Adrenal Assist - Best Herbs for Adrenal Fatigue & Nervous System Health
Whether you want to heal your adrenals, or you simply want to continue to "work hard & play hard", Adrenal Assist can help you....
- Stress Response
- Autonomic Nervous System
Is your energy and stamina smooth and clear all day? Are you steady and resilient on a daily basis? Or do you find yourself slumping by midday? Or even waking up fatigued on a continual basis? We are meant to thrive and be alive! Fatigue, (not to be confused with relaxing), is a reality that most of us face day-in and day-out. How you nourish yourself is the ultimate key to how you will be able to show up at work, for your family, loved ones, and for yourself.
"I have to admit that for at least ten years I've been working too hard and also playing really hard. I was losing patience easily, not sleeping so well, feeling less resilience in general, and since using your Adrenal Assist I'm definitely feeling a lot better. And I think my libido is a little better too. Thanks so much!" David Vata, Menlo Park, CA
Adrenal Assist jumps on the scene!
- Wake up to Life!
- Be Vibrant!
- Be clear and able to focus.
- Bounce back faster and stronger!
- Sleep deeper.
- Heal your nervous system and adrenals.
"I LOVE Adrenal Assist! I find myself falling in love with the smell every time I open the jar. I'm starting to crave my morning water and Adrenal Assist, and I hardly ever go a day without it! There's a comforting and relaxing quality to my day when I have it. Looking forward to seeing how my stress and energy shifts over time as my body adapts to this amazing product!" Paul. H., Albuquerque, NM.
Stress and Your Recovery
Let's look at how stress is generally defined. Stress can be anything that disrupts the internal balance of your body from a physiological standpoint. Mentally, stress is a condition experienced when demands exceed your personal or social resources in order to keep moving forward. Mental stress directly feeds into your physical being, and a feedback loop of your body excreting stress-response hormones, combined with your prefrontal cortex (that does all the thinking) recognizing that life isn't optimal, keeps the cycle going until you do something to stop the vicious cycle.
Your Ability to Self-Regulate: Teaming Up with Your Vagus Nerve
Now let's look at your body and how everything connects when stress becomes involved. From the base of your brain, your vagus nerve travels down to your lungs and heart, and down into your gut, and all of your vital organs. Your vagal nerve is crucial to your Autonomic Nervous System, including both your parasympathetic system and your sympathetic system. Parasympathetic refers to your "rest and digest" functioning. (An easy way to remember this connection is to allow the para-sympathetic to work gently, para-chuting down into a relaxing state.) Your sympathetic nervous system is your "flight or fight" system, which has its rightful place in your body, but can be overused and downright unhealthy in our high-demand culture, causing burnout.
Your vagus nerve is the main highway from your brain to your internal organs, and it relays information to and from your mind to keep your body safe and in homeostasis. How can you optimize the functioning of this superhighway in order to manage stress? It's this simple...
Take a deep breath. That's it! Inhale deeply into your diaphragm, pause briefly, and exhale out longer than how you inhaled. Here's a tip to know that you're taking your deepest breath possible: put one hand on your heart and one hand on your stomach, and feel your stomach extend with each intake of air. Your chest should not move. This will guarantee that you are taking a deep breath. And by having your hand on your heart, you can remind your nervous system how much you love and care for yourself!
By taking about 3 - 5 mindful deep breaths, your vagus nerve joins in the chorus of your breaths, and acts like a switch that turns off from your sympathetic system and plugs into your parasympathetic system. This simple practice can take you out of the "danger zone" and into ease, grace, love, and trust almost instantly. Your body can then go into repair, rejuvenation, and relaxation. No need to stress. Everything is okay.
One more thing: start choosing how you respond to challenges. When you slowly parachute down into your parasympathetic nervous system, you can see the big picture, take in the view, and calculate where you'll touch down. Empower yourself to recognize when you're stuck in fear and seeing everything through that limited lens. Observe your fatigue and worries, breathe deeply into your power, and glide through the winds of life with clarity, focus, and vibrancy. And as you come down from your heightened flight of despair, do so with gratitude. When a complaint seems to be on the tip of your tongue, find a way to instead say, "Thank you."
Beyond the Vagus Nerve
Now that we've discussed your parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic nervous system, it's time to recognize your Autonomic Nervous System. These are the nerves that have the major responsibility of controlling your breathing, digestion, heartbeat, sexual arousal, urination, and so on. The autonomic system is just that: it's on auto. You cannot consciously will your digestion to start and stop, for example. It does it on its own...and thank goodness! But sometimes these automatic functions can become disrupted by stress, and this is where Adrenal Assist comes in to help you. Adrenal Assist, with every single ingredient, is 100% working for the benefit of your autonomic nervous system. Every bit of it is being absorbed by your system and promptly going to work for the parts of you that you cannot control with your conscious mind.
Adrenal Assist uses the word "Adrenal" because your adrenals are the real estate just above your kidneys that are producing a lot of your stress-response. And all of the ingredients in this formula are targeting those organs. But don't get too narrowed in! Adrenal Assist's ingredients will also benefit your other organs, in fact, your whole body! There is literally all up-side and no down-side to making Adrenal Assist a part of your routine.
"Adrenal Assist keeps me on the level. It easily found its way into my supplement routine when I started it, and more recently into my post-workout recovery drinks. I'm sleeping deeper, waking up calmer, and enhancing the effects of my already-clean diet. Life is even more vibrant now! Thank you." Beatrice S., North Carolina.
How Adrenal Assist Works
The highest grade Superfoods have been thoughtfully combined in this formula to make sure that you are getting a potent dose of adrenal-nourishing nutrition. We've spent years researching the "best of the best" to support your Adrenal Glands as quickly and effectively as possible. And as you know, no part of your body is an isolated island. Your Adrenals are intimately tied into your entire Endocrine System and so Adrenal Assist is also designed to support all of your Endocrine System, with a particular focus on your Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis, aka HPA Axis. Your HPA Axis is working hard every minute of your day to keep you functioning at your best all day!
Listed below are the ingredients and how they work in your favor:
1. Rhodiola Root
Rhodiola Root is your main go-to when it comes to stress! Powerfully, and without delay, it absorbs into your body and starts regulating oxygen, reducing cortisol levels, and can lessen binge eating that comes with having imbalance.
A true Adaptogen, Rhodiola Root is native to the rugged, harsh mountainous terrain of Northern Asia and Europe. As it grows it withstands a tremendous amount of natural, environmental stress. It has adapted to its place on the planet, and as we consume it, it shares its innate strength and resiliency with us. When you consume Rhodiola, you are allowing this special root to increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of your red blood cells, therefore increasing your energy.
Benefits of Rhodiola Root:
- Stress relieving.
- Builds optimism.
- Long-lasting positive effects on hormones and metabolism.
- Improves cognition and memory.
- Supports healthy weight loss.
- Boosts energy levels.
- Regulates your heartbeat.
- Enhances athletic performance and shortens recovery time.
- Reduces your risk of cancer.
- Increases immune response.
- Protects against viral infections.
- Supports healthy libido.
How does Rhodiola Root support your Adrenal Recovery?
Rhodiola Root is a powerhouse of benefits for our human bodies. It is a potent anti-depressant and anti-anxiety champion. Specifically speaking to the health of your adrenals and nervous system, Rhodiola enters your bloodstream and starts preserving your neurotransmitters. Certain enzymes around your neurotransmitters can cause them to break down. Rhodiola Root is able to slow down this destructive process and let neurotransmitters, like serotonin, happily keep working through you! Thus Rhodiola contributes greatly to your physical-mental well-being and helps to create an uplifted mood. Feeling good can directly take stress levels down a much lower level, and decrease your adrenals' involuntary impulse to produce more cortisol than what is healthy.
2. Ashwagandha Root
Or as we like to say... "Ashwagandhaaaaahhhhhh" like a big sigh of relief! Another potent Adaptogen, Ashwagandha Root is a major player in the realm of balancing hormones, helping you adapt to stress, and strengthening your immunity.
For your optimal mental-emotional and physical performance, we included the finest Ashwagandha. This concentrated form will enhance your entire Endocrine System, from your Thyroid all the way to your reproductive organs. Ashwagandha has been proven to support both your Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis, aka HPA Axis, and your Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Thyroid Axis, aka HPT Axis. Briefly said, these two regulate healthy metabolism, balance moods, assist with healthy blood pressure, and assist in good sleep cycles.
Used in Ayurvedic medicine for close to a thousand years, Ashwagandha has only recently caught on in the West, as more and more positive data has come in. Ashwagandha is one of the top five herbs for adrenal and nervous system fortification, as well as hormone balance. It's also one of the best Adaptogenic herbs for building up stamina and improving our ability to handle stress, recovery from difficult child births and serious illnesses. Ashwagandha also helps fight cancer, reduce diabetes, is anti-inflammatory, and can help to prevent arthritis, asthma, hypertension, and rheumatism.
Additional Benefits of Ashwagandha
- Allows your natural energy to flow unhindered.
- Significantly reduces anxiety.
- Calms your mind.
- Creates clarity.
- Improves Alzheimer's symptoms.
- Reduces infertility.
- Eases emotional disorders.
- Targets cancer cells while nurturing healthy cells.
- May be helpful for opioid withdrawal and reducing dependency on other drugs such as Valium or Xanax.
Ashwangandha is a natural way to improve your health on a daily basis and can replace various artificial aspects of your healthcare regimen. Because of its superfood properties, Ashwagandha is a positive alternative to "energy boosts". Many "energy boosts" on the market have some benefits but also carry threatening properties that do not line up with your best interests. Maximize your well-being and learn how superfoods, like Ashwagandha are working in your favor 100% of the time!
3. Tulsi/Holy Basil
Queen of the Herbs or Elixir of Life are just some names that have been used in times past to allude to this plants incredible properties. Tulsi, or Holy Basil, is a common superfood ingredient in Sarvaa Superfood’s products because of its potent healing properties. In the ancient holistic tradition of Ayurveda, Tulsi is promoted due to its health enhancing, life prolonging, and disease preventing properties. Most recently many of these benefits have been scientifically verified by modern research as Tulsi contains a unique chemistry of compounds known as “phyto-chemicals.”
These phyto-chemicals possess the following qualities:
- Immune enhancing
- Stress relieving
Because of Tulsi's adaptogenic properties, it is a superior workhorse for bringing your body back into a state of equilibrium and harmony with itself. Along with strengthening the body’s immune system and ability to handle stress, Tulsi is also known to promote longevity, heart and respiratory health, as well as aid in digestion and increased mental clarity!
Tulsi Holy Basil: Stress-Reducing Superhero
If Holy Basil could wear a cape and tights, it would. When our bodies are crying out in distress in what feels like a building caught on fire with high demands and scarcity, we need a superhero. Tulsi Holy Basil is here to save the day! When you take this magical Adaptogen in a supplement like Adrenal Assist, it's as if this herb flies onto the scene, lifts your body and mind out of the flames and carries you to safety. Your immune system becomes more stable, your heart rate normalizes, your metabolism can work in your favor again, and your cholesterol levels can dance once more in a healthy range.
What can be more stress-relieving than that? A lot of stress can be produced in our minds. Some is produced outside of us, but a lot of it has to do with how we respond to situations that life gives us. When you make the conscious choice to allow freedom and vibrancy into your health, see how your other choices follow. By saying yes to certain foods and supplements and exercise, you are empowering yourself to lead a less stressful existence. Tulsi Holy Basil is included in this superfood boost as a tool in your kit. Remember that you are you own superhero! Now go save the day!
4. Roots and Extracts: The Entourage Effect & The Both-And Method
Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, and Tulsi Holy Basil
Adrenal Assist was carefully formulated with both forms of Rhodiola, Ashwagandha and Tulsi Basil, i.e. the "whole herb" and the extracts of these three highly powerful ingredients. Why both versions? Because Adrenal Assist is not your grandmother's catch-all remedy for "what ails you." This formula is hands-down superior to the majority of adrenal and nervous system boosts found anywhere.
Both-And Method. Over the last decade, there's been great research into the pros and cons of extracts and distillates vs the whole-herb approaches to natural healing with these potent plants. But the old way of thinking in black and white doesn't work well at all. It's actually not as effective to create a "vs" mentality in herbal medicine. The more scientifically valid method is the the Both-And method. And so to make Adrenal Assist the most potent formula to support healing Adrenal Fatigue, we've utilized this better approach.
The Both-And method looks for the most effective ratios of whole-herb to extracts. For example, in many cases the ideal ration of whole-herb to extracts is 2-1. But in other cases we see a ratios up to 8 to 1 being the most effective and beneficial. But remember, we're not talking about reductionist pharmacology here. We're taking about primarily using whole-herbs with a certain amount of "amplification" to increase the benefits with no downside.
Some excellent whole-herb studies have shown how important it is to recognize what is increasingly being referred to as the "Entourage Effect". The Entourage Effect essentially reminds us that, while some aspects of an herb might be considered the star of the show, there are many actors that support the star. And we all know that there's good data showing that certain extracts are quite effective alone without the rest of the plant. Now we have new data to support the wise application of a Both-And method to healing the human body. So we're big fans of this more enlightened approach of amplifying the whole-herb with an ideal ratio of carefully made extracts or concentrates.
And because there's such good data about using "amplified versions" of Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, and Tulsi Holy Basil, Adrenal Assist does this beautifully! Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, and Tulsi Holy Basil,are so vital to your energy, vibrancy, and your ability to rebound that including only parts of these plants was not an option. With each of these master herbs, the whole plant matters! In fact, it magnifies the effectiveness of it. As humans, our organs and systems develop by eating more holistically. Vitamins and minerals are best absorbed when they accompany each other. Siloing nutrition reduces your body's ability to properly take in the aliveness of nature's ingredients.
5. Dandelion Root
More nutritious than spinach or broccoli, Dandelion Root contains good amounts of calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin B6, riboflavin, and thiamin. Dandelion Root helps flush toxins out of your kidneys and can cleanse your liver. Doesn't that information alone relieve some of your stress? Included in Adrenal Assist for its ability to greatly lessen inflammation, here are some other health benefits from Dandelion Root that will support you on your path to a more resilient nervous system:
- Improves kidney and gallbladder functioning.
- Soothes digestive issues.
- Regulates blood sugar levels.
- Improves heart health.
- Maintains healthy blood pressure.
- Aids weight loss.
- Enhances the vitality of healthy cells while removing cancerous cells.
When so many of these things are flowing in proper alignment with each other, your nervous system has a chance to rest and not work overtime. Your adrenal glands will also be able to produce a normal amount of cortisol instead of going into overdrive to compensate for poorly functioning systems. When your organs are happily churning along, your adrenal glands and your nervous system can do the same!
6. Camu Camu Berries
Camu Camu is an amazing berry from Peru that has more vitamin C than any other superfood on the planet. The Camu Camu berry is not only full of vitamin C, but is also rich in amino acids, bioflavonoids and minerals such as calcium, riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, phosphorous, iron and beta carotene. Who would have thought that a cranberry-like berry could pack such a punch? Peruvians typically dry the berry and use it year round. With all of these vitamins and minerals, Camu Camu berries assist in fighting off colds, herpes, and other viruses, and support the circulatory system and detoxify the liver.
Camu Camu is also used to:
- Ward off viral infections.
- Support the strengthening of collagen, tendons, and ligaments.
- Decrease inflammation.
- Improve respiratory lung health.
- Help maintain mental clarity.
- Support the functions of the brain, eyes, heart, liver and skin.
With such a powerful concentration of Vitamin C for your body, your ability to naturally and effortlessly deflect disease means that you get to pay attention to the things in your life that you love! Worrying about disease or getting slowed down by infections just adds stress and creates more work for your adrenals. In fact, when you're under stress, your body is burning through more Vitamin C than ever. It's important to be mindful of this and replenish your reserves by consuming potent, pure nutrition. By improving your diet and including superfoods in your daily routine, sickness can become a thing of the past...as well as the fatigue that comes with it.
7. Schisandra Berries
Native to China's Upper Yangtze River region, this miracle berry has been used traditionally by the Chinese since the beginning of time. Just in recent years has this berry gotten the well deserved attention in the West. Schisandra berries are a genuine superfood; they allow your body to adapt to a range of stresses, reduce disease, and maintain healthy cells.
Schisandra Berries also naturally do the following:
- Increase energy.
- Enhance athletic performance.
- Prevent mental fatigue.
- Improve concentration.
- Promote endurance.
- Enhance libido.
- Reduces stress.
- Slow the aging process.
8. North Atlantic Dulse: Nature's Miracle.
Did you know that all the Sea Vegetables, such as Dulse, are 300 percent more mineral-rich than the average land-based vegetables? That's right. So we've sourced the purest organic Dulse from a small certified organic Dulse farm in the cleanest waters on the planet. Dulse is probably the safest, most effective long term source of iodine. Why? Because of the Entourage Effect. Unlike isolated supplements that are just providing iodine, Dulse contains over a dozen beneficial minerals for your thyroid and your entire body. Dulse is simply one of the top ten Superfoods and it's mild and safe so that anyone can benefit from eating Dulse on a regular basis.
9. Cordyceps Mycelium and Reishi Mycelium
Cordyceps Mushroom is found mostly in humid temperate and tropical forests. We source it from the cleanest, most reliable, certified organic mushroom farm in the U.S. It costs much more this way, but it's absolutely worth it! What has made this mushroom worth harvesting for centuries is its true helpfulness to our human bodies.
Cordyceps Mycelium improve:
- Respiratory health
- Oxygen uptake
- Heart health
- Total body cleansing
- Resiliency to cancer
- Overall energy levels
- Immune response
Reishi Mushroom has been used medicinally for thousands of years in areas of China and Japan. In Chinese medicine it is known as the "king of herbs" as it is believed to encourage vigor and long life. Ancient kings and emperors even drank reishi tea to increase wisdom and happiness. Reishi Mushroom has a strong antioxidant value and is believed to suppress tumor growth in people with cancer. Other medicinal qualities include building respiratory strength, improving immunity and blood flow to the heart. It has been used to treat arthritis, high cholesterol, and Alzheimer's. Today in the West, Reishi Mushroom is often made into elixirs and tonics that promise to promote vitality and longevity. We source it from the cleanest, most reliable, certified organic mushroom farm in the U.S. for we only want the best for ourselves and for you!
Researchers have also found that Reishi has been effective in liver cell regeneration and can reverse chemical-driven liver damage.
Reishi Mushrooms are phenomenal. Here's more on what they're about:
- Analgesic (pain relieving)
- Bronchitis preventative, inducing regeneration of bronchial epithelium
- Lowers blood pressure
- Enhances bone marrow
...And so much more!
10. Benefits of Probiotics.
At first, it might seem odd that Probiotics can benefit your adrenal and nervous system health, but think about it. The science is overwhelmingly aligned to the fact that beneficial bacteria in your gut and your body affect nearly every aspect of your health. Even the health of your toenails!
And we all know that every minute of every day, our nervous systems are traversing through a fluctuation of stimuli. Wow! This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding how much leverage the good bacteria have on your health and happiness! Find out more about the importance of having a Vibrant Biome here.
Sleep and Mood Improvement.
Sleep better, wake up happier, and bounce back brighter! Adrenal Assist is designed in such a way as to help you stabilize hormonal and nervous rushes and get you back on track. Whether you're trying to get through the day or get through the night, this formula is complete with ingredients that encourage your body to come back to homeostasis. Adaptogens actually reduce your body's cellular sensitivity to stress. They strengthen the Endocrine System, especially your Adrenals, which allows you to shift out of fatigue and cope with ups and downs more easily.
Adaptogens can play a vital role in improving your mood. They allow your body's stress response to moderate, and therefore assists in replacing anxiety with calmness. When you're fatigued, they can boost your energy levels without caffeine or sugar. Adaptogens are just that: they "adapt" to the needs of your body in the moment. If you would like to learn more about Adaptogens, you can click here to read more about them on Sarvaa's blog.
Your Relationship to Your Supplements.
How to get the most potent benefits from Adrenal Assist!
Enjoy a cleaner diet. A nourishing and revitalizing diet allows you to receive the full spectrum of benefits that Adrenal Assist offers! Poor diet can lessen and even prevent the positive effects of your supplements. A terrific diet will support the herbs you take and both of these working together will help you upgrade your vibrancy!
Get nourishing rest. Getting good sleep is perhaps the most important part of our vibrancy! You’re worth it! Remember your day starts when you lay down to go to sleep, not the next morning. Having a rested body and mind allows you to receive and utilize the benefits of your supplements. Be conscious of the various stimulants that you include in your daily routine, and decide on the hour that you may stop consuming them in order to prepare for your best rest each evening. Stimulants can be anything like caffeine, cacao, technology, or interacting with a certain person who may amplify your emotions.
Lower your stress. Seems easier said than done, but it is possible! Either by eliminating unnecessary responsibilities or by lessening the time you spend reacting to challenging parts of your day, you can lessen the control stress has over your life. By learning how to turn each moment of your day into a practice of self-love and compassion, you can turn stressful times into invigorating reminders that you are enough, worthy, and capable of feeling fantastic! When you feel a complaint coming on, replace it with gratitude.
Develop a relationship with your supplements!
Add your supplements to your daily routine. Taking your supplements at the same time of day will ensure consistency, and can deepen the effects of the herbs. Try combining your routines, ie. taking Adrenal Assist with your breakfast, after your workout, or with dinner.
Use your supplements with intention. Are you taking Adrenal Assist for better sleep? Or maybe for libido support? Or to bolster your stamina? Get clear on what benefits you are seeking from your supplements and welcome them in each use.
Pay attention to how you feel about taking supplements. Do you feel empowered when taking your supplements? Sometimes we can slip into a mentality of lack when taking our supplements, focusing on our inadequacies or our pain. Your supplements are part of a journey to vibrancy and can be a daily opportunity to celebrate yourself and your journey!
The Practice of Vibrancy
Here’s a Sarvaa Secret: Vibrancy is a practice.
Practice feeling vibrant! Let Adrenal Assist be one of the many ways you welcome vibrancy into your life. When caring for yourself becomes part of your routine you start to discover new ways of letting health in. When you truly acknowledge your innate right to thrive, you affirm that you no longer have to prove anything and can really flourish! Remember big changes come in small ways. Second by second you have the opportunity to transform your life and practice feeling vibrant.
Smile inwardly, set intentions, and allow yourself to have the time and space to meet your needs! Enjoy feeling the positive changes that Adrenal Assist will bring to your body, mind, and heart!
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How to use Adrenal Assist:
Depending on your lifestyle, your stress level, and your unique needs, we suggest taking 3/4 of a teaspoon once or twice a day. Feel free to experiment. Listen to the signals that your body is giving you.
How to Eat or Drink Adrenal Assist:
- Adrenal Assist can be added to water, any juice, or tea of your choice.
- Adrenal Assist can be added to your smoothie for a more grounding smoothie experience.
- Adrenal Assist has a unique, earthy taste profile, so you may enjoy it alone, or with a little sweetener in warm water as a soothing beverage.
- Adrenal Assist can be added to cooked foods. It's best if you add Adrenal Assist at the very end of your cooking process, once you've turned the heat off, but the food is still hot. This preserves all the beneficial enzymes, and yet allows for excellent absorption into your body.
- Adrenal Assist is a little more effective if you're getting plenty of Magnesium in your diet!
All Organic Ingredients: Organic Whole Rhodiola Root, Organic Ashwaganda Root, Organic Tulsi Holy Basil, Organic Dandelion Root, Organic Camu Camu Berries, Organic Rhodiola Extract, Organic Tulsi Holy Basil Extract, Ashwagandha Extract, Organic Schisandra Berries, Organic North Atlantic Dulse, Organic Cordyceps Mycelium, Organic Reishi Mycelium, and Sarvaa Probiotics (8 live strains, 3.8 billion CFU per serving).
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I have used this product for 1 week and have started to notice improved energy levels and more even moods. I hope to keep improving the longer I use it and will be buying more products soon!
I bought this because my adrenal are stressed right now from lot's of changes going on in my life. Felt it right away, but after about 5 days, I'm pretty sure it's doing more than helping my adrenals. My whole body feels better. I may use this even after my adrenals are better. Anyway, really love it