Cortisol Calm is a blend of herbal extracts, including Sensoril® ashwagandha, rhodiola and magnolia, plus vitamin D and l-theanine – the bioactive compound originally found in green tea. Cortisol, released in response to stress, is mainly produced by the adrenal cortex. Intra-abdominal adipocytes also produce cortisol. Identified as an adaptogen through extensive research, rhodiola helps to temporarily relieve symptoms of stress (such as mental fatigue and sensation of weakness) by maintaining healthy adrenal cortisol activity. Recently, a double-blind crossover study examined the effect of rhodiola on mental performance in healthy physicians.
The results suggest that rhodiola may help to moderate fatigue under stressful conditions and to support cognitive function, including mental focus and stamina. In a separate, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study, rhodiola provided support for physical and mental stress in students. Promoting the proper activity of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine plays a part in this herb’s ability to support cognitive functioning, memory and attention.
Cortisol Calm also contains Sensoril® ashwagandha, a clinically researched form of the herb. Ashwagandha is traditionally used in Ayurveda for memory enhancement and as a sleep aid. As stress may also decrease immune responses over time, vitamin D is included to help maintain immune function, including immune cell maturation, differentiation and migration
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 10 mcg (400 IU),
Sensori ®l Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Root and Leaf Extract 250 mg (8:1, 200 mg dried equivalent),
Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) Root Extract 125 mg (standardized to contain 3% total rosavins and 1% salidroside),
Magnolia-bark (Magnolia officinalis) Stem bark Extract 100 mg (standardized to contain 2% honokiol),
L-Theanine 50 mg.
Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Purified water, Ascorbyl palmitate
Adults: Take 1 capsule two times daily, one in the morning and one in the evening with meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Not to be taken immediately before bedtime
Do not use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have bipolar or bipolar spectrum disorder. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking antidepressant medication, hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Consumption with alcohol, other drugs or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Discontinue use if you experience irritability or insomnia. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness.