While the holiday season can be a fantastic time of celebration and connection, few of us get through it without experiencing some level of stress. Emotions can run high around the holidays and expectations can run even higher. You may feel pressure to invite people over, cook a big meal and shop for gifts for family and friends, whether you can afford it or not. In addition, there are many holiday-oriented activities and special events to attend.
All of those taking place in a short window of time can send your stress levels spiraling out of control, making you vulnerable to emotional and physical illness. Unlike the stress you likely deal with on a regular basis throughout the year, there is something unique about holiday stress — perhaps because you may feel pressure to have everything turn out “just right,” but it seldom does.
When it comes to holidays, there are countless variables to consider, and unfortunately, you have very little control over most of them. That said, you can take proactive steps to manage stress this holiday season. Below are several key supplements I would like to bring to your attention because I belief that they will help you not only survive, but also thrive, during this festive time of year.
Here are my top supplement recommendations to combat the stresses of the holidays:
CONTROL CRAVINGS WITH L-GLUTAMINE
Are your sweet cravings out of control? The holidays can disrupt your dietary routines with plenty of tempting foods and those foods can throw your body- balance out of whack. Glutamine can help to reduce sugar cravings and also stabilize blood sugar. The results? You can indulge in that tempting treat, but also save yourself from eating the whole tray.
How to Supplement: Take two capsules 2 times per day to help support gut lining from the potential overindulgences of the season. Additionally, when you get a craving or know they are on the way, take 2 capsules to help alleviate them. You can’t overdo this supplement.
REDUCE STRESS WITH STRESS SUPPORT
Stresses of the holidays got you down? Through a synergistic blend of herbs, amino acids, vitamins and minerals, Stress Support supplements like Solle Naturals ReNue can help to combat stress and recover from burnout and depletion. Solle ReNue has plant based ingredients that give you unique nutrition that can help you relax, reset and restore you’re your body and mind with Maral root and Yazu fruit, it can be prepared cold or hot.
How to Supplement: Take 1 packet in hot or cold water when you know you’re heading into a stressful family, work, or travel situation. Click here to order.
DIGEST MORE WITH DIGESTIVE ENZYMES
Big Meal? Don’t know what’s in that mystery meat dish your aunt just piled on your plate? Digestive enzymes help your body break down protein, carbohydrates and fats to improve nutrient absorption and reduce unwanted effects of indigestion associated with these harder to digest foods. Solle Naturals Verdezymes includes a blend plant-based digestive enzymes to support and strengthen digestive function and calm the mind.
How to Supplement: Take them with you to all your social gatherings and take before a big holiday meal to help your gut digest foods better.Click here to order
SUPPORT YOU GUT WITH PROBIOTICS
Probiotics are your friend this holiday season! They really help your digestive system, help with heartburn and indigestion, reduce gas and bloating while boosting overall immune system function, and may even enhance your ability to cope with stress and anxiety. Although I recommend taking a probiotic year round for optimal well-being, I highly recommend it during the holiday season to keep your gut flora in balance.
How to Supplement: Start now! Take probiotics daily to build up gut health and help to keep your immune system strong all holiday season long. Click here to order.