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As summer fades to autumn, school resumes, the weather begins to cool down, and the days get shorter and the nights lengthen. For some, the new season is met with a degree of sadness. Summer vacations come to a close, travel plans end, and the change in the weather shifts how people live, work, and play.

Unfortunately, the change in the season and the shift to colder, darker weather, fewer vacation days, longer work hours, and resumption of school and college often leave people feeling stressed and anxious.

An Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety

It is no mystery that Americans struggle with anxiety and stress. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), anxiety is the most common mental health concern among Americans, affecting some 40 million U.S. adults (19.1%). About 7% of U.S. children experience some anxiety, with most people saying they developed anxious feelings before age 21.[1]

In many ways, anxiety is a normal human response to challenging conditions. For example, driving in heavy traffic produces anxiety, but that’s a normal response to a challenging environment (like a crowded roadway). Anxiety in that circumstance will produce the alertness and hyper-focus one might need to get through traffic safely.

However, frequent and ongoing feelings of anxiety are not helpful or wanted, yet such symptoms are worsening among Americans. One study suggested anxiety symptoms have doubled in the U.S. between 2008 and 2023. The result? More Americans are saying they experience persistent, excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening, leading them to medicate themselves or seek holistic and therapeutic alternatives.[2]

Combatting Anxiety Begins with Giving the Body What it Needs

Causes of anxiety are as diverse and varied as the people who experience this condition. However, physiological phenomena occur in one’s body when experiencing anxiety, which many physicians attempt to treat. Unfortunately, the methods used to treat such phenomena often have unwanted side effects.

When one is experiencing anxiety, the brain produces more cortisol, a stress hormone. This is largely the cause of anxiety symptoms like feeling nervous, restless, or tense, having a sense of impending danger, panic, or doom, and experiencing increased heart rate.

Thankfully, there is a way to manage cortisol and help calm the body without taking potent pharmaceuticals. Ashwagandha has often been called Nature’s calming agent, as the plant has a soothing effect and can regulate cortisol and reduce the overproduction of other stress hormones.

Heal the Body, Heal the Mind

Immune Solution’s 100% Natural Ashwagandha Extract has several benefits, including:

  • Lowering cortisol levels to produce feelings of ease, less stress, and reduced anxiety
  • Promoting a positive mood and a more pleasant outlook
  • Providing a sense of calm without being habit-forming
  • Improving focus and alertness (non-drowsy)
  • Supporting healthy brain and nerve function

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, a natural substance that can help the body adapt to stress by exerting a normalizing effect on the body’s stress hormone production. Ginseng is another well-known adaptogen. Quoting Immune Solution founder Jackie Page, creator of the 100% Natural Ashwagandha Extract supplement:

You can neutralize the effects of stress and defend yourself with the natural protective power of 100% Natural Ashwagandha Extract. This powerful adaptogen herb has been used in India for thousands of years to strengthen the immune system and to help support and normalize body functions and processes affected by stress.”

When struggling with chronic stress and anxiety, it’s worth it to seek supplements and ways to reduce anxiety naturally. Immune Solution’s 100% Natural Ashwagandha Extract is free of any fillers or additives like magnesium stearates, gelatin, silicates, gluten, corn, wheat, rice, yeast, starch, titanium dioxide, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or preservatives. It is the best natural anxiety relief supplement available.

As always, if you have any questions about the product, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

In the meantime, take on the new season with a positive attitude, a calm mind, and a clear, focused view of all that the future may bring.

-Ren Brabenec
Immune Solution Staff Writer

Sources:
[1] NAMI. “Anxiety Disorders.” National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2023. nami.org
[2] NIH. “Trends in anxiety among adults in the United States, 2008–2018: Rapid increases among young adults.” National Institutes of Health, 2021. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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