If you’re like most people, you’ve probably felt stressed at some point, whether it’s day-to-day stress, that part of your home or work life, or due to a scary experience.
Today we’re going to talk about a question I get often. How do I manage my stress so that I can help my mind and body? We’ll also discuss Selank, a peptide therapy option available to help with stress.
The fact is, stress is a normal part of being alive. When stressed, our bodies release cortisol (the stress hormone). Short-term, this hormone helps to keep you safe by increasing your heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar.
But, with repeated stress, you begin to feel tired and depressed and experience weight gain. You may also experience upset stomach, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, difficulty sleeping, and low sex drive.
We’ve talked about chronic stress before in the context of weight gain. And if you remember correctly, stress can come from all types of life events (e.g., losing a job, experiencing a death, going through a divorce or separation, and childbirth). What is stressful for one person may not be stressful for someone else. Depending on our current situation, certain things can make us more sensitive to life’s stresses (e.g., financial situation, health situation, a support system at home).
But one thing is certain: reducing stress can help reduce stress’s effects on our minds and bodies. Engaging in regular physical activity, if able, practicing meditation, spending time with friends or family, getting quality sleep, talking to a therapist, and eating healthy food can help relieve the effect of stress.
What about Selank?
So you’ve tried everything to reduce your stress levels. You’ve practiced mindfulness and meditation, and you’re getting regular exercise. You’ve focused on eating a healthy diet and getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. You’ve even talked to a therapist about your concerns.
No matter what you’ve tried, you continue feeling stressed (low energy, anxious, or irritable).
This is where Selank may help.
You may hear Selank referred to as the “anti-anxiety” peptide or a “nootropic.” Selank stabilizes blood enkephalins. Enkephalins are natural peptides found in the brain that help with stress. Not only can it reduce stress, but it can also relieve anxiety and improve memory.
In clinical trials, it has been shown to provide an anti-anxiety effect. It does this by enhancing the effect of GABA. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter. It slows down your brain by blocking signals in your central nervous system, which produces a calming effect.
While most traditional anxiety prescription medications can cause bothersome side effects, clinical studies have shown that Selank doesn’t. You should not experience side effects like drowsiness, dependence, or withdrawal symptoms.
In addition to its anti-anxiety benefits, its nootropic actions improve cognitive function, attention, memory, and motivation. Selank increases the amount of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), an important brain growth compound in the hippocampus that helps with learning and memory.
Other studies have shown Selank to increase levels of IL-6, an inflammatory protein in the body that helps fight off infections. It’s also shown to decrease blood sugar and prevention of weight gain. This could be very helpful for those with metabolic syndrome.
How do I take Selank?
Selank is given as an intranasal (into the nose) spray daily or as needed. You should not use more than you’re prescribed dose. Studies suggest doses above the maximum amount can reduce your response to Selank.
Possible side effects include headaches. Also, since it’s a nasal spray, you may experience a stinging or burning sensation in your nose or an unpleasant taste in your mouth. As always, you should tell your healthcare provider about any side effects you experience.
You can find out more information about Selank and stress management at pepties.com.
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