Being stressed can be very challenging— we tend to miss our meals, have lack of sleep and relaxation, and don’t get to enjoy quality time with the people who matter. But, because we must continue with our daily life despite the stress, we tend to ignore the physical and mental effects of stress on our body for the sake of our goals.
Because of stress, it’s possible that the nutrients in your body have started to be depleted. Overthinking may cause the vital nutrients in the brain nerves to be affected, which can cause you to lose focus and become distracted.
The lack of nutrients because of overwork can make you feel more tired than usual, and you appear pale and ill which could be the source of your unhealthy skin.
These are how stress can affect our performance:
- Difficulty in focusing and decreased mental alertness
Nutrients in the brain help increase mental alertness and focus. Due to stress, the brain cells can be affected causing the brain to function slowly impacting memory and distraction.
Some of the mental symptoms due to stress are difficulty concentrating, struggling to make decisions, feeling overwhelmed, constantly worrying, being forgetful and more likely to be preoccupied and will pay attention less.
- Difficulty in mental recall and memory function
Human brains have nerves that aid in memory recall. It can be a natural part when getting older but sometimes, it may be caused by something common and treatable like stress.
Vitamin B plays a vital role in maintaining the normal performance of the brain including memory function, with the help of a balanced diet and exercise. Stress can affect memory which can cause them to feel disorganized and seems to interfere with cognition, attention, and memory.
These symptoms can disrupt daily activities such as remembering things, misplacing car keys or forgetting the tasks need to be done on the day.
- Nutritional deficiency and Fatigue in the body
The human body needs enough nutrients including vitamins and minerals to keep the body functioning properly. If one does not eat a nutritious diet, a deficiency may occur. Stress may deplete nutrients more quickly and raise the body’s metabolic needs, making it at risk and prone to tiredness and exhaustion.
People feeling stressed may not have the time to prepare nutritious, balanced meals, or may skip eating meals. This will cause stressed-out people to feel tired at work causing them to perform poorly.
- Aging effects and unhealthy skin
The human bodies’ primary protection against external threats and bacterial infection is the skin. Nutrition is one of the several elements that must be considered to maintain good skin health.
But due to the physical effects of stress on the body; skin becomes pale and unhealthy. Stress can exert negative effects on overall skin wellness, through excess oil production and clogged pores and cause aging.
- Weakened immunity
To be able to protect the body from any serious diseases, the human body requires proper immune function. Stress could reduce the number of many types of immune cells in the body, which are needed to fight viruses. Vitamins play important roles to facilitate the functions of the immune system, which can keep the body in healthy condition and protect it from any life-threatening disorders.
Aside from trying a relaxing activity, mindfulness meditation, yoga, and exercise, stressed people need to replenish the depleted vitamins and nutrients to protect their minds and bodies.
A healthy balanced diet is still the best source to get this, accompanied by regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. However, having a balanced diet, is hard to achieve consistently, which can lead to lack of or even deficient intake of vitamins and minerals.
Stresstabs is a well-known multivitamin that replenishes nutrients that are affected because of stress. It can help support the body to stay active and focused at work, home, and school by helping improve mental alertness.
It contains energy-restoring nutrients like Vitamin B and Iron, which help the body stay active and have more energy (vs. non-use) and sharpen mental focus. It also contains vitamins that aid in the regular function of the immune system, such as Vitamin C and Folate, and Vitamin E, which has immunomodulatory properties and skin-repairing nutrients that help in the battle against the aging effects of stress.
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