Mindfulness is crucial

Mindfulness is crucial

Find out how you can consciously cope with stressful (everyday) situations.

Today, for many people, stress is an almost everyday occurrence.  Stress is often viewed as an indicator of success. People who are stressed are considered to be people who achieve a lot. And we all have to achieve more and more to balance the demands of family, career and leisure. Pressure to perform, constant availability and a chronic lack of time can, however, have permanent negative consequences for your wellbeing. The result: continuous stress!

What is stress and what happens in the body?

The stress reaction is an ability of the body to adapt very quickly to dangerous situations and threats in order to survive under natural living conditions. This ability is shaped by evolution. It puts the body on alert and prepares it for action. Other physical processes which use energy are suppressed because they are unnecessary or obstructive in the acute situation.

The stress reaction is therefore the physical and psychological response to the effect of stressors (= stress factors or stress triggers). In addition to the dangerous situations and threats of bygone times, excessive demands, deadlines, job losses, anxiety (e.g. health anxiety, fear of failure), deaths in the family, divorce but also strenuous physical work, noise or extreme recreational exercise (not just elite sport) can be negative stressors in the modern time. Naturally, there are also many other stressors.

When our body is under stress, it excretes hormones such as adrenaline and noradrenaline. They dilate the bronchi, increase blood pressure and heart rate and improve the oxygen supply to the muscles and brain. This increases your fight or flight response. If the stress can be acted out actively, it has positive effects and is known as eustress.

The origins of stress

The body tenses in response to distress - that is the type of stress we perceive as unpleasant, threatening or overwhelming. If stress has a permanent effect on us, it can have negative consequences for health and in the long term leads to a further release of hormones, including cortisol. Since noise, the pressure to perform and excessive demands cannot be fought physically, the stress hormone level remains high. Fight and flight are not acceptable behaviours in modern everyday life. Nowadays, people often have no valve to release their tensions, and as a result they are permanently tense. We therefore need to make use of other strategies to decrease stress more quickly and strategies to manage stress (coping). The long-term effect of distress and a lack of coping mechanisms can be long-term health problems.

According to a large-scale survey by a German health insurance provider, women suffer more from stress than men. Around 25 percent of children said they experienced stress either often or very often.

Good to know: 

The three greatest sources of stress in adults were their professional lives, placing high standards on themselves and private conflicts. Working hours that are too long and constant deadlines were mentioned as stressors in everyday working life. The research attributes a special role in the development of stress to the change in the world of work.

Since permanent stress can make you ill, it is sensible to find a way to release the stress which occurs quickly. We live in a world we have to engage with. If we work, there are a lot of things we have to accept and cope with. We often need a time of withdrawal to even be able to identify the “self-made” stress we are often suffering from too.

The ability of a person to resist stress is also known as resilience. The right method for becoming more resistant to stress varies considerably from individual to individual. For some people, a brief walk in the fresh air helps, others work off their stress by exercise, and relaxation and breathing exercises or yoga often help. Meeting friends, reading a good book, listening to music, enjoying massages and sleeping enough are also ways to decrease stress. Others are only able to reduce their stress when they work on their attitude towards the stress triggers. You can also ensure that you supply your body with plenty of vital substances in difficult times, or even as a preventative measure. The use of a number of vitamins and minerals is increased significantly when under stress.

How can taking a Magnesium-Diasporal® DEPOT supplement help muscles and nerves?

Strategies to combat stress can begin in both the mind and body. You can start by using your head to assess the situation with a solution-focussed approach to problems and an awareness of your own capabilities. You can also help your body to overcome stress. Magnesium is known as the “anti-stress mineral” or the “mineral of tranquillity”. It regulates the release of stress hormones. So, in demanding times far more magnesium is required. A good supply of B vitamins, particularly B1, B2, B6 and B12, is also important for steady nerves. These nerve vitamins make a decisive contribution to normal nervous system function and energy-yielding metabolism. People who make sure they are adequately supplied with magnesium and B vitamins have already done a lot to counter stress and relax the nerves.

We recommend:

In stressful times, we recommend one tablet of Magnesium-Diasporal® DEPOT muscles + nerves daily . The food supplement contains high-dose, 2-phase magnesium plus vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B6, B12) with a special DEPOT effect. This ensures an immediate and long-term supply with the important vital substances.

Magnesium-Diasporal® DEPOT

Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function. The vitamin B complex (B1, B2, B6, B12) contributes to a normal functioning of the nervous system and energy-yielding metabolism.