ENERGISING ADAPTOGENS/STRESS & FATIGUE ADAPTOGENS
- Neutralises stress and fatigue.
- enhances mental & physical performance.
- is the only adaptogen product that contains all primary and secondary adaptogens, in optimal forms, at effective doses.
Adaptogens protect the body and its organs from the damaging effects of stress and cortisol. They have a buffering effect by calming during times of stress, yet invigorating during times of fatigue. Adaptogens also enhance physical performance and exercise ability: legally, safely, healthily and stimulant-free.
There are two groups of adaptogens: primary adaptogens are responsible for the health benefits, whilst secondary adaptogens enhance the effectiveness of the primary adaptogens.
Each daily dose (2 capsules twice daily) supplies 1400mg STRESS & FATIGUE ADAPTOGENS standardised extract proprietary blend (Rhodiola rosea, Eleutherococcus senticosu, Schizandra chinensis, Reishi mushroom, Korean ginseng, Astragalus, Ashwaghanda, Gotu kola, Licorice, Codonopsis)
120 Capsules (1-2 months supply)
Dosage (adults and children over 12 years of age):
Under 80kg body weight
Over 80kg body weight
To protect against stress or fatigue
1 capsule twice daily
2 capsule twice daily
To enhance exercise performance
2 capsules 15 minutes before exercise
3-4 capsules 15 minutes before exercise
STRESS & FATIGUE ADAPTOGENS can be used everyday or on occasional days when needed. Can be taken with or without food.
- Taking STRESS & FATIGUE ADAPTOGENS after 4pm may keep you awake at night.
- If you have high blood pressure or are on blood thinning medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist before using STRESS & FATIGUE ADAPTOGENS.
- Safety during pregnancy and breast-feeding has not been established. » In rare cases may cause insomnia if taken after 4pm.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose.
- Store out of the reach of children.
Contains no artificial or banned stimulants, or caffeine - pure herbal formula for stressful lifestyles and healthy performance enhancement.
- Adaptogens is a term used to describe pharmacological agents (usually Herbs) that possess a wide range of regulatory activity but which manifest their actions only against an actual challenge (stress) to the body, and which act via non-specific mechanisms to increase the non-specific resistance to harmful influences of an extremely wide spectrum of physical, chemical and biological factors that cause Stress.
- Adaptogens are so-named due to their ability to exert a normalizing action irrespective of the direction of pathological changes, (for instance adaptogens may lower blood pressure in persons with high blood pressure, while raising blood pressure in persons afflicted with low blood pressure).
Per dose (one or twice daily):
- Rhodiola rosea -(secondary adaptogen), standardisd to 3% rosavin and 3% salidrosides.
- Eleutherococcus senticosus -(primary adaptogen), 20:1 extract.
- Schizandra chinensis -(primary adaptogen), standardised to 10% schizandrins.
- Reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) -(primary adaptogen), standardised to 10% Polysaccharides and 4% Triterpenes.
- Korean (Panax) Ginseng -(secondary adaptogen).
- Astragalus -(secondary adaptogen), std to 70% polysaccharides.
- Ashwaghanda root extract -(secondary adaptogen).
- Gotu Kola -(secondary adaptogen).
- Licorice -(secondary adaptogen).
- Codonopsis -(secondary adaptogen).
Important reading on adaptogens:
Adaptogenic herbs help you adapt to changes in life, environment, resist stress and may increase stamina and sports performance. They are gaining ground as treatments for stress and fatigue, normalizing stress hormones and blood pressure in high stress environments. Adaptogens are important mediator of the stress system.
In order for an herb to be classed as an adaptogen:
- It must cause only minimal disorders in the body's physiological functions.
- Must increase body's resistance to adverse influences.
- Must have an overall normalizing effect, improving all kinds of conditions and aggravating none.
Adaptogens are split into two categories, primary and secondary.
- Primary are the well known most studied herbs such as eleuthero, schizandra and reishi.
- Secondary show some normalizing effects, support the primary adaptogens and support the adrenal system.
MORE ON THE PRIMARY ADAPTOGENS:
(1). Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) not to be confused with Asian and American ginseng's (Panax sp.)
Siberian ginseng is probably the most important, most studied of the adaptogens. Used in China for thousands of years to counteract weakness and promote energy, to extensive use in sports for the Russians. It considered a neutral energy, thus generally safe for both sexes and many constitutions. It is not the same as other ginseng's (Asian, American).
Siberian ginseng has been known to:
- Assist the body to resist sickness and disease.
- Protect against toxic compounds and radiation.
- Help increase physical endurance and performance.
- Assist in stabilizing blood sugar.
- Help body adjust to changing oxygen levels and temperature.
It is Eleutheros steroid-like compounds (eleutherosides) that "counteract the alarm stage of stress response in the body, and protect the adrena from any adverse effects to stress, while normalizing pituitary and pancreatic function." 
(2) Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
Reishi is a mushroom that once was on the rare side. It is difficult to find it in the wild and difficult to propagate. It is artificially cultivated in 1937 and was in mass production by 1971. 
Adaptogenic properties reishi has shown:
- Regulation of blood sugar.
- Supports the immune system.
- Lowers cholesterol.
- Allergen sensitivity reduction.
- Protects against radiation.
- Helps blood oxygenate.
- Assist with adapting to temperature.
(3) Schizandra (Schizandra chinensis)
Another herb with a lengthy history of use, it is known as "five-flavor fruit" because all five basic tastes can be detected from it. It has been studied in Sweden and Russia in combination with other adaptogenic herbs.
Schizandra has been known to:
- Protect and strengthen the liver which helps regulate hormone, blood and sugar levels. 
. Hobbs, Christopher: Adaptogens – Herbal Gems to Help us Adapt
. Studies on Bioactive Substances and Medicinal Effects of Reishi
. Hobbs, Christopher – Herbal Adaptogens, Fitting into the Modern Age; 1996
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