Support your hormones for easier stress management

The best and most essential way to support your body’s mental and physical performance after demanding times in your life is to ensure the adrenal glands are functioning in top shape. When you are faced with physical and mental stressors, your adrenal glands are responsible for releasing hormones into your system. However, chronic stress can negatively affect your psychological and physical health. The consequences of untreated chronic stress can trigger a wide variety of significant medical issues including anxiety, depression, coronary heart disease (CHD), insomnia and obesity [1]

Stress management is all about adaptation

FemmeCalm Energy Formula contains an effective combination of adaptogens, botanicals that help the body adapt to stress. Adaptogens buffer the effects of stress naturally by modifying interactions between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal glands that control responses to stress.

All FemmeCalm products, including Energy Formula, are formulated based on scientific research and contain standardized extracts of key botanicals known to support women’s specific health issues.

Rhodiola

Rhodiola rosea, also known as arctic rose or golden root, is a plant that typically comes from the cold mountainous regions of Asia and Europe.[2] It is a well-studied adaptogen known to improve both physical and mental endurance during stressful situations. A clinical trial examined the effects of a twice-daily dose of 200 mg Rhodiola rosea extract on 101 participants. After four weeks, participants were found to have a significant decrease in symptoms of stress, such as exhaustion, irritability, anxiety, and impaired concentration. [3]

Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng) and Suma

Eleuthero and suma reduce symptoms of fatigue. Suma is a rambling ground vine that has been traditionally used in South American herbal medicine and contains a medley of beneficial phytonutrients that contribute to the natural composition of Energy Formula.

Eleuthero is a shrub found in Northeastern Asia, specifically in Eastern Siberia. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to help increase energy. Clinical studies have demonstrated eleuthro can reduce stress, fatigue and support the immune system.[4]

Schisandra and Ashwagandha

Schisandra and ashwagandha boost immunity and calm the nervous system. Schisandra is a plant native to East Asia and has long been used by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine.

Schisandra and ashwagandha both originate from Eastern healing traditions and have long been used to invigorate the body. Schisandra is a plant native to East Asia, commonly used by practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. It has also been extensively studied in Russia since the early 1960s for its adaptogenic qualities, having been found to enhance endurance, accuracy of movement and mental performance. [5]

Ashwagandha, known as Indian ginseng, is an important herb in Ayurvedic medicine, referred to as a “royal herb” because of its many rejuvenating effects on the human body. It has been studied for a variety of effects, including as an adaptogen, antioxidant, immunomodulator and anti-inflammatory, amongst other uses.[6]

Get the nutritional support you need to help relieve some of the symptoms of mental and physical stress.

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[2] Wyk, Ben-Erik Van, and Michael Wink. Medicinal Plants of the World: An Illustrated Scientific Guide to Important Medicinal Plants and Their Uses. Portland: Timber, 2004. Print, 271.

[3] Edwards et al. (2012). Therapeutic effects and safety of Rhodiola rosea extract WS® 1375 in subjects with life-stress symptoms – Results of an open-label study. Phytotherapy Research, 26, 1220-1225.

[4] Alternative Medicine Review. (2006). Eleutherococcus senticosus Monograph. Alternative Medicine Review, 11(2): 151-155.

[5] Panossian et al. (2009). Evidence-based efficacy of adaptogens in fatigue, and molecular mechanisms related to their stress-protective activity. Current Clinical Pharmacology, 4,198-219.

[6] Chandrasekhar et al. (2012). A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, 34(3), 255-262.