Everyone’s nerves are on edge right now. It’s easy to say calm down. And how to do it realistically. What will help to quickly relieve stress About this spoke with Elizaveta Ebzeeva, Ph.D..

“It has long been proven that with a frequent and prolonged release of adrenaline and cortisol, which is exactly what happens with chronic stress, the body loses essential substances such as potassium and magnesium. Deficiency of these trace elements can lead to irritability, insomnia, decreased performance, as well as the development of serious cardiovascular pathologies: increased blood pressure, arrhythmias, the risk of developing myocardial infarction and stroke.

Modern studies have shown that the use of potassium and magnesium leads to a decrease in the concentration of stress hormones – cortisol and aldosterone – during active physical activity, against the background of emotional or physiological stress (for example, overwork or lack of sleep) after 14 days of admission. But it is better to take both of these minerals in a course of at least one month. Potassium strengthens the myocardium and ensures a stable heart rhythm, while magnesium prevents vasospasm and improves their elasticity.

Before starting the course, you should consult with your doctor.