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Reducing stress in a stressful society

Who doesn't experience it? Almost everyone has experienced such a troubled period in his or her life. This does not necessarily have to be negative. But if you experience tension for a longer period of time, this can have serious and negative consequences. The definition of is, according to Van Dale: persistent mental pressure = tension. Performance or stress society is therefore a good description for the society in which we live. In this blog we will give you tools to combat this.

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What exactly is stress?

This is the body's response to a real or perceived threat. You could say that the body is preparing to take action. There is acute stress (short-term) and chronic stress (long-term). Chronic can cause physical and mental illness. 

What is the difference between chronic stress and acute stress?

Work stress is by far the most important source of chronic stress for adults, but research shows that children, teenagers and young adults are increasingly experiencing this as well. This is due, for example, to school pressure, peer pressure or social isolation and loneliness. This has only been reinforced in the past year by the corona crisis. 

acute stress

Ensures that you can survive in dangerous situations. For example, when a lion comes running towards you, your body allows you to flee. Or when you just heard from your boss that the deadline has been moved to tonight while you still have to start that one project. All kinds of different processes happen in your body that enable you to escape or to continue working hard. 

What effects does it have on my body?

  • Increased heart rate (palpitations) 
  • Raised blood pressure
  • Increased breathing
  • Increased adrenaline
  • Increased sugar levels in the blood
  • Increased blood clotting mechanisms
  • Increased muscle function 

Stress also causes your immune system to shut down. This can be very useful in the short term, but over a longer period of time it can have many negative consequences. Did you know: Just one minute of anger can suppress your immune system for six hours?

Does positive thinking affect my body?

The power of positive thinking on our body is great. A person's mindset and the human body are closely linked. The mindset influences the health of the physical system. If you have a positive outlook on life, it can create a cheerfulness that responds to the entire system (human body). This allows the blood to circulate more freely and strengthens the entire body. Learn to think positively by consciously identifying the beautiful moments every day.

How can I reduce stress?

We are all subject to various factors that cause stress; the amount and factors vary per person. As well as the way we respond to this. Don't be too hard on yourself for being stressed. This happens to all of us from time to time and these are some ways to better manage stress. 

  • Relax. And this is easier said than done, we know that. But try to relax more often during the day. This varies per person, but can be done, for example, by going into the garden, taking a short walk, reading or listening to music.
  • Mindfulness. Mindfulness exercises can also help you relax and focus on your body.
  • Regularity. Ensure regularity in your life. Go to bed on time, get up around the same time every day, eat around the same time and make sure you do some activity every day.
  • Make agreements with yourself. This may sound a bit crazy, but agree with yourself that you can only think about things for a certain amount of time. When you are stressed, your thoughts run wild all day long. Make yourself aware of these thoughts and agree with yourself that you can think about them for a maximum of 30 minutes a day. If the thoughts arise sooner, say to yourself 'I'm going to think about this later.'
  • Discuss it. Do you experience stress complaints? Discuss this with someone. The person in question may not be able to do anything about it, but they can take this into account. For example, at work someone can give you fewer tasks, at home someone can cook more often, etc.
  • Supplements. Of course, supplements can also offer you peace and relaxation. Check us out wide range of supplements, which provide support during stressful periods.

Which supplements are best to take when I am stressed?

The increased amount of adrenaline that is suddenly released in the body during stress ensures that the body quickly uses important vitamins and nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, and minerals such as magnesium. Nowadays, many people lead chronically stressed lives. Without sufficient intake of essential minerals and vitamins to compensate for their body's increased needs. This makes many very vulnerable to the harmful effects of stress. 

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that scavenges free radicals and protects against the harmful effects of stress. If you have been stressed for a longer period of time, it is good to take vitamin C. Mind you, vitamin C supplements will never replace your diet, but it is a good addition.


Magnesium: is an essential mineral – especially during busy periods. Magnesium is often also called the anti-stress mineral. During the reaction (release of cortisol and adrenaline), the body simultaneously releases magnesium to compensate for the shocking effects of adrenaline. It is therefore good to take extra magnesium when you are restless. Magnesium supplements can help with that. 

Ultimate relaxation complex

The Ultimate Relax Complex is a herbal preparation that contains natural herbs and herbal extracts, of which garlic can help the body relax in stressful situations and contributes to normal resistance to stress. In addition, the mineral Magnesium has been added for the proper functioning of the nervous system.

Active B12 support

Did you know that even people who do not eat a plant-based diet can develop a Vitamin B12 deficiency? Vitamin B12 is also called Cobalamin. An enormous amount of stress can cause a vitamin B12 deficiency. This vitamin is essential for the circulatory and nervous systems. When you are stressed it is good to take vitamin B12 supplement so that you do not end up in shortages.

Ashwagandha complex

Ashwagandha * is an herb from India and is a member of the nightshade family. Ashwagandha is also nicknamed Indian ginseng. This plant substance can contribute to the adaptability of organisms in stressful situations.

*Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if it is used simultaneously with antidepressants, liver disease, thyroid disease and/or use of thyroid hormones. Caution is advised when using medication that promotes the production of serotonin (particularly antidepressants). Ashwagandha can enhance the effect of these medicines. If in doubt, always order subject to a check by a specialized pharmacist and/or doctor.

Free advice

Almost everyone has stress. This is not a problem and is even very normal. If you notice that you experience this more often, it is advisable to contact an expert. Ask for example free advice via Goldea Health. Our orthomolecular nutritionist will contact you.


A busy period, an restless feeling, we all suffer from it sometimes. And that's okay. In some situations, fear or stress actually makes us more alert and focused, for example during a presentation or a job interview. But of course too much is never good. This can even cause physical problems and you need to take action. Make sure you exercise enough every day, go outside, eat healthy and use supplements. Our supplements can help reduce stress.

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Frequently asked questions about our supplements

This is personal, please contact a professional for more information. At Goldea Health we provide free supplement advice.

Yes, all supplements are completely plant-based. It is completely natural and is available as a vegetable capsule or softgel.

We cannot specify a time period. It depends on how healthy you are, how many deficiencies you have and how much and how regularly you take the supplements. We can say that in general you can only have a visible effect after a number of months.

Do you still have questions?

Do you have any questions about stress as a result of this blog? personal advice received? Take contact with us. Our team is happy to answer your questions!

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