Adaptogenic formation designed to support normal cortisol levels
ADHS® provides nutritional support for the adrenals in a non-glandular formula, consisting of herbal adaptogens, and supportive vitamins and minerals. It aids in supporting bodily functions when the body is under stress, and in supporting normal cortisol values, which may be especially important in obesity, Syndrome X and hyperinsulinism. Stress, a poor diet and environmental toxins are also contributors of adrenal malfunction.
Stress, is one word that has become synonymous with the American lifestyle. America has become a stressed out society. The phenomenon that has become such a part of our daily vocabulary was coined over seventy years ago by Hans Selye. He described the occurrence as nonspecific bodily changes that transpired in response to physically harmful stimuli. In his reporting Selye also indicated that although the adrenal glands are the first glands to respond to stress, they are also the first glands to fail under stressful conditions. The body possesses a complex system for adapting to stressful conditions. The ability of the organism to adjust homeostasis and in turn increase the chance of survival is dependent upon the activation of the stress system. This activation in turn leads to both behavioral and peripheral changes.
The adrenal glands, a pair of triangular structures located atop each kidney, play a key role in stress adaptation and regulation. Not only are they necessary for life, but they also play an essential role in energy production and in controlling the conversion of carbohydrate, protein and fat into blood glucose. Moreover they partake in the fluid and electrolyte balance of cells, in the interstitial fluids, the blood stream, as well as in fat storage. They are also an important component in the production of sex hormones, especially following menopause.
Other Ingredients: Stearic acid (vegetable source), silica, modified cellulos gum, food glaze, and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).