If your system feels out of balance due to emotional stress and you haven't
experienced improvement with meditation and relaxation sessions, you may find
this professional grade botanical formula to be immensely helpful to your overall
sense of well-being.
Adrenal Refresh is a whole food botanical formula that's specifically
designed to correct imbalances created by stressed endocrine and nervous systems.
Adrenal Refresh is crafted from a patented extract of ashwagandha
root and leaf that has been clinically shown to help the body recover
from negative effects related to chronic emotional stress, and has long been
used for this purpose by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine.
Adrenal Refresh also contains rhodiola, a botanical
which has long been used in traditional Chinese and Russian medicine to help
support chemical imbalances, particularly cortisol levels that are out of normal
range due to alterations in adrenal function.
I've experimented with a number of similar botanical formulas with clients
over the years, and Adrenal Refresh is the one that I have found consistently
produces the best results, even in cases of severe adrenal exhaustion brought
about by many years of chronic emotional stress.
The High Cost of Emotional Stress
Why is emotional stress one of the most significant causes of all chronic health
challenges? Because your body cannot defend itself against the damage that emotional
stress silently creates over time. Your body pays a heavy physiological price
for every moment that you feel anxious, tense, frustrated, and angry.
Emotional stress sets off a series of reactions in your body that involve your
sympathetic nervous system, the portion of your nervous system
that would increase your chance of surviving if you were to run into a grizzly
bear during a hike. In such a situation, your sympathetic nervous system would:
Speed up and intensify your heart and breathing rates, so that you could have more oxygen and nutrients available to your muscles to run or fight.
Divert the bulk of your blood supply to your large muscles groups to run or fight.
Slow or even shut down your digestive system so as to not waste blood, nutrients, and oxygen that could be used to run or fight.
Stimulate the release of extra glucose into your blood to give you a burst
Cause your adrenal glands to release epinephrine and norepinephrine to
increase cardiac output and increase blood sugar.
Stimulate the release of cortisol from your adrenal glands to increase blood sugar and energy.
Increase the diameter of your pupils to allow for more light to enter your eyes and more acute vision for fighting and running quickly on any type of terrain.
Clearly, it is to your advantage to have a healthy sympathetic nervous system
and healthy adrenal glands so that you are fully capable of experiencing all
of the functions listed above during physical emergencies.
What you don't want is for your body to experience all of the above on a continuous,
low-grade level because of emotional stress. And this is exactly what many of
us are suffering from in today's hectic world.
There's really no need to provide a list of health conditions that are partly
caused by emotional stress, because every health condition is partly
caused by emotional stress. Emotional stress always equals increased
output by the sympathetic nervous system, which always equals accelerated
aging and breakdown of your tissues.
I recommend trying Adrenal Refresh if you have already tried applying
the following six suggestions to your daily life and still feel that you need
extra support to re-establish healthy baselines for your endocrine and nervous
1. Breathe deeply and regularly
Doing so can actually decrease the tone of your sympathetic nervous system
and increase the tone of your parasympathetic nervous system,
which is the portion of your nervous system that promotes relaxation and good
2. Spend some quiet time every day in prayer, meditation, or a purposeful
All three have been scientifically proven to facilitate a relaxation response
in your body that can decrease blood pressure, decrease pulse rate, and improve
blood circulation. Meditation and relaxation sessions can be greatly enhanced
by listening to any number of audio CDs that are designed to facilitate optimal
relaxation and mental clarity.
The one that I use on a regular basis and highly recommend is called EarthRain.
3. Practice visualization
Almost all great athletes practice some form of visualization. As author
Wayne Dyer says, "you'll see it when you believe it." Spend some
time each day visualizing yourself going about your day in a balanced and
emotionally poised manner. You can include visualization in your prayer/meditation/relaxation
4. Make sure that you are getting the nutrients that you need for
a healthy nervous system
Your nutritional status can make all the difference between being able to
handle a certain amount of stress without breaking down vs. quickly suffering
health problems when faced with stress.
While it's important to your overall health that you eat a well balanced
and nutrient-dense diet, for emotional health specifically, it is important
to ensure adequate intake of B vitamins, Vitamin D, and two long chain omega-3
fatty acids, DHA and EPA.
5. Be honest about your feelings
There's a reason why know thyself is a proverb in virtually
every culture of our world. Striving to know yourself and what you are feeling
on a daily basis is absolutely essential to preventing unpleasant but genuine
emotions from becoming chronic states.
Anger, frustration, and anxiousness can all help fuel personal growth and
character development if you are honest with yourself and seek to discover
their root causes.
One of the best methods I can recommend to increase your awareness of what
you are feeling is journal writing. The rules are simple: no censorship, no
possibility of another set of eyes being able to read your thoughts, just
pure flow of thoughts from your mind and heart onto a piece of paper or your
computer screen. Regular journal writing in this manner can be extremely beneficial
to your emotional health.
6. Move your body
It's a well established fact that regular exercise is one of the best habits
you can adopt to help you avoid depression and stay emotionally balanced.
It doesn't matter what kind of exercise you do. What's important is to be
active and use your joints and muscles on a regular basis.
If you find that regular application of the six measures noted above is not
enough to help you feel emotionally balanced, I think it's worth your while
to try Adrenal Refresh, as I've seen it make a significant difference
for some of the folks that I've worked with.
While it's fine to take Adrenal Refresh on continual basis, I generally
recommend using it for a period of 3 months to provide the momentum that is
often needed to restore balance to the endocrine and nervous systems. During
this 3-month period, I recommend concurrently following the six suggestions
noted above, and after this period, to try going without Adrenal Refresh
and observe if you're able to maintain a strong sense of emotional balance without
Here's a look at the supplement facts panel for Adrenal Refresh,
followed by frequently asked questions and answers on Adrenal Refresh:
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Adrenal Refresh:
How is Adrenal Refresh different from other adrenal formulations?
There are many adrenal formulations available to health care practitioners
and patients, but most of them contain glandular tissue from animals. Adrenal
Refresh is 100% vegetarian and in my experience, even more effective than animal
What is the primary ingredient in Adrenal Refresh?
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is the primary ingredient in this formula,
and has long been used in Ayurveda for its tonic, strengthening properties,
and particularly for its ability to restore vitality in those suffering from
being overworked or emotionally exhausted.
The Sanskrit name for ashwagandha refers to a horses’ strength and is
considered the “workhorse” botanical in Ayurvedic medicine.
Why is the Sensoril form of ashwagandha used in Adrenal Refresh?
Most formulations that include ashwagandha for adrenal health have about 1,000
to 2,000 mg of ashwagandha.
Sensoril is a potent extract that has been shown to improve the body's response
to intermittent stress and low energy levels at dosages as low as 125 mg.
In most formulas, the ashwagandha concentrations are typically very low, approximately
1.5% withanolides. Sensoril is the only form of ashwagandha that is concentrated
to 8% withanolides, 5.3 times more concentrated than most ashwagandha concentrates.
The active constituents of Sensoril in their patented ratios have been shown
to reduce elevated levels of circulating adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
and thereby stem the concurrent increase in glucocorticoid levels, returning
them to normal. This activity may protect the body from the negative effects
of chronic stress, and balance metabolic function.
What makes Adrenal Refresh effective if it does not contain
The body of scientific research on Sensoril is so extensive and compelling
that Sensoril has been substantiated to the FDA in accordance with the requirements
of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act.
Sensoril is the only ashwagandha extract approved for structure/function claims.
Also, Sensoril was the subject of a 2005 multi-phase, double-blind, placebo
controlled human clinical trial using both objective and subjective criteria.
The Sensoril treatment groups showed perceptible, statistically significant
improvements in both objective and subjective features when compared to the
The objective features showed:
1. Serum cortisol levels reduced by up to 26%.
2. Reduction in fasting blood sugar up to 9%.
3. Reduction in lipid profiles (total cholesterol, LDL, VLDL and triglycerides).
4. Increase in HDL.
5. Increase in serum DHEA by 17.8%.
The subjective results included:
1. Increased energy.
2. Reduction in fatigue.
3. Improved sleep.
4. Less irritability.
5. Greater levels of mental cognition.
6. Increased general feeling of overall well-being.
7. Reduction of stress symptoms.
What are the supportive botanicals included in Adrenal Refresh?
Adrenal Refresh is a complete adaptogenic formula for adrenal health.
The following supportive adaptogens are included to achieve the maximum biological
activity in this formula:
Rhodiola extract (Rhodiola rosea) 10:1
Rhodiola acts primarily on a section of the brain called the hypothalamus,
which functions to help the body respond appropriately to stress.
Research also suggests that rhodiola is helpful to people who suffer from poor
appetite, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and a wide range of mood-related
American ginseng root (Panax quinquefolius) 4:1
Ginseng is known to support adrenal function and have a calming effect on an
overstimulated nervous system.
Ginseng is also known to enhance white blood cell activity, so is often used
to help to strengthen a compromised immune system.
Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) 4:1
Astragalus is an herb that is used in traditional Chinese medicine to support
immune, adrenal, pituitary, and bone marrow functions.
Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) 10:1
Holy basil has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine to support cardiovascular,
immune, adrenal, and digestive functions.
Schizandra berry (Schisandra chinensis) 5:1
Schizandra berry is used in traditional Chinese medicine to support kidney
and liver function, and is also thought to be helpful for insomnia. This fruit
is revered by the Chinese culture as a powerful digestive tonic.
Please note that Adrenal Refresh should not be taken while pregnant, nursing, or if you are on medication for hypertension unless you have been given consent by your personal physician.
1. Sensoril is protected under US Patents Nos. 6, 153, 198 and 6,713,092 and
is a registered trademark of Natreon, Inc.
Disclaimer: The information provided above is for educational purposes only
and not intended as medical advice.
The statements in this document have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product
is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.