Stress is defined as any disturbance – extreme cold or heat, psychological stress, sleep deprivation, work overload, physical trauma, as well as toxic exposure – that can trigger the stress response. The body’s stress response system is comprised of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis. Prolonged stress triggers the HPA axis and consists of three states: alarm, resistance, and exhaustion.
The initial, short-lived phase is the body’s normal fight-or-flight response to danger, characterized by elevated cortisol levels. The subsequent resistance phase allows the body to continue buffering extended stress exposure, long after the initial fight-or-flight response has dissipated. Hormones released by the adrenals, such as cortisol and DHEA, help support the “resistance” reaction. Extended periods of stress not only burden the system, creating an imbalance in cortisol and DHEA production, but can result in mental and physical fatigue, nervous tension, irritability, and poor memory – all of which are characteristics of state 3. Stress Away provides a unique blend of botanicals and nutrients that support the stress response, improves cognition, and promotes cortisol balance during the initial alarm phase.
Dosage: Take 2 capsules one or two times per day, or as recommended by your healthcare professional.
Contraindications: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare professional before taking this product.