Gaia Herbs: Adrenal Health
Supports Healthy Adrenal Function!*
Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health Product Guide
Adrenal Health enhances the body's physiologic response to stress. Stress is defined as any situation or condition that causes undue physical, emotional and/or mental strain on the body. When one experiences stress, in any form, the adrenal glands secrete specific hormones that have a profound effect on the body. One can imagine the adrenal glands as little "hats" that sit on top of the kidneys. These hats secrete hormones in response to stress. Over time, as one experiences stress on a daily basis, the adrenal glands can function less optimally, secreting unhealthy levels of these stress-related hormones. Overworking of the adrenal glands can lead to something called adrenal stress. Nervousness, poor memory, difficulty with concentration and decision-making, cravings for sweets, weight gain and compromised sleep are all associated with failure to maintain healthy levels of these hormones.
The Adrenal Health formula can have a profound influence on the body, helping to maintain a healthy response to stress by supporting the adrenal glands and nourishing the nervous system. Select herbs within the formula contain compounds recognized for their ability to support the function of the adrenal glands.*
Rhodiola rosea root supports the functioning of the adrenal glands and encourages a healthy response to physical, emotional and mental stress. Rhodiola rosea root is classified as an adaptogen, which represents a class of herbs that help the body adapt to stresses of various kinds. In order to achieve this classification, a plant must be harmless and must have a normalizing, broadspectrum action that supports homeostasis, particularly when under stressful influences.*
Holy Basil has long been used to support a healthy response to stress, nourish the mind and elevate the spirit. Revered as "the incomparable one," this herb's documented actions on the body date back thousands of years. Today, we know that holy basil contains a variety of constituents, including eugenol, camphor, caryophyllene, ursolic acid, luteolin and apigenin that function collectively support adrenal function. The properties inherent in this herb make it ideally suited for helping to support a healthy adrenal system and stress response.*
Ashwaghanda, often referred to as "Indian Ginseng," is a common herb used to support mental and physical vitality and stamina. Ashwaghanda also supports mental endurance, promotes total metabolic efficiency and encourages an overall sense of well-being.*
Schizandra berries provide powerful antioxidant protection, particularly from free radicals and other toxins in the environment. Regarded as a popular adaptogenic agent, schizandra berries are unique in that they hold a remarkable blend of five distinct flavor properties collectively serving to promote overall health and vitality. Namely, bitter, sweet, sour, salty and hot. Schizandra berries function to enhance the body's natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences, support mental endurance and promote overall metabolic efficiency.*
Wild Oats milky seed contains numerous compounds that promote a vital nervous system.*
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Directions For Adrenal Health: Take 2 capsules 2 times daily after meals.
Warnings: Not to be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs, please consult with your Doctor before using this product. Keep away from children. Use only as directed on label.