Fitness and Cortisol Levels: How to Make the Most of a Workout

What do Teresa Giudice and Ashwagandha have in common?

When you think of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Ashwagandha is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind. But recently on an episode of RHONJ, Teresa Guidice, who dove head first into the world of fitness and bodybuilding, had a small lesson in stress management from Frank Catania.

“Listen to me, you can’t freak out,” Catania said. “because then your cortisol levels raise when you’re stressed and what that does, that stops you from getting defined.”

Fitness buffs beware- increased stress can keep you from achieving your goals. If only there was some natural supplement to help balance cortisol levels…

Cortisol. It’s a part of the body that you probably didn’t learn about in high school anatomy. WebMD defines it as the body’s main stress hormone that can affect mood, sleep, and just overall cognitive function[1]. Cortisol is released when a person is under high mental or physical stress[2], which stems from the ‘fight or flight’ response in the sympathetic nervous system.

Essentially, if your cortisol levels are off-balance, either too high or too low, it can affect other areas of your body which can ultimately impact fitness goals. So, what can a person do to regulate them?

Sensoril® Ashwagandha can help. An imbalance of cortisol levels can cause weight gain, heart disease, and sleeping problems, for example[3]. Sensoril® naturally balances the body’s cortisol levels through its patented root and leaf extract. It is an adaptogen, so it, literally, adapts to the body’s imbalances and controls them[4]. Pretty impressive for a plant.

Sensoril is featured in multiple supplements designed for cortisol control. Integrative Therapeutics’ Cortisol Manager, Pure Encapsulations Cortisol Calm, and MegaFood’s Adrenal Strength are some of the many products that feature Sensoril for managing healthy cortisol levels.

To really maximize balanced cortisol levels, pair Sensoril® with some of these helpful tips to help you stress less:

The best part about Sensoril®, aside from being natural, Non-GMO project verified, gluten-free, Halal, and Kosher, is that it is basically a 3-for-1 deal. Not only does it help manage stress, but it also aids in increased focus/cognitive function, better mood, and improved sleep. So you only take one supplement but get all these benefits.

So, Teresa, if you happen to be reading this, we think Sensoril can really help you- both in the bodybuilding and the anger management world.

 

[1] https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-is-cortisol#1

[2] https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/drobson.htm

[3] https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20046037

[4] http://time.com/5025278/adaptogens-herbs-stress-anxiety/

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