Stress Guard™ is a unique combination of certified organic herbs, organic B-vitamins and a patented amino acid (L-Theanine) which promote a healthy response to adrenal stress.
Ingredients: Vitamin B1 (organic fruit concentrate**), Vitamin B2 (organic fruit concentrate**), Vitamin B3 (organic fruit concentrate**), Folic Acid (organic lemon concentrate), Pantothenic Acid (organic fruit concentrate**), Vitamin B6 (organic fruit concentrate**), organic Holy Basil leaf (Ocimum sanctum), organic Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza sp.), organic Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera), organic Skullcap tops (Scutellaria lateriflora), Suntheanine® (L-Theanine)
Other Ingredients: None
100% NON-GMO VEGETARIAN CAPSULE: Pullulan (complex carbohydrate)
**Organic fruit concentrates of Guava, Holy Basil and Lemon.
As an herbal supplement, take three capsules daily with food.
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 Guard™ contains clinically proven ingredients which can protect us from the effects of stress in three unique ways:
What is Stress ?
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:
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 ORGANIC B-VITAMINS support brain function and energy systems.
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. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if unusual symptoms occur. Do not exceed recommended dose unless under the guidance of a health care professional.