Veeva Stress Formula Review: How Can I Reduce my Stress Without Pharmaceuticals?
Life can hit us hard sometimes. We’re sailing along just fine when all of a sudden we feel as though we’ve been hit by a Mac truck. For other people, they always seem to be in a state of anxiety. I can’t tell you how many people in my world suffer from varying degrees of worry, anxiety, fear or stress. The irony is, although I’m a licensed helping professional, I’m not talking about clients. I’m talking about friends, co-workers and acquaintances.
The truth is, I have found myself in periodic states of acute stress and anxiety as well. There have been times in my life when I’ve been overwhelmed with concerns and pressures that seemed to suck me under, resulting in worry, anxiety and even low grade depressive symptoms. The most recent was a work situation where I realized I was under the leadership of someone who had “lost their way”. The person had become increasingly negative, unkind, judgemental and accusatory–not to me, but to my staff. It had a huge impact on me, and contributed to me feeling hopeless and helpless. Thankfully, I found a way through and was able to shift the focus of negativity.
Now, stress is a normal part of life. When we are functioning with “adaptive stress”, like presenting to a group of colleagues, playing in a tournament, or performing with a choir, we are given a little boost of the hormone adrenaline that allows us to do our best. It keeps us alert, and focussed on the task at hand. I don’t mind this kind of stress at all. I know I “perform” better with it. After the event, adrenaline is no longer being secreted by the adrenal glands, and we go back to a normal, functional state.
However, for those people who are in a chronic state of stress, the body begins to be negatively impacted. You see, chronic stress results in the body remaining in the fight, flight or freeze mode, where adrenaline is pumping even though real threat is not near. Because bodies are not designed to live in a constant state of stress, they begin to wear down. Because adrenaline physiologically can’t pump forever, it tapers off, and cortisol, another hormone is released. Cortisol contributes to feeling down or having a low mood after the rush of adrenaline.
When I was experiencing difficulty at work , I noticed a 10 pack of Veeva at the health store I frequent. I passed it numerous times, read the back, and thought about how good it would feel to actually return to my place of joy. It took quite a few visits to the health food store for me to actually pick up the sample pack.
I tried my first dose that very night. One of the benefits of Veeva’s synergistic blend of nutrients is that it contributes to a good night’s sleep. Like many people with high levels of prolonged stress, I wasn’t sleeping well. But, that night I slept much better. In the morning, I took the next capsule, and realized by about 10:00 a.m. that I didn’t have the butterflies in my stomach, and my mood was more elevated. I wasn’t having to work so hard to keep negative thoughts at bay. Positivity seemed to flood me more naturally.
I went on to purchase the 60 capsule box a few times. Slowly but surely, adding other mood boosting nutrients to my diet (namely nuts, seeds, and greens), as well as being consistent with exercise and other mood modulating activities, my mood difficulties and stress response levelled off. What a relief.
Interestingly, I told many people about Veeva. Only one person took me up on it–my office coordinator, who was chronically stressed. It was amazing to see the difference in her. A few months after she had been taking it, I noticed she had returned to her negative pattern of thinking. I said, “Mary (not her real name), have you been taking your Veeva?” She sheepishly shook her head and told me that she’d run out. Over lunch, I dashed to my trusty health food store and bought her another box. To say she was grateful, was an understatement.
Veeva incorporates an impressive recipe of ingredients known to reduce mental and physical stress and their associated symptoms and promote healthy mood balance. Veeva ingredients include: Cyracos® Lemon Balm Extract, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, Theanine, 5-HTP, Choline and Inositol, Bioperine® Black Pepper, Allspice, Cloves and Cinnamon. These in combination have the potential to shift your days from cloudy, uptight and gloomy to genuinely sunny and peaceful!
*Please note that Veeva Stress Formula has not been evaluated by the FDA. If you are suicidal or have been diagnosed with an anxiety or depressive disorder, consult your physician before using. If you have a medical condition, consult your physical before using. The information contained in this post does not replace solid medical advice provided by your trained physician who is knowledgable about your care.