By Rachel Welch
The back-to-school season can be stressful even under normal circumstances, but this year, we are in a unique situation. After over a year of virtual schooling during a pandemic, going back to in-person school may be more stressful than ever. Thankfully, supplements may be able to help!
Whether your back-to-school season feels normal or a bit unusual this year, supplements can help you keep your cool, and stay healthy.
We recently discussed our Super Back to School Immune Support Strategy, which outlines a supplement-based approach to keeping your immune system strong. Now, we need to discuss the powerful benefits that supplements can provide for overall wellness, specifically related to stress.
Stress physically manifests in different ways. Stress can show itself through:
- Rapid Breathing
- Weakened immune system
- High blood sugar
- High blood pressure
- Stomach issues
- Tense Muscles
Stress can wreak havoc on our bodies, both physically and mentally (1)! And in a time like this, with many unknowns, stress may be at a new peak for many people.
Back to School
Back-to-school season can be an exciting time! New classes, new friends, new hobbies and schedules can all add joy and fun to the year. However, it can also cause stress through homework, tests, packed calendars, and new sleep routines. It's important to be proactive about supporting your health against such stressors, and supplements can help!
Maybe you're wondering about the science behind supplements and their true value. If that's the case, visit our blog post "The Truth About Supplements," which addresses several common rumors about vitamins. Or maybe, you're already a fan of supplements and their benefits, but need guidance on which ones to take for which goals. Have no fear; we will break that down!
Several supplements that are helpful with back-to-school season are those that reduce stress and protect the body.
- Magnesium: Magnesium is excellent for helping to soothe stiff and sore muscles, which is often a side effect of stress. Magnesium also helps to improve sleep quality, and emotional regulation throughout the day.
- Vitamin B Complex: All of the B vitamins are particularly useful for a number of things, stress included. Vitamin B can provide a natural source of energy, which combats stress-induced fatigue. It also helps to regulate the nervous system, which goes through a lot when we experience stress (2)!
- Vitamin D: Vitamin D is crucial for our immune health, and even our mental health. It plays an important role in keeping things working as they should, and when we don't have the summer to soak up as much sunshine, it's important to get this nutrient wherever we can.
Vitamins and supplements can be a useful aid in your battle against back-to-school stress. Health by Principle offers high-quality, organic supplements that can help with stress-related goals, migraines, mental health, and more. Additionally, it is important to consider other aspects of your lifestyle as well. By maintaining a healthy sleep schedule, a balanced diet, frequent exercise, and mindful choices, you will be on your way to a stress-free school year in no time!
- 1. Pietrangelo, A. (2017, June 5). The Effects of Stress on Your Body. Retrieved from Healthline website: https://www.healthline.com/health/stress/effects-on-body
- 2. How Can Vitamins Relieve Stress? (n.d.). Retrieved August 28, 2021, from Verywell Mind website: https://www.verywellmind.com/vitamins-for-stress-relief-3145074
- 3. Live your best life: how vitamins and supplements reduce stress. (n.d.). Retrieved from takecareof.com website: https://takecareof.com/articles/best-vitamins-supplements-for-stress-and-anxiety
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