- Supports Healthy and Optimal Adrenal Gland Function
- Supports Healthy Cortisol Levels
Stress hits us all, some more than others. Stress can essentially strip all of the nutrients away from where it's needed, like building important regulatory hormones. Our Adrenal hormones are needed in order to regulate our complicated day to day processes, staying focused, and sleep properly. Blackstone Labs set out to support these Adrenal hormones with its proprietary, cutting-edge formula, Adrenal Care. Blackstone Labs specifically designed Adrenal Care to promote sound HPA axis gland structure and adrenal fatigue recovery.
Inositol Hexanicotinate (750mg)Inositol hexanicotinate (INH), often marketed as "no flush" niacin, allows you to derive the substantial metabolic benefits of niacin (vit. B3) without the uncomfortable flushing sensation that often accompanies supplemental niacin.
DMAE (750mg)DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) can readily cross the blood brain barrier where it then acts as both a protective compound and helps the body synthesize its primary neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. DMAE supplementation has shown a variety of therapeutic benefits for cognitive disorders like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and memory lapses.
Bovine Adrenal Gland Extract (500mg)Glandular extracts come from the hormone-producing glands of animals and are beneficial for individuals not getting adequate daily nutrients—particularly those that support the adrenal and thyroid glands. Glandular extracts often have a tonic effect on the body by correcting deficiencies of limiting adrenal nutrients required for the synthesis of protective or energetic hormones.
Magnesium Glycinate (300mg)Magnesium is the second most prevalent electrolyte in the human body, an essential dietary mineral, and (perhaps most importantly) the most commonly deficient mineral in the standard American diet. In the context of the adrenals, magnesium helps the body, from its muscles down to its literal cells, relax. Relaxed cells are able to then achieve a high-energy state associated with rest and repair. Overstimulated cells are calcium dominant, and the magnesium displaces the calcium. In states of adrenal fatigue, cells are chronically overstimulated and thus exhausted. Magnesium counteracts this overexcited state. This particular form of magnesium, glycinate, is readily absorbed from the intestine and less likely to produce gastrointestinal side-effects like diarrhea and bloating.
Glycyrrhetinic Acid (Licorice Extract) (200mg)Glycyrrhetinic Acid inhibits both 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase enzymes (Type 1 and Type 2, the enzymes that control cortisol levels), with slightly more effect on the Type I (Anti-cortisol) than Type II (Pro-cortisol). Therefore, the net effect is a reduction in serum cortisol (a stress hormone that is chronically elevated in those with adrenal fatigue). The decrease in cortisol increase has been noted to be 39-50% after 3-500mg glycyrrhetinic acid (the active ingredient in Adrenal Care)—which is substantial. In other words, the glycyrrhetinic acid in Adrenal Care can potentially cut your stress levels (as measured by cortisol) in half.
Korean Ginseng (1% eleutherosides) (100mg)An herb used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for thousands of years, eleutherococcus reduces lethargy and fatigue, improves stamina and endurance, and boosts resilience to environmental stressors.
Huperzine A (Huperzia Serrata) (moss) (300mcg)Huperzine A's most recognized and desired action is inhibiting the acetylcholinesterase enzyme. This effect, coupled with co-ingestion of a choline donor like the DMAE in Adrenal Care, prolongs and magnifies the benefits. In addition to positive effects on mood and muscle contraction, huperzine A can even improve learning.