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|Servings: 90 caps.|
Seeking Health Optimal Adrenal is a rich composition of natural ingredients, which support the work of adrenal glands and tone the nervous system. Carefully selected plant extracts, containing all the most important adaptogens constitute the base of the preparation. Their effect is supplemented by vitamins and minerals essential for the nervous system.
The preparation is recommended to people, who as a result of excessive burden of the organism feel constantly tired, depressed and apathetic, i.e. they suffer from classic symptoms of the so-called adrenal fatigue. The supplementation is also beneficial in the period of chronic stress and increased intensity of duties, which are impossible to face without optimal energy level and maximal mental efficiency. The effect of the synergy of the activity of all the preparation’s ingredients is restoring homeostasis of the organism, regeneration and support for adrenal glands. It is reflected in a natural way in increased resistance to stress, positive mood and higher energy level.
Plant extract comprises the highest quality extracts, standardized for the content of key substances responsible for their therapeutic properties. The vast majority of them are adaptogens, which facilitate adaptation to environmental conditions, independent of humans, modulate the organism’s reactions to stress and protect from its negative consequences. Many of them exhibit nootropic properties, i.e. improve memory and increase mental abilities. All extracts show therapeutic effects – they support immunity, decrease oxidative stress, inhibit inflammations and at the same time minimize the risk of chronic diseases.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a plant especially valued for its adaptogen and toning effects. It improves mental condition, soothes excessively stimulated nervous system and prevents negative effects of stress. It is often compared to ginseng, as it also adds vigor and increases energy level, however without the effect of excessive stimulation.
Ashwagandha roots are rich in steroid lactones and alkaloids – the so called withanolides. They are built analogously to hormones appearing in the organism and by affecting particular receptors, they restore homeostasis in the endocrine system. By increasing sensitivity of serotonin receptors, they effectively support serotonin utilization, thanks to which the mood is elevated and depression-anxiety states resolve. By promoting GABAergic balance, they ensure the feeling of psychological peace and minimize problems with sleep.
Shilajit is a product of nature, created in the process of humification of primeval plant complexes. It constitutes a natural source of essential vitamins, minerals and biologically active compounds, among which, the strongest therapeutic effect is demonstrated by humic and fulvic acids.
Shilajit demonstrates both adaptogenic and nootropic effects. It works well in hard conditions for the organism – during increased stress, excessive physical effort, burden of the brain with intensive work, requiring creativity and high concentration. By increasing the concentration of dopamine and norepinephrine, Shilajit positively influences the level of motivation and adds willingness to take up challenges. As acetylcholinesterase inhibitor, it contributes to increasing the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which means better memory. Being a natural GABA-mimetic, it reduces anxiety, introducing the organism in the state of relaxation and peace.
Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) is a vine from China, commonly used in far eastern medicine as a means adding life vitality. The mechanism of its operation is based on the stimulation of the synthesis of dopamine, i.e. stimulating neurotransmitter. It conditions to a large extent the level of energy, motivation, willingness to act and mental efficiency.
Schisandra regulates the organism’s response to stress. It inhibits excessive activity of adrenals, restoring natural daily rhythm of cortisol. It decreases depressive-anxiety states and promotes emotional balance.
Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) is a genus of fungi appearing on the area of Tibet. It constitutes a real repository of amino acids, vitamins, minerals and polysaccharides and a few unique compounds with pharmacological activity (cordycepin and cordycepic acid).
Cordyceps is used mainly to strengthen the immune system and improve stamina. It is especially important in the periods of chronic stress, to which the organism usually reacts with weakness and its immunity rapidly drops. Cordyceps extracts facilitate the utilization of oxygen, which is reflected in the increase of energy and stamina and considerably reduced fatigue. The properties of cordyceps are usually used by sportsmen, who want to improve their training results.
Rhodiola rosea is one of the most willingly used adaptogens and mood boosters. The compounds contained in this plant stimulate the secretion of substances, essential for well-being, i.e. serotonin and the so-called beta-endorphins. Additionally, they have strong ergogenic effect – they decrease fatigue, add life vitality, increase energy level, however without excessive or unhealthy stimulation.
Rhodiola works well in the situations of high cumulation of stress factors, which weaken both mentally and physically. It regulates HPA axis (hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis), i.e. the most important biological system, taking part in stress reaction. It facilitates regaining balance after a stressor subsides and prevents negative effects of stress.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is traditionally associated with a seasoning plant, however, folk medicine has been using its therapeutic properties for ages and currently it is gaining more and more popularity as an effective nootropic. When used in stressful situations it allows to maintain clarity of mind and optimal intellectual efficiency.
Carnosic acid contained in rosemary stimulates the production of NGF – nerve growth factor, which conditions proper development of nervous tissue, protects and regenerates neurons and also facilitates effective communication between them. Carnosic acid inhibits the production of acetylcholinesterase. By inhibiting the activity of this enzyme, it naturally increases the concentration of acetylcholine, on which good memory depends.
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is a foundation of the traditional Chinese medicine and one of the most popular means with revitalizing effect. It is believed that extracts from its root improve quality of life, help to maintain clarity of life and proper energy level even in tough, unfavorable conditions.
Siberian ginseng also has a therapeutic effect. It strengthens the immune system, inhibits inflammations, facilitates regeneration and accelerates recovery after illnesses.
American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is an incredibly popular plant, especially in the United States, with pro-health and adaptogenic properties. American ginseng root contains unique ginsenosides, which strengthen the immune system and have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect.
Traditionally, ginseng has been used to increase cognitive and energetic efficiency. It is believed that the extracts from its root support the process of learning and strengthens memory. They may be helpful in the therapy of chronic fatigue syndrome – they regenerate mitochondria, support the production of cell energy, thanks to which they have nourishing effect and add life vitality.
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a traditional herb with a very wide spectrum of applications. Its roots and rhizomes are rich in saponins (including unique glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhizinic acid), isoflavones, polysaccharides and plant phytosterols. They are responsible for anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anxiolytic effects and they support memory.
Licorice was tested for adaptogen properties. It was proven that the compounds contained in this plant balance the organism’s response to stress, positively influence adrenal cortex and limit cortisol production. They may also contribute to improving immunity – they inhibit the ability of cortisol to promote thymus atrophy. Thymus is an incredibly vital organ for immunity, as this is where lymphocytes T mature, i.e. the main cells of the immune system.
Coleus forskohlii is a plant used for ages in the system of ayurvedic medicine. In the current times, it is most often recommended to people aiming at safe body mass reduction and to men, who care about increasing testosterone level. However, its effect reaches much further – coleus forskohlii has a large potential to improve general state of physical and cognitive health and moreover, it may increase the capacity of working memory.
The mechanism of operation of coleus forskohlii is based on the ability to increase the level of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) in cells. It is reflected not only in effective fatty tissue burning, but also in better memory, improved cognitive functions and facilitation of the process of knowledge acquisition.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is considered to be one of the healthiest spice in the World. The ingredients contained in its root, especially unique gingerols, demonstrate strong anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating and analgesic effects. Moreover, ginger is an exceptionally strong antioxidant and its antioxidant potential is comparable to the potential of vitamin C.
More and more studies indicate that ginger may protect the organism from unbeneficial influence of stress. In the studies carried out on rodents it was proven that under the influence of strong stress, cells of liver and adrenal glands were extensively damaged. However, when the animal’s diet was supplemented with ginger extracts, as soon as after 10 days, the activity of adrenal cortex was stabilized and damaged hepatocytes regained their proper functions.
Vitamin-mineral complex combines a few substances, on which proper functioning of the endocrine system depends. They influence in a considerable way the work of adrenals and at the same time they regulate the level of key hormones responsible for physiological processes taking place in the organism.
Vitamin C is essential for the proper functioning of all living organisms. It is traditionally associated mainly with immunity and prevention of colds, however, it plays a lot of more important functions in the organism. It takes part in tyrosine transformations and adrenal hormone production. It inhibits overproduction of the main stress hormone, cortisol. It is one of the strongest antioxidants – it sweeps the excess of free radicals from the organism and decreases oxidative stress.
Pantothenic acid, i.e. vitamin B5, takes part in in all the most important processes taking place in the organism, the synthesis of hormones and the most important neurotransmitters, i.e. dopamine and serotonin. By the same token, it influences mood and proper level of motivation. It facilitates concentration, reduces absent-mindedness and weariness.
Zinc conditions all the most important processes taking part in the nervous system. It cooperates with the receptors of the main neurotransmitters (i.a. GABA, NMDA), it influences long-lasting synaptic support and memory consolidation. It is essential not only for mental development, but also for emotional balance and well-being. Zinc deficiency is correlated with the frequency and strength of the occurrences of depression.
Summing up, Optimal Adrenal is an interesting formula devised with the aim of prevention and therapy of the so-called adrenal fatigue, which reaches more and more people. It is related to many burdensome ailments, such as immunity impairment, chronic fatigue, worse memory, lower mood, decreased mental efficiency. With the help of the supplement, we may naturally support the nervous system and decrease disastrous effects of stress, which will automatically be reflected in better mood and higher comfort of life.
Rich composition composed of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts recommended to people with adrenal fatigue syndrome. It may be used in order to mitigate symptoms or preventively in the periods of long-lasting stress.
The preparation contains adaptogens in its composition. In their case, it is recommended to take a break after a few months of supplementation or change them to other adaptogens.
It is recommended to use the preparation in the morning hours, after breakfast.
Seeking Health is a brand which makes sure that the products it produces are characterized by high quality and purity, therefore the majority of their products is free from magnesium stearate, allergens and GMO.
This brand is directed at fighting the causes and not the symptoms, therefore the aim of the company is primarily to help in ensuring optimal work of the digestive system, among others by launching on the market high-class products supporting digestion and regenerating and nourishing the intestines, which consequently improves bioavailability of the substances beneficial to health and increases organism’s resistance to the effect of toxins coming from external environment.
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|per 1 portion (3 capsules)||amount||%DV|
|Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)||100 mg||111%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)||100 mg||2000%|
|Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)||15 mg||136%|
|Ashwaghanda Extract (Withania somnifera)(root)(5% withanolides)||150 mg||**|
|Shilajit Extract (Asphaltum punjabinum)(mineral extract)(50% fulvic acid)||150 mg||**|
|Schisandra Extract (Schisandra chinensis)(fruit)||100 mg||**|
|Cordyceps Extract (Cordyceps sinensis)(mycelium)(7% cordycepic acids)||100 mg||**|
|Rhodiola Extract (Rhodiola rosea)(root)(3% rosavins and 1% salidroside)||100 mg||**|
|Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus officinalis)(leaf)(4% rosmarinic acid)||100 mg||**|
|Siberian Ginseng Extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus)(root)(0.8% eleutheroside)||100 mg||**|
|American Ginseng Extract (Panax quinquefolium)(root and leaf)(15% ginsenosides)||100 mg||**|
|Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra)(root)||100 mg||**|
|Coleus Forskohlii Extract (Coleus forskohlii)(root)(10% forskolin)||100 mg||**|
|Ginger (Zingiber officinale)(rhizomes)||5 mg||**|
HPMC (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate, silica, and medium-chain triglyceride oil.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) it is a vitamin soluble in body fluids, can be taken from foods (fruits and vegetables), or as drug derived synthetically. The largest of its resources can be found in broccoli, Brussels sprout, kale, black currant fruit and hawthorn, citrus fruits, tomatoes, Savoy cabbage, potatoes. In fact, intake of vitamin C of the food products does not limit the absorbed quantity. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, it is an antitoxic, increasing the immune system due to the elimination of risk of bacterial contamination. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of iron. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels.
Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, impaired absorption of iron, scorbutus. With the lack of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette is destroying up to 100 mg of vitamin C.
Dosage: The demand is 60-80 mg daily. It does not limit the ability to consume higher doses. Some side effects may occur only with longer taking of synthetic vitamin C.
Ascorbic acid – vitamin C. Its biologically active form is the L-isomer, which negatively rotates the polarised light, so that it is a dextroisomer (laevorotatory vitamin C does not exist). It is a strong antioxidant; it reduces the amounts of free radicals, which reduces oxidative stress, a factor leading to cell apoptosis, which is why it is indicated to be a cause for premature ageing.
It supports the immune system functions and increases body system immunity. It is an essential element of the collagen synthesis path, which is why it positively affects the condition of connective tissue. Hence, it promotes also wound healing and increases the durability of capillary vessel. It is involved in transformations of tyrosine and carnitine as well as of some nutrients, so that it affects metabolism. It can also have an impact on the nervous system functions, as it reduces mental fatigue.
Higher supply of vitamin C is especially recommended in the periods of more intensive body system burden, after infections and in order to accelerate regeneration. The indications for increased supply of the vitamin are also hard physical work or intensive trainings.
Calcium (element chem. symbol Ca, atomic no. 20, the group of alkaline earth metals) is the basic building substance of bones and teeth, in which stored is 99% of the element, in the form of hydroxylapatite. When building bones and teeth, phosphorus is very important in the right proportion. It is a base-forming element and activator of many enzymes (ATPase) necessary to release the energy of ATP. It has a significant effect on blood clotting and regulates blood pressure and neuromuscular conductivity. Thanks to the reduced permeability of cell membranes, it soothes the symptoms of food allergies. Calcium is actively involved in the metabolism of iron interacts with vitamins A, C and D and phosphorus, magnesium. Natural source of calcium are animal products (dairy products, sardines, salmon, sprats eaten with bones) and plant products (nuts, soybeans, sunflower seeds). Absorption takes place in the small intestine (less in the colon), it has an effect on the level of lactose, insoluble fibre, organic acids, alkalinity (low pH). The best absorption have organic compounds (lactates, amino acid chelates etc.). Obstructing the absorption of calcium is caused by: phytic acid and oxalic acid as well as excess fat. Scientific studies have confirmed that the combination of calcium, magnesium, boron and vitamin D in dose 3 mg / 24h effectively prevent osteoporosis. Supplements on the market are both mono-preparation supplements (enriched with vitamin D3) and multi-component supplements, available at www.muscle-zone.pl.
Calcium deficiency disorders manifested in the construction of the bones (osteoporosis) and iron metabolism. The symptoms are: rickets, cramps and muscle tremor, osteoporosis.
Excess resulting from an overdose of calcium supplements containing vitamin D3 for children and adults overdose of calcium (hypercalcemia). Symptoms of hypercalcemia are: lack of appetite, vomiting and constipation.
The dosage administered in various publications are inconsistent: 800 - 1000 mg / 24 h (100 - 500 mg / 24h)
Zinc (chemical element from transition group 12) belongs to the trace elements, it helps maintain acid-base balance of the body, protein, energy, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. It provides bone metabolism and transport of oxygen. It protects the body against free radicals. Necessary for the proper operation of the senses of taste and smell. Positive impact on the process of insulin metabolism in the pancreas. It supports visual adaptation to the dark, has a significant influence on brain function. It is helpful in the treatment of infertility and mental illness.
Zinc deficiency leads to decreased immunity, and growth retardation. Zinc deficiency can occur in case of excessive consumption of simple sugars. In the case of hormonal therapy of women with irregular menstruation, the therapy should be associated with increased consumption of zinc. It can be found in food like: beans, eggs, carrots, beef and pork meat, milk, nuts, citrus fruits, seafood, rice, cottage cheese, lettuce.
Dosage: Daily 12-15 mg zinc. Exceeding the daily dose of 20 mg cause symptoms of poisoning of the body.
TRAACS® stands for "The Real Amino Acid Chelate System". It is a branded trade name coined by Albion® Human Nutrition – a leading producer of chelated minerals. The company uses the ultra-modern – protected by numerous patents – method that enables combining mineral components with ligands, to create organic, highly bioavailable and easily absorbable mineral chelates.
TRAACS® amino acid mineral chelates have a ring structure and are characterized by an extremely low molecular weight. The mineral is trapped between two molecules of amino acids and attached to them by means of covalent bonds. This ensures the minerals high chemical stability and resistance to the acidic and alkaline environment of the gastrointestinal tract. They can easily reach the small intestine, where they are absorbed.
The success of the minerals marked with the TRAACS® trademark has been built thanks to a renowned producer, hundreds of scientific studies, thousands of laboratory tests and over 70 patents in the field of minerals. They are compliant with the definition of the National Nutrition Foods Association (NNFA) and have been granted the registration number of the American Chemical Society. They are undoubtedly one of the safest and best-absorbed minerals that can be found in oral dietary supplements.
Withanolides - biologically active compounds belonging to the group of steroid lactones, occurring in some green plants. In supplementation they are perceived mainly as active substances of Withania somnifera, commonly called Ashwagandha. The percentage content of withanolides in Ashwagandha extracts is considered the indicator of the product’s quality - the higher the content, the more effective the supplement. In non-standardized extracts, the content of withanolides is estimated for 1% of dry muscle mass of Withania somnifera leaves.
Being the main active substances of Ashwagandha, withanolides are responsible for the majority of effects of its application. Regular supplementation with Withania somnifera extracts demonstrates adaptogen effect. It increases the organism’s tolerance to stress factors, holistically promoting the functions of the organism. It may decrease cortisol level in case of its excessively high concentrations, promote cognitive abilities and facilitate concentration. Supplementation with Ashwagandha also supports maintaining proper daily rhythm and is conducive to falling in a deep sleep.
Some sources also indicate that supplementation with Withania somnifera extracts positively influences the level of testosterone in the organism. Current research results indicate, however, that this effects of supplementation may be achieved only in people with initially excessively low secretion of the male sex hormone.
Schisandra chinensis (Schizandra) plant of family Schisandraceae, having a positive effect on the human nervous system in case of load with stress and the mental and physical exhaustion (toning and minimizes tension). The active ingredients are lignans (also called schisandrins). Applying a positive effect on libido and protects and regenerates the liver cells. It is advisable to use the preparations of magnolia Chinese in the period of intensified training, sporting events, and in the case of the use of stimulants such as caffeine or Geranamine. It is a component of herbal preprations with adaptogenic and pro-testosterone properties and creatine stacks and no-boosters. Available at the www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: the lack of standards for daily consumption
Cordyceps sinensis - a mushroom growing in Tibet, of family Clavicipitaceae, for centuries used in folk medicine. Extracts made of have attributed the anti-tumour and strengthening immunity and shielding the liver. effects. It is considered as an aphrodisiac. It improves the exercise capacity and accelerates regeneration of the body after exercise. The supplements containing Cordyceps extracts are used by endurance athletes competition. It is also available in the form of mono-preparation supplement (on domestic market only mono-preparation Cordyceps is the only available substance).
Dosage: 500-2000 mg per day.
Ginsenosides (triterpene saponins) are biologically active ingredient in ginseng root, its leaves and generative organs. Improve the oxygenation of the tissues of the body, affecting the increase in exercise capacity during the psychophysical effort. An antibacterial and antiviral strengthening immunity. By antioxidant action, limit the development of free radicals and membrane protein brain. Improve sexual ability. Used in sports supplementation at different levels of training. Improve concentration and ability to memorize. Available in mono-preparation supplement and herbal blends, herbal-mineralizing and herbal vitaminizing blends.
Dosage: 10-50 mg per day.
Forskolin (Coleus forskohlii) - Indian coleus is an Asian plant, of which the root is the source of biologically active diterpenes. It has been proved that forskolin activates adenylyl cyclase and increases cAMP levels, affecting the growth of muscle mass and reduced body fat. Reduces the level of cortisol hormone with catabolic action to muscle tissue. In the supplementation used as part of the support of physical effort to and to build silhouette and reduce body fat. Part of the thermogenics and supplements providing the proper functioning of the endocrine system. It is a component of nitrogen boosters.
Dosage: 25-100 mg daily, based on 100% forskolin.