| Abigail McShinsky | September 14, 2016 |
Fight or Flight
It’s the middle of the night. You’re fast asleep. And before you know it, you’re running down a dark hallway, being pursued by something just out of view. You’re turning corners, stumbling, keeping one step ahead of whatever is behind you. Your heart is racing; sweat prickles the back of your neck. Just as you feel the pursuer reach out for you, you bolt upright in bed, panting and wide-eyed. Nightmares are common, and even though they aren’t real, the surge of energy and adrenaline that we feel upon waking often is. It is the oft talked about fight or flight response, and is an adaptive evolutionary advantage designed to help us stay alive in the face of danger.
What happens, however, when that response gets overused?
A True Threat, or Just a Little Drama?
It’s no secret that modern life is hectic and stressful. Deadlines, school drop-offs, family obligations, the holiday season, and even exercise can cause stress on the body. Our body’s response to these stressors is to help propel us out of these situations and into safety, but… Our adrenals, the glands responsible for this response, can’t differentiate between the threat of pursuit or the threat of chronic work-stress, and thus it is easy for us to exhaust our resources, which can lead to a breakdown of vital functions and a decline in health and well-being.
In addition to reducing the impact of daily stress with practices such as meditation, it is important to consider the health of the adrenal glands to ensure they are replenished and have the building blocks they need to perform their best.
Show Those Glands Some Love.
Adrenal Strength was formulated to nourish depleted adrenals and promote a healthy stress response.* Not only does it offer nutritional support for the adrenals, it also offers adaptogenic herbal support to help the body adapt to stress.*
In addition to nutritional support from Vitamin C, Pantothenic Acid (which is involved in the production of adrenal hormones) and magnesium (a calming mineral that nourishes the nervous system), a number of botanicals also work together to help the body better adapt to stress.* Herbs known as a tonics help nourish & replenish the adrenals, and those classified as adaptogens help strengthen the body's ability to manage and respond to stress.* A combination of both creates a balanced and holistic approach to maintain optimal adrenal function and healthy stress response.*
Ashwagandha = Ashwa-mazing.
Sensoril®† Ashwagandha, the star of this show, is a clinically studied extract of ashwagandha root shown to promote emotional balance and well-being.* Ashwagandha is an important Ayurvedic tonic and adaptogen that is traditionally used as a rejuvenating botanical, and supports the health of the nervous system.*
In addition to this patented ashwagandha extract, Adrenal Strength features holy basil and other nutritive botanicals (including reishi and schisandra berry), which when combined promote a healthy response to stress and a positive outlook.*
Taken daily, Adrenal Strength can help increase your resistance to fatigue and tension, and support the body’s ability to handle the everyday stressors that often plague us (nightmares included!)*
** Fortify Your Life, by Dr.Tieraona Low Dog.
† Sensoril® is a trademark of Natreon, Inc. and is Protected under U.S. Patent 6,713,092
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.