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Adrenal fatigue

  1. 1. For more details visit:http://www.ashwagandha.tkAdrenal Fatigue: A growing problem in the US. ACTS is the solution!What is adrenal fatigue? What are the symptoms? What is the solution?Adrenal fatigue occurs when adrenal glands are now capable of producing the healthy amount ofhormones the body needs. When exposed to prolonged stress the adrenal glands simply cannotkeep up. Adrenal fatigue is often the result of reoccurring stress such as infections, smoking,poor eating habits, financial pressures or emotional stress. The most important hormone to helpthe body deal with stress is cortisol. However, when the body produces too much cortisol in theattempt to cope with too much stress, issues such as increased abdominal fat and suboptimalthyroid function occurs.A new solution to help reduce adrenal fatigue caused by stress and help support healthy cortisollevels:Transitions ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress Support FormulaPrimary Benefits of Transitions(tm) ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress SupportFormula:* Breaks the chain between stress and weight gain* Helps balance hormones affected by stress to promote optimal weightloss* Helps body adapt to stress* May help reduce the adrenal fatigue caused by stress* May help to minimize certain stress related issues (weight gain,difficulty sleeping, etc.)* Helps to reduce stress placed on the adrenals to perform, therebyhelping to decrease the possibility of adrenal fatigue* May help to support normal hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA)functions* May help support stress-related adrenal functions* Helps to promote healthy levels of cortisol* Helps maintain healthy levels of both serotonin and dopamine* Helps enhance and stabilize mood* Helps to stabilize emotional responses to stress* May help to maintain normal thyroid functionKey Ingredients Found in Transitions(tm) ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress SupportFormula:
  2. 2. Sensoril® Trim/Ashwagandha root extract: 450 mgAshwagandha has antioxidant and sedative properties. It has been proven to act as an adaptogenby helping to inhibit occasional fatigue, boost energy, promote emotional well-being andcounteract the negative effects of stress.Preliminary evidence suggests ashwagandha helps to regulate stress-induced levels of dopaminereceptors in the corpus striatum of the brain. It also appears to promote normal levels of plasmacorticosterone, blood urea nitrogen and blood lactic acid. Acting as an adaptogen, ashwagandhareduces stress placed on adrenals to perform, thereby helping to decrease the possibility ofadrenal fatigue. Though the exact mechanisms by which ashwagandha works are unknown, onehypothesis is that it functions by way of GABA-mimetic activity which acts independently ofGABA receptors. In addition to its adaptogenic properties, ashwagandha may promote normalregulation of thyroid function. It has been shown to promote healthy serum levels of the thyroidhormones triodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), bothof which are important in promoting normal metabolism.Holy Basil: 375 mgHoly basil has adaptogenic and calming activities. Research shows holy basil may help topromote normal plasma corticosterone levels and hepatic and renal functions, help maintainnormal blood glucose levels, and inhibit several other stress related issues. Though the exactmechanism of action is not known, it is believed that much of holy basils effect on stress comesfrom its high content of eugenol, caryophyllene and triterpenoic acids, such as ursolic andoleanolic acids. Studies have shown eugenol to be effective at promoting normal cyclooxygenase2 (COX 2), an enzyme involved with the inflammatory response.L-Theanine: 200 mgL-Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea and some mushrooms.Preliminary evidence suggests that l-theanine might induce subjective feelings of tranquility inhealthy people. It is believed that l-theanine may work by promoting normal levels of theneurotransmitters GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) and dopamine in the central nervoussystem. GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter which promotes calimg effects at thecellular level. Dopamine aids in the regulation of many functions within the brain in regards tobehavior, cognition, sleep, mood, attention and memory, and is often associated with the rewardor pleasure center of the brain.
  3. 3. Passion Flower Extract: 200 mgPassion flower has sedative and relaxation effects. Some studies have pointed to the flavonoidsin passion flower such as apigenin, vitexin and isovitexin as the primary constituents responsiblefor its effects. Research suggests apigenin can bind to central benzodiazepine receptors in thebrain, possibly causing relaxation and helping regulate mood without impairing memory ormotor skills.Bacopin® (Bacopa monniera Leaf): 150 mgBacopa monniera, also referred to as brahmi, has a long history of use in Ayurvedic health formemory enhancement, support of learning and mood enhancement. Constituents of bacopa,specifically bacosides A and B, have been shown to support learning ability, cognitiveperformance and improve mood. Bacopa also contains the flavonoids apigenin and luteolin.Research suggests apigenin can bind to central benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, possiblycausing relaxation and helping regulate mood without impairing memory or motor skills.Rhodiola rosea Root Extract: 150 mgRhodiola, or roseroot, acts as an antioxidant and adaptogen, promotes relaxation and mentalclarity, and helps to improve mood. Research suggests that salidroside, one of over 30compounds found in rhodiola, is responsible for its stimulating and adaptogenic effects. Withinthe brain, rhodiola appears to influence the level, activity and transport of monoamineneurotransmitters, such as dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine, and serotonin. Rhodiolahas been proposed to promote healthy neurotransmitter levels.Eleuthero Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Extract: 100 mg Research has shown that eleutheroroot, also known as Siberian ginseng,has antioxidant, adaptogenic, sedative, as well as many other effects. As an adaptogen, it helpspromote the normal regulation of the endocrine systems response to stressors. The activecompounds in eleuthero root, eleutherosides, are believed to stimulate the pituitary-adrenocortical system allowing for more efficient regulation of the stress response and healthylevels of cortisol. Other research suggests that it may help to support feelings of well-being,reduce occasional fatigue, and improve memory and cognitive performance.What Makes Transitions(tm) ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress Support FormulaUnique?Your job demands a lot of your time. Your family demands just as much, if not more. Trips tothe mailbox are greeted by bills. Every day, life is taking its toll on you. Even in seemingly goodtimes, stress is something we cannot escape; not only does it have a harmful affect on us
  4. 4. mentally, but it can also wreck havoc on us physically - including in our waistlines. Break thechain between weight loss and stress with Transitions ACTS.*When we are faced with stress, our bodies go into "fight or flight" response and certain hormonesare released by the adrenal gland, hormones that would give the body a burst of energy andstrength. This response used to be beneficial to our ancestors, allowing their bodies to physicallyfight or run away when faced with danger. But in todays society, this response acts muchdifferently, taking place as a result of stressful days at the office or traffic jam on your wayhome. The response is supposed to return to normal once the perceived threat is gone, but if thebody is unable to return to normalcy due to increased stress levels, it could have a negative effectupon the body with symptoms including adrenal fatigue, suppressed thyroid function, animbalance in blood sugar levels, and increased abdominal (adipose) fat.*One of the hormones released during this "fight or flight" response is cortisol, which increasesblood sugar, suppresses the immune system, and aids in fat, protein and carbohydratemetabolism. Under normal circumstances, cortisol helps restore homeostasis after stress. Theproblem is that constant stress leads to a constant state of cortisol production, which stimulatesglucose production. This excess glucose is typically converted into fat, ending up as stored fat.High cortisol levels can also lead to binge eating. Not only do high cortisol levels make you wantto keep on snacking, but excess cortisol also contributes to storing more belly fat, which isknown to be a bit harder to lose.*Cortisol levels also have a direct relationship with the thyroid, and they act synergistically withone another. Cortisol assists the thyroid hormone in working more efficiently, and the correctamount of cortisol - not too high or too low - supports normal thyroid function. When cortisolgets too high, triggered by the adrenal glands response to elevated stress, it causes a delayedresponse to the thyroid hormone receptors. When this occurs, the hormones arent allowed towork at optimal levels, leaving you feeling sluggish, leading to a higher chance of stress eating,and giving up physical activity.*When youre battling adrenal fatigue, it is difficult to lose weight for several reasons. Not only areyou exhausted and lack the physical energy to exercise the way that you used to, but thosesuffering with adrenal fatigue also crave high fat sweets and salty foods, turning to food as a wayto comfort them and aid in assisting their exhausted adrenal glands. The combination of beingsedentary, having no energy, and eating chips and cookies makes it seemingly impossible to loseweight, but there is hope, and it can be done without worsening your already delicate state ofhealth, and without feeling famished.*Transitions ACTS (Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress) Support Formula, specially formulatedwith Holy basil and Ashwagandha, works specifically to promote healthy adrenal gland function,cortisol levels and thyroid function to help control stress levels and minimize weight gain that isassociated with increased stress. Unlike the competitors, Transitions ACTS doesnt just mask theproblem of weight gain - it addresses the root of the problem by helping your body adapt tostress and assisting you with your weight management goals.*
  5. 5. Frequently Asked Questions about Transitions(tm) ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and StressSupport Formula:How should I take this product?Take two per day. You may take one pill or both pills at the same time depending on yourpreference.What other nutritional supplements could augment the biological effects of this product?Isotonix® B-Complex and Isotonix® MultivitaminWhat are the contraindications for this supplement?If you are currently taking warfarin (Coumadin), other anti-platelet/anti-coagulant medications,antihypertensive medications, anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications or have an ongoingmedical condition, you should consult your health care provider before using this product. If youhave hyperthyroidism, you should not take this product.Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use this product. This product may decrease theeffects of stimulants and caffeine.How does it promote relaxation without making you tired?The Siberian Ginseng and the Ashwaganadha are natural stimulants. They reduce your stresslevels but arent formulated to make you drowsy. Ginseng acts similar to caffeine, but doesntmake you jittery and wont deplete your energy.Can I take Transitions(tm) Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress Support Formula instead of myprescription?No. Transitions(tm) Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress Support Formula is not intended toreplace any prescription medication. Transitions(tm) Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and StressSupport Formula is a natural reliever of sudden stress. It is intended for use during or afterengaging in stressful activities. You should contact your doctor before changing or discontinuingthe use of any prescription medications.*
  6. 6. If I am on a prescription for anxiety, is it safe to use Transitions(tm) Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroidand Stress Support Formula?You should consult your doctor before taking any dietary supplement. The ingredients inTransitions(tm) Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress Support Formula may have side effects, somake sure to contact your doctor before mixing them.What is the relationship between Cortisol and the Thyroid?Cortisol levels have a direct relationship with the thyroid, and they act synergistically with oneanother. Cortisol assists the thyroid hormone in working more efficiently. The correct amount ofcortisol - not too high or too low - supports normal thyroid function. When cortisol gets too high,triggered by the adrenal glands response to unwanted stress, it causes a delayed or absentresponse from the tissues to the thyroid hormone signal.This absent or delayed response from the tissues causes resistance from the thyroid hormonereceptors. When cortisol gets too high, and this resistance occurs, it requires more hormones tocreate the same effect. Thats why elevated stress, which elevates cortisol levels, leads to asluggish feeling. The hormones arent allowed to work at optimal levels. Every cell in the bodyhas receptors for both cortisol and thyroid and nearly every cellular process requires an optimalfunctioning thyroid.*How does Transitions(tm) Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress Support Formula supportweight management?When our bodies experience stress, we switch into fight or flight mode - our bodys response toperceived threat or danger. As a result, our bodies prepare to be sustained by building up energy(aka, fat) and strength for the battle. This response used to be beneficial to our ancestors, but nowthis response can be triggered in not so appropriate situations and repetitively. Stress canphysically cause us to put on extra weight - and keep it there. Whenever we are under stress, ourbodies release certain hormones by the adrenal gland - adrenalin and cortisol, cortisol being theprimary stress hormone. Cortisol is a potent signal to do two things - increase appetite and storefat. Increased cortisol in our body tells our brain that were hungry, while at the same time tellingour fat cells to store and hold onto as much fat as they can. Transitions Adrenal, Cortisol,Thyroid and Stress Support Formula is a natural dietary supplement designed to help the bodyadapt to stress, promoting healthy levels of cortisol while enhancing and stabilizing mood, andsupporting thyroid function.*