It is a beautiful but stressful world we live in.
We all become stressed over our lifetimes.
Anxiety is here to stay... and it starts early.
Obtain natural tools to fight back.
Who are these Millennials?
Millennials are the first generation of individuals to grow up with regular internet access AND cell phones... Internet encompassing YouTube, FaceBook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Linked-In. They are a generation of multitaskers. There are great expectations for what this generation may achieve. Yet, all of this responsibility and expectation can be quite problematic to one’s mental health. Millennials may just be the most stressed generation in history.
With a large percentage of unemployment and a very uncertain economic future, in addition to incessant technology-dominated lifestyles, Millennials are at risk for chronic, overwhelming stress related to: Work, Money, and Relationships. Economic troubles have forced around 50% of young adults to still live in their parents' homes.
Anxiety is characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure, irritability, and anger, all of which are correlated with increases in anxiety and depression. Stresses are manifested in the body both physically and emotionally. Your body responds to external stressors by utilizing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.
Adrenaline increases heart rate, elevates blood pressure, and boosts energy supplies. Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, increases glucose levels in the bloodstream to enhance the brain's use of glucose and increase the availability of substances that repair tissues. Cortisol also alters immune system responses and suppresses the digestive system, the reproductive system, and the growth processes. With consistent stress, it is difficult for these hormonal responses to resume their regular activities, keeping you in a long-tem activation of the stress-response system. This can disrupt almost all of the body's processes and put you at increased risk for numerous health problems-- anxiety, depression, digestive problems, heart disease, sleep problems, weight gain, memory and concentration impairment.
"What is your GPA?"
"What is your SAT score?"
These types of questions start early...
School becomes even more stressful as students attempt to balance their curriculum with work, friends, family, and a healthy life outside of school. This is all understandable. As students, we become sponges for information. But something is wrong-- there are concerning downward trends in college students' mental health. In colleges across the country, students are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders in alarming numbers. And things are only getting worse...
DID YOU KNOW? The average age of onset of mental health problems is 18 to 24 years old, the typical college age range
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 75% of individuals with anxiety disorders will experience symptoms before the age of 22.
Millenials must address these issues before they become a problem. In other words, the sooner, the better. It is never too late.
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." - ARISTOTLE
MILLENIAL HEALTH is here to provide aid and relief to students around the world. Take action against life's daily stressors, take steps to control your stress levels, and start nourishing your brain today!
ANXIETY? Is this YOU?
Anxiety is characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like irritability , anger, mood swings; even the feeling of blood pressure increasing. Stress levels rise.
Stress is manifested in the human body both physically and emotionally.
Your body will respond to stress by utilizing the hormones adrenaline and cortisol.
Adrenaline is designed to boost energy during a time of specific need. But when chronically raised, it elevates your blood pressure, and disrupts your hormone balance.
Cortisol known as the “stress hormone” is good in normal doses. But with continued stress, you are trapped in a long-term activation of the stress-response system. This can disrupt almost all of your body's processes leading to Anxiety, Depression, Digestive problems, Sleep problems, Weight gain, Memory and Concentration impairment.
Insomnia / Sleep Issues: Today’s youth are at a tremendous risk for long-term, sleep-related health impacts. Sleep disorders are on the rise!
Is technology causing a lifetime of pain?
Modern technology is certainly hindering our sleeping schedules. This is without a doubt a large part of the problem, but all the blame should not be directed here. The bigger problem might lie in the fact that we have created a world of constant stimulation that does not stop when the sun goes down…
Constant use of light emitting devices…computers, ipads, iphones, TV disrupts the brain’s natural rhythm. Melatonin is no longer being made at the appropriate time and the body struggles to find the sleep it needs. Circadian Rhythm gets disrupted
Insomnia in Millennials is an overlooked problem today.
Millennials seem to be the most vulnerable, and are shaping up to be the most sleepless generation yet. We call it "The Sleep War".
52% of Millennials reported stress-related insomnia. That’s a LOT! As for the main source of stress, millennials and gen Xers were most likely to say they were stressed by work, money and job stability
Millennials, much more than any other age group or generation, believe that in order to get ahead in life, they must first survive on less sleep. Stress is now an everyday reality. They feel obligated to be on call 24 hours a day.
We are waging a war on sleep, and even though it sometimes feels as if we are winning, we will never win in the end... If you are feeling cranky or confused, you may need to examine the quality of your sleep... Humans are constantly screwing with their body clocks, and getting less and less sleep.
Sleep loss has tremendous cognitive consequences.
Dozens upon dozens of studies have connected lack of sleep to debilitating deficits ranging from poor insight formation to diminished working memory. Heavy sleep deprivation is also associated with increased mortality and also obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and impaired cognitive function.
We must help those who have already fallen victim to this way of life.
Melatonin can help YOU reset your sleep / wake cycle and help you to win the Sleep War.
MILLENIAL HEALTH is here to bring aid to students around the world.
Take action against life's daily stressors.
Take steps to control your stress & Begin to nourish your brain and mind today!
Millennials will try to “power through” their symptoms with through the continued use of energy drinks, or even prescription medication, but natural supplements are the way to go.
Below are select supplements that can impact your life and get you thought the “thick and the thin”.
(Although a few of these supplements do take a certain period of time of consistent use to produce noticeable effects, there are also some here that are incredibly fast-acting and immediate).
Start taking care of your BRAIN! It begins aging at age 18 if you don't nourish it.
Your Friends @ Millennial Health
PS 100 Phosphatidylserine (60 softgels)
The Brain Food
“Someone once told me that phosphatidylserine makes school easier"
Phosphatidylserine (PS) has potential to help improve age-related declines in memory, learning, verbal skills, and concentration. Strengthen your memory, increase vigilance and attention, boost learning, increase mental acuity, intensify your concentration, relieve depression and improve mood - whether you are young or old. The use of phosphatidylserine is well validated through clinical research. The typical adult dose is 100-300 mg per day.
ZenMind (60 capsules)
Relax / Anti-Anxiety
“I even take a dose before my college exams. It helps calm my nerves with no negative effects on my mental function.
A true stress reliever.”
Struggle from anxiety or irritability? GABA (functions as a neurotransmitter) combined with L-theanine (found in green tea). GABA is reported in herbal literature to produce similar effects as anti-anxiety drugs, without the negative side effects.
Melatonin 3 mg Sublingual (90 Tablets)
The Marvelous Sleep Aid
"I have passed Melatonin out to my roommates on a regular basis." *Some people don't need melatonin
Better sleep is almost guaranteed. A natural hormone secreted in the brain - maintains the body's sleep cycle. Also, Melatonin is a strong antioxidant that may help strengthen the immune system. Researchers consider melatonin levels to be involved in aging.
Somno-Pro can be used in place of melatonin for severe insomnia. $39.00
5-HTP (150 capsules)
Keep Your Happiness - Raise Your Serotonin
SSRI’s? No thank you. New studies have shown that 5-HTP can be as effective as antidepressant medication.
"I noticed a physical difference within one week- my confidence and mood were raised. I can now wake up in the morning with a smile."
“I was on Lexapro for over 3 years. As I slowly began to lower my dose, I started on the all-natural 5-HTP. I am still taking it. This supplement does not duplicate the negative impact that Lexapro had on my body” A.T.
Super D3 (60 capsules)
Keep Your Immune System Protected
"Especially, if you don't get enough sunlight, This supplement is crucial. Known as the Sunshine Vitamin!"
Stay on top of this supplement! It is called a Vitamin, but is actually a hormone and deeply affects the body. Best known for building bones and boosting the immune system, but is also an essential vitamin for brain health, mood, memory, and your weight. Low levels of Vitamin D have been associated with depression, autism, psychosis, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity.
L-Tyrosine (100 capsules)
L-Tyrosine has been shown to improve cognitive performance underperiods of stress and fatigue.
"This supplement gives me a nice consistency of energy and ambition, lasting throughout the day. I have always been bothered by feeling too energied with energy drinks, energy supplements, etc, but L-Tyrosine really keeps me balanced.(Also I like Rhodiola for energy)."
Nusera (30 chewable tablets)
Reduce your anxiety, quickly!
Fast-acting stress reliever. Comes in deliciously flavored soft chew form. Positive clinical studies and my personal opinion: Nullifies those stressful times quickly. Chew 1 as needed.
Rhodiola Rosea 500 mg (60 capsules)
Works to enhance your mental acuity, help overcoming stress, improve your memory, and increase your work capacity. Rhodiola is one of my all-time favorites! "Choosing between L-Tyrosine and Rhodiola is a personal preference- I personally switch off between the two."
BELOW IS FOR ACNE: CLEAR IT UP FOR GOOD!
Acne Drying Lotion (1 oz.)
Dries & Clears Acne Blemishes
Powerful anti-bacterial treatment lotion that contains Salicylic Acid which gently exfoliates pore-blocking debris. It contains 10% Sulfur, one of the most powerful acne drying agents, along with Camphor and Zinc Oxide to fight acne bacteria and infection. "Works quickly and results are amazing!"
Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Gel (2 oz.)
Blemish Spot Treatment
For those bad days and acne flare-ups. A stronger way of clearing up your skin. Directly attacks acne. “A blemish can disappear in as little as 1 day”. Apply directly to spots. One bottle goes a LONG way.
3% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Wash (8 oz.)
Acne? No More! Here is an antibacterial wash that truly cleanses your skin and demolishes acne. You will feel clean and confident. Also KEEPS skin acne-free."Better than ProActive for me".
3% Benzoyl Peroxide Exfoliating Cleanser (8 oz.)
Antibacterial Cleanser with Microbeads
Exfoliate your pores to control your acne. Same as the BP Wash, but with scrubbing granules. This daily scrub helps keep your face consistently blemish-free. "Great for guys"