MOOD ReClaimed

by | Mar 21, 2018 | Functional Medicine, Hormone | 0 comments

Adaptogens are a unique class of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of the adrenal system, which manages the body’s hormonal response to stress. By tonifying and rejuvenating the entire adrenal system, they promote the healthy regulation of cortisol, the ‘stress hormone’.

Adaptogens work like a thermostat:  they sense imbalances and naturally correct them.  They enable the body’s cells to access more energy and help the body utilize oxygen more efficiently.  They’re called adaptogens because of their unique ability to ‘adapt’ their function according to your body’s specific needs.

Adaptogens are capable of restoring normal tone and function to the HPA  (hypothalamic/pituitary/adrenal) axis and SAS (sympatho-adrenal system) and therefore to the entire body.  As the adrenal glands underlie much of the body’s response to external and internal stressors.  While improving resistance to stress, they help to prevent some of the more common symptoms of stress including poor concentration, sleep disturbance, fatigue, decreased immune response, and decreased resistance to infections.

Holy Basil is an Ayurvedic herb, known for significantly reducing the effects of depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogenic botanical known to improve mood and depression, alleviate stress and fatigue, and boosts concentration.  It also benefits cognitive function and aids in enhancing learning and memory.

MOOD also contains Peruvian Maca, which is rich in antioxidants and enhances energy, mood and memory.

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