Supplement Support: Stress Management

While you're preparing for the holidays with all kinds of ingredients and goodies, we're suggesting a few to add to help you with the stress and strain of the season. Innovative Primary Care features several supplements that offer stress and immunity support, including a few we think it's worth you knowing more about - Lavela, Cortisol Manager and Phyto-ADR.

Lavela is a supplement made from Lavender Oil that promotes relaxation and calms nervousness. An individual's ability to respond to occasional anxiety has the potential to interfere with the enjoyment of life and even the ability to perform ordinary daily activities. In addition to lifestyle and behavioral modifications, adding key supplements to your daily regime can also play a role in supporting a balanced mood. Lavender is an herb that has been proven effective by leading researchers as a natural remedy for treating signs of anxiety. In a 2010 study published in the journal Phytomedicine, lavender oil was shown to be just as effective as the pharmaceutical drug lorazepam (Ativan). It also noted that lavender oil showed no sedative effects (a common side effect of lorazepam) and it had no potential for drug abuse or dependence. Other studies have confirmed the anti-anxiety properties of lavender as well as many other medicinal benefits, including:

  • restlessness, nervousness and insomnia
  • depression symptoms
  • painful and inflammatory conditions including migraines and joint pain
  • issues with agitation related to dementia

Take 1 softgel of Lavela daily with a full glass of water, or as recommended by your healthcare professional.

Cortisol is often referred to as the "stress hormone." Because of its central role as a "first responder" and its capability to modulate multiple critical physiological functions, cortisol is often seen as the bridge between stress and its health consequences. Variations of cortisol secretion can be an indicator of how well a body is coping with stress. IPC features Cortisol Manager to support healthy cortisol levels, which in turn can help reduce stress, relieve occasional sleeplessness and fatigue, and optimize immune system and neurological function.

Take 1 tablet before bedtime, or as recommended by your healthcare professional. Increase to 2 tablets during times of high stress. Cortisol Manager is safe for use every night.

Phyto-ADR helps your body adjust to stress by supporting the adrenal glands, which are responsible for the way your body behaves during times of stress. Healthy adrenal gland function is crucial to a number of physiological functions including glucose metabolism, stress adaptation, energy generation, stamina, and the immune response. Phyto-ADR is a vegetarian formula designed to provide wide-range herbal and nutritional support for the adrenal glands and healthy adrenal function.

Take 1 capsule every day between a meal, or as recommended by your healthcare professional.