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Energy & Stress

Posted on September 22, 2010 | Filed Under Articles  

Stress is a nervous response of the body and mind to external or internal irritants. Stress can be anything that upsets the normal body balance. Your body’s reaction to stress includes action by the adrenal glands. They secrete epinephrine (also called adrenaline), a hormone that activates your natural defense mechanisms. This may include a pounding heart, an increase in blood pressure, dilation of your pupils and muscular tension. This combination of reactions helps your body to either fight the danger (or stressor) or take fiight (run away from it).

Many stressors are not sudden so as to engender this response. Some challenges such as losing a loved one, taking a new job, becoming ill, etc. are stressful and may cause physical and psychological changes that occur more gradually.

Stress Formula
This has been a top seller for years, Stress Formula is loaded with B vitamins and specially chosen herbs that support and feed the nervous system . This unique NSP formula contains B vitamins (B1, B2, Niacin, B6, B12, pantothenic acid), vitamin C, schizandra fruit, choline bitartrate, PABA, hops flowers, passion flower and valerian root. Nourish your nervous system with Stress Formula.

Daniel O. Gagnon, a medical herbalist affiliated with the Botanical Research and Educational Institute in Santa Fe, N.M., recommends passion
flower for the worrier and for the overly busy mind. He suggests using valerian to keep the central nervous system from being challenged,  especially with emotional stress. Both of these ingredients are found in Stress Formula.
Stock No. 1645-6 (100 tablets)

AD-C
AD-C is a Chinese mood elevator formula. Traditional Chinese medicine deals with the flow of energy or chi through the body When this energy “sags,” it can result in feelings of gloom,  low energy and fatigue. The Chinese formula jie yu (meaning “relieves the gloom”) supports the normal flow of energy in the body. Two herbs, bupeurum and cyperus, are key to this formula. Bupleurum is used to support the liver and to help raise the spirits. Cyperus has a strong effect on liver energy and stimulates the digestive organs.

AD-C nutritionally soothes both body and spirit as it supports the circulatory and lymphatic systems and encourages overall well-being. Also contains licorice root, ginger root, eleuthero, dong quai and 12 other synergistic Chinese herbs.
Stock No. 1877-2 (100 capsules)

ENERGY
Millions of North Americans complain of low energy levels. Surely some of this can be attributed to poor dietary habits. And others may have glandular system challenges that can be addressed with natural supplements.

Adrenal Support
In times of stress, our adrenal glands work overtime. This formula provides vitamins, minerals, enzymes and adaptogenic herbs that help support adrenal functions and maintain health. Adrenal Support contains powdered bovine adrenal gland from New Zealand; vitamins BI, B2, B6 and pantothenic acid, which support most of the biochemical processes in the adrenals, notably energy production; vitamin C, which is consumed by the adrenals in larger quantities than in any other organ; zinc, magnesium and potassium, which are essential in energy production; protease, an enzyme that breaks down protein into amino acids; borage oil powder (a good source of gamma linolenic acid); licorice root, which is known for it’s support of the adrenal glands; and schizandra fruit, which helps the body adapt to physical and emotional stress.
Stock No. 1507-0 (60 capsules)

ENERG-V
ENERG-V Is a popular herbal supplement for lack of energy or fatigue. It is also considered a type of “spring tonic” which improves stamina and vitality by cleansing the body of metabloic by-products. Persistent fatigue or lack of energy, which is not caused by underlying illness, is usually the result of poor dietary lifestyle and habits, especially the combination of a high-fat and high-refined-carbohydrate diet and emotional stress. Alcohol, caffeine, drugs, tobacco, stresses, and incorrect eating habits are all energy robbers. ENERG-V contains bee pollen, ginkgo biloba leaves, kelp plant, licorice root, siberian ginseng, yellow dock root, barley grass herb, rosehips fruit, schizandra fruit, capsicum fruit and other ingredients.
Stock No. 859-7 (100 capsules)

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