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This powerhouse formula combines short-term and long-term adrenal support herbs, to rebuild healthy adrenal function, along with generous amounts of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and vitamin C which are co-factors necessary for the adrenal glands to make their stress-managing hormones. The purpose of any natural 'adrenal support' is to restore the body's ability to make enough cortisol, adrenaline, and many other hormones that cope with stress, and also to calm down excessive production. We aim to replenish adrenals whose hormone output is flat or low, often after prolonged stress, when a person may feel they have no reserves left to draw upon; we also want to reduce the chronic alertness that makes it hard to unwind or sleep. We use astragalus, eleutherococcus and ashwagandha for up to months or years to help maintain energy, alertness, strong reserves, ability to cope; and these herbs are also immune boosters. Rhodiola and panax ginseng are classically used for an immediate boost, e.g. before exams. The effects of these botanicals are enhanced by Schizandra and holy basil. For many years we've also seen excellent results using 'Adrenal Assist' with our patients with sluggish thyroid function, as adrenal support can help normalize the thyroid system. Often our patients prefer this easy formula: adrenal herbs are also effective in tinctures (liquid concentrate) but 'Adrenal Assist' capsules turn out to be as effective and are easier to transport and to take.
About astragalus, rhodiola, and vitamin B5
Adaptogens are plant derived compounds that normalize endocrine function and support adaptation to environmental stress. Adaptogenic herbs modulate stress responses, enhancing energy production and sleep quality. They can improve immune function, fatigue, elevated cortisol levels, adrenal deficiency, low DHEAS, chronic infection, and possibly memory and exercise intolerance.
Astragalus is a root, which may be used whole and powdered, or the bark may be isolated. It is a potent adrenal and immune supporter, its flavonoids can increase the activity of B cell and macrophage white blood cells, and improve immune responses against bacteria and viruses. It is also documented to stabilize blood sugar for diabetes, and to help kidney filtration.
Rhodiola root has been used for centuries in cold climates to enhance endurance. Studies show it can reduce fatigue following sleep deprivation, and offset stress-induced increases in appetite and weight gain. Rhodiola also has gentle anti-depressant and mood-elevating effects.
Vitamin B5 is essential for all tissue life and metabolic processes. It is part of coenzyme A (CoA), a molecule necessary for numerous vital chemical reactions in our cells. Vitamin B5 is required for the metabolism of food carbohydrates, proteins and fats, and for making essential hormones and cholesterol.
Schizandra berries are adaptogenic, acting to normalize the stress response by either calmingor enhancing it as needed. It may increase energy, physical performance and endurance. Schizandra may also boost muscular activity, improve cellular energy, be a liver tonic, and reputably increase lifespan, speed recovery after surgery, and energize RNA-DNA to rebuild cells. Maca is sometimes known as Peruvian ginseng; it is related to radish, and acts to enhance energy, stamina, and resistance to cold temperatures.
3 caps provide Vitamin C, buffered (ascorbate) 500mg, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 50mg, Vitamin B5 (calcium pantothenate) 100mg, Magnesium (citrate, malate) 100mg, Zinc (picolinate) 10mg, Rhodiola rosea extract ( 3% rosavins, 1% salidroside)200mg, Astragalus root 150mg. Ashwagandha root extract (3.5% withanolides) 100mg, Eleutherococcus Senticosus (20:1) 50mg, Holy basil leaf extract (2.5% ursolic acid)100mg, Panax Ginseng extract (10% ginsenosides) 100mg, Schizandra berry75mg, Maca125mg.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose and water.
Free of: - This product does Not contain: Dairy/Milk/Casein, Egg, Lactose, Soy, Tree Nuts, Wheat, Gluten, Yeast.
Always take natural remedies under the supervision of your health care provider. Do not use Astragalus, Eleutherococcus, Ashwagandha, Schizandra, Panax, Maca, holy basil, Vitamin B5 without the advice of your healthcare professional if you are also taking medicines for thyroid disorders, immunosuppression, or sedatives. Take with caution and only with a medical professional’s advice if you have an autoimmune disorder, insomnia, bi-polar disorder, are on thyroid medications, immunosuppressive medications, or sedative medications. Avoid during pregnancy and lactation unless under the guidance of your physician.
Benefits of Consistency
“With the right vitamins, herbs and foods, your health can continue to improve over time, as vibrant new tissues replace old cells. Our patients often feel increasing vitality as medical tests get better and better, year after year.”
- Dr. Rachelle Herdman