Complete Adrenal Supplement Promises A Long-Term LiftVitality Magazine October 1, 2011
In stressful times, most people turn to sugar and caffeine for a quick fix. But a new, natural, stimulant-free product from Victoria-based Nutristart Vitamin Company promises to improve your energy and fight fatigue for the long term. AdrenalStart contains none of the fillers found in some other adrenal supplements, such as tissue from factory-farmed animals or animal gelatine. Its vegetarian ingredients were chosen based on the ancient principles of Chinese Medicine. Warming herbs are balanced with cooling ones, and ginger is added to assist in digestion and absorption.
The makers of this herbal supplement promise that a daily dose of 3200 milligrams will strengthen adrenal, immune and cardiovascular responses to stress. This claim is backed by a 100 per cent refund guaranteed to unsatisfied customers.
Most of the ingredients in AdrenalStart — including Ashwagandha, Schisandra and Fo-Ti — are known as “adaptogens,” meaning they help the body support organ systems that deal with stress, including the adrenal glands. Ashwagandha grows in India, where it is used to treat fatigue and general debility and for sexual support. It gives long-lasting energy with no “crash.” Siberian Ginseng has a long history of use for mental and physical exhaustion. It contains eleutherosides that support adrenal gland function and immune system response. Schisandra, a traditional Chinese ingredient, works synergistically with Siberian Ginseng as an anti-stress adaptogen. The “five flavours” in Schisandra are said to reflect the five elemental energies of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is known as a complete and balanced herb that improves digestion, increases circulation and enhances immune function. Schisandra is used by athletes to increase stamina and physical performance. AdrenalStart also contains Royal Jelly, a honey bee secretion packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and essential fatty acids. Royal Jelly is particularly high in Pantothenic acid (B5), a well-known adrenal supporter. The Chinese herb Fo-Ti, detoxifying ginger, and the mountain herb Rhodiola Rosea (which Russians have used for centuries to fight fatigue and restore energy), round out the ingredients in this supplement.
AdrenalStart is aimed at athletes as well as anyone who feels overwhelmed by work, unable to cope with the demands of family and friends, or beset by sudden, unexplained bouts of fatigue.
This formula is meant to stave off adrenal exhaustion, itself the result of physical, mental and emotional stress and elevated levels of cortisol — the chemical the body deploys in stressful situations to trigger the fight-or-flight response. Adrenal exhaustion can lead to health problems including an irregular heart rate, high or low blood pressure, digestive problems and hormonal imbalances. Chronically high cortisol from stress also has negative health impacts, disrupting endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune and neurological processes.
AdrenalStart contains no animal products, preservatives, colour, sweeteners, wheat, gluten, dairy or yeast. It’s also stimulant-free and designed to gradually rebuild the adrenal glands over a period of weeks or months. The 120 capsules in each bottle are sourced from pure vegetable cellulose. To find out more about Nutristart’s AdrenalStart herbal supplement, or to purchase a bottle, visit https://www.nutristart.com or your nearest health food store. AdrenalStart is available in health food stores across Canada.