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Brand: Now Foods     Categories: Cortisol Blockers / Relora / Stress / Weight Loss


 

Super Cortisol Support

 

NOW® Super Cortisol Support is an herbal and nutritional formula designed to support healthy adrenal function and maintain healthy cortisol levels. The adrenal glands help the body respond and adjust to stress generated from both internal and external forces. Under chronic stress, cortisol can be overproduced, resulting in weight gain and difficulty in managing healthy blood sugar levels. Super Cortisol Support combines adaptogenic herbs with Chromium, Corosolic Acid and Relora® to help the body manage the negative effects of stress such as excess abdominal fat deposition, overeating, and low energy levels.

 

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Super Cortisol Support

Super Cortisol Support  90  Vcap


Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Vcap®

Amount per
serving
% Daily*
Value

Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)

33

mg

60%

Pantothenic Acid (from Calcium Pantothenate)

10

mg

100%

Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate and Ascorbate)

12

mg

2%

Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide)

8

mg

2%

Chromium (from Chromium Chelavite® AAC)

20

mcg

15%

Relora® (A proprietary blend of plant extracts Magnolia officinalis and Phellodendron amurense Standardized to 1.5% Honokiol and 0.1% Berberine)

200

mg

**

Green Tea Extract (Camelia sinensis) (Leaf) (min. 95% Total Polyphenols and 50% EGCg)

90

mg

**

Soy Lecithin

50

mg

**

Ashwagandha Extract (Withania somnifera) (Root) (min. 4.5% Withanolides)

20

mg

**

Holy Basil Extract (Ocimum tenulflorum) (Leaf) (min. 2% Ursolic Acid)

20

mg

**

Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) (Whole Fruiting Body)

20

mg

**

Rhodiola Extract (Rhodiola rosea) (Root) (min. 3% Rosavins)

20

mg

**

Banaba Extract (Lagerstroemia speciosa) (Leaf) (min. 1% Corosolic Acid)

4

mg

**

*Percent Daily Values are based on the 2000 Calorie Diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Daily value not established.

 

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® 2 to 3 times daily.

 

Free of: sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, milk, egg or preservatives.

 

Other Ingredients: Cellulose (capsule), Modified Food and Corn Starch, Silica, Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source), Magnesium Carbonate, Dextrin, Gum Acacia, and Maltodextrin.

 

Vegetarian Formula.

 

Super Cortisol Support Fact Sheet

 

Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA
10/1/05

 

LIKELY USERS: People under a lot of stress; People who suffer from stress-related eating; People who may have metabolic syndrome (Syndrome X);


KEY INGREDIENTS: Relora®13, Rhodiola14-20, Reishi 21-24, Green Tea Extract25-32, Holy Basil, Ashwaganda, Banaba, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium Ascorbate, Magnesium, Lecithin, Chromium

 

MAIN PRODUCT FEATURES: NOW® Super Cortisol Support is an herbal and nutritional formula designed to support healthy adrenal function and maintain healthy cortisol levels. The adrenal glands help the body respond and adjust to stress generated from both internal and external forces. Under chronic stress, cortisol can be overproduced, resulting in weight gain and difficulty in managing healthy blood sugar levels. Super Cortisol Support combines adaptogenic herbs with Chromium, Corosolic Acid and Relora® to help the body manage the negative effects of stress such as abdominal obesity, overeating and low energy levels.

 

ADDITIONAL PRODUCT USE INFORMATION & QUALITY ISSUES:

Reishi, Rhodiola, Ashwaganda, and Holy Basil support healthy energy levels throughout the day1-6.
Reishi, Rhodiola, Ashwaganda, and Holy Basil support healthy immunity1-9.
Along with Chromium, and Corosolic Acid, these herbs also help to support healthy serum glucose levels1-12.
Relora® has been included in this formula to alleviate symptoms associated with stress such as irritability and nervous tension13.

 

This formula is recommended by Hyla Cass, MD.

 

This is the first Cortisol formula to use Relora®, a natural proprietary blend of a patented (U.S. Patent No. US 6,582,735) extract of Magnolia officinalis and a patent-pending extract from Phellodendron amurense. Relora® was developed as an ingredient for dietary supplements and functional foods that could be used in stress management and for stress-related appetite control. This patented blend of plant extracts is the result of screening more than fifty plant fractions from traditional plant medicines used around the world. Relora® has excellent stress management properties without causing sedation. Overweight adults may have excessive abdominal fat due to stress-related overeating. Relora® appears to maintain healthy hormone levels in stressed individuals and act as an aid in controlling weight and stress-related eating.33

 

SERVING SIZE & HOW TO TAKE IT: One capsule, two to three times a day.

 

COMPLEMENTARY PRODUCTS: Holy Basil, Green Tea, L-Theanine, Licorice Root, Vitamin C, Eleuthero Root, Pantothenic acid

 

CAUTIONS

SPECIFIC: Some of these ingredients may support the body’s blood sugar controls, so people taking blood sugar medications should inform their physician before using Super Cortisol Support, and their glucose should be monitored when taking this formula so their medication strength can be modulated appropriately to avoid an overdose of medication.
No side effects have been noted for this dosage of Relora®.

 

GENERAL: Pregnant and lactating women, children and people using prescription drugs should consult their physician before taking any dietary supplement. This information is based on my own knowledge and references, and should not be used as diagnosis, prescription or as a specific product claim. This document has not been reviewed by the FDA or by the company posting it. Information given here may vary from what is shown on the product label because this represents my own professional experience and understanding of the science underlying the formula and ingredients. When taking any new formula, use common sense and cautiously increase to the full dose over time.


Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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