Our bodies are designed to respond and adapt to stress on a short term basis. However, when stress is ongoing it starts to impact on health. Essentially, stress places both our nervous and immune systems under pressure and can manifest itself in various ways; for example, sleeplessness, lower immunity to colds and flu, irritability and lack of energy. Our general health, energy levels and enjoyment of life can all be affected if stress continues long-term. Good health, meditation and exercise are all key components in managing stress. Taking a nutritional supplement may also be beneficial in supporting your body and mind during times of stress.