Most of us experience the physical and emotional feelings as a result of daily stressful events. The consequences go even deeper than this.
- The Institute of HeartMath explains that stress has been recognized as the “number one proxy killer disease” today.
- The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause for “more than 60% of all human illnesses and diseases.”
Fortunately, there are natural plant compounds and other powerful nutrients, when prepared and used correctly, can support out systems as a whole to deal with the pressures we face and the wearing effect on our bodies.
A little research background on the seriousness of the stress-response involving emotion, illness, injury and other factors beyond, helps to explain why it is essential to do all we can to fight against this health threat.
The Austrian born endocrinologist Hans Selye M.D,, Ph.D, is acknowledged as the “Father” of the field of stress research, having gained world-wide recognition for introducing the concept of stress in a medical context. His work in the role of organic responses to emotion, illness and injury have revolutionized the study and understanding of the causes and mechanisms of disease and particularly the mind-body connection. Dr. Selye advanced the theory that
“stress plays a role in every disease, and that failure to cope with or adapt to stressors can produce ‘diseases of adaptation’, including ulcers, high blood pressure and heart attacks.”
This came to be understood as the “General Adaptation Syndrome,” or appropriately – “GAS”.
The Life Factor Research Difference
Life Factor Research’s Systematic Formulation philosophy considers the stress response as one of the most important areas of our research and development platform – considering the many specific health areas that stress influences and how to provide the optimum environment for repair and maintenance.
This is done by supplying the essential raw material nutrients paired with one or more of our absorption technologies that support these stress adaptation pathways within the neuroendocrine system.
The goal is to stay ahead of the daily vicious cycle of stress and poor sleep, before our body runs dry from lack of resources, and to avoid the eventual melt-down process and exhaustion of the “GAS” phenomena described by Dr Selye.
One system-product-design example is a calming neuroendocrine restorative formulation with non-synthetic/natural plant sources melatonin and its precursors along with inhibitory pre-GABA support, to maintain a calm state of mind during intense activity and sleep, essential to dealing with stress.
Also downregulating the often over-stimulatory activity of the glutamate system, especially when glutamate to GABA conversion is compromised by epigenetic issues. These neuroendocrine formulations work synergistically with our digestive system/microbiome support products, which attack the stress-adaptation issue from another essential direction, the Gut-Brain Axis, aka… “The Second Brain” studied at research institutions.
Our phytochemical formulations also address areas in need of support with this contributing killer known as stress.
- Ingredients with technology for high absorption are applied to phyto-compounds such as:
- Jiaogulan (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum) to support endurance
- Cordyceps (Cordyceps militaris) to increase stamina
- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) for reducing stress and anxiety
- Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) to combats fatigue
- Eluethero root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) to improve cognitive focus and stave off mental fatigue
- Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea) helps to prevent both physical and mental fatigue
And others, when combined using bioavailability absorption technology, support our system and provide recovery for daily stressful events.
Life Factor Research believes that adaptogenic formulations addressing the stress-response from all sides are an important addition to allow the body to recover, heal and deal with stresses we face every day.
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