We certainly have seen our fair share of epidemics over the years. One that may go unnoticed but affects every one of us in one way or another is stress. It has been likened to a dangerous virus that has infected each one of us. Beginning in the middle of the 14th century, the plague rampaged through Europe, killing a quarter of the population. Today, the 21st Century killer is stress.

Stress – What is it?

What is stress? It may mean different things to different people. The term conveys to many the thought of building up tension or pressure; however, that may be only the half of it. We know that it is some physical or emotional thing that affects our body, to which we need to adapt or else it can pose a threat to our existence one way or another.

Here are some examples: You are out in the sun on a very hot day. Your body heats up. That is a form of stress. Or you exert yourself playing your favorite sport or you are working hard in the yard. Your muscles get tired, because there is a temporary chemical imbalance in them. That is stress, too. Yet we have regulating devices to counteract such stress and restore a healthy balance. One is perspiration to cool your body. Another is a good night’s sleep, which allows your muscles to restore themselves. The stress passes.

However, today it is common to think of stress in connection with emotional pressure or tension, which also can produce bodily changes. When we do not appreciate what changes are occurring in us, we may not know how to cooperate with our body’s efforts to adapt.

At times you may feel that no one needs to tell you when you are under stress. It is true that sometimes you can feel the tension or pressure. Yet in many cases some people fail to link certain symptoms with stress. Hence, they may at best take action to deal just with the symptom, never really touching the underlying cause. That may be so with any of us.

Symptoms of Stress

What are some symptoms of excessive stress or tension? Here are some common symptoms:

1. Highly irritable – you become angered and disturbed over petty things.
2. Trouble sleeping – it takes forever to fall asleep or you find yourself waking up many times unable to fall back asleep.
3. Breathing becomes altered – your breathing becomes short and altered for no apparent reason.
4. Muscle stiffness – comes about not because of work or exercise.
5. Stomach issues – you lose your appetite or have an inability to eat even small amounts of food at one time.

Learn to Manage Stress

What can you do to manage and cope with stress? First, try talking to someone about your issue(s). Doing so may help you get another perspective on your problem that you normally you wouldn’t have recognized by yourself. Second, exercise regularly. Regular physical exercise will help you to use up the extra sugars and fats in your blood caused by stress, thus counteracting the biochemical effects of stress and restoring your body’s equilibrium. Third, be balanced. You have to realize that work is essential but you need to be sure to schedule time out for relaxation. This in itself can alleviate stress right from the start.

A Natural Aid to Coping with Stress

It was mentioned earlier that stress can affect us physically and emotionally and that it is quite possible that the cause is from an imbalance of chemicals in our body. Scientists have researched and proved that there is a healthy, natural solution to alleviating stress.

These scientists isolated a peptide (small protein) that served as the “active ingredient” in mother’s milk. Following this peptide through the nervous system, they discovered that it bonded to brain receptors in the same regions that conventional anxiolytics like lorazepam or diazepam do. Further studies showed that this peptide affected receptors on brain cells called GABA receptors. GABA is involved in signaling the brain to feel relaxed, gratified, or sedated. An imaginative member on the team crowned this peptide “PNT-Peptide Naturel Tranquille” or in English “Nature’s Tranquil Peptide”.

PNT 200 is a bioactive milk peptide in capsule form, which helps the body resist stress. It is derived from milk, contains no additives, and, unlike other products on the market, it is not a drug. That means no known side effects and it doesn’t cause memory loss. PNT 200 is a 100% natural, inexpensive way to reduce stress.

So these are just some proven methods that can help us to manage and cope with stress. Life is tough and we need all the help we can. This product will definitely help you!

Author's Bio: 

Michael has been working in the medical field as an EMT for the last 17 years and has been a consultant for the health and wellness firm, Immunotec, since October 2008. He received a B.S. in Information Systems in 2011. His goal is to educate you regarding ways to ensure that your health reaches an optimum level and it stays that way. If you would like to comment on this article and others like it please visit My Blog. If you would like to learn more about or purchase some products mentioned in the article please visit the Products Page.