It is estimated that 75-90% of visits to the GP are related to stress, which is now the most common reason for a worker being signed off long-term sick.
Solgar Vitamins’ Balance Rhodiola Complex, provides botanical herbs and nutrients that have been shown to support human health.
To address stress, the new product contains Siberian ginseng which increases tolerance to various stressors and improves mental performance plus chamomile, which has been used traditionally to relieve stress and anxiety and enhance feelings of calmness and relaxation. Also within is magnesium, a mineral found in whole grains, assists proper nerve and muscle function (a deficiency of magnesium may lead to tension and irritability, which exacerbates stress), and there’s also liquorice root extract, which has been shown in studies to counteract the effects of adrenal hormone deficiency
The complex is available at around £15 for 60 capsules from healthfood shops and some pharmacies.