Stress is something we all face on a daily basis. Some types of stressors can be environmental pollutants putting stress on our bodies, physical trauma, relationship or work related stressors. A ‘stress-response’ is initiated by the body when our brain perceives a threat. The adrenal glands release hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline that are used to help the body cope with changes.
Bodily exposure to cortisol for extended periods of time can have long-term effects. Cortisol has many effects on the body including suppression of the immune system and digestion, promotes breakdown of skeletal muscle protein and bone matrix and hormonal imbalances caused by dysfunction of metabolic axis pathways between glands. It can deplete the body of nutrients, cause oxidative stress and accelerate the ageing process.
To raise awareness about stress we are offering double loyalty points* on all 'de-stress' products for the month of November.
*This offer is available on all products within this category and is only valid while stocks last and before 23:59UTC 30/11/2017