About Cortisol Manager
Cortisol Manager is a formula specifically created to help the body regain hormonal balance when going through periods of stress. The carefully-selected ingredients contribute to the reduction of anxiety while the botanicals included in the product also support normal cortisol levels and normal relaxation.
How Cortisol Manager Works
When we are exposed to an acute stressor, our body instantly forwards the production of the so-called stress hormone, cortisol – you could consider it the “first responder” the body sends when feeling “threatened” (the stressor is the enemy here). Via a complex procedure where the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus send signals to the adrenal cortex, which, in turns, stimulates the production of cortisol, the body tries to find its balance again and regulate its internal condition so that we can return to a normal stress-free life. Depending on how well the body is handling stress at that time, the secretion of cortisol may vary. Generally, it reaches its zenith in the early morning hours when we need to wake up and start executing our tasks and then declines as we move further into the day.
Cortisol Manager has been formulated to help maintain our alertness throughout the day, without feeling neither too exhausted nor too stressed. Instead, the product promotes relaxation and balances cortisol levels as a means to let us enjoy a restful night’s sleep when that time comes.
Cortisol & Health – A Crucial Link
Besides a hormone that the body releases during stress, cortisol also affects the body in several other ways. To begin with, almost every single cell within the human body has cortisol receptors, which shows that it is a vital component for our good health and our cell’s normal function. Classified as one of the steroid hormones, cortisol can help with memory formulation, reduce inflammation, regulate the metabolism, and control blood sugar levels.
All that aside, it is also found to have a controlling effect on the water-salt balance, and, in turns, plays a vital role in keeping blood pressure within normal levels. In women, cortisol is a primary fetus-supporting hormone during pregnancy. One of the problems related to high cortisol levels is Cushing Syndrome, a condition that is distinguished by elevated cortisol levels in the blood – something that is sometimes caused by tumors on the adrenal or pituitary gland. In this case, the individual experiences sudden weight gain in certain areas of their body, especially the core, such as the chest, abdomen, and face. More than often, these symptoms are accompanied by changes in the skin, high blood pressure, and a flushed face, along with mood swings. In women, high cortisol levels may affect their menstrual cycle and libido.
On the other hand, low levels of cortisol can lead to Addison disease, a rare condition that is also known as Primary Adrenal Insufficiency. When that occurs, the body attacks its own adrenal glands (autoimmune disease), and symptomatology includes muscle loss, mood swings, fatigue, and skin changes.
Cortisol Manager Ingredients
The stress-reducing proprietary blend contains:
Ashwagandha leaf extract and root – An ancient medicinal herb that has been used to improve concentration, fight stress and boost energy levels from 3,000 years ago. It can also help lower blood sugar levels, cortisol levels, and anxiety while it may improve brain function and reduce inflammation, among others.
L-theanine – An amino acid that is believed to stimulate the alpha waves in the brain and promote a more awake, focused, and at the same time, relaxed state of mind.
Phosphatidylserine (soy) – An amino acid that is a powerful stress-fighting agent which lowers cortisol, aids memory, and supports cognitive function.
Magnolia bark extract – A compound that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to promote sleep and address nervous tension and anxiety. These attributes are believed to derive from a natural ingredient in the bark, namely honokiol.
Epimedium – It affects the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus and helps balance the metabolic and adrenal function to aid the body recover in the face of stress burnout.
Other ingredients: Carnauba wax, vegetable glycerin, soy lecithin, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide color, magnesium stearate, modified cellulose, stearic acid, modified cellulose gum, cellulose, and dextrose.
- Cortisol Manager does NOT contain yeast, wheat, preservatives, compounds of animal origin, gluten, dairy products, or artificial flavoring.
- The recommended serving size is one tablet before bedtime unless your healthcare practitioner instructs otherwise.
- During periods of elevated stress, you may double the dosage.
- The formula is safe for use every night.
- Always consult your healthcare professional before taking a supplement, Cortisol Manager included, if you are nursing or pregnant.
- The statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
- Under no circumstance can Cortisol Manager be used to treat, cure, diagnose or prevent disease.
About the Manufacturer
Integrative Therapeutics is a nutritional supplements manufacturer that has been providing healthcare professional with highly researched, innovative products for more than 15 years. The company has a product line that exceeds 300 formulas which blend the best of nutritional science and ingredients; formulas that have been used for thousands of years to treat from basic nutrition to more serious health conditions. With exceptional attention to detail, they monitor every stage of the manufacturing process, from the selection of the raw ingredients to the final product testing that takes place at their GMP and NSF-certified facilities.
Apart from Cortisol Manager, other top-rated products are GI-supporting Similase GFCF, Zinc Carnosine, Theracurmin, for a stronger immune system, and Cortisol Manager to help promote healthy adrenal function.