Chinese Hawthorn (Crataegus pinnatifida): Chinese hawthorn has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but more recently, a new 2018 study discovered that this unique berry can help fight stress and prevent stress hormone-induced depression, all while boosting mood.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha: Ashwagandha is the flagship herb of Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine from India.
KSM-66 is a very special form of ashwagandha that was developed by the biotechnology firm Ixoreal Biomed, via a process that took 14 years of R&D to develop and refine. KSM-66 is produced using a first-of-its kind extraction process, based on “green chemistry” principles, without using alcohol or any other chemical solvents. KSM-66 ashwagandha is backed by several randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trials. Clinical studies show that KSM-66 functions as an adaptogen assisting the body in reducing stress and anxiety.
Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri): Studies show that bacopa is a potent antioxidant in the brain and promotes free radical scavenger mechanisms and protects cells in the brain from damage. Bacopa is also known to modulate brain levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin and acetylcholine, which is an important neurotransmitter involved in memory and other cognitive functions. Finally, bacopa’s neuroprotective effects are supported by nitric oxide mediated cerebral vasodilation.
Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus): Astragalus is an adaptogen and helps the body tolerate stress. Astragalus can help provide recovery from the neurochemical impairments in the brain that can be caused by stress.
Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis): Schisandra has been used in traditional medicine for increasing stamina. Schisandra acts as an adaptogen and can support the adrenals by reducing the negative effects of stress. Schisandra can also increase physical strength and endurance, essentially providing a real boost in energy and stamina.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): Pantothenic acid is an essential B vitamin that helps your body process and convert food into energy. Pantothenic acid is involved in the secretion of stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and excessive stress can cause a deficiency.