DESIGNED FOR PATIENTS WITH A TENDANCY FOR HYPER-SECRETION OF CORTISOL
- Contains herbal and nutritional support for healthy adrenal function.
- Supports healthy hormonal production and regulation.
- Supports Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) antioxidant production.
Excess cortisol secretion is a common response to stress. Mental, emotional, physical and physiologic stressors such as pain, low blood sugar, high blood sugar, hormonal imbalances or deficiencies, anxiety, etc., can trigger the body to enter the ‘fight or flight’ response. This stress response stimulates a rise in cortisol. Excess cortisol may suppress the immune system, thin connective tissues, impair or slow the healing response, contribute to anxiety and sleep disturbance and over a period of time, deplete adrenal hormonal reserves leading to fatigue and exhaustion.
ANTIOXIDANTS such as vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc, copper, and manganese assist the reduction of free radicals, thus reducing inflammation and subsequent cellular damage.
REDUCING OXIDATIVE STRESS MAY REDUCE HYPOTHALAMIC – PITUITARY – ADRENAL STIMULATION OF ELEVATED CORTISOL.
ZINC, COPPER AND MANGANESE enhance the production of the antioxidant enzyme super oxide dismutase (SOD). This enzyme is responsible for quenching the super oxide radical, often elevated in patients with joint/connective tissue inflammation. Vitamin E protects against lipid peroxidation. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties. It helps preserve intracellular reduced glutathione levels, may modulate prostaglandin synthesis and helps regenerate vitamin E’s antioxidant capacity.
B VITAMINS can support a healthy nervous system, improve blood sugar control and contribute (along with antioxidants and minerals) to a healthy phase I / phase II liver detoxification process. These potential functions of B vitamins contribute to a healthy stress response and may reduce the tendency for excessive HPA activity. Pantothenic acid, along with vitamin C, has been used historically for anti-stress and adrenal support.
L-TYROSINE is utilized in the production of thyroid hormones and norepinephrine/ epinephrine (noradrenaline/adrenaline) adrenal hormones and CNS neurotransmitters.
BASIL (OCIMUM BASILICUM) can support healthy digestion and appetite. Ginkgo’s properties of anti-oxidant, cell membrane stabilizing, circulation enhancing, improved hypoxic tolerance and improved glucose utilization can reduce the effects of stress. Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) may improve circulation especially in persons suffering from venous insufficiency. Its historical uses also include support for mental and physical exhaustion. Commiphora mukul has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. It can support healthy circulation by assisting in regulating ideal cholesterol levels. Schisandra has been used traditionally to combat fatigue and enhance the immune system. Tinospora cordifolia has been shown to have hepatoprotectant and immunomodulatory properties.