My daughter started kindergarten a few weeks ago- talk about an emotional time! Due to the stress and anxiety about school, I wasn’t sleeping well. I would go to sleep fine, but wake in the night unable to get back to sleep, which would lead to being exhausted during the day- then the cycle would begin again each night.
At the health food store, I was talking, or rather, complaining to Sarah (another one of our employees). She mentioned Adrenasense by Natural Factors as a supplement she has been taking for nearly a year for the same issues. She said she used to have horrible problems of waking in the night and then not being able to get back to sleep, which would then ruin the next day since she was so tired. She said that she started using Adrenasense and that it had literally changed her life, and that of all the things we have at the store, it was her favorite.
After such a glowing recommendation, I thought I had to try it. The directions say to take 2 capsules at mid-day, up to a maximum of four pills per day. She said she started taking two in the morning and then two more after lunch, so that’s what I did as well. I’ve only just started taking it, but I feel like I’m already seeing benefits- better sleep in the night and being less tired during the day.
Adrenasense is a formula made up of five different adaptogenic herbs. Adaptogens are supplements which help the body to adapt to stress and bring it back into balance. The herbs in the blend help to energize the body gently while promoting calm and reducing anxiety. It’s quite a blend, so I thought I’d list the five herbs below along with a few of their benefits (a list which only scratches the surface of the many benefits of each herb, all of which I could write about forever).
Rhodiola is best known for its ability to reduce cortisol in the body, also known as the “stress hormone”. Seven different peer reviewed studies have reported its ability to reduce fatigue, and other studies have found it to have benefits for mood, stress, and for improving overall well being. Many people also find rhodiola to be beneficial for improving concentration and reducing “brain fog”. Other studies found that it helped to reduce depression and anxiety.
Suma is best known for enhancing athletic performance by giving the body an energy boost. Research has also reported anti aging benefits for suma as well as immune boosting properties.
Eleuthero is also known as Siberian ginseng. It has been used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine for increasing energy, reducing fatigue, and boosting the immune system. Interestingly, some research has even linked eleuthero as a therapy for reducing cold symptoms and severity. Eleuthero is also known for its use in aiding in concentration and mental focus.
Schisandra is a superfruit which has been long used for its anti aging and fatigue fighting effects. Schisandra has also been researched for its benefits for liver detoxification and improving liver function. It also has been demonstrated to help with lowering and normalizing both blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
Ashwaganda is an herb which has been gaining much notoriety of late for its impressive list of benefits which include stress relief, a reduction in anxiety and depression, and reducing cancer risk. Ashwaganda also has a protective and healing effects on the brain and has even been suggested as a possible therapy for neurodegenerative diseases life Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Many of the herbs listed above have benefits for hormonal balance as well, for women of all stages, which only add to its effectiveness.
I would very much recommend giving Adrenasense a try if you’re dealing with stress, sleeplessness, and night waking.