A big component of our physical and emotional well-being is tied to proper balance. From balance pertaining to physical strength and sound mind, to the delicate internal hormonal balance which regulates several downstream functions pertaining to overall health.We have put together a trio of all natural health products to support hormonal balance and optimal health.
The hormones our adrenal glands produce are required for a healthy life. The adrenal glands are composed of two distinct parts: the outer adrenal cortex and the inner adrenal medulla. The adrenal cortex produces hormones that control sex (androgens, estrogens), salt balance in the blood (aldosterone), and sugar balance (cortisol). The adrenal medulla produces hormones involved in the fight-or-flight response (hormones like epinephrine and norepinephrine).
Cortisol is essential to health. Our bodies normally cycle cortisol release throughout the day —more in the morning as we wake, less in the evening to prepare us for sleep, and as necessary to support our daily physical or emotional needs. However when cortisol levels remain higher or lower than normal for prolonged periods, our well-being can be severely compromised.
During times of constant stress, our bodies maintain excessive levels of cortisol throughout the day. After months or years, elevated cortisol can cause serious problems across the body’s many systems. It can also lead to a suppressed hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, (known as adrenal fatigue), where one can produce too little cortisol, which brings its own set of challenges and may require a variety of therapies to resolve. But by learning how to balance cortisol levels naturally and seeking the right care when needed, you can enjoy a calmer and more balanced healthy life.
BENEFITS OF UNWIND:
KEY INGREDIENTS IN UNWIND:
KSM-66™ ASHWAGANDHA:KSM-66™ is a specialized highly concentrated root extract of Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is an adaptogen that amplifies the body’s ability to regulate the neurological, immune, reproductive, endocrinal and energy-production systems. With 22 human clinical studies backing its well-rounded efficacy, it has been shown to reduce stress & in particular the hormone cortisol. Elevated cortisol can cause sleep problems, blood sugar abnormalities and abdominal fat deposits.
Astralagus root:Astragalus is both a tonic and an adrenal support herb. Its key bioactive components are polysaccharide fractions, isoflavonoids, saponins, triterpenoids, and gaba-aminobutryic acid.
Cordyceps sinensis:This unique mushroom adaptogen enhances physical stamina making it very useful for combatting adrenal fatigue. Cordyceps works by enhancing endurance and cellular energy in the form of ATP.
Schisandra fruit:Schisandra berries can enhance the body's natural resistance and adaptation to stressful influences, support mental endurance, and help maintain overall metabolic efficiency.
L-Theanine:L-Theanine is a glutamic acid analog. Able to cross the blood-brain barrier, L-Theanine has beneficial psychoactive properties; it’s been suggested to reduce mental and physical stress and support cognition and mood.
Magnesium:Magnesium is often very low in those with hormonal imbalances or those with poor digestion. Magnesium is one of the most supportive minerals to take during times of increased stress because stress is so depleting to our mineral stores. Magnesium deficiency can certainly play a role in anxiety and HPA axis dysregulation; studies show taking magnesium improves sleep and promotes relaxation as well. Unwind uses a highly bioavailable form of Magnesium to maximize uptake.
Zinc: Zinc plays a significant role with respect to the stress response. Proper maintenance of zinc status can help to stabilize serum cortisol levels over time, and zinc intake has been shown to temporarily inhibit cortisol secretions. However, in turn, prolonged stress will deplete zinc concentrations in the blood - so adequate intake of zinc is imperative for proper hormone balance.
As men approach 30 years old, their testosterone levels naturally begin to decline about 1% per year. A poor diet, stressful lifestyle and lower activity level can make things worse - making men susceptible to lower stamina, increased body fat, trouble with sleep, reduced muscle and even lower cognitive performance.
The good news is that there are several clinically proven natural remedies that can help rebalance male hormones and restore free testosterone levels. Equally important is to ensure that testosterone is not converted into other potentially detrimental hormone forms like dihydrotestosterone (DHT) or estrogen. FORTITUDE is a uniquely complete formula that helps modulate 5 different hormone pathways to improve strength, recovery, stamina, virility and energy!
Diindolylmethane (DIM): Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a compound found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli or brussels sprouts. DIM has been shown to inhibit an enzyme called aromatase, which converts testosterone to estrogen. Imbalance of estrogen can result in weight gain in both men and women. Studies have also demonstrated benefits for prostrate health with DIM.
Saw Palmetto extract: Saw palmetto is well-known for it's men's health benefits. It's fatty acid saponins are known to inhibit the activity of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is the analog of testosterone responsible for benign prostrate growth and male pattern baldness.
Maca root extract: Research has demonstrated that men taking maca root experience a boosted libido and improved sexual performance. Maca may also help improve mood, mental performance and overall energy levels.
Long Jack extract: This potent extract of Eurycoma longifolia root has a two-fold action. It elevates free testosterone levels by helping product more of its precursor hormone DHEA. Long Jack also helps suppress the activity of the Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG). SHBG levels increase in the blood with age, and this protein binds free testosterone and prevents it from actively providing any downstream benefits.
Resveratrol (from Japanese Knotweed): Resveratrol acts as a natural selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) to block the effects of estrogen at the cellular receptor site. In the presence of a natural SERM, estrogen cannot attach to cells and exert negative side effect like fat accumulation, inflammation or potential cardiovascular issues.
Zinc: Zinc is the second most abundant trace element in humans, but it can't be stored in the body, therefore regular dietary intake is required. Zinc is a natural testosterone balancer and promotes prostate and sexual health. Zinc deficiency is a reason for spermatic issues and can have a negative effect on serum testosterone concentration. Zinc supplementation is essential for fertility and healthy male hormone balance.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D is essential to a man's sexual health. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to poor male sexual function (especially erectile dysfunction). Additionally Vitamin D helps boost immune health and supports muscle and bone development.
Bioperine: a natural extract from black pepper, Bioperine enhances the bioavailability of several vitamins, minerals and bioactive compounds when taken together. Its role in Fortitude is to optimize the uptake of the key active ingredients and ensure their bioavailability.
Brain fog, forgetfulness, slower information recall, lack of mental focus - these are common problems in today’s fast-paced society. With a focus on multi-tasking, our brains can quickly start to lag and performance can drop.
The emerging focus by scientists on mental health and the search for that ‘limitless’ experience of maximizing brain potential, has led to several recent discoveries in the field of nootropics (cognitive enhancers). With NEURON we’ve put together a complete formula that supports several facets of cognitive function.
NEURON uses several clinically proven ingredients to naturally support memory and cognition, while protecting the brain against oxidative stress.
BENEFITS OF NEURON:
ENXTRA™: enXtra, the ‘Cognitive Ingredient of the Year in 2021’ is first-to market in Canada. A proprietary extract of Alpinia galanga, enXtra targets a cognitive process known as “Attention Network Function” (ANF), which is the ability of the brain to allocate processing resources to a specific task. The ANF system plays a critical role in mental alertness and the ability to focus on a task. As a result, enXtra provides an instant non-stimulant mental energy boost that can last up to 5 hours, without any crash.
XANTHONSYN™: Xanthosyn is our proprietary mango extract that is rich in powerful antioxidants known as xanthones. One of the key xanthones found in mango is mangiferin which has been shown to elevate mental & physical performance as well as energy. Xanthosyn can help increase focus, speed up reaction time, and improve concentration.
Bacopa monnieri: Bacopa supports new memory formation and recall by improving synaptic communication and increasing blood flow to your brain.
Alpha-Glycerophosphorylcholine (alpha-GPC): Alpha-GPC is a highly bioavailable source of choline for the brain. It increases the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and facilitates learning and memory. In athletes, Alpha-GPC increases endurance performance and growth hormone secretion.
MagicLION™ Lion's Mane extract: MagicLION™ is our proprietary Lion's Mane mushroom extract, that stimulates Nerve Growth Factor which promotes the development of new neural connections.
Huperzine A: Huperzine A helps boost acetylcholine levels in the brain by slowing its degradation in the brain. Acetylcholine is the key neurotransmitter responsible for memory and processing speed.