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Stress & Nerve Inflammation

Glial cells turn out to be the main player in your brains function. In addition to telling your neurons what to do, they are also taking to your immune cells and other stress management hormones like cortisol. Glial cells are the communication broker in your brain; helping your subconscious brain understand what is going on in the rest of your body -- which is why keeping them energized is so important.

When stress pressures start to rev up, numerous systems in your body start to respond. This heightened rate of metabolic demand naturally produces more inflammatory trash as a byproduct. Like a power boat speeding through the water, the wake (inflammatory trash) is based on how fast you are going. If you are already low on ATP then your power boat is already sputtering. In this case your engines can pour out a lot of black smoke even though you are not going very fast. Too much inflammatory trash along with too little ATP is a recipe for mood stress.

Your body seeks to buffer these demands by making extra cortisol (produced by your adrenal glands). Cortisol is like oil in a car engine, the faster you go the more you need so that your engine does not overheat (get too inflamed).

The nutrients in Stress Helper® (pantethine, acetyl-l-carnitine, and carnosine) are designed to offset the inflammatory burden of stress on your nerves -- as well as facilitating a higher level of ATP production. The dual role these specialty nutrients play can dramatically help to offset wear and tear and reduce mental friction.*

Pantethine directly supports the function of your adrenal glands, helping you to naturally produce cortisol as needed. At the same time pantethine produces Co-Enzyme A (CoA), an essential molecule that helps your body metabolize fats and carbohydrates to produce ATP. Pantethine also assists the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a nerve compound that significantly helps mood and relieves the feeling of wear and tear.*

Acetyl-L-Carnitine has a general affect on improving the energetic function of brain cells, supporting the flow of all neurotransmitters, and acting as a nerve antioxidant to help buffer stress. It has been shown to promote the natural process of new nerve fiber growth. It has been well studied for its beneficial effects on memory and mental task performance. It directly helps cells make energy by enhancing how cells use oxygen to burn calories in the Krebs engines, enhancing the function of a vital enzyme called cytochrome c oxidase.*

Carnosine is a powerful protector of nerves from friction. It is one of the very best anti-irritation nutrients known. It has a general anti-aging and anti wear and tear function on numerous systems in your body -- especially nerves.*

Stress Helper® Stress Helper®

Stress Helper® provides a critical boost of specialty stress-busting nutrients that significantly help your brain keep up with increased demands and pressure. By stabilizing and supporting the flow of nerve transmission for all your basic neurotransmitters, better mental performance and mood is supported.*

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Adrenal Helper™ Adrenal Helper™

Adrenal Helper™ supports healthy adrenal gland function, helps your body adapt to the demands of stress, and boosts energy and vitality. It is a hormone-free blend of adaptogenic herbs, including cordyceps, rhodiola, eleuthero, holy basil, and gamma oryzanol.*

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All three of the nutrients in Stress Helper are also available as individual supplements. One capsule of Stress Helper provides 350 mg of acetyl-l-carnitine, 150 mg of pantethine, and 50 mg of carnosine. The stand alone products contain 500 mg acetyl-l-carnitine per capsule, 300 mg pantethine per capsule, or 500 mg carnosine per capsule.

Some people take 2-3 Stress Helper per day and then use one or another individual product to boost the amount of a particular nutrient, like pantethine, into a higher range. Some people simply take higher amounts of Stress Helper (up to six per day). And others simply use one of these individual nutrients for a specific purpose.

Acetyl-L-Carnitine in the range of 1500 mg to 2000 mg a day is used specifically for memory support and higher levels of nerve wear and tear (see Substance P section). Pantethine in the range of 600 mg to 900 mg a day is used for adrenal fatigue and/or supporting the healthy metabolism of triglycerides and cholesterol. Carnosine in the range of 500 mg to 1500 mg a day is used for a high level of nerve protection and general anti-aging nutrition.*

Acetyl-L-Carnitine Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Acetyl-l-carnitine helps memory and cognitive function. It promotes better cellular energy and supports the natural production of both serotonin and dopamine. It helps naturally discharge substance P from the nerves.*

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Pantethine Pantethine

Pantethine fuels the production of Co-Enzyme A (CoA), in turn boosting overall energy production and adrenal hormone activation. It is a specific nutrient that helps burn fat for fuel, especially helpful to the liver to burn off stagnant fat. It directly supports healthy triglyceride and cholesterol metabolism.*

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Carnosine Carnosine

Carnosine is highly concentrated in the brain where it acts to protect brain cells. It works as part of your brain's antioxidant network as well as directly buffering brain cells from wear and tear. It helps reduce surplus histamine release in mast cells that may irritate your nerves. It also has rejuvenating effects on brain cells.*

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