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Stress Guard: Bottle / Organic, Non-GMO Vegetarian Capsules: 90 Capsules



 
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Stress Guard is excellent for promoting a healthy adrenal response, and for replenishing energy reserves.
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This formula is a unique combination of certified organic herbs, B complex vitamins and a patented amino acid which promote a healthy response to stress. This product is made with herbs that are organically cultivated in the USA to provide the highest quality herbs available.

Acute stress is a physiological response, also known as the "fight or flight" response, that allows us cope with extreme situations. Once necessary for survival the adrenaline, and other chemicals produced by the body during stressful situations, can become an evolutionary disadvantage in our modern, stressful environment. Frequent physical reactions to stress ultimately take a toll on the body, and will eventually serve as a catalyst to the deterioration of our health.

Adaptogens (Ashwagandha, Licorice and Holy Basil) help restore balance to this response by:
Increasing ability of the body to cope more EFFECTIVELY with stress.
Altering the release of stress hormones in the body, therefore modifying the body's reaction to stress.
Regulating the use of the stress hormone, cortisol, allowing the body to maintain a healthy response to stress.

Many people feel the physical effects of stress. Modern lifestyle, exposure to pathogens (germs), and environmental toxins all disturb our bodies' ability to cope, both physically and emotionally. Thankfully, STRESS-GUARDTM contains clinically proven ingredients which can protect us from the effects of stress in three unique ways:
Organic blend of adaptogen herbs - such as Holy basil, Ashwagandha and Licorice- all reduce reaction to stress and restore balance of the inter-connected hormonal, immune and nervous systems.
L-Theanine and organic Skullcap assist in relaxation and reduce anxious feelings without causing drowsiness.
B-vitamins support brain function and energy systems.
For a calmer, happier you.

The adaptogens used in this formula all share these properties, but each has unique properties that are especially useful in times of stress.

Ashwagandha is a traditional Ayurvedic (Indian) herb used for calming the mind and promoting regular sleep patterns.
A study published by the University of Texas showed that Ashwagandha root stimulates GABA-like activity. GABA (Gamma Amino-butyric acid) works by inhibiting the over-activity of nerve cells. This helps to induce sleep, uplift mood, and reduce anxiety. Ashwagandha use supports immune function and maintains healthy blood sugar levels (already within a normal range) which are body systems which may be compromised during stress.

Licorice supports a healthy stress response because it slows the conversion of cortisol to cortisone, which increases and prolongs the action of this steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. This helps the adrenal glands to function effectively, especially important when the body is experiencing chronic stress. Licorice also supports the immune function which is compromised during an acute stress response.

Holy Basil has been extensively used for its medicinal values by a number of cultures. In India, Holy Basil is referred to as Tulsi (meaning "incomparable one"). In addition to its stress reducing properties, higher doses of Holy Basil also maintains healthy blood sugar levels (that are already within a normal range) - a function which may be compromised during stressful episodes.

Native to both, North America and Europe, Skullcap was used historically as documented in the British Herbal Pharmacopeia (BHP) and in the Eclectic manuals. This herb has a solid reputation in Europe, where it is commonly used as a relaxing nervine (a nervine is an herb that has an effect on the central nervous system). Note: Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) should not be confused with Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria barbata), which has quite different biological activity.

Suntheanine; L-Theanine is the amino acid that imparts a sweet taste in Green Tea. It is the compound that creates a calming effect and negates the caffeine effect that is rarely experienced when green tea is consumed. Suntheanine is a registered trademark of Taiyo International Inc. It is the only L-Theanine available that has proven clinical use and safety.

The vital B-vitamins support brain function and energy systems.


Warnings & Disclaimers:
Do not exceed recommended dose unless under the guidance of a health care professional. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if unusual symptoms occur.
WARNING: People who take more than 100mg of niacin (vitamin B3) per day sometimes experience a temporary side-effect that can include facial flushing and itching. If you have a sensitivity to B vitamins or experience stomach upset, try taking 1 capsule 3 times daily, or discontinue use if it continues.
Caution: As with any dietary or herbal supplement, you should advise your health care practitioner of the use of this product. If you are nursing, pregnant, or considering pregnancy, you should consult your health care practitioner prior to using this product.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease; the law applicable to dietary supplements, the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, commonly referred to as DSHEA, does not permit us to do so and it is not our intention to do so. The Contraindications and Potential Drug Interactions information provided on this website is not intended to be all-inclusive. Keep your healthcare provider informed about any herbal and other dietary supplement products that you are taking.
Additional information
  • Manufacturer: Oregon's Wild Harvest
  • Product Form Factor: Bottle / Organic, Non-GMO Vegetarian Capsules
  • Product Variation: 90 Capsules

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