Our Stress Adaptogens formula is derived from 7 plants ethically sourced from around the world to help balance, energy and revitalize.** Stress Adaptogens contains plant extracts and powders to support your body’s ability to adapt and manage stress properly.
Adaptogens have traditionally been used as tonics and to support the body in times of stress – physical, mental or emotional. They are formally defined as; “a new class of metabolic regulators (of a natural origin) which increase the ability of an organism to adapt to environmental factors and to avoid damage from such factors”. Adaptogens are natural, plant-derived materials and, because each adaptogenic plant works in a slightly unique way combining them ensures multiple synergistic pathways are optimized.
Stress Adaptogens contains extract and powders from 7 acknowledged adaptogenic herbs.
Sensoril® Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Root and Leaf Extract (10% Withanolides) uses the roots and leaves to provide the most full-spectrum extract available. Clinical studies prove it more efficacious in supporting stress management, mood-enhancement and reducing fatigue that other extracts.**
Jujube Seed Extract (2% Jujubosides) is an extract of the seeds of the sweet jujube berry. For people who regularly suffer from chronic stress or anxiety a jujube-containing supplement can help protect the body from the negative effects of extended exposure to stress hormones.
Valerian Root Extract (0.8% Valeric Acid) contains compounds that have been shown to interact with the GABA receptor and it is thought that this is the mechanism by which valerian exerts its mild sedative effects.
Green Tea Extract (40% L-Theanine) contains the unique amino acid theanine. Able to cross the blood–brain barrier, theanine has reported psychoactive properties. Theanine has been studied for its potential ability to reduce mental and physical stress, improve cognition, boost mood and cognitive performance in a synergistic manner with caffeine
Chamomile Flowers contain a number of adaptogenic compounds. There is evidence that it possesses anti-anxiety properties and can be used to treat stress and insomnia.
Lemon Balm leaves contain a large number of psychoactive compounds, including a number with reported adaptogenic effects such as rosmarinic acid. This compound increases the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA leading to a reduction in excitability.
Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract contains L-5-Hydroxytryptophan. 5-HT is an important precursor for the human body to form serotonin, a neurotransmitter known for its anti-depressant and anti-anxiety actions.