The New Supplement to Keep on Hand for Your Most Stressful Situations (Ahem, Upcoming Holiday Season Included)

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If you’re on the verge of breaking into a cold sweat even thinking about traveling home for the holidays (how early is too early to arrive at the airport?), welcome to the club.

From hosting Friendsgiving in your apartment to eating a tad too much sugar, the added adrenaline of holiday party season means you need extra oomph in the anti-anxiousness department—beyond your usual mug of tea and swipe of lavender oil, that is.

Which is why Calm A.S.A.P.™, an herbal supplement formulated to help promote feelings of tranquility, could be the chill pill you're looking for to keep your cool during the craziness.

“When you do notice the warning signs popping up, try introducing Calm A.S.A.P.™ to help you get through those stressful days with grace and poise,” says Dr. Mary Bove, a naturopathic physician with more than 40 years of experience and director of medical education at Gaia Herbs® (the brand that has long been known for its premium quality plant-based herbal formulas and adaptogens).

The herbal blend taps standbys like lavender and chamomile, plus some lesser known plant powerhouses like skullcap and holy basil—making it a notable arrival on the natural supplement scene and a new candidate for ultimate-stress-meltdown support.

Scroll down for 3 reasons to add this buzzy supplement to your anti-stress routineand why women especially could use it.

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Because managing stress can help boost your overall health

When anxiousness does arise, be proactive—because creating coping strategies can help you get ahead of symptoms of chronic stress like headaches and insomnia before they come knocking. “Tune into yourself and be cognizant of the warning signs when you are starting to feel moments of peak stress so you can hopefully look for solutions early before the feelings progress,” says Dr. Bove.

First things first, when you feel panic mode starting to step in, turn to the practices you know make you feel better. “My recommendation is to slow down,” Dr. Bove says. “I recommend choosing your favorite activity that helps you slow down for a few minutes and feel more connected to yourself such as yoga or meditation."

With Calm A.S.A.P.™ in your wellness toolkit, you can plan ahead before entering stressful situations (like the holiday office party or next week's big work presentation). Consider keeping a bottle of this calming formula on hand for when life happens.

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Because the herbs work synergistically to provide a sense of calm

The blend of calming herbs is designed to help you unwind from the inside out, and you can typically feel the soothing effects within 30 minutes. “Calm A.S.A.P.™ was formulated using a synergistic blend of passionflower, skullcap, holy basil, chamomile, lavender, and vervain and was developed to deliver a sense of calm and peace during stressful moments,*” Dr. Bove says.

Every botanical has a specific role to help you relax: Skullcap, renowned for its calm-inducing benefits, is an herb that’s commonly taken at night to promote relaxation for shuteye; holy basil, an adaptogenic herb, is known to help support a state of equilibrium in the body; and chamomile and lavender were added to boost soothing effects for the nervous system, which help promote inner peace when you need it most.*

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Because you should actually enjoy the holidays (and your life!)

As a card-carrying member of the do-it-all squad, you’re likely stumped about how you’ll find time for holiday errands and totally stressed about it—a feeling that oftentimes disproportionately affects women, according to Dr. Bove.

“On top of all of the normal pressures, there is typically even more on women’s plates—planning and attending parties, gift shopping, decorating, cooking, wrapping presents, and added financial pressures,” Dr. Bove says.

And for many people, the holidays themselves can be triggering depending on your family situation. "While the holidays can be a time to celebrate with loved ones, it’s also a time when we grieve the loss of loved ones," Dr. Bove says. "Many people don't look forward to the holidays because they know it will not be an easy time to get through.”

That's when Calm A.S.A.P.™ can help you feel grounded during high-stress moments, rather than white-knuckling through countless social gatherings and emotional rollercoasters. In other words, you got this.

In partnership with Gaia Herbs®

Top photo: Stocksy/Sergey Filimonov

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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