Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule three times daily or as directed.
Already in its third generation, Catanzaro Supplements Adrenal Formula is a one-of-a-kind formulation to help combat stress and restore proper adrenal function. This unique blend consists of 12 adaptogenic herbs, including American ginseng, ashwagandha, avena sativa, bacopa monniera, cordyceps sinensis, holy basil, maca extract, panax ginseng, reishi mushroom, rhodiola, schisandra, and Siberian ginseng, along with vitamin B5 and vitamin C. Together, these nutraceuticals act synergistically to modulate the stress response – they help to lower levels when you under a high amount of stress, and they help to raise levels when you feel lethargic, depressed, and unmotivated. In other words, the right blend of adaptogens can help you maintain an even temperament and stable energy levels, so that you don’t over-react or under-react to what life throws at you!
Studies show that excess cortisol, the so-called “stress hormone”, contributes to the deposition of fat particularly in the abdominal region, and central obesity sets the stage for a host of health concerns such as heart disease, diabetes, and several types of cancer. In addition, chronically elevated cortisol levels may cause a loss of muscle tissue and reduce connective tissue strength, decrease insulin sensitivity and promote insulin resistance, reduce kidney function and promote hypertension, suppress immune function leaving you more susceptible to colds and flu, reduce growth hormone levels which accelerates aging, kill neurons in the brain affecting memory, and interfere with feel-good neurotransmitters (such as dopamine and serotonin) which can lead to depression.
Adaptogens are herbs that assist the body in coping with stress by restoring hypothalamic cortisol receptor sensitivity. Controlling excessive and chronic cortisol levels reduces one of the primary physiological causes for weight gain and excessive fat around the midsection. Abdominal fat has greater blood flow, greater fat-storing enzymes, and more cortisol receptors than other fat in the body. High stress results in high cortisol levels, and more fat is deposited in the abdominal area. Therefore, a key to optimal health and a trim midsection stems in the ability to control cortisol, and research shows that a safe and effective way to do just that is with the use of adaptogens.
The whole concept behind our Adrenal Formula is simple: provide a decent amount of many adaptogens and let the body pick and choose what it needs, something I learned from Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale years ago. Do not try to overpower the system with too much of any one herb (many times dosing follows an inverted-U curve meaning that an excessive amount can actually have a negative effect), and then again there is no benefit if you include everything but the kitchen sink in insignificant amounts like some products do. Catanzaro Supplements Adrenal Formula provides 50mg of each adaptogen and 50mg of each vitamin in every capsule – a significant dose and the maximum amount we can fit in a capsule. The Adrenal Formula is available in a 90 vcap bottle, and the suggested use is one capsule three times daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner.