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Country Life® Stress Shield
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Country Life® Stress Shield60 Vegetarian Capsules
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While there is no way to completely prevent stress, there are things we can do to better prepare our bodies for it. A few ways to manage stress may be to talk with friends and family, get exercise, eat healthy foods, take some time to relax, and plan ahead so we are not feeling rushed all the time. These techniques may offer some support for the occasional stress of everyday living, but we can do even more to be prepared.
Introducing Stress Shield™...a new stress support product from Country Life Vitamins. It contains a natural ingredient called Sensoril® as well as other key nutrients, which work together to bolster and balance the body's ability to deal with occasional stress. Sensoril® is clinically shown to help with occasional fatigue, stress, and tension, and to promote emotional well-being.
The ingredients in this product help to relax the body while helping it deal with occasional stress. The key ingredients are Sensoril and B-5 (oantethine/pantothenic acid). B-5 helps to support adrenal function. Sensoril is a patented form of Ashwagandha extract that has been clinically shown to elevate emotional well-being and support energy levels. Ashwagandha (Sensoril) is known as an adaptogen and has been used for thousands of years by Ayurvedic doctors. At only 125 mg per day, Sensoril equips the body to deal with:
- Occasional stress
- Inability to concentrate.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Supplement Facts
For normal day to day stress take two (2) capsules daily or as directed by a health care professional. As a reminder, discuss the supplements and medications that you take with your health care providers.
Serving Size 2 Capsules Servings Per Container 30 Amount Per Serving % DV Vitamin C 50.00 mg 83% Thiamin (vitamin B-1)(as thiamine cocarboxylase) 5.00 mg 333% Riboflavin (vitamin B-2)(as riboflavin-5-phosphate) 5.00 mg 294% Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Alphaketoglutarate HCl pyridoxine HCl pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 50.00 mg 2500% Folic Acid 500.00 mcg 125% Vitamin B-12 (as methylcobalamin) 500.00 mcg 500% Biotin (as d-biotin) 50.00 mcg 17% Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate pantethine) 500.00 mcg 5000% Sensoril Ashwagandha Extract (leaf and root extract) (8% withanolide glycosides equal to 10 mg) (32% oligosaccharides) 125.00 mg ** Eleuthero Extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus) (root)(Siberian ginseng) (providing 0.8% eleutherosides equal to 0.16 mg) 50.00 mg ** Ginger Extract 5:1 (rhizome) (5% gingerols equal to 2.5 mg) 50.00 mg ** L-Tyrosine (free form) 50.00 mg ** Wild Jujube Extract (2% jujubosides equal to 1 mg) 20.00 mg ** Passion Flower Extract (3.5% vitexin equal to 0.70 mg) 20.00 mg ** 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia)(seed) 5.00 mg ** Inositol Hexaniacinate 2.50 mg ** NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) 2.00 mg ** ** Daily Value (DV) not established
- Health Notes
Natural Support to Relieve Work StressNatural Support to Relieve Work StressTaking supplements may help lessen work-related stressWorkplace demands have increased substantially over the years, combined with large rises in stress-related illnesses, work absenteeism, and insurance claims for stress-induced conditions. Recent studies have also found links between high levels of work stress and an increased risk of heart disease, depression, and anxiety. Could stress relief really come in a bottle? The answer is a qualified "yes," according to a new study in Human Psychopharmacology.
B vitamins play a well-documented role in mood disorders, as they are essential for synthesizing mood-boosting neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, and may help prevent age-related cognitive decline. Several B-vitamins also support heart health by helping to lower homocysteine levels, since elevated homocysteine is a risk factor for heart disease.
The new study assessed the effects of a B-complex supplement on measures of work-related stress, personality, anxiety, and mood. For 12 weeks, 60 people were assigned to take either two tablets per day of a supplement containing a nutrient-herb blend, or a placebo. The supplement contained:
- the full spectrum of B vitamins;
- calcium, magnesium, and vitamin C, which are nutrients known to help with the stress response; and
- passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) and oats (Avena sativa), which have been used historically to soothe the nervous system.
At the end of the supplementation period, personal strain levels improved 19% in people who had taken the supplement, whereas no change was noted in the placebo group. The supplement group also indicated decreases in feelings of depression/dejection, anger/hostility, and tension/anxiety, as well as less fatigue and confusion.
"Given the cost of workplace stress claims, the loss of productivity, and the personal cost, an analysis of the economic impact of B-vitamin supplementation in the workplace should be assessed," said lead study author, Con Stough of the Center for Human Psychopharmacology at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.
Since the B-complex used in this study contained other ingredients, this study cannot tell us which constituents caused the beneficial effects, or whether this particular combination carries some specific effect. Future studies should focus on isolating the effects of these ingredients on stress relief.
Beyond the bottle
While taking a supplements may help lessen work-related stress, work in some of these other options to keep your stress levels in check and get the most from the naturally occurring B vitamins in your diet:
- Eat your B's. B vitamins are found in meat, tuna, whole grains, leafy greens (like collards, kale, and Swiss chard), lentils, beans, broccoli, potatoes, tempeh, miso, bananas, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and oranges. (Note that processed grains have had much of the B vitamins and other nutrients, including fiber and healthy fats, stripped out.)
- Avoid B-depleting substances to help lower your stress. Birth control pills, caffeine, processed foods, and excessive alcohol intake can cause deficiencies of some B vitamins.
- Address underlying causes. Certain infections (like H. pylori, a bacterium that causes stomach ulcers), kidney disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and malabsorption syndromes may cause deficiency in some or all of the B vitamins.
- Exercise. To boost "happy" chemicals in the brain, a brisk 30-minute walk each day can help elevate mood and lower blood pressure, both of which may also help prevent heart disease.
- Always talk with your doctor before starting a new supplement. B vitamins in particular may interact with certain medications and even with each other.
(Hum Psychopharmocol Clin Exp 2011; doi:10.1002/hup.1229)
Kimberly Beauchamp, ND, received her doctoral degree from Bastyr University, the nation's premier academic institution for science-based natural medicine. She co-founded South County Naturopaths in Wakefield, RI, where she practiced whole family care with an emphasis on nutritional counseling, herbal medicine, detoxification, and food allergy identification and treatment. Her blog, Eat Happy, helps take the drama out of healthy eating with real food recipes and nutrition news that you can use. Dr. Beauchamp is a regular contributor to Healthnotes Newswire.
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