Stress & Energy Support 60caps
Clinicians Stress & Energy Support Nutrient and Herbal combination for Support in times of stress, Support in times of low energy, Support for the nervous system. A well combined supplement specifically to support proper adrenal function. Provides herbs that help the body cope better during stress, improving circulation, soothing irritated tissue and restoring a balanced hormonal output. Contains Rehmannia & Withania, as well as a nice assortment of different B Vitamins, as well as L-Tyrosine, Copper, Zinc & Potassium. 60 capsules
RRP $32.99, healthy.co.nz price $24.95
People with adrenal insufficiency are the type who usually lead fairly stressful lives. If they also worry a lot, are fatigued or if they do not eat well and have low nutritional levels, these poor glands will not be able to cope. The profile of a person with under active adrenals includes a person who is meticulous in all their work. They tend to be perfectionists who often drive themselves to exhaustion, since they are unable to relax. Sluggishness and a lack of concentration can occur just before lunch when their blood sugar level is low. Severe personality and emotional changes can occur, but in most cases these are reversible. The skin on these people may be thickened and their nails may be brittle. Their blood pressure is usually low or subnormal - 105/60 or less. As well as this, these people can be the ones who get swollen ankles, which are worse in the afternoon and at night, that then return to normal after a good nights sleep. Other symptoms found in 75% of people with adrenal insufficiency include fatigue, nervousness and irritability, feelings of depression, muscle weakness, light headedness and headaches, cravings for salt, PMT, allergies, sparse body hair, poor memory, confused states, feelings of frustration, fears and an intolerance to alcohol.
Adults take 1 to 2 capsules twice a day. We suggest after breakfast and lunch.
The adrenal glands are triangular shaped organs resting on top of each kidney. These glands have many different functions in the body, including the synthesis of cholesterol for conversion into steroid hormones, the synthesis of hormones which travel to specific organs to help counter stress, as well as the digestion of food, but especially carbohydrates, sugars and protein. There are 2 parts to the adrenal glands - the cortex and the medulla. The adrenal cortex helps to maintain salt and water balance in the body. It is also involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and the regulation of blood sugar. The cortex produces a number of sex hormones from the 'mother hormone' DHEA. The medulla of the adrenal gland produces the hormone epinephrine, also called adrenaline, when the body is under stress. This hormone speeds up the rate of metabolism in order to help cope with stressful situations. The functioning ability of the adrenal glands is most often impaired due to excessive use of cortisone therapy for disorders such as arthritis, eczema and asthma. Long term use of cortisone drugs causes the adrenal gland to shrink in size. Adrenal cortical failure is also caused by pituitary disease and tuberculosis. The adrenals are part of the glandular system and although they are small in size, they have a powerful effect on health and vitality. We have 2 adrenal glands, 1 directly on top of each kidney and they are about the size of a large bean. Normally each gland weighs about 5 grams. In conditions of stress, they can shrink and become smaller or when they are overworked, they can become 4 times larger. The adrenals can become damaged from continuous stress, which goes beyond their ability to recover from, before the next stressful period comes along. Your diet is essential, if you want to support your adrenal glands and feel better. It is vital that people who suffer from adrenal problems stick to a strict dietary regime that eliminates rapidly absorbed carbohydrates & sugars. This includes sweets, cakes and biscuits and foods made from white flour. Eating these causes a sudden rise in blood sugar, with a subsequent sudden drop. Small meals that are correctly combined (containing a small carbohydrate and a medium sized portion of protein), as well as small snacks of nuts &/or fruit between meals is advisable. This will help to prevent the drop in the blood sugar levels, which occur two to three hours after eating. A protein deficient diet, with emphasis on simple carbohydrates, especially refined sugars, depletes adrenal function and fails to restore adequate nutritional support to these glands .In order to keep the adrenal glands functioning properly, stress must be avoided. Continuous and prolonged stress from troubled marriages, bad job conditions, illness or feeling's of low esteem or loneliness can be detrimental to the adrenal glands. Because the adrenals must work harder under stressful situations, continuous stress will impair their functioning ability. Poor nutritional habits, smoking, stimulant, alcohol and drug abuse can also contribute to adrenal failure.
Active ingredients in 2 gelatin capsules: Vitamin B5 from calcium pantothenate 150mg, Vitamin B6 from pyridoxine Hydrochloride 50mg, Vitamin C as ascorbic Acid 150mg, Copper from gluconate 500mcg, Magnesium from aspartate complex 50mg, Potassium from citrate 50mg, L-Tyrosine 100mg, Zinc from methionine 7.5mg, Siberian Ginseng (acanthopanax senlicosus) root extract 50mg, Gotu Kola (centella asiatica) herb 6:1 extract 50mg, Liquorice Root 100mg, Rehmannia glutinosa (shu di huang) root 5:1 extract 100mg, Withania Somnifera 125mg, Ginger Root 50mg. Also contains Magnesium Stearate. Calcium content from calcium pantothenate 14mg.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients contained in this formula. Caution: Liquorice may elevate blood pressure. When high blood pressure is a consideration, please use this product ONLY under professional guidance. Not to be used during pregnancy.