In reasonable amounts, stress is normal and even healthy. Stress helps our body to make decisions quickly and it can motivate you to reach your goals.
However, too much stress is detrimental to your health. Feeling stressed for days, weeks, or even months at a time can result in a weakened immune system, high blood pressure and heart disease, tiredness and fatigue, and depression and anxiety, among others.
In addition to making lifestyle decisions to help avoid chronic stress, like performing regular physical activity, promoting mental balance, and eating a balanced diet, you can take a supplement to help promote internal balance.
Balance Blends offers the Just Breathe capsules that contain nine herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to help move your Qi to relieve stress and help you feel calmer.
What is in the Just Breathe Capsules?
Here are some of the active ingredients in Balance Blends’ Just Breathe capsules that help to promote stress relief and calm.
Pantethine is a derivative of Vitamin B5. Supplementation with pantethine helps to enhance the function of the part of the brain called the adrenal cortex and help to reduce the secretion of the stress-inducing hormone, cortisol. This helps to induce a feeling of calm.
L-Theanine is a plant extract known as a “calmative”. This is beneficial for anxiety during the day, and for promoting sleep at night.
Bupleurum (Chai Hu):
When you are under a considerable amount of stress, you can feel anxiety that affects your memory and even your spatial awareness. Bupleurum helps to increase our body’s tolerance to stress and can even calm any stress-related digestive disorders. From the perspective of TCM, Chai Hu helps to awakening a stagnant Qi, thus reestablishing balance.
Aged Tangerine Peel and Bitter Orange:
Aged tangerine peel helps to reestablish digestive processes interrupted by stress and anxiety, and prevent the damage that stress can cause on our bodies. It also helps move your Qi to the center of your body.
White Peony Root:
White peony root is one of the most commonly used herbs in TCM. It helps to act on the neurotransmitters of the brain to help to prevent depressive symptoms. It also helps to nourish the liver meridian and relieve pain associated with stress.
Zizyphus (Lotus or Suan Zao Ren):
Suan Zao Ren, or Zizyphus, helps to calm muscle tenseness and spasms that often occurs when you are under a lot of stress. It also helps to nourish the liver and heart meridian, while balancing the yin-yang connection. Together, these processes help to calm the mind.
Lovage Root (Chuan Xiong):
Lovage root helps to promote healthy circulation throughout the body and helps to relax muscles.
Honey-Baked Licorice Root
When you are chronically stressed, inflammation can take place, which then can increase your risk of the multiple health problems mentioned above. Both honey and licorice have significant anti-inflammatory properties that help to counteract the damaging effects that stress can have on your body.