Considered as a medicinal herb in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it helps calm the mind and relieve mental tension.*
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An adrenal tonic and adaptogen. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to promote resistance to stress, build health, slow the aging process, and revitalize the body in debilitating conditions.*
Works as an anxiolytic, helping to lower anxiety and depression and reduce stress. It also acts as a sedative, directly helping to facilitate sleep.*
A true SuperFood and the world’s richest source of phycocyanin. It nourishes the entire body and boosts energy levels, enhances endurance and improves muscle strength.*
An amazing adaptogen. This plant is perhaps the world’s only herb that enters all 12 of the body’s major energy meridians. It helps harmonize the entire body, and is an important tool in helping overcome the effects of stress.*
An adaptogen that helps us cope with constant stress. Research indicates it is as beneficial for the adrenals as eleuthero, but that it works in different ways. Using them together provides better benefits than either alone.*
An adrenal tonic and adaptogen. It increases the body’s ability to use oxygen efficiently, which increases energy and reduces stress.*
How to Use
Take 2 tablets daily with or without food.
The Effects of Stress on the Body
When faced with stress, your heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar levels rise to help you flee more quickly or fight more fiercely. This is normal (and perfectly healthy) when it occurs only occasionally as a response to real, physical danger. Unfortunately, we react the same way to emotional stress, which most of us face many times daily. This means that time after time, our heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar rises. As these things occur, digestion, immune response, mood, brain processes and libido are undermined.
The Holistic Approach to Stress
For many years, stress supplements have been little more than B vitamins or herbal sedatives. More recently, they have evolved into supporting the HPA (Hypothalamus-Pituitary- Adrenal) axis. While this is a health development, stress supplements should still do more.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), stress becomes more acute as congestion accumulates in the Liver System. In other words, this congestion makes stressful situations even more stressful. The more stressful a situation seems, the more impact it has on your HPA axis. The best supplements, then, must address both these systems.
Adaptogens for Stress Relief
There is little that we can do to eliminate stress in our lives. Yoga, prayer and meditation can help, but even then, stress still finds its way in. Fortunately, Nature has an answer. Adaptogens are herbs whose phytochemicals are Nature’s way of helping us maintain balance in the face of stress. They support healthy energy levels, sleep patterns, brain processes, libido and immune response. They are superb adrenal tonics.
Stress Support System™
Stress Support System™ is the only stress supplement we know of that addresses both supporting of the HPA axis and the acute congestion in the Liver System. Its bupleurem, pearl, polygala, white peony, spirulina, dong quai, skullcap and atractylodes are potent Liver System tonics that cool and support energy flow, thus helping to avoid congestion. Jujube seed and magnolia bark are calming herbs and help reduce cortisol. Ashwagandha, rhodiola, eleuthero, schizandra and rehmannia are among the world’s most revered adaptogens and help nourish and maintain the integrity of the Kidney System and adrenal glands.*
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Heavy Metal Testing