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Adrenal Pro


DESCRIPTION
Adrenal Pro is a Hormone Specific Formulation™ of ten highly valued herbal extracts with adaptogenic properties designed to support healthy, balanced adrenal gland function. This formula is designed to promote optimal function of homeostasis regulatory systems that work with the adrenal glands to maintain optimal physiological function during acute stress. *

FUNCTIONS
The response to stress - first defined as occurring in three stages by Hans Selye as alarm, resistance and exhaustion - typically results in aberrant adrenal function and adrenal fatigue, as well as abnormal cognitive, metabolic, energy, endurance, immune and glycemic function. The consequences of intermittent stress, or episodic acute stress during resistance or exhaustion, interfere with recovery and also promote abnormal neuro-endocrine, metabolic and immune system function.

The plant adaptogens in Adrenal Pro support the body’s ability to adapt to stressors and help avoid the consequences from those stressors. Collectively, plant adaptogens can support symptoms of fatigue and enhance endurance as well as support normal mental and emotional well being. Plant adaptogens also can increase the body’s ability to resist and recover from stress while providing an overall feeling of balance and normalization.

During acute stress, and the alarm stage of stress, Rhodiola rosea, Schizandra chinensis, Bacopa monnieri, and Eleutherococcus senticosus can support mental performance and physical working capacity, as well as promote the balanced response of the sympatho-adrenal-system (SAS) to the body’s acute reaction to a stressor. During the resistance stage, Withania somnifera and Coleus forskohlii are able to support the normal thyroid and gonadal function. In the exhaustion stage, the Rehmannia glutinosa, Bupleurum falcatum and Withania somnifera act as primary agents to restore proper function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and work synergistically with other plant adaptogens to support normal function of other body systems. Adaptogens with adrenotrophic properties may also decrease adrenal atrophy seen in the exhaustion stage.

The increased cortisol levels seen in various stages of stress are modulated by Schizandra chinensis and Magnolia officinalis. Rehmannia glutinosa can help restore normal function of glucocorticoid receptors that have been down regulated due to chronically elevated levels of cortisol. Bupleurum falcatum supports adrenal recovery and normalization of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) system by promoting the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which is responsible for maintaining the normal size and function of the adrenal gland.

Stress induced elevations of catecholamines and adrenaline-induced hyperglycemia can be modulated by Magnolia officinalis, Panax ginseng and Rehmannia glutinosa. While the primary benefit of plant adaptogens is the ability to restore healthy, balanced adrenal gland function by supporting normal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function, the effectiveness of these adaptogens is in large part also due to their ability to protect and promote the recovery of neuro-cognitive, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, glycemic, hepatic, thyroid, gonadal and immune system health.

INDICATIONS
Adrenal Pro may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals wishing to support healthy adrenal function with this unique blend of ingredients.

SUGGESTED USE
As a dietary supplement, adults may take 2 capsules each morning with food for 1 to 2 weeks or as directed by your healthcare professional.
The dose may then be increased to 4 capsules each morning with food for 1 to 3 months or as directed by your healthcare professional.
After 1 to 3 months dosage may be lowered back down to 2 capsules each morning with food and may continue on 2 capsules dosage as needed or as directed by your healthcare professional.

SIDE EFFECTS
No adverse effects have been reported.

STORAGE
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.

WARNING
If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare professional before using this product. If you are taking prescription medications, consult your healthcare professional before using this product.

REFERENCES
Bhattacharya SK, Muruganandam AV. Pharmacol Biochem Behav. 2003 Jun;75(3):547-55. [Withania somnifera].
Calabrese C, et al. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jul;14(6):707-13. [Bacopa monnieri].
Chowdhuri DK, et al. Phytother Res. 2002 Nov;16(7):639-45. [Bacopa monnieri].
Du J, Ling CQ, Chen YA. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2008 Jan;28(1):64-7. [Rehmannia].
Fintelmann V, Gruenwald J. Adv Ther. 2007 Jul-Aug;24(4):929-39. [Rhodiola rosea].
Lee B, Shim I, Lee H, Hahm DH. Biol Pharm Bull. 2009 Aug;32(8):1392-8. [Bupleurum falcatum].
Panossian A, Wagner H. Phytother Res. 2005 Oct;19(10):819-38. [Adaptogens].


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