Do you try everything to keep your stress levels in check but you still inevitably get run-down, ill, tired and tense? The body hears the mind—so even though you might think you’ve worked through the stresses of work or family, the impacts of stress are proven to linger in the body.
One of the main reasons for this is that periods of high stress can deplete key minerals essential for the adrenal glands, subsequently impairing basic bodily functions—most notably immunity, muscle tension, libidio, digestion and focus. The adrenal glands are small, triangular-shaped glands which can be found on top of each of our kidneys.
When formulating a daily supplement to act as ‘stress-care’—supporting the after-effects of stress rather than providing instant relief like our fragrances—we looked to replenish these minerals while using adaptogenic and nootropic extracts to respectively regulate our stress response and improve cognitive function. And so DESTRESS 360 was born; a total body stress support supplement.
Needless to say, our ingredients are sourced sustainably from around the world and wherever possible they’re organic. Not only does organic farming support the health of the soil and the communities who cultivate the crop, but organic foods have been proven to be more nutrient-dense, making for more effective ingredients.
For example, Ashwagandha has been sourced from wild plants in India for thousands of years. In keeping with tradition, we source our Ashwagandha extract from certified organic farms in Madhya Pradesh, central India, which provide a sustainable sourcing method that benefits local farmers, improving their livelihood and the local economy.
Here’s all the details on the carefully curated ingredients that make up our brand new DESTRESS 360 supplement:
Adaptogenic Ashwagandha helps to moderate the body’s physical and physiological response to stress. The extract we use, Sensoril® Ashwagandha, has been the subject of over 12 independent clinical trials and it is clinically proven to reduce stress, serum cortisol and inflammatory Serum CRP as well as support sleep cycles and improve focus.
When we’re stressed, our brain starts to produce beta brain waves which help to signal a threat to our bodies, triggering our adrenal and nervous systems. In contrast, alpha brain waves are associated with a state of relaxed concentration, increased creativity, improved learning and decreased anxiety. L-Theanine is considered a nootropic, which are substances that have a beneficial effect on brain function.
Our formula uses an L-Theanine extract called AlphaWave®, derived from green tea and proven to increase the production of alpha brainwaves, reduce anxiety and tension markers and reduce heart rate (a signal of stress).
Elevated cortisol can leave us depleted in Magnesium, an essential mineral for respectively supporting our central nervous system, muscle function and adrenal glands. Our marine sourced magnesium extract, Aquamin Mg™, is sustainably sourced from clean waters off the coast of Ireland. Containing 72 trace minerals, our Magnesium Chloride has better bioavailability than a standard Magnesium Oxide.
Pine Bark Extract
Pine Bark Extract is a powerful antioxidant and a source of bioflavonoids. Research suggests that pine bark extract can increase the body’s production of eNOS, an enzyme that helps to relax blood vessels to improve circulation to sexual organs.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)
Essential for supporting a healthy immune system and reducing oxidative stress at a cellular level, stress can leave us depleted in Vitamin C. Studies have shown that Vitamin C can also reduce levels of stress hormones in the blood and can reduce other typical indicators of physical and emotional stress, such as loss in body weight, enlargement of the adrenal glands, and reduction in the size of the thymus gland and the spleen.
Periods of elevated stress can leave us depleted in zinc, an essential mineral for supporting our immune function and adrenal glands. Our Zinc Oxide is responsibly sourced from Canada.
Liquorice Root Extract
Widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Liquorice Root Extract is thought to be one of the oldest herbal remedies. Believed to have gastro-protective properties which may help inhibit the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria, it’s widely used for soothing upset stomachs, reducing bloating and acid reflux.
Traditionally used for support with sleep and anxiety, Passionflower appears to boost the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in our brains. This compound dials down brain activity, which can help reduce anxiety, aid relaxation and support a normal sleep cycle.
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