function of the adrenal glands is to help the body handle stress. The body’s
metabolic response to stress triggers the production of adrenal hormones.
In order to prepare the body to handle physical, emotional or mental
stress, adrenal hormones:
- speed up the
metabolism rate in order to assist the body in coping with stress
- pump more
blood to the muscles and brain, making the heart beat faster.
respiration and blood pressure for extra energy.
- increase the
metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and fats resulting in more energy
for the body to utilize.
- activate blood
clotting mechanisms to prepare for possible physical injury.
action is called the "flight or fight" response which is the
body’s reaction to a perceived threat. It is believed to be a carry over
from ancient times when human beings had to deal with danger by either
staying and fighting or running away.
The body produces
adrenaline which speeds up the metabolism rate in order to handle stress
properly. Once the stress is over, the process quiets down and the
adrenals function normally again. Modern situations rarely require this
"flight or fight" physical reaction, however, stress factors
like anxiety, fear, overwork, chemical additives and preservatives in the
diet, lack of sleep, exposure to environmental toxins and over-indulgence
of alcohol, caffeine, drugs and smoking can cause adrenal exhaustion.
continues over prolonged periods of time, the adrenal glands use up the
body’s energy and nutrient reserves and may shrink in size.
Overproduction of adrenal hormones caused by prolonged stress can weaken
the immune system and inhibit the production of white blood cells that
protect the body against foreign invasions. Adrenal exhaustion can
manifest itself in chronic fatigue and illness, often the result of
nutrient deficiencies caused by continued stress.*
Stress management is vital during this stage. A well-balanced diet,
vitamin and herbal support, exercise and relaxation techniques, all play
an important role in maintaining proper functioning of the adrenal
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Vitamin C is utilized by the adrenal glands and prolonged stress
can cause a depletion of Vitamin C in the tissues. Vitamin C is a
necessary nutrient for the manufacture of hormones by the adrenal glands.*
It plays a critical role in the body’s immune system response to
stressful situations by increasing the body’s white blood cells.* White
blood cells protect the body from foreign substances by producing
anti-bodies and T-cells. Ester C is absorbed faster into the blood stream
and excreted more slowly than regular vitamin C supplements.
Amla extract, also know as Indian Gooseberry, is a rich source
of natural vitamin C. Amla fruit juice contains nearly 20 times as much
vitamin C as orange juice and a single fruit is equivalent to eating one
to two oranges. Enhances the vitality of cell tissue, the immune response,
capillary integrity and may assist with rebuilding body tissue.*
extract, an ayurvedic "vitalizer." Ayurvedic medicine is the
ancient medical system of India. The term "vitalizer" belongs to
a particular group of rejuvenating herbs, for both men and women, that are
considered highly beneficial in having regulating and energizing effects
on the body.* They are similar to adaptogens in that they help the body
maintain vitality by resisting the effects of stress. Ashwaganda helps
maintain proper nourishment and support of the tissues, primarily muscle
and bone, as well as supporting proper function of the adrenal glands.*
Astaxanthin is a member of the carotenoid family and is a powerful newly
discovered antioxidant that helps protect against more types of free
radicals than any other antioxidant. * It is highly bioavailable because
it binds to a lipid (fat) molecule and enters the bloodstream more readily
than other antioxidants. Astaxanthin
is a fat-soluble nutrient that is able to cross the blood-brain
barrier, which enhances its effectiveness. The natural form of Astaxanthin is derived from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis and is at
least 10 times more effective as an antioxidant than beta-carotene. Astaxanthin
supports the adrenal glands by alleviating oxidative stress and
enhancing strength and endurance. The mitochondria is the site of the cell’s
energy production and metabolic activity. The advanced pharmaceutical
technology behind Astaxanthin provides an excellent delivery system for nutrients to penetrate the
mitochondria of the cell, which promotes a cleansing and therapeutic
action at the cellular level. Astaxanthin enhances the actions of Vitamin C and E in the body.
Astaxanthin is 100-500 times more effective than vitamin E with inhibiting
lipid peroxidation, which is the destruction of fatty acids and proteins
in cell membranes that can cause oxidative damage. *Cumulative, oxidative
damage to lipids in cell membranes may increase the risk of age-related
health conditions. Results from clinical studies testing the safety of Astaxanthin
have shown no known
brand Astaxanthin is a highly concentrated natural extract from
H.pluvialis micro algae.
Root is recognized as an adaptogen that can be used to restore energy
and balance to the immune system.* Adaptogens help the body maintain
vitality by resisting the effects of stress. They are used synergistically
with other tonifying herbs to enhance strength and promote energy.* In
Chinese medicine, astragalus root is classified as a tonic that supports
the immune system and promotes resistance to stress.* The polysaccharides
in astragalus are the chemical compounds that have immune enhancing
adrenal glands are located just above the kidneys. They are
responsible for many vital bodily functions including:
of adrenal hormones, adrenaline and nor-adrenaline, during
28 different hormones.
with the digestion of carbohydrates and fats.
minerals and maintaining water balance in the body
with the thyroid gland to provide and sustain energy levels.
are necessary for a healthy nervous system and for the metabolism of fats,
carbohydrates and proteins.* Stress, alcohol, tobacco, excessive sugar and
caffeine and stress can decrease the levels of B vitamins in the body. B
vitamins are essential for nerve tissue and help in the formation of
normal red blood cells and antibodies.* Antibodies are a special blood
protein that are synthesized by the body in response to the invasion of
potentially dangerous foreign substances.B1, B2 B6 and B12 are
particularly important for healthy adrenal function.
Zinc is an
essential trace mineral that is necessary for the absorption of B vitamins
and the healthy function of the adrenals.* Zinc is an essential nutrient
for the manufacture of hormones by the adrenal glands, especially during
times of stress.* Zinc plays an important role in maintaining a strong
an excellent digestive aid * and enhances the synergy of other herbs.* It
is excellent for the circulatory system and helps improve stamina during
times of stress. *
is an adaptogen that enhances adrenal gland function.* Adaptogens help the
body maintain vitality by resisting the effects of stress.They are used
synergistically with other tonifying herbs to enhance strength and promote
energy.* In Chinese medicine, Korean Ginseng is considered a tonic that
protects the body against physical and mental fatigue and promotes
resistance to stress.*
(black pepper) is recognized, in the botanical classification of herbs, as
a mild herbal stimulant, that when combined with other herbs, helps to
increase, circulation, warm the body and restore vitality.* In Ayurvedic
medicine, black pepper is one of the first things to take as it stimulates
the body’s defense mechanism.*