Adrenal Optimizer 120 tablets - chamomile, shativari, ashwagandha, gotu kola, rhodiola, Siberian ginseng, licorice root, schizandra, DMAE | Jarrow Formulas
The adrenal glands produce hormones that underlie the body's mechanisms for coping with physical and mental stress. Overtraining in athletics, chronic anxiety, worry, nervous tension and other factors associated with excessive cortisol release are linked to adrenal exhaustion and fatigue. Over-reliance on caffeine and other stimulants also taxes the adrenals.
Jarrow Formulas Adrenal Optimizer combines important nutrients and nutraceuticals that support adrenal health, as well as help in the recovery of stressed adrenal glands.
Vitamin C, DMAE and pantothenic acid participate in the synthesis and release of adrenal hormones. Traditional healing systems, both Eastern and Western, advise the use of adaptogenic herbs that help the body to relax and rebuild. Adrenal Optimizer® works best when taken over an extended period of time and combined with adequate rest and sound nutrition.
• 11 nutrients supporting adrenal health
• 100 mg Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng) Root Extract
• 100 mg KSM66® Ashwagandha Extract (renowned herbal adaptogen)
• DMAE and Vitamins C & B5
• useful in adrenal hormone synthesis/release
who benefits from using Adrenal Optimizer?
anyone seeking a product that provides a full spectrum of nutrients for adrenal support and managing various forms of short term stress, may benefit from using Adrenal Optimizer.
how does each active ingredient function in Adrenal Optimizer?
• Ashwagandha eases short-term stress, promotes normal levels of inflammation, promotes a healthy outlook, supports cognitive health, and increases physical endurance.
• Rhodiola Rosea supports nervous and cardiovascular health and promotes normal neurotransmitter and HPA (Hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal) axis function, positive mood, energy levels, and longevity.
• Eleuthero Promotes cognitive health, adrenal health, endurance, and cardiovascular resilience.
• Chamomile is used traditionally to promote a calm mood.
• Licorice promotes a calm and healthy mood.
• Schizandra promotes a calm and healthy mood.
• Shatavari improves general resistance, promotes normal immunity, and offers antioxidant protection.
background readingRecurrent increases in stress levels, both from psychological and physiological sources, can result in excess cortisol production, leading to a disrupted homeostasis and directly affecting the HPA axis, nervous system, and an array of other body systems. Adrenal Optimizer ® helps combat these effects by offering a blend of renowned herbal adaptogens and essential nutrients for complete stress support and adrenal renewal, as well as increased energy and endurance.
In addition to the stress-fighting compounds in key ingredients, such as Eleuthero and Rhodiola rosea , Jarrow Formulas’ Adrenal Optimizer contains KSM-66, the high-concentration Ashwagandha extract. Using only the roots of the ashwagandha plant, extracted in an alcohol and chemical free process, KSM-66 has been clinically shown to ease short-term stress, promote normal levels of inflammation, promote a healthy outlook, support cognitive health, and increase physical endurance.
Recognized for centuries by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine for its potent adaptogenic qualities, ashwagandha promotes physical and mental health, and augments resistance against diverse environmental factors, revitalizing the body and supporting longevity.
Rhodiola rosea also has been studied for its performance-enhancing capabilities, as well as its therapeutic properties. A variety of studies have shown that Rhodiola rosea supports nervous and cardiovascular health, promotes normal neurotransmitter and hypothalamic- pituitary-adrenal axis function, as well as positive mood, optimal energy levels, and even longevity. It also possesses an impressive safety profile, making it an attractive choice for managing the effects of stressors. The Rhodiola rosea in Adrenal Optimizer contains the three active compounds which work synergistically to best promote endurance and increased energy levels, including rosavin (shown to help promote a healthy mood), rosin, and rosarin.
Eleutherococcus senticosus (formerly known as Siberian Ginseng) is also known for its powerful adaptogenic qualities. It imparts biphasic effects on the stress response by interacting with the positive and negative feedback mechanisms of the HPA axis.
This gentle and traditional household herb has long been known for its calming effects. A 2012 publication reported a significantly greater improvement in total mood scores in a study comparing chamomile to placebo (Amsterdam et al 2012). In another animal study on chamomile and stress, mice that cohabitated with a sick cage-mate showed a decrease in their general activity, but those treated with chamomile had improved outcomes.
Gotu Kola or Centella asiaica , has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine for its ability to promote a calm and healthy mood. A 2010 human study evaluated the role of a 70% gotu kola extract on 33 participants given a regimen of the herb at 500 mg twice a day. They found it to significantly improve mood, sense of calm and well-being. Furthermore, an animal study found gotu kola to support overall mood in both acutely and chronically stressed mice.
Known to support a healthy stress response and immunity, licorice (or Glycyrrhizin), has been specifically found in studies to lead to dose-dependent decreases in concentrations of cortisol, ACTH, aldosterone and K. The herb contains a number of active compounds that support immunity and endocrine health. It also promotes the body’s resistance to short term fatigue and helps maintain hormonal levels within normal range.
Schizandra possesses adaptogenic properties that allow it to support resistance to a variety of stressors.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) has been used extensively as an adaptogen in Eastern medicine to increase the non-specific resistance of organisms against a variety of stressors. The plant also has potent antioxidant and immune-supporting effects, and a number of studies investigating the effects of shatavari on stress-induced physiological changes found it to be significantly supportive.
Vitamin C, Pantethine, DMAE
Finally, vitamins C and pantethine play essential roles in adrenal health by participating in the synthesis and release of adrenal hormones. Pantothenic acid is essential to the adrenal glands for production of the glucocorticoids through its formation of pantethine, a necessary precursor to coenzyme A and phosphopantethine, critical to numerous acylation reactions in the body.
Jarrow Formulas’ Adrenal Optimizer provides key ingredients, including Eleuthero and Rhodiola rosea, and the highest-concentration Ashwagandha extract, KSM-66, to ease short-term stress, promote normal levels of inflammation, promote a healthy outlook, support cognitive health, and increase physical endurance. With traditional ingredients and cutting edge nutraceuticals backed by research, Adrenal Optimizer is an ideal solution for wide spectrum adrenal support.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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Influence of the moon on our behaviour
For the longest time, people have felt the influence of the (full) moon on their behaviour.
Especially on cloudless nights, many of us feel an urge to go outside and enjoy watching the full moon. Some will even go so far that they will go on a nightly hike or bike ride.
If this urge still persists today, how influential must the moon it have been in the past when we only could rely on light of the sun, moon and fire?
This is why so many people believe how lunar cycles can and do influence many other aspects of our behaviour and health.
The most persistent one is about its influence on menstruation cycles, fertility and even on the gender of babies. It's not too difficult to understand where this belief comes from: after all, a lunar cycle is almost as long as the average menstruation cycle.
However, until recently, scientists haven't been able to confirm most of the claims.
Only a short while ago it was confirmed how indeed, the full moon does have an impact on the length of our sleep. Even those who live in an urbanized environment, feel the effect of the full moon on their sleep cycle, even though it is far less pronounced than for indigenous people living without artificial light.
About time to explore whether the moon cycle really affects other aspects of our health and/or behaviour.
Exercise and immunity: staying fit at home
When you are used to go to a gym to exercise and are forced to stay at home, it is good to know there are alternatives to gym workouts. Since most of those exercises are shown on short videos with an explanation we will not present much text this time , apart from explaining why exercise is so important for immune system.
Symptoms and natural treatments of indigestionIndigestion or heartburn can happen when your body has trouble digesting food. Anyone can get it on occasion, or it can be an ongoing problem. Heartburn is especially prominent in December with so many holidays accompanied with delicious foods, that prompt us to overindulge.
While acid reflux is a common phenomenon, not all symptoms of it, are very obvious.
When heartburn happens, for instance due to smoking, alcohol, medication, carbonated drinks or some foods that are difficult to process (spices, fats, acids, fiber) may cause a valve-like stomach muscle to loosen, allowing stomach acid to backwash into the esophagus. This exposes sensitive tissue in the chest to stomach acids, causing painful symptoms.
Common symptoms of reflux are a burning feeling in your chest or stomach, burping, bloating, gurgling stomach, acid reflux, heartburn, nausea or even vomiting.
Problems in your GI tract or other health issues also can cause indigestion. These include:
- acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux (GER), or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD): A reaction to food and drink where contents come back up from your stomach. The acid can come up into your esophagus, the tube-like organ connecting your mouth and stomach. Acid reflux also can produce vomiting. This condition causes heartburn because of the high acid contents.
- irritable bowel syndrome: a disorder that affects your intestines. Symptoms include stomach pain, bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea.
- infection: a bacterial infection from Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can cause indigestion.
- gastroparesis: A condition that affects digestion. If muscles in your GI tract stop working, your body slows down or stops the movement of food. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, bloating, and acid reflux.
- ulcer: A sore on the lining of your stomach (peptic ulcer), small intestine, or esophagus.
- gastritis: Inflammation of your stomach lining.
- stomach cancer: This is a rare condition, but indigestion can be one of its signs.
Why does stress make us sick more easily?Most diseases that we are dealing with nowadays are chronic diseases as a result of poor lifestyle choices that will only affect us later in life. However, we can get sick much sooner when exposed to chronic stress. How can this happen?
Stress is defined as a series of events, starting with a stimulus leading to a stress response known as the 'fight-or-flight' reaction that can affect many body systems.
Physical or physiological stress is mostly short-lived, while psychological or emotional stress can last for a very long time.
How to beat andropause, the condition that ails all elderly malesAndropause is a medical condition, similar to the female menopause, that can affect men between the ages of 40 and 65. Men do not have a clear-cut signpost to mark the transition. In women estrogen drops dramatically at menopause, but testosterone levels in men drop very gradually over many years and decades. The bodily changes in andropause occur very gradually in men and may be accompanied by changes in attitudes and moods, fatigue, a loss of energy, sex drive, stamina, and physical agility.
Andropause may be triggered not only by declines in testosterone, but in the "female" hormone estrogen as well.
There is a growing interest, as well as a booming industry, in the use of testosterone therapy for middle-aged and older men. This interest has led to the definition of a new condition, termed 'andropause' implying that this condition is due to falling levels of testosterone. This trend risks replicating both the rejuvenation fads of a century ago and the recent experience in estrogen therapy for menopause that has been propelled for decades by advocacy substituting for reliable scientific evidence. Is testosterone therapy appropriate for men with symptoms of male menopause? There is no scientific agreement on this topic.
But it stands to reason that hormones should be used only as a last resort since they have serious risks if misused.
Pets and your health
The strength of the human animal bond has been known for a long time, but scientific studies were only conducted fairly recently.
The very first study was published only about 40 years ago when 2 American psychology researchers measured what happens physically when a person pets a friendly and familiar dog. They found that the person's blood pressure lowered, heart rate slowed, breathing became more regular and muscle tension relaxed-all of which are signs of reduced stress.
How to reduce stress with ASMROur brain is programmed to stress us. It does that a lot and on just about any subject. Like a lot of behavioral reactions, stress used to be and still is a survival mechanism that our brain used in order to inject alertness when needed. It’s there so we could harness internal resources and spring into action in a matter of seconds when hunted or hunting.
Fortunately for us, we rarely need to spring into action nowadays to avoid a prowling lion. Today, stress is not helpful and is often counter-productive. When stressed, most of us lose focus and are immersed in unpleasant feelings.
In the past, we needed all that “potential energy” when we faced fight or flight situations. It probably saved our lives more than once. Today, this energy still exists in each of us in certain situations; if it is not discharged via some sort of conduit (either physical or of a more neural nature), it slows us down.
That’s why we need to get creative in the way we release stress. We don’t have time to go on a vacation every week; often we even can’t step away from the almighty computer, tablet, or cell phone.
Declutter your life and feel liberated!Have you ever looked around in your house upon coming home with a new purchase, to discover you can't find a suitable spot to put it away? Your new fancy mug can't be put up in the cupboard, because it is chockful of mugs and lovely tea cups already. Your new fancy dress can't be hung in the wardrobe as ther's no space left. Sounds familiar, huh?
Winning the rat raceEven though some might not admit it freely but just about everyone is taking part of the rat race. It might be your job or just the mere fact you try to keep yourself afloat by paying off your or loans, making sure you don't end up eating from soup kitchens or worse, 'sleeping with fishes' like Luca Brasi. Even 'keeping up with the Joneses' can be stressful.
Coping with stressWe live in interesting times where stress is accumulating in almost everyone's life due to the world-wide financial crisis wrecking havoc on both national and personal financial security. Even when that does not affect us, there will be stress due to time management problems while having to balance our private and professional life.
take 1 to 2 tablets per day, or as directed by your qualified health care consultant
contains per daily serving (2 tablets)
vitamin C (calcium ascorbate) 100mg - 167% RDI
vitamin B5 (d-calcium pantothenaat) 250mg †
chamomille flower extract (1.2% apigenin, Matricara recutita) 125mg †
shativari root extract (Asparagus racemosus) 100mg †
gotu kola (8-10% triterpenoids, Centella asiatica) 100mg †
Rhodiola rosea root extract (3.5% rosavins) 100mg †
Siberian Ginseng root extract (0.8% eleutherosides, Eleutherococcus senticocosus) 100mg †
licorice root extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra 4:1) 100mg †
KSM66® ashwaganda root and leaf extract (8% withanolids, Withania somnifera) 100mg †
Schizandra berry extract (2% schizandrins, Schisandra chinensis) 80mg †
DMAE (from 67.5mg DMAE bitartrate) 25mg †
RDI = Recommended Daily Intake
† = RDI not established
active ingredients (vitamins and herbal extracts), filler (cellulose, calcium phosphate, vegetable stearic acid, maltodextrin), anti-coagulant (silicon dioxide), filler (vegetable magnesium stearate), food grade coating
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between.
keep out of reach of young children
If you have a medical condition, are pregnant or lactating, are under the age of 18, or are taking medications, consult your health care practitioner before using this product
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
suitable for vegetarians and vegans