AdrenaVantage AG™

AdrenaVantage AG™

Adrenal Support

90 Vegetarian Capsules ( SKU: 9670, NPN: 80042695 )

Benefits

  • Rhodiola helps to improve depression, anxiety and stress related fatigue10,11,12
  • Eleutherococcus increases immunity and increases work capacity13,14
  • Schisandra enhances endurance, accuracy of movement and mental performance15
  • Withania exerts anti-inflammatory, antitumour, antistress, antioxidant, immunomodulatory and hemopoietic properties16
  • Suma improves immunity (macrophage activity) in vivo17
  • Suitable for vegetarians/vegans

Feature Summary

According to the American Psychological Association’s “Stress in America” survey, 22% of those interviewed consistently reported high levels of extreme stress in their lives.1 The consequences of untreated chronic stress can trigger a wide variety of significant medical issues including anxiety, depression, coronary heart disease (CHD), insomnia and obesity.2 The link between heart disease and stress is clear. Research has shown that 40% of patients with CHD have clinical depression, whereas the prevalence of depression in the general population at large is 5 to 10%.3 Numerous therapeutic interventions for the treatment of chronic stress are available including cognitive behavioural therapy, yoga, tai chi, music and active relaxation training.4-8 Other complementary medicine options include the use of herbs, broadly classified as adaptogens, which aid in both the physiological and psychological adaptation to numerous external and internal stressors.9 AdrenaVantage AG contains several of the most clinically researched adaptogens including Rhodiola rosea, Eleutherococcus senticosus and Withania somnifera.

Medicinal Ingredients

Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Servings per Container: 90

Each Vegetarian Capsule Contains:
Roseroot Extract (Rhodiola rosea) (root) (3.5% Rosavins)....................................100 mg
Suma Powder (Pfaffia paniculata) (root)...................................................................100 mg
Siberian Ginseng Extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus) (root)..............................100 mg
(0.25% Eleutherosides B, 0.4% Eleutherosides E)
Schisandra Extract (Schisandra chinensis) (fruit) (2% Schisandrins)......................80 mg
Ashwagandha Extract (Withania somnifera) (root) (1.5% Withanolides)..............80 mg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients

Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian capsule (carbohydrate gum [cellulose], purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).

Allergens:

Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.

Contraindications

Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have bipolar affective disorder or hyperthyroidism.18,19 Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have any type of acute infection. Do not use if you have high blood pressure. Consumption with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. May cause insomnia.18 Keep out of reach of children.

Drug Interactions

Do not take with warfarin.20

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