One of our go-to supplements at TNC is Ultimate Energy, especially for clients struggling with sleep, or experiencing fatigue.
What is it?
Ultimate Energy is a comprehensive blend of nutrients and botanical compounds designed to support healthy adrenal function. The adrenal glands are responsible for regulating a wide variety of processes in the body, most notably the “fight or flight” response to stressful situations. These glands produce several hormones and neurotransmitters, some of which are designed to help regulate energy levels and mood on an ongoing basis, and others which are intended to be released only in short bursts, to help power someone through brief moments of intense stress or vigilance.
Due to the fast pace and unrelenting demands of our lives, however, the adrenal glands are taxed with producing higher amounts of these compounds more frequently. This may first result in overactive adrenal function, with very high levels of stress hormones (cortisol, in particular), but the glands can only keep up with this increased demand for so long before they begin to lag behind, eventually leading to poor adrenal response, in which output of these critical hormones and chemical messengers decreases, resulting in fatigue, reduced initiative, low moods, and difficulty handling even mild amounts of occasional stress. It is common for some people to “ping-pong” back and forth between these two states, leading to feeling simultaneously “tired and wired.”
Adaptogens? What's that?
A key feature of Ultimate Energy is the inclusion of several herbal adaptogens— compounds that help the body regulate the production of various hormones and neurotransmitters. Whether the need is for an increase or a decrease, they facilitate the normalising of these levels. Rhodiola, ashwagandha, American ginseng, and eleuthero are adaptogens that have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to support healthy responses to stress. An additional ingredient, licorice, helps cortisol stay in the bloodstream longer, thereby lessening the demand on the adrenals to produce more of it.*
All hormones all linked - think of them as dominoes where an imbalance in one affects the rest. In my opinion many other hormonal imbalances such as thyroid or male/female hormones won’t come into balance till we address our response to stress. We spend way too much time in a “fight or flight” state of mind - which eventually can lead to burning out. This blend helps us get out of fight or flight into the rest and digest state.
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