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Adaptogens are superplants that help your body adapt to stress

Why We're Stressed

How Adaptogens Can Help

More Than a Quick Fix

The stress hormone, called cortisol, is our primary fight-or-flight hormone, and its release triggers an adrenal response causing physiological changes such as spikes in heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar.

Unfortunately, when you experience ongoing stress (like most people today), your body is flooded with this stress hormone, which can cause fatigue, distraction, restlessness and occasional stress.

Adaptogens work like a thermostat. They read when your adrenal response is too high or too low, and work with your body to help balance cortisol levels (stress hormones).*

That’s why Elements is formulated with clinically-effective levels of adaptogens to give your body what it needs when it feels off balance — Vitality, Focus, Calm and Sleep.

Things like caffeine and sugar can be effective — but when they wear off, they can leave you feeling worse.

Elements is different because each dose contains clinically-effective levels of adaptogens. Making them part of your daily routine will give you benefits you feel now and wellness you’ll feel over time.*

Why We're Stressed

How Adaptogens Can Help

More Than a Quick Fix

The stress hormone, called cortisol, is our primary fight-or-flight hormone, and its release triggers an adrenal response causing physiological changes such as spikes in heart rate, blood pressure and blood sugar.

Unfortunately, when you experience ongoing stress (like most people today), your body is flooded with this stress hormone, which can cause fatigue, distraction, restlessness and occasional stress.

Adaptogens work like a thermostat. They read when your adrenal response is too high or too low, and work with your body to help balance cortisol levels (stress hormones).*

That’s why Elements is formulated with clinically-effective levels of adaptogens to give your body what it needs when it feels off balance — Vitality, Focus, Calm and Sleep.

Things like caffeine and sugar can be effective — but when they wear off, they can leave you feeling worse.

Elements is different because each dose contains clinically-effective levels of adaptogens. Making them part of your daily routine will give you benefits you feel now and wellness you’ll feel over time.*

Clinically-Effective Levels of Adaptogens

Developed with an experienced Ethnobotanist, Doctor of Psychonutrition, and the foremost food innovation agency, each dose of Elements includes levels of Adaptogens that have been studied and shown to be effective in humans. Below is the list of double-blind case studies and reviews done on adaptogens that have informed our formulas.

Meet our Adaptogens

Rhodiola

Schisandra

Holy Basil

Ashwagandha

Also called the “golden root,” Rhodiola has been used for centuries by Tibetan healers, Chinese emperors, and Vikings to promote health and endurance. Fast forward to today and clinical trials show that Rhodiola helps enhance energy and mental performance under stressful conditions.*

Each dose of Vitality has clinically-effective levels of Rhodiola — it’s like a wake-up call for your energy and mood.*

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Meet our Adaptogens

Rhodiola

Schisandra

Holy Basil

Ashwagandha

Long used in ancient Chinese medicine, Schisandra berries were so important that they were often gifted to the Emperor. Now, clinical trials have shown that Schisandra can increase mental performance and concentration and can also decreases mental fatigue.*

Each dose of Focus has clinically-effective levels of Schisandra — it’s like tunnel vision for your to-do list.*

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Meet our Adaptogens

Rhodiola

Schisandra

Holy Basil

Ashwagandha

Holy Basil’s adaptogenic properties have long been known to help relieve the effects of occasional stress and promote tranquility. Today, clinical trials have confirmed that Holy Basil lowers stress (cortisol) levels and promotes a healthy mood.*

Each dose of Calm has clinically-effective levels of Holy Basil — it’s like a deep breath for your mind.*

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Meet our Adaptogens

Rhodiola

Schisandra

Holy Basil

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is known as one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic medicine. Fast forward to today and clinical trials have shown that Ashwaganha promotes sleep and physical health. *

Each dose of Sleep has clinically-effective levels of Ashwagandha — it’s like a gentle guide to a restful state.*

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Clinical Studies on Adaptogens

Rhodiola

Schisandra

Holy Basil

Ashwagandha

A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of the stimulating and adaptogenic effect of Rhodiola rosea SHR-5 extract on the fatigue of students caused by stress during an examination period with a repeated low-dose regimen

The objective was to investigate the stimulating and normalizing effect of the adaptogen Rhodiola rosea extract SHR-5 in foreign students during a stressful examination period. The study was performed as a double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled with low repeated dose regime. The study drug and the placebo were taken for 20 days by the students during an examination period. The physical and mental performance were assessed before and after the period, based on objective as well as on subjective evaluation. The most significant improvement in the SHR-5 group was seen in physical fitness, mental fatigue and neuro-motoric tests (p <0.01). The self-assessment of the general well-being was also significantly (p < 0.05) better in the verum group.

Spasov AA, Wikman GK, Mandrikov VB, et al. Phytomedicine 2000;7:85-89

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Rhodiola rosea in stress induced fatigue — a double blind cross-over study of a standardized extract SHR-5 with a repeated low-dose regimen on the mental performance of healthy physicians during night duty

The perceptive and cognitive cerebral functions mentioned above (part of the Fatigue Index) were investigated using 5 different tests. A statistically significant improvement in these tests was observed in the treatment group (RRE) during the first two weeks period. No side-effects were reported for either treatment noted. These results suggest that RRE can reduce general fatigue under certain stressful conditions.

Darbinyan V, Kteyan A, Panossian A, Gabrielian E, Wikman G, Wagner H. Phytomedicine. 2000 Oct;7(5):365-71.

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Acute Rhodiola rosea intake can improve endurance exercise performance

Conclusion: Acute Rhodiola rosea intake can improve endurance exercise capacity in young healthy volunteers.

De Bock K, Eijnde BO, Ramaekers M, Hespel P. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2004 

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Evidence-based efficacy of adaptogens in fatigue, and molecular mechanisms related to their stress-protective activity

Good scientific evidence has been documented in trials in which Schisandra chinensis and Eleutherococcus senticosus increased endurance and mental performance in patients with mild fatigue and weakness.

Panossian A, Wikman G. Curr Clin Pharmacol. 2009 Sep;4(3):198- 219. Epub 2009 Sep 1. Review.

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Schisandra Berry: Analytical, quality control, and therapeutic monograph

Upton R, ed. Santa Cruz, CA: American Herbal Pharmacopoeia 1999;1-25.

Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum Linn.) leaf extract enhances specific cognitive parameters in healthy adult volunteers: A placebo controlled study

Intergroup comparison revealed a significant improvement of the following cognitive parameters in the EtOS (ethanolic extract of holy basil) as compared to the placebo: reaction time (RT) and error rate (ER) of Sternberg test, RT of neutral task of Stroop, RT and ER of interference task of Stroop. The intra-group comparison of P300 latency, salivary cortisol, and State-Trait Anxiety Inventory showed improvement over time in the EtOS group alone, though the inter-group difference was significant in the P300 latency alone. There were no changes in heart rate (HR), AHR, or galvanic skin response (GSR) or AGSR.

Sampath S, Mahapatra SC, Padhi MM, Sharma R, Talwar A. Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2015 Jan-Mar;59(1):69-77.

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A standardized Withania somnifera extract significantly reduces stressrelated parameters in chronically stressed humans; A double-blind, randomized, placebocontrolled study

Researchers evaluated a series of objective and subjective variables. Results showed significant reduction in cortisol and C-reactive protein, and significant increase in DHEA at all doses Significant reduction in fasting blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides at the 125 mg twice daily dose and 250 mg twice daily dose. Significant reduction in stress, anxiety, irritability, inability to concentrate, forgetfulness, sleeplessness, fatigue, and other subjective indicators of stress at all doses

Auddy B, et al. 2008. JANA 11:50-56

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