It’s no secret that owning and running a business can be stressful. Many of us suffer through long hours, hard decisions and a high work load amongst a lack of sleep and down time. In order to reach our goals it is vital to maintain and healthy body and mind, so here’s 5 products available over the counter that are safe to use long term to help you function at your best every day.

1.      Magnesium

A supplemental godsend, magnesium can be used for a number of things. From muscle cramps and headaches to sleeplessness and lethargy, magnesium has you covered. It can be purchased in tablets or powder, as well as roll on oil, spray and bath flakes to soak in.

2.      Omega 3

Omega 3 works wonders for the cardiovascular system and has important long term benefits. It can help to reduce blood pressure while helping to prevent heart problems down the track, as well as assisting the mind to facilitate positive mental health. It is also commonly helpful in women, as it can help to alleviate menstrual pain.

3.      Rescue Remedy

Rescue remedy is a specific product that targets anxiety and stress. Available in lozenges, spray, or drops, it is a natural formulation that many people swear by. It works rapidly to decrease stress and helps your mind to relax. (Tip: it can also work on pets!)

4.      Echinacea

Coming into these colder winter months, cold and flu season is taking off. Equipping your body to deal with the cold and that one sick co-worker who just won’t take a day off is key. Echinacea is a herb that helps build immunity and shortens the severity and duration of colds. It is available on its own or with additional ingredients such as vitamins A, C and E as well as Zinc to provide natural defence to that dreaded lurgy.

5.      Iberogast

Digestion, gut and bowel problems are the last thing you need when you’re busy at work. Made from a combination of herbs, Iberogast can soothe symptoms of IBS that make daily life uncomfortable. It is also useful for hangovers if you had a couple of wines too many at that work party.


*Always check with your healthcare provider if you have any health or medical conditions or take any other medication.


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