But if you’re representative of the average person in the west, your stress level is not declining. In fact, some reports reveal stress, particularly extreme stress, is getting worse.
Through the auspices of the American Psychological Association (APA), the “Stress in America Survey” reveals some sobering facts.
The survey examines how stress affects the health and well-being of adults living in the United States. In 2015, a greater percentage of adults reported extreme levels of stress than in 2014. And overall, the survey confirms that stress has a negative impact on the respondent’s mental and physical health.
Despite the rise in extreme stress levels, the survey reveals most respondents do not feel they are doing enough to manage their stress.
So what causes stress the most? According to the 2015 survey (the latest year for which the APA statistics are available) family responsibilities cause more stress than at any other time in the past. In fact, family responsibility is the third most common stressor, after money and work.
For Judd H., an ActiveHerb.com customer from Encinitas, CA, money, work and family responsibility were an extreme stress triple whammy. In light of this, he desperately needed the best TCM formula for energy.
Best TCM Formula for Energy During the Extreme Stress of Being a New Parent
On September 23, 2015, Judd became a parent for the first time, at age 42. Judd never intended to be a parent. However, once his wife, Erika, turned 34, her desire to be a mom was irresistible. Judd did not want to deny his wife the opportunity to bear a child. And although Judd was delighted with the birth of their daughter, Arielle, the first night home from the hospital, he experienced extreme stress.
After being sleep deprived for a few nights starting with Erika’s water breaking, a 36 hour labor (including an emergency transfer from a birthing center to a hospital), and two nights of sleeping in fits and starts at the hospital (thanks to well-meaning nurses and staff), Judd could not sleep that first night home from the hospital.
He recalls lying awake at 3 a.m. staring at his precious newborn daughter yet feeling crushed by the burden of responsibility and the anxiety of how he was going to provide for his child.
“I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel that first night. I was unable to separate the upcoming joys of being a father from the sudden realization that my carefree lifestyle had come to a crashing end, and suddenly I was responsible for this human being,” Judd recalls.
Fast forward about six months….
Best TCM Formula for Energy: AllTonic to the Rescue From Extreme Stress
Although raising Arielle bought him much joy during the first six months, there was one particularly stressful time. Arielle went through her first round of teething. She developed a bad cold and wouldn’t sleep for more than two hours at a time. Ordinarily, Judd says he would not have been able to function well on such little sleep. But a friend told him about AllTonic.
Here’s how AllTonic helped Judd during extreme stress, in his own words:
“For about a month straight, Arielle would cry in pain a few times during the middle of the night. She would have a torrential downpour of mucus caused by a teething-induced cold. Ordinarily, not sleeping for more than a month straight would have driven me close to the edge of insanity.
But thank God I had been taking AllTonic during this time. Despite getting as little as 4 or 5 hours of discontinuous sleep, AllTonic provided me with the energy I needed to function every day.
And not only was I able to function, I was able to do so at a high level. By taking AllTonic religiously during this trying time, I was able to take care of Arielle, excel at my work and not feel overwhelmed by being the primary income earner, cook, clean and handle other family affairs. The amazing thing was that I had the stamina and energy of someone half my age (without a young child) sleeping a blissful 8 hours a night.
Although my life felt like a category 5 hurricane at times, AllTonic kept me safe in the eye of the storm. I could see the chaos around me, but AllTonic kept me grounded and centered. It might sound hyperbolic to say this, but it’s the truth: without AllTonic, I think I may have gone off the deep end.”
Best TCM Formula For Energy and Stress Relief (and replenishing Jing)
So what is it about AllTonic that helps Judd (as well as many other ActiveHerb customers)? Obviously, Judd’s story is unique, but why should you consider taking AllTonic? Well, the short answer is modern life is hectic for most people. We’re not eating or sleeping well. We’re not exercising enough and we’re sitting for too long, staring at screens. We need a supplement than can help us adapt to our sedentary, stressful lives.
AllTonic is the solution for lots of our customers. Consider it a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) multi-vitamin. In other words, if you’re new to Chinese herbal formulas and don’t know where to begin and want to take only one formula, you may want to start with AllTonic. This is especially true if you do not have a specific health concern such as joint pain, high blood pressure, or allergies, for example.
(If you do have a specific health concern, explore our “shop by concern” guide.)
Stress can zap your life essence. In TCM, your essence is called “Jing.” Think of your Jing as an energy bank account. Similar to how it’s much easier for many people to spend money than invest wisely for retirement, it’s very easy for most people to deplete Jing. Stress is one way your Jing can easily deplete. If you do not replenish your Jing, your well being will suffer.
Many of the 17 herbs in AllTonic replenish your Jing.
AllTonic Also Replenishes Qi and Nourishes Blood
If you have a stressful lifestyle and don’t have much time to exercise and eat healthy, your body can quickly become deficient in Qi energy. AllTonic will help replenish your Qi, which is your vital energy that flows through your body. If you want to climb a steep flight of stairs without huffing and puffing, you need a Qi tonic. And AllTonic contains multiple herbs in the formula that are effective Qi tonics.
And if Qi is like the engine in a car (your body), you also need nourishing oil to lubricate it. This oil is your Blood. AllTonic also nourishes your Blood.
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As a matter of fact, AllTonic not only strengthens these fundamental pillars of TCM. It can also help you by improving mood, strengthening your immune system, protecting your cardiovascular system and promoting circulation. There are other amazing health benefits, too, including supporting brain health, calming the mind, and even supporting the lower back and improving vision.
We invite you to see why Judd considers AllTonic to be the best TCM formula for energy. There are lots of Chinese herbs for increasing your energy on the market. However, to gage how effectively an herb or formula is, its efficacy should be tested during times of crises and extreme stress. Based on other glowing testimonials we’ve received, lots of our other customers feel the same as Judd does about AllTonic.