Ferris Bueller was onto something: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't take a moment to calm down daily, you could miss it.
In an age where we're constantly bombarded with pings, emails, and vies for our attention (I wonder how Beuller would have done with a smartphone?), it's increasingly difficult to take a breather and come back to ourselves. Practices that quickly engage the parasympathetic nervous system and lower stress hormones, such as meditation, breathwork, and the right visualization, can help. But depending on what you're doing, they can feel inaccessible during moments of high stress.
Herbal remedies like adaptogens, which help neutralize your body's reaction to stressors over time, can also deserve a spot in your calming routine. The only issue with adaptogens is their gradual effects take a while to kick in, and you need to take them for a while consistently before you feel a difference.
mindbodygreen set out to create a stress supplement that provides the quick, in-the-moment relief of a great meditation, and the long-term, consistent chill of an adaptogen. The result is calm+—a soothing supplement that works so well that it basically slows down time.*