It’s important to understand that stress is involved in every chronic condition. It doesn’t matter what it is, stress plays a part. Stress is the most misunderstood part of health. In fact, everybody thinks they know what stress is; they are experiencing it, but they don’t really understand it.
Most of us associate stress with having shoulder or neck tension, getting upset in traffic or being overwhelmed at work. These are all great examples of emotional stress, but it is not the whole picture of what is actually happening inside of your body. You may not be aware of it, but there is actually an internal process occurring that could be initiating the accumulation of disease in your body.
Almost all chronic health conditions are a slow accumulation of poor health. An example is heart disease. Heart disease is associated with poor diet and lack of exercise, but the reality is that the level of stress in your life accelerates the damage. Any condition in which poor nutrition and
lack of exercise play a role is magnified when stress is introduced. In fact, every single aspect of stress causes an increased need for nutrition.
Excessive stress hormone leads to increased inflammation, or cellular damage. Your cells have a repair mechanism designed to fix the damage, but it requires nutrition to run the process. If the cell is under constant attack, it will use the body’s reserves of nutrients to repair itself.
Adaptogens are nature’s perfect answer to our present day stress crisis. This small class of herbs are the ONLY substances that have a direct effect on your hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal complex and the human stress response. They directly feed the glands involved in the stress response, allowing your body to have the best chance to recover quickly with minimal damage.
Inner Peace is a high-quality adaptogen blend that helps balance your HPA axis so that you remain calm and clear during times of sudden or unexpected stress. It also helps with long-term and low-level stress, which can eventually wear you down.