Each capsule contains the following as active ingredients:
|Panax Ginseng (Korean) 5:1 Extract||100mg|
|Liquorice 6:1 Extract||250mg|
|Vitamin B1 (thiamine pyrophosphate)||3.1mg|
|Vitamin B5 (calcium-d-pantothenate)||25mg|
Adrenal fatigue occurs when the adrenal glands, situated above the kidneys, become overworked or damaged, usually from long-term exposure to stress. As a result of being overworked, they secrete reduced amounts of the adrenal hormones, the main ones being cortisol, aldosterone, pregnenolone, DHEA and adrenaline. The most important of these is cortisol, because when this is lowered, the body will no longer be able to deal with stress, a situation which can lead to chronic fatigue syndrome.
Korean ginseng is an adaptogen that enhances energy and improves adrenal function. The term adaptogen refers to Korean ginseng’s buffering ability; to stimulate an underactive adrenal gland by affecting the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis, by slowing down an overactive adrenal, thereby reducing the effects of stress. Korean ginseng also protects nerve function and enhances memory and coping ability during times of stress. Korean ginseng will also help treat the blood-sugar irregularities and low blood pressure that occur with under-active adrenal glands.
Liquorice slows down the breakdown of cortisol in the body by inhibiting renal 11 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase, reducing the conversion of cortisol to inactive cortisone in the kidneys, allowing the adrenals time to recuperate. Liquorice also helps protect from the acidic indigestion sometimes associated with adrenal fatigue and burnout. Echinacea is a potent adrenal stimulant, and also helps fight infections (such as candida) that commonly occur with adrenal fatigue. Echinacea achieves this by increasing phagocytosis and increasing lymphocyte activity, possibly by promoting the release of tumour necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-1 (IL-1), and interferon. Several constituents of Echinacea seem to be involved in stimulating this nonspecific immune response.
Chromium polynicotinate helps prevent the blood sugar irregularities and fatigue caused by an underactive adrenal gland as it is a vital component of glucose tolerance factor (GTF). Clinical evidence shows that vitamin B1 (thiamine pyrophosphate) counters the adrenal insufficiency that occurs from trauma such as surgery. Vitamin B5 (calcium-d-pantothenate) in the form of coenzyme A is closely involved in adrenal cortex function and has come to be known as the anti-stress vitamin; it acts as an enzyme to facilitate the production of all adrenal anti-stress hormones.
Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.
Adult and children over 12 years dosage: Take 1 capsule twice daily, preferably with a meal. This product should be taken continuously for six weeks, followed by a two week break. The reason for the break is that Korean ginseng, liquorice and echinacea stop working if taken continuously. This dosage regimen should be continued for approximately two years, or until full energy levels and stress coping ability return to normal. It may take from a few weeks, to three months, for the effects of BURNOUT™ to begin to become apparent.