[ICON=stress.gif] The stress response in the human being developed so that one could either fight or flee from an animal or attacker. Under stress we need more energy so the body releases adrenaline and cortisol, hormones that release sugar from our body’s stores. This creates extra energy. Our eyes dilate, our senses are heightened, our vascular system opens up and our heart beats, more quickly. As energy demand is high, it is diverted from other systems in our body. We do not need to eat while fighting or fleeing, so energy used to support the digestion dramatically reduced. We also hold on to more fat around our abdomen so our reserves are there for us when we need energy quickly in times of dire emergency. The more fat accumulated around our middle is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.
Nutrients that are used up rapidly by our body when we are under stress are the B vitamins and magnesium. These are important to support our adrenal glands and nervous system. Other nutrients include Siberian Ginseng and L-Theanine which support adrenal function by ‘modulating’ our stress response.
Magnesium Taurate provides magnesium and the amino acid L-taurine. Magnesium contributes to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue, normal energy-yielding metabolism, the normal function of the nervous system and normal muscle function.
A specially formulated combination of amino acids such as glutamic acid, chamomile and B vitamins. Vitamins B1, B2 and B3 contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system and psychological function.
Siberian Ginseng has been widely used by athletes, and in some studies, it was used by people carrying out jobs demanding great concentration, and in difficult conditions, such as radiography and proof-reading. Siberian ginseng has been used by menopausal women, who have been happy with it. Author Leslie Kenton (who recommends Specialist Herbal Supplies) recommends it highly for this purpose. Studies have shown it can assist the natural anti-allergic response of the body. Therefore, some people use it to help avoid developing hay fever.
AD206 contains vitamin B6, niacin & pantothenic acid with Siberian ginseng, licorice root and chromium. Vitamins B3, B5, B6 and C contribute to normal energy metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Mag 2:1 Cal provides a balanced ratio of magnesium and calcium in well-absorbed succinate form. Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth and magnesium contributes to the normal functioning of the muscles and nervous system.
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is needed for many body functions including normal energy-yielding metabolism, maintenance of normal skin and vision, and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Our Vitamin B2 provides 50mg in capsule form.
Magnesium Malate provides a complex of malic acid and magnesium. Magnesium contributes to a number of important functions including normal muscle function and maintenance of normal bones and teeth as well as contributing to normal energy metabolism.
A high potency vitamin B5 supplement with magnesium in a convenient one a day capsule. Pantothenic acid contributes to the normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters.