Ortho Adapt 120 capsules - adrenals, vitamins, licorice, ashwagandha, ginseng, rhodiola | AOR
AOR’s Ortho•Adapt 120 capsules is AOR's premier adaptogenic formula. Ortho Adapt includes porcine adrenal tissue and cortex to provide needed peptides and cofactors, along with Pantethine (the "activated" form of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)) and the botanical adaptogens ashwagandha, rhodiola, Siberian ginseng and licorice root.
Ortho Adapt supports the body's ability to respond to stress with balanced, proactive energy ("stage of resistance" or adaptogenic phase) rather than alarm or exhaustion. Also available in a vegetarian formula.
• mobilizes internal energy stores
• reduces the impact of stressful conditions
• activates whole-body defenses
• prevents the body from overreacting to a stressor
Adaptogens and Stress
Many factors influence how the body responds to life’s challenges. Adaptogens are substances that mobilize internal energy reserves, preventing the body from overreacting to stress and thus avoiding, reducing, or delaying the burnout that follows periods of extreme stress. True adaptogens act by extending the phase of resistance, a state in which the body’s capacities are optimally mobilized to adapt to new challenges.
A Natural Solution for Coping with Stress
AOR’s Ortho•Adapt contains a carefully formulated blend of vitamins, nutrients and herbs with adaptogenic properties. These include pantethine (an active co-enzyme form of vitamin B5), Vitamin C, well-known botanicals like Rhodiola, Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Siberian “ginseng” (Eleutherococcus senticosus), and adrenal glandulars, providing superior support for the adrenal glands, which are key to the body’s stress coping abilities.
Ortho•Adapt is also available in a vegan formula which does not contain glandulars.
Many factors, such as healthy lifestyle habits as well as genetics and upbringing can influence how your body responds to life’s challenges. However, scientific research has also identified key botanicals and nutrients that can help you to rise to the demands of life.
Orthomolecules Essential to Adaptive Response
Pantethine is the active co-enzyme form of vitamin B5. Pantethine is converted by the body into a critical metabolic factor called coenzyme A (CoA). CoA in turn, plays an essential role in the biosynthesis of key adrenal hormones involved in the body’s release of energy reserves in response to stress. People who are deficient in vitamin B5 rapidly develop symptoms associated with burnout, including fatigue, listlessness, depression, headache, sleep disturbances, low immune function leading to more frequent colds and other infections, high blood pressure, and hypoglycemia.
Vitamin C has long been known to be critical to the ability of the adrenal glands to respond to stress. Vitamin C is involved in the biosynthesis of adrenal hormones, and concentrations of vitamin C in the healthy adrenal glands are higher than in any other part of the body except the brain. Human and animal studies have both shown that high-dose vitamin C supplementation can help to modulate the impact of stressful conditions, preventing immune suppression and buffering cortisol secretion.
Rhodiola rosea is a well-studied adaptogen. It has a long history of use in the traditional medicine of Siberia for adaptation to the rigors of life on the tundras of North-Central Asia. More recently several scientific studies have documented the ability of standardized Rhodiola to enhance the body’s physical and mental work capacity and productivity under conditions of stress. Users find that Rhodiola is highly effective at helping with the psychological impact of stress, even as it enhances physical and mental endurance.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) provides powerful support against overwhelming stress, but its effects are in many ways distinct from most other adaptogenic herbs. While most adaptogens primarily work by helping the body to mobilize and maintain the physiological response to stress, ashwagandha appears to work first and foremost by reducing the stress-related excesses of the alarmed nervous system.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is the source of the phytochemical glycyrrhizin, which acts to activate the receptors for key adrenal hormones (mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids) involved in mobilizing energy reserves in response to stress. It also helps your body to keep these hormones in their more active forms, by inhibiting the enzymes that degrade adrenal hormones into less active forms.
Eleutherococcus senticosus, or “Siberian ginseng,” has powerful adaptogenic properties. It has been shown to enhance the immune system and improve physical performance. Eleutherococcus lacks the side effects observed in some users of Panax ginseng, which overexcites some people, and also has a more global beneficial effect on the immune system.
Clinical experience has long endorsed the use of glandular extracts to support the activity of the target gland. Glandulars provide peptides and nutrient cofactors which are required for the gland to carry out its biological functions. To eliminate any risk of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), adrenal glandulars are porcine-sourced.
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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Usefulness of herbal medicine in modern timesNatural plant products have been used throughout human history for various purposes. In fact, written records of the use of herbal medicine date back more than 5000 years, and for much of history, herbal medicine was the only medicine.
Today, plants are being used to treat a number of health concerns and conditions, including allergies, arthritis, migraines, fatigue, skin infections, wounds, burns, gastrointestinal issues and even cancer, proving that it’s true that food is medicine. These herbs are less expensive and they’re a safer means of treatment than conventional medications, which is why so many people are choosing to go back to this traditional idea of medicine.
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.
Begin with 1 capsule daily with a meal, and increase to personal optimal level (up to 4 capsules daily) or as directed by a qualified health practitioner.
contains per daily serving (4 capsules)
adrenal tissue (porcine) 250 mg
adrenal cortex (porcine) 200 mg
vitamin C 500 mg
pantethine (B5) 200 mg
licorice extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (20 % glyzyrrhizin) 800 mg
Siberian ginseng extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus) (0.8% eleutherosides) 200 mg
rhodiola extract (Rhodiola rosea) (3% rosavins, 1.6% salidroside) 150 mg
Ashwagandha extract (Withania somnifera) (2.5% withanolides, 0.1% sitoindosides) 200 mg
active ingredients (licorice extract, vitamin C, porcine adrenal tissue and cortex, pantethine, Siberian ginseng, ashwgandha and rhodiola extract), filler (microcrystalline cellulose), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (hypromellose)
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Do not take if pregnant, nursing or trying to conceive
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contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
contains animal products