Every day you contend with stress: Physical, emotional, biological and chemical demands that can drain your
energy and affect your body.1 Linked to weight challenges, heart concerns, sleep issues and more, daily stress
can be a key factor in determining your overall health outlook.2-3
In the 1940s, scientist Dr. Nikolai Lazarev coined the term "adaptogen" to mean an agent that raises the body's ability
to resist stress by countering undesired stressors, whether physical, chemical, emotional, or biological.4 Adaptogens are
herbs that help the body “adapt” to stress and occasional stress-related fatigue.
These ancient herbs, often found thriving in harsh environments, are traditionally used to sharpen mental function, boost
physical endurance and restore inner balance in response to various stressors.16 The plants that have been identified
as adaptogens have adapted to their harsh environments including high altitude, extreme cold, low oxygen,
intense irradiation from the sun and other stressful conditions. 2
Adaptuit is a great-tasting, grape-flavored liquid stress formula that’s easy to take, every single day. It contains L-theanine,
the calming compound found in green tea, but without the caffeine present in green tea. Adaptuit also delivers some of the most
well-known adaptogens including:
- Eleutherococcus senticosus extract 4:1 (root) – Eleuthero is known to reduce cardiovascular responses to stress while helping with overall stress adaptation.5
- Schisandra chinensis extract 10:1 (Fruit)- Vining shrub’s berry used in folk health practices to increase endurance, coordination, mental sharpness and work capacity.9
- Rhodiola rosea root extract 4:1 - Russia’s “Golden Root” herb may help both physical and mental performance while reducing fatigue under stressful conditions.10
Eleutherococcus senticosus root is believed to have adaptogenic effects on the adrenal glands, whereas Rhodiola and
Schisandra are believed to act as central nervous system adaptogens.10-15
- Red Grape Extract 500:1 (Vitis vinifera, whole fruit including skin and seed which contains trans-resveratrol, oligomeric proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins, polyphenols and tannins). The grapes used in the formula are harvested in the South of France, and they undergo an extraction and purification process that helps preserve the grape’s characteristic polyphenolic nutrients.
Antioxidant ingredients to help protect cells against oxidative stress2-8
- Blueberry Juice Powder (Vaccinium angustifolium, fruit)
- Goji powder (Lycium barbarum fruit)
The ingredients in Adaptuit are graded for premium purity and quality. Our adaptogen botanicals are sourced in the unprocessed plant form.
Drink 1 to 3 ounces daily.
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2Engs, R.C. Alcohol and Other Drugs: Self Responsibility. Tichenor Publishing Company, Bloomington, IN, 1987.
3Szabo S, Tache Y, et al. (2012). The legacy of Hans Selye and the origins of stress research: a retrospective 75 years after his landmark brief "letter" to the editor# of nature. Stress, Sep;15(5):472-8. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22845714
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6Grace MH, et al. Comparative analysis of phenolic content and profile, antioxidant capacity and anti-inflammatory bioactivity in Wild Alaskan and commercial Vaccinium berries. J Agric Food Chem 2014;62(18):4007-4017.
7Goyali JC, et al. Morphology, phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium Ait.) plants as affected by in vitro and ex vitro propagation methods. Can J Plant Sci 2013;93:1001-1008.
8Cheng J, et al. An evidence-based update on the pharmacological activities and possible molecular targets of Lycium barbarum polysaccharides. Drub Design, Development and Therapy 2015;9:33-78.
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13Huang L, et al. Acanthopanax senticosus: review of botany, chemistry and pharmacology. Pharmazie 2011;66:83-97.
14Cicero AFG, et al. Effects of Siberian Ginseng on elderly quality of life: A randomized clinical trial. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2004;Suppl 9;69-73.
15Mocan A, et al. Comparative studies on polyphenolic composition, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of Schisandra chinensis leaves and fruits. Molecules 2014;19:15162-15179.
16WebMD. (2014).The effects of stress on your body. Retrieved from http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/effects-of-stress-on-your-body