.
  • We stay there until the next time danger crosses our path.

This normal stress response means the brain shifts into “fight-or-flight” mode (shifting to the sympathetic nervous system) to deal with stress, then returns to “rest-and-digest” mode (led by the parasympathetic nervous system).

These days, the “dangers” we encounter are more likely to be perceived stressors than actual ones (like outrunning a wild animal). But we still respond the same way. Those stressors can also come at you faster than they would in nature. Think of that like playing a tennis match vs. practicing by hitting balls from a machine.

In the body, the HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal) axis is in charge of the stress response. The adrenals are a pair of almond-shaped glands that sit on top of your kidneys on the back of your body. They regulate stress by controlling the release of hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. Your adrenal glands also use cortisol to manage your sleep-wake cycle. They get help from your hypothalamus and pituitary gland.

Stress is always going to be part of life. The trick is to learn to keep occasional stress in balance – and understand how it impacts overall health.

How Occasional Stress Can Impact Overall Health*

If stress were a person, it would be a scene-stealing star, not a patient member of the chorus willing to wait its turn. When stress gets ignored, it doesn’t go away – it gets louder and more insistent. This means that the body has to divert more attention and energy to dealing with it. Since nothing in the body happens in a vacuum, there can be a ripple effect when one aspect of health needs extra attention.

From memory and mood to heart health and digestion, occasional stress impacts overall health.* Read on to learn which formulas may offer support.*

How PEA Provides Support*

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an endogenous fatty acid amide, part of a group of biologically active lipids.  The body naturally produces these lipids to soothe discomfort during times of physiological distress.* However, negative stimuli can impact the body’s preferred state of homeostasis. PEA supplements work with the body to support that delicate PEA balance, calm discomfort and promote levels of PEA necessary for optimal well-being.* This supports the nervous, immune and muscular systems, while affecting a neurotransmitter that helps drive feelings of joy.*

With ultra-micronized PEA (naturally derived from safflower seeds) and Meriva® curcumin phytosome, (PEA)+ relieves stress, soreness and discomfort associated with occasional pain, stiffness and compromised tissue function.* This formula naturally affects the bliss molecule that helps promote joy.* Ultra-micronized PEA is the clinically proven superior form, while Meriva® curcumin phytosome is highly bioavailable.*

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How MyoMend Supports Physical Recovery*

Physical activity offers well-documented benefits for occasional stress, heart health and more. However, the discomfort that naturally happens after unaccustomed or strenuous exercise can pose a challenge for patients trying to keep up with (or start) a fitness routine. Proteolytic enzymes have been shown to inhibit symptoms of physical conditions such as soreness and discomfort.


With high-potency nattokinase and serrapeptase, plus the phytochemical rutin, MyoMend™ is an advanced blend of proteolytic enzymes to support physical recovery, including joint and muscle function.* Each targeted-delivery capsule helps break down damaged proteins to speed recovery and promote flexibility and mobility.*   

Learn more about MyoMend™.