Oregon's Wild Harvest Stress Guard
This formula is a unique combination of certified organic herbs, B complex vitamins and a patented amino acid which promote a healthy response to stress. This product is made with herbs that are organically cultivated in the USA to provide the highest quality herbs available.
Fatigue ~ Irritability ~ Sugar/Salt Cravings ~ Insomnia
Many people feel the physical effects of stress. Modern lifestyle, exposure to pathogens (germs), and environmental toxins all disturb our bodies' ability to cope, both physically and emotionally. Thankfully, STRESS-GUARD contains clinically proven ingredients which can protect us from the effects of stress in three unique ways:
Organic blend of adaptogen herbs - such as Holy basil, Ashwagandha and Licorice- all reduce reaction to stress and restore balance of the inter-connected hormonal, immune and nervous systems.
L-Theanine and organic Skullcap assist in relaxation and reduce anxious feelings without causing drowsiness.
B-vitamins support brain function and energy systems.
For a calmer, happier you.
The adaptogens used in this formula all share these properties, but each has unique properties that are especially useful in times of stress.
Ashwagandha is a traditional Ayurvedic (Indian) herb used for calming the mind and promoting regular sleep patterns.
A study published by the University of Texas showed that Ashwagandha root stimulates GABA-like activity. GABA (Gamma Amino-butyric acid) works by inhibiting the over-activity of nerve cells. This helps to induce sleep, uplift mood, and reduce anxiety. Ashwagandha use supports immune function and maintains healthy blood sugar levels (already within a normal range) which are body systems which may be compromised during stress.
Licorice supports a healthy stress response because it slows the conversion of cortisol to cortisone, which increases and prolongs the action of this steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. This helps the adrenal glands to function effectively, especially important when the body is experiencing chronic stress. Licorice also supports the immune function which is compromised during an acute stress response.
Holy Basil has been extensively used for its medicinal values by a number of cultures. In India, Holy Basil is referred to as Tulsi (meaning "incomparable one"). In addition to its stress reducing properties, higher doses of Holy Basil also maintains healthy blood sugar levels (that are already within a normal range) - a function which may be compromised during stressful episodes.
Native to both, North America and Europe, Skullcap was used historically as documented in the British Herbal Pharmacopeia (BHP) and in the Eclectic manuals. This herb has a solid reputation in Europe, where it is commonly used as a relaxing nervine (a nervine is an herb that has an effect on the central nervous system). Note: Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) should not be confused with Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria barbata), which has quite different biological activity.
Suntheanine®; L-Theanine is the amino acid that imparts a sweet taste in Green Tea. It is the compound that creates a calming effect and negates the caffeine effect that is rarely experienced when green tea is consumed. Suntheanine is a registered trademark of Taiyo International Inc. It is the only L-Theanine available that has proven clinical use and safety.
The vital B-vitamins support brain function and energy systems.
Vitamin B1 (organic fruit concentrate**), Vitamin B2 (organic fruit concentrate**), Vitamin B3 (organic fruit concentrate**), Folic Acid (organic lemon concentrate), Pantothenic Acid (organic fruit concentrate**), Vitamin B6 (organic fruit concentrate**), organic Holy Basil leaf (Ocimum sanctum), organic Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza sp.), organic Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera), organic Skullcap tops (Scutellaria lateriflora), Suntheanine® (L-Theanine)
Pure, whole, guaranteed. Fresh from the farm, our herbs receive our organic TLC from the seed to the bottle. Using the most complete, thorough research, quality control and processing methods possible, we offer the fruits of the earth to you, with the best that nature has to give.
Organic farming protects us, farm workers, our children, and our environment. Organic farming uses no pesticides or harmful chemicals, such as those that have been linked to illness in adults and children. Farming organically also nurtures more of a plant's healthy properties and compounds.
As we are stewards of the land and protectors of health, we take organic farming standards very seriously. At Oregon's Wild Harvest, we have pioneered plant harvest and processing techniques. We strive for greater education among health seekers. We are communicators and relationship builders who look toward a healthy biodiversity of environment and economy. We are optimists.