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Cort RX – Adrenal Cortex Support

Everybody experiences stress. There is no escaping it. Some people thrive and cope with the stress, while other suffer the effects of stress. Cort RX won’t eliminate your stress but it will help you cope with it.

Schisandra reduces anxiety and lowers cortisol

Schisandra has been shown to be a potent anxiolytic, reducing anxiety during times of physical and mental stress. Schisandra may reverse stress-induced anxiety level, by modulating stress-induced changes to the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, cortex monoamine transmitters and cortisol.

Schisandra chinensis

Schisandra chinensis is an adaptogen, helping the body adapt to physical and mental stress. It improves dexterity, focus and co-ordination. Schisandra corrects respiratory acidosis and improves performance. One study on thoroughbreds showed an improvement of 6 lengths in an 800m race.

Schisandra improves physical performance

Schisandra chinensis has been shown to exhibit a remarkable effect on the physical performance of race horses. When treated with Schisandra, horses were able to complete the 800 m in a significantly shorter and the speed reached by the Schisandra-treated horses was also significantly higher than when saline treated. This study indicated that Schisandra extract was able to induce a greater response to physical effort. This was translated into a decrease of the time (1.8 s less) for the completion of the 800m race, equivalent to an improvement of 6 lengths in an 800m race.

Schisandra improves mental performance

Schisandra enhances memory, focus and concentration span via cholinergic function and works as an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor, thereby preserving acetylcholine levels and activity in nerve synapses.

  • Helps to adapt to all stressors
  • Anti-anxiety
  • Improve cognition and brain function
  • Improves resilience
  • Liver protectant
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory

Withania somnifera

Withania modulates HPA axis

Withania modulates the HPA axis to help you deal efficiently with stress before switching off the survival response and rebooting the HPA axis. Studies have shown Withania to be able to support effective negative feedback inhibition of cortisol release post stress and have a sparing effect on the adrenal gland; preserving adrenal cortisol and adrenal vitamin C levels.

Withania enhances Hypothalamic Pituitary Gonadal (HPG) axis

While controlling the HPA axis; Withania allows and encourages the HPG axis to fire for reproduction, regeneration and repair. While controlling the HPA axis; Withania enhances thyroid hormone production and activity.

Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola has profound anti-anxiety and mood enhancing effects. Rhodiola helps to provide an efficient survival response to stress by supporting and enhancing athletic performance and brain function to help deal with life stressors and training etc. Rhodiola also protects the body from its own defence mechanisms like inflammatory mediators and catabolic activity of cortisol on muscle and bone. Rhodiola makes a brilliant adaptogen as it will pick you up if lethargic and calm you down if anxious.

Rhodiola has the following properties.

  • Regulates cortisol activity and release
  • Has a sparing effect on the adrenal gland, preserving adrenal cortisol and vitamin C
  • Anti-catabolic protecting muscle and bone from breakdown
  • Elevates mood and coping mechanisms
  • Reduces anxiety and panic
  • Reduces pain
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Liver protectant
  • Antioxidant

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric will take the burden off the whole HPA axis and reduce the frequency and intensity of our survival response while supporting genuine energy levels and quality of life.

  • Dampens down innate defence mechanism
  • Sparing effect on adrenals and HPA axis
  • Regulates cortisol response to stress
  • Improves resilience
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Liver protectant
  • Anti-anxiety and raises mood