#AD My Daily Stress Buster – Dr Dünner PhytoVitality

When I was a young girl, living at home with my parents and not having to deal with the financial or domestic responsibilities of life, the word stress conjured up images of fat suited business men rushing around trying to seal important deals, it certainly wasn’t something that I thought would ever impact my laid-back life.  Oh, how funny that sounds now – now that I’m living with Stressed Husband (not a suited business man but a very busy builder) fondly known by the acronym – FCoL – on the family group chat (For Crying out Loud!) Pair him with boomeranging kidults with their own problems that somehow transpire into my problems – even though that isn’t intended (as mums, we will always worry about – and for – our offspring), you might start to see where I’m going here?

Don’t even talk to me about the recent household upheaval of 5 adults living under one roof (7 when the partners stay over.) As Matriarch of the house, overseeing the chaos of it all, I am contending with different eating habits, hectic work schedules, cleaning rotas (that get ignored), and with only one semi-functioning bathroom at the moment (dodgy plumbing means it takes at least 2 hours to fill the bath) you could say that stress has well and truly pulled up a chair and is sitting between us all at the dining table, gloating. Well, not any more!


As April is Stress Awareness Month, it has made me think long and hard about what I can do to help curb my own stress. I know it can be dangerous if not controlled, causing or exacerbating many serious health problems such as mental health problems like depression and anxiety, and  cardiovascular disease including heart disease, high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart attacks, and stroke. So, to get a grip on my worries before they spiral out of control, my new action plan consists of daily meditation – literally, 5-10 minutes of being still and quiet and letting my mind clear and a river walk (which Stressed Husband joins in if there’s a trip to the pub involved). And now, this little stress-busting weapon below is also assisting me on the journey to calmer, healthier living. Come and join me – let’s chill out!

Helpful Herbs with Dr Dünner PhytoVitality

I was happy to collaborate with Dr Dünner PhytoVitality because Glowology is all about finding ways of looking after ourselves as we age – our health, looks and total wellbeing. Leading a happy, positive life is the most important thing to me and that’s why I love sharing ways we can all benefit. Phytovitality harnesses the powerful, health-supporting properties of plants and for decades, Dr Dünner has been handpicking the finest ingredients from the Swiss Alpine peaks. Here the crystalline lakes and super green meadows look how I imagine heaven to be – so it must be full of healthy goodness! Once picked, scientists create wonderfully balanced blends in small batches in order to preserve their potency.

Dr Dunner PhytoVitality

Totally Heavenly in the Swiss Alps

The high quality herb blend that I’m taking is ideal for relieving stress as it includes ingredients chosen for their mind/body balancing and calming properties: Ashwagandha, used in Far Eastern cultures for inner tranquility and clarity of mind, Basil – called the ‘King of Herbs’ which is said to create resilience and the super B vitamin, Biotin which contributes to normal psychological function as well as the normal functioning of the nervous system.

I find it alarming that years ago, my mum, along with many others diagnosed then as ‘highly strung’, were prescribed Valium when going through particularly stressful times. Thankfully times have changed and the options now available for our health and wellbeing have progressed. We now know the dangers of certain medications and we are also aware of effective and natural remedies, like Dr Dünner.

I’m 10 days into my pack of PhytoVitality Ashwagandha, Basil and Biotin Capsules and so far so good – one a day, washed down with a glass of water and a HRT pill, seems to be keeping me cool, calm and collected amidst the home-life havoc. I am also pleased I’ve been able to recommend this vegan-suitable supplement to a health conscious friend who was shocked to find out recently that, after a particularly stressful year, her blood pressure has gone sky high, so she has also started taking Dr Dünner PhytoVitality supplement to support other methods of reducing her stress. As the Dr Dünner tagline says, it’s a helping hand for our hectic lifestyles. And boy, do we need it!

You can find out more about the amazing background of these beautifully balanced botanicals,  Dr Dünner and the ranges of PhytoVitality here. They cost £25.99 for 60 day supply from leading health food shops such as Holland & Barrett.

Here’s to a relaxed and zen like April for us all!

*This is a paid collaboration with Dr Dunner PhytoVitality and all words and opinions are my truthful and honest views*


  1. Tracey
    April 2, 2019 / 10:47 pm

    Everything seems to fall on the shoulders of mum. Good job we’re the stronger sex, haha. It really is scary to think of the medical advice that our own mothers were given for dealing with stress. Harmful and addictive drugs. So while life is more stressful today, at least we have the option of natural remedies to help us through, like you say. I’d not heard of these supps before, so grateful for the review. And I can’t sign off without saying again how entertaining I find your posts. I particularly like the anecdote about stressed husband lovingly joining you for a river walk – the pub indeed, lol! Much love Lisa ❤️❤️

    • Glowology
      April 3, 2019 / 9:53 am

      Haha, Thanks Tracey! Yes, I’m delighted we have so many natural options to choose from – most important thing is to do the research first though. With this brand, you know that you’re getting top quality ingredients. Combine this with the PhytoChemists who do the clever blending, this is a great potent and effective supplement. Oh – and those ‘river walks’ – Stressed Husband always blames it on Troy – ‘oh look, Troy is heading into the pub, he must need a rest!’ Yes, of course he does! 🙂 xx

  2. April 6, 2019 / 11:54 pm

    I would love to try supplements like this Lisa. I find them so interesting. I did have HRT which made me feel like a new woman. Although I did look like I’d had a bike pump up my backside from fast weight gain, but it was well worth taking xx

    • Glowology
      April 15, 2019 / 3:53 pm

      Haha Laurie – you’re so funny! Yes, HRT has been good for me thought weight gain is an issue but I’m not sure if that’s me making excuses. I’ll see how it goes. The Dr Dunner is definitely working well on balancing moods and alleviating stress as I definitely feel a lot calmer than normal. Do check them out and let me know what you think! Speak soon, Lisa xx

  3. Chelsea
    March 7, 2020 / 4:13 pm

    Starting my first 60 days of phyto vitality tomorrow. Have tried hrt and not really done it for me. Love natural remedies. Thank you for your review. Will keep you updated on my experience.

    • Glowology
      March 9, 2020 / 6:11 pm

      Oh I do hope this helps out for you and sorry that HRT didn’t do much – it really is trial and error sometimes isn’t it? Let me know how you get on! 🙂 xx

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