Your 2-Pronged Approach for Beating Stress

Stress never seems to stop. You feel upset… edgy… irritated… practically all the time. Your neck and shoulders tense up. Your brain doesn’t want to work or focus or decide what to have for dinner. And your gut keeps churning and bloating and generally feeling off.

It seems like you can never calm all the way down. And there’s a reason for that.

You’re stuck in a stress cycle, super-charged by faulty messages between your brain and your gut. That leads to perpetual feelings of stress, trouble sleeping, uncomfortable gut issues, and more issues you wish would disappear.

That’s why you need to take a two-pronged approach to destressing and promoting whole-body calm. And that all begins with your gut. 

Stress Symptoms Can Surprise You

You’re familiar with the obvious symptoms of stress: Irritability, muscle tension, insomnia, headaches, stomachaches. They’re how you know when you feel stressed out.

But living in a long-term stress cycle can cause other symptoms that you can’t see clearly or that don’t seem to connect. Those include things like:

  • High blood sugar
  • Altered immune response
  • Unbalanced inflammatory responses
  • Blood pressure spikes
  • Joint pain 
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation 

Breaking the stress cycle – and letting your body fully calm down – can help ease all of this stress fallout. But you have to interrupt that cycle in the right way to really make a difference.


What Stress Does in Your Body

You face dozens of different stressors – things like work deadlines, arguments, and traffic jams – all the time. But they all have the same effects on your body.

Your internal alarm system is pre-programmed with fight-or-flight responses that kick in any time you feel stress… even if you aren’t facing physical danger. Your body shuts down some functions and activates others, making sure all of your energy gets directed toward survival. A normal stress reaction includes triggering an inflammatory response, mainly in your brain and gut as an extra protective measure.

Once the stressor disappears and the danger has passed, the entire stress response shuts down and your whole body relaxes. With chronic stress, though, the alarm system never fully shuts down. And that can lead to a prolonged stress response… and all of those lingering stress effects. 

Tricky Toxins Keep the Stress Response Activated

Your gut microbiome contains trillions of bacteria. A healthy gut contains a highly diverse population of beneficial probiotic bacteria along with some stray pathogenic bacteria. 

These pathogens have a different structure than probiotic bacteria. Their cell membranes include lipopolysaccharides, or LPS toxins. And when those pathogens die off, the LPS toxins get released and do damage wherever they can.

In a healthy gut, probiotic bacteria keep LPS toxins under control. But when your gut is out of balance – called dysbiosis – and pathogens outnumber probiotics, LPS toxins can cause serious problems.  They start by attacking your protective gut barrier, a sort of defensive wall that keeps food particles, pathogens, and toxins safely inside your gut so they can’t enter your bloodstream. 

When your gut barrier gets too damaged by LPS toxins, you end up with a leaky gut. Then those LPS toxins escape into your bloodstream, where they can circulate throughout your body. 

When your immune system detects those circulating LPS toxins, it goes on the attack, triggering a proper inflammatory response to tackle the threat. And with leaky gut, the LPS toxins keep coming… forcing your immune system to constantly respond. That makes your body even more vulnerable to stressors… and makes it harder to ever turn off the stress reaction.

Bottom line: Until your gut is back in balance, your body faces a constant stream of internal stressors.

Taking the 2-Pronged Approach to Tackling Stress

When you’re working to break the stress cycle, you need to do two important things:

  1. Get your gut microbiome in healthy balance to wipe out the LPS toxin threat
  2. Help your brain and nervous system deal with stressors more effectively so you can fully calm down

Step 1: Balance your gut to shut down LPS toxins

To control LPS toxins and reboot a healthy inflammatory response, you need to get your gut microbiome in healthy balance. The easiest – and best – way to do that is with a clinically studied combination of spore probiotics. 

In a groundbreaking clinical trial, researchers learned that a specific blend of spore probiotics significantly reduced LPS toxins in just 30 days. The probiotic strains used in the study included:

  • Bacillus subtilis HU58™
  • Bacillus indicus HU36
  • Bacillus coagulans
  • Bacillus clausii

Spore probiotics also quickly encourage microbiome balance by crowding out pathogens and creating space for a diverse population of probiotic bacteria.  Beneficial gut bacteria help your body mount both healthy inflammatory responses and more effective stress responses.

Step 2: Manage stress with calm clarity

Probiotic bacteria also play a key role in your body’s stress shut-off protocol. 

These beneficial bacteria help deliver a sense of calm through multiple pathways. They produce GABA, a calming neurotransmitter that helps your brain and body settle down. And some probiotic bacteria even help manage stress hormones, keeping them on track to turn off at the right time.

A special probiotic called Bifidobacterium longum 1714™ (BL1714) produces unique effects when it comes to calming your body and brain. BL 1714 helps turn down signals so you can fully relax.

Clinical trials found that BL1714 helps manage stress by:  

Taking this 2-pronged approach to managing stress offers an effective pathway toward consistent calm, even in the face of everyday stressors. 

Just Thrive Supports a 2-Pronged Approach to Healthy Stress Management

Effectively taking on stress requires a well-balanced gut microbiome and a healthy stress response.

Just Thrive Probiotic delivers a powerful blend of 4 proven spore probiotics that work quickly to keep your gut microbiome in healthy balance.  Just Thrive Probiotic contains:

  • Bacillus subtilis HU58™
  • Bacillus indicus HU36™
  • Bacillus coagulans
  • Bacillus clausii

Just Calm contains clinically studied Bifidobacterium longum 1714™ and a stress-soothing blend of vitamins B6, B9, and B12.

Keep your brain and body cool and relaxed with Just Thrive Probiotic and Just Calm for a 2-pronged approach to healthy stress management.