Written By
Sean Hughes

Stressed? How to Get Back in Charge Without Fighting Stress

What if YOU were in charge? Stress isn’t going away anytime soon and “fighting” stress seems like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? “Fighting” anything only seems to create more stress. Here’s a short list of things we “fight” every single day: 

  • Our never-ending “To-Do” List 
  • Kids’ schedules (and attitudes) 
  • Business stagnation 
  • Anything in the News 
  • Exercise 
  • Eating “Clean” 
  • Time 

I could go on, but you get the idea. We’re “fighting” all these things which are causing us more and more stress. 

That’s why this article ISN’T about helping you “fight” stress. There are big stressors and micro stressor every single day. They’re not going away. So, fighting it isn’t an option, right?  

This article also won’t do a deep dive into the science or history of Adaptogens. For articles like that, these are fantastic: 

  1. Adaptogens: A Historical Perspective 
  2. Stress Less with Adaptogen Elixir 
  3. Your Brain on Adaptogens 

Nope, this article is about helping you develop armor that is nearly impenetrable to handle stress better… it’s about embracing your inner Buffalo. 

Buffalos are in Charge… Cows are Not

Have you ever wondered what people mean when they say they want to “fight” stress is that they want to get rid of it, run away from it, or avoid it altogether? 

The problem is, life is stressful. There’s no two ways about it. So, it’s not a matter of avoiding it but rather, happily living with it. 

When a storm brews in southern Oklahoma, two opposite things happen…  

  1. Cows run away from the storm, hoping to escape it… but they won’t. Instead, the storm will catch up to them and because of the direction they’re running (with the storm), they’ll be in the storm even longer. 
  2. Buffalo run directly into the storm. The reason is, they know that by running into it, they’ll be on the other end of it faster. Plus, the more they do this, the better they get at it! 

Imagine not only handling stress this way but, actually being able to handle stress this way! That’s where Adaptogens come in! Adaptogens help put you in charge of stress rather than the other way around. 

What About Microstressors?

Storms are one thing, but what about the constant, seemingly nagging stressors of everyday life? 

Good News: Adaptogens help with those as well. 

“Adaptogens” are a family of plants that strengthen the body’s response to stressors both large and small. Instead of stress hormones taking control over how you feel and respond, Adaptogens help put you back in charge. 

Modern studies have shown that Adaptogens can non-specifically enhance the resistance of the human body under a wide range of external stress conditions with a multi-targeted and multi-channel network-like manner, especially by affect the immune-neuro-endocrine system and the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis.” 

In other words, Adaptogens cover it. Balance helps keep us focused, strong, alert, and in charge. 

Feel the Difference of Being In Charge of Your Life

Have you ever seen people who seem to have millions of things going on, with a happy family, who they are somehow able to spend quality time with, and you ask yourself How do they get it all done and why are they so happy about it? 

Many customers and influencers at Isagenix will tell you, hands down, that Adaptogens help them “slay the day.”  

As Isagenix Senior Manager of Product Education, Sara Richter says, “Adaptogens can help both our mental and physical game. Depending on what’s going on with your wellbeing, it might feel like a stimulant if you’re fatigued, or mental alertness and focus if you’re feeling foggy, or it can have a calming effect if your stress is causing feelings of anxiety or fidgeting. They’re incredible at helping us achieve balance.” 

When your mind and body aren’t putting so much effort into “fighting” stress, you’re able to GSD: Get Stuff Done! You’re able to focus on tasks, stay more active, and tackle each day with either the grit necessary to move the needle and succeed (running into the storm) or the ability to be calm and present with loved ones during some much-needed downtime. 

Slay the Day

Whatever version of you is needed at the moment, consuming Adaptogens daily can help you show up! 

  • Family acting crazy on Thanksgiving? You’re good. 
  • Too many projects, too little time? Calmly break it down into manageable pieces. 
  • Kids turning life up to 11? You got this. 
  • Your business is starting to feel unscalable? You know what to do. 

This doesn’t mean you’ll be stress-free 24/7. Again, stress is an everyday part of life and there’s no running from it nor ignoring it. What this comes down to, and what Adaptogens help us do, is be in charge. In charge of how we feel, react, and handle what life throws at us. 

How to Add Adaptogens to Your Daily Life

Here are some of the best products with Adaptogens to add to your daily life and help you become the Buffalo of daily stress: 

Adaptogen Elixir
Handle the negative effects of stress the natural way with our nutrient-rich Adaptogen Elixir made from the best ingredients our planet has to offer.* 

Ionix® Supreme
This nutrient-rich tonic features a blend of Adaptogens designed to deliver a balanced infusion of energy and stamina support. Perfect for everyday use, this whole-body regulator helps buffer the body from stress and improve mental performance.* As Sara Richter calls it: “Momma’s Happy Juice” 

e+™ is a natural energy shot featuring a selection of Adaptogens ideal for handling stress, providing clarity, and promoting physical performance. The addition of naturally sourced caffeine (from green tea and yerba mate) provides energy to help kick-start your workout or power you through a busy day.* 

BĒA™ Sparkling Energy Drink
Going somewhere? You bring your awesome self, and BĒA™ will bring the sparkle. And by sparkle, we mean caffeine naturally sourced from green tea and powerful adaptogens. 

We’re all different, so depending on your daily stressors, you may want Adaptogen Elixir midday on-the-go or Ionix Supreme in the evening for natural sleep support.  

Or, maybe stress makes you feel fatigued, and you’re looking for an Adaptogens boost with e+ or BĒA. 

It all depends on you and how you want to be back in charge of your life. 

Go ahead, run directly into that stress storm! 

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.