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Exploring LACTIUM for stress!

Stress – What, Why & How! 

Do you feel stressed when going for an interview or when you are planning to shift to a new house or when your kids are shouting all day and all you want is to relax? Then you are not alone. Like you, many of us face the same issue – stress and anxiety!

Modern-day living leads to stress that affects our mental and physical wellbeing. Stress is our mind & body’s natural reaction to the pressure and tension that we face on daily basis, and this is not a disease. We can have stress because of worrying about our next promotion or due to our relationship or any other reason. Every individual has a different way of dealing with stress. 

As per World Health Organization, more than 450 million people in the world suffer from stress.

How does our body respond to stress?
Our body has adrenal glands. These glands produce hormones that help regulate your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, response to stress and other essential functions one such hormone known as stress hormone is Cortisol. 

Cortisol is the primary stress hormone that works by increasing sugars (glucose) in the bloodstream, enhancing your brain's use of glucose and increases the availability of substances that repair tissues. Cortisol also curbs functions that would be nonessential or harmful in a fight-or-flight situation. It also helps in maintaining energy balance throughout the day. Somehow our body doesn't actually make a distinction during various pressure circumstances. It will produce cortisol even during perilous circumstances as well as does it when you are focused on working when you are hindered into gridlock. This prompts an elevated degree of cortisol. It is at the highest during the beginning of the day and decreases by night hence we feel supercharged in the morning and tired by the day when we are faced with chronic stress the cortisol levels are not regulated and lead to issues like increased craving, increase in weight, sleep disorder, obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Lactium – History 
The story is that the Scientists had been researching ways to manage this stress and their efforts lead to the production of Lactium which can help you to overcome this Stress, Anxiety and Sleep DisturbanceScientists were intrigued by the fact that the babies after drinking milk had a calming effect. They thought that one of the milk constituents could explain this soothing effect. After a lot of research, they were successful in identifying a bio-peptide present in milk protein with natural relaxing properties which is lactium – A natural milk protein hydrolysate. 

Lactium – What is it?
The active ingredient in lactium is a decapeptide released from aS1-casein (a major milk protein) after trypsin hydrolysis (a common digestive enzyme) which aids to regulate stress symptoms and to helps in coping with stress and overcoming stressful events. Lactium contains less than 1% lactose (<1%) which ensures that it offers a very low risk of intolerance. 

How does lactium work?
It has a complex way of showing its effect. Our body has GABA receptors which is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter that is responsible for reducing anxiety and stress. GABA receptors work with serotonin which promotes a sense of wellbeing, and ensures that the person is in a calm and good mood and is getting sufficient sleep. GABA also controls the excitatory system.