What stressful situation is coming up for you? A presentation to a critical audience? Another two weeks on night shift? Looming final exams? Or just the relentless pace of life in general? Now is the time to learn about Rhodiola rosea, an incredible, yet very safe, herb that helps you adapt to the stress you are facing, whatever it may be. It helps by increasing your energy, mental clarity, focus and performance, while relieving anxiety and even improving your sex life. If this sounds too good to be true, read on.
Rhodiola is showing itself to be an effective herb that works as an adaptogen (see box) to help us manage stress. It is native to mountainous regions in Asia and Europe and has a centuries-old reputation as a healing herb that combats fatigue and restores energy. Even the Vikings used it. In Siberia, bouquets of rhodiola roots are still given to newly-weds to enhance fertility and ensure the birth of healthy children. Most of the research has been done in the former Soviet Union and Scandinavian countries. Although there are over 200 species, studies show that Rhodiola rosea is the most clinically effective.
Uses and benefits
Protects against damaging effects of oxygen
IngredientsRhodiola Extract (Rhodiola rosea) (root)
May help regulate appetite, mood and sleep. Helps the body adapt to stress.
Supports the nervous system.
Provides 35 mg of 5-HTP Power per capsule. Provides 3 mg vitamin B6 per capsule.
How It Works:
5-Hydroxytryptophan is a precursor to serotonin, an important neurotransmitter that helps regulate appetite, mood and sleep. 5-Hydroxytryptophan is converted into serotonin in the body, which may help elevate mood, assist in controlling hunger and promote restful sleep. 5-HTP Power blends three adaptogenic herbs—eleuthero, ashwaganda and suma— with 5-HTP to help the body adjust to changes. It also contains vitamin B6 and zinc, which support the action of 5-HTP.
3 mg vitamin B6 (150% of Daily Value), 3 mg zinc (20% of Daily Value), 5-HTP, eleuthero root, ashwagandha root and suma bark.
Take 1 capsule three times daily with a meal. The 35 mg of 5-HTP in this product allows flexibility when adjusting serving size.
CAUTION: If taking a prescription medication, consult a health care practitioner before taking this product. Pregnant or nursing women should seek the advice of a health care practitioner before using this supplement. Do not use this product for more than three months without taking a two-week rest.
St. John's Wort Conc. Timed Release
How It Works:
St. John’s Wort is an important herb for the nervous system. It has long been popular for supporting this system. St. John’s Wort contains at least 10 pharmacologically active constituents. Numerous studies show that one of these, hypericin, appears to act by elevating mood and acting as a mild calmative. Recent scientific studies have shown that another constituent, hyperforin, may have more powerful mood-enhancing, spirit-lifting properties. A randomized, double- blind, placebo-controlled study published in 1998 showed that patients who received the highest amounts of hyperforin- containing St. John’s Wort scored highest on the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression. (A high score on the rating scale indicates lower levels of depression.) Time-Release St. John’s Wort contains the finest raw St. John’s wort herb, standardized to contain 0.3% hypericin in a base of 450 mg St. John’s wort extract powder.
St. John’s wort aerial parts extract.
Take 1 tablet in the morning and 1 in the evening with water for all-day, all-night support.
CAUTION: While taking this product, avoid exposure to strong sunshine and tanning rays or tanning salons. It is advisable to wear sunglasses when being exposed to strong sunlight conditions. Consult your health care provider before using this product if you are taking prescription antidepressant drugs, including SSRIs and MAOIs. Not recommended for use by pregnant or lactating women. Keep out of the reach of children.
PharmaGABA™ is GABA produced through natural fermentation byLactobacillus hilgardii. Clinical studies show that PharmaGABA™ can increase alpha-waves and reduce stress-related beta-waves to promote calmness while maintaining mental focus.* Theanine, found in green tea, supports relaxation without drowsiness and may improve learning by affecting brain dopamine and serotonin.* Sensoril® ashwagandha extract is clinically proven to reduce fatigue, tension and exhaustion associated with everyday stress.
Jarrow FORMULAS® SAM-e 200 provides a full 200 mg SAM-e (net yield) from 400 mg of SAM-e tosylate disulfate. SAM-e 200 is manufactured under low temperature and low humidity and is enteric-coated to ensure a biologically active product.
Contains More of the Active S,S Form
Found in all living cells, SAM-e is a metabolite of methionine (an essential amino acid). SAM-e is a chiral molecule and consists of two forms: (S,S) SAM-e and (R,S) SAM-e. The biologically active form is the (S,S) structure, while the (R,S) structure is biologically inactive. Jarrow FORMULAS® SAM-e is made naturally by microbiological fermentation and then specially processed without solvents to preserve 68-80% (S,S) SAM-e, the highest active level available.
SAM-e has been clinically shown to have the following benefits:
SAM-e supports the production of healthy connective tissue through transulfuration. In this process, critical components of connective tissue, including glucosamine and the chondroitin sulfates, are sulfated by SAM-e metabolites.*
SAM-e methylation reactions are involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as L-DOPA, dopamine and related hormones, serotonin, epinephrine and phosphatidylcholine (a component of lecithin).*
Methylation of DNA appears to be important in the suppression of errors in DNA replication. Demethylation of DNA is considered a contributor to the aging process.* Proper methylation through substances such as SAM-e positively influences longevity.*
SAM-e metabolism supports the synthesis of glutathione (GSH) and glutathione -dependent enzymes (glutathione peroxidase and glutathione-S-transferase),
which are substances important for liver function.