Let’s get one thing straight, stress isn’t bad! Humanity has aways been stressed. Imagine how stressful it was to live in a cave, hunting and foraging for every meal...back when the fight or flight response was triggered by a wild, hungry tiger! When you think about it, life at every level is constantly under stress, and from this stress evolution, innovation, and adaptation are born.
According to a research study conducted by the University of Wisconsin, “Individuals who perceived that stress affects their health and reported a large amount of stress had an increased risk of premature death.” This means that being stressed and thinking stress is bad for you will have a negative impact on your health.
Embracing stressors as a normal aspect of our existence can be an important first step on your road to Wellville.
The goal is to modify your reaction to stress. If a sudden, stressful situation triggers your fight or flight response – increased heart rate, perspiration, dilated eyes – then you’ve got some work to do! It is this cortisol flush and adrenalin rush that down-regulates other vital organ systems (hello weakened immunity and slow digestion) until the stressor has passed.
Identify Your Relationship to Stress
First, identify your relationship to stress and start to think of stress as an opportunity for growth and change. Second, promote a more positive response to occasional stressors with herbs! This is where adaptogens really shine. When taken over time, adaptogens can support a healthy response to occasional stressors. According to a 2009 review:
“The key point of action of phytoadaptogens appears to be their up-regulating and stress-mimetic effects on the ‘stress-sensor’ protein Hsp70, which plays an important role in cell survival and apoptosis.”
What Adaptogens Do
In layman's terms, it seems that what adaptogens do is mildly stress-out our cells, which encourages cellular resilience. It may seem counter intuitive, but through this mild irritation, the cells become more adaptive to stress, which can carry over to support your overall response to occasional stress.*
Over time, Adaptogens work to support endocrine system function via the modulation of the hormone cascade triggered during a fight or flight response. This intricate hormone dance takes place along the Hypothalamus Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis.
Adaptogens for Stress Support
Our Endocrine Gland Capsules are the perfect supplement for incorporating adaptogens into your daily routine. This 11-herb formula includes eleuthero, He Shou Wu, and schisandra, all powerful adaptogens that assists the body in regulating hormonal imbalances and inspire you to ride the wave.
When under acute stress, the hypothalamus triggers the pituitary gland to release adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) into the bloodstream. Our Pituitary Support Formula supports the detoxification and regeneration of the pituitary gland and the overall function of the endocrine system.*
Add the Pancreas Support Formula to your endocrine system protocol to support healthy blood sugar levels and digestive function.
*FDA warning: This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.