Stress can eat away at you inside slowly but surely like rust, especially if you keep all that tension bottled up inside rather than find a way to vent your frustrations. There are several studies suggesting that stress can lead to physical as well as psychological complications. It can even make you age prematurely if you're not careful.
The human body can only deal with so much stress. So many conditions are directly related to stress that relieving it and learning how to best relax is in your best interests. You need a pressure valve release of sorts to keep the pressure cooker that is your body from succumbing to unresolved tension and stressfulness found at work, home, school, and what-have-you.
At any rate, there are ways to combat stress in the form of special ingredients.
Here are the ingredients you can use to lower your stress:
Vitamin B6: Also known as pyridoxine HCl, Vitamin B6 is a vitamin that you can acquire from chick peas, tuna, beef or turkey liver, and bananas. B6 is considered a major player in stress relief because it helps manufacture neurotransmitters like serotonin. This in turn helps your body cope better with stress and anxiety.
Folic Acid USP: As for folate or folic acid, it's an energy production vitamin that you can find from dried legumes (like beans, lentils, and chick peas), spinach, and broccoli as well as eggs and other leafy green vegetables. It also affects your mood in a positive manner, which is important in helping treat conditions associated with anxiety and high tension.
Vitamin B12: B12 is one of the more complex vitamins. It offers all these benefits because it promotes stable adrenal function, improves communication between nerve cells, offers general brain support, helps in melatonin and serotonin production (which are critical to sleep, relaxation, and mood), and assists in normal nerve development and growth. Also known as cyanocobalamin, you can get B12 from dairy, poultry, fish, and meat (especially liver).
L-Tyrosine: L-tyrosine or tyrosine alleviates stress according to many a scientific journal and publication. Many of these articles came from research units from the U.S. military. Others were from the Dutch military and universities all over the world. Essentially, it's a catecholamines precursor. Once tyrosine availability is altered, it can influence the generation of norepinephrine and dopamine.
Mucuna Pruriens: Long story short, mucuna pruriens is a natural brain supplement that can keep your brain protected and healthy as well as improve your mood. It works by supplying your brain with many ingredients and nutrients it requires for the sake of functioning at peak capacity while also reducing your susceptibility to stress and anxiety as well as premature aging. The plant also contains L-Dopa, which is used in the production of the "natural high" hormone known as dopamine.
5-Hydroxy-L-Tryptophan: Also known as 5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan, it's a byproduct of the L-tryptophan protein building block and increases the production of seratonin in the brain and central nervous system. It's derived from Griffonia Simplicifolia, an African plant. It's used for sleep disorders like insomnia on top of calming you down with its effects against stress, migraines, anxiety, and tension-type headaches. It also has positive effects on ADHD, PMDD, PMS, obesity, and fibromyalgia.