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- Helps reduce the symptoms of stress, such as fatigue, sleeplessness, irritability, and inability to concentrate
- Helps to temporarily promote relaxation
- Helps in the function of the thyroid gland
- A factor in the maintenance of good health
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Why TLS ACTS is the best!
Even in seemingly good times, stress is something we cannot escape; not only does it have a harmful effect on us mentally, but it can also wreak havoc on us physically – including in our waistlines. When we are faced with stress, our bodies go into fight or flight response and certain hormones are released by the adrenal gland, hormones that would give the body a burst of energy and strength. This response used to be beneficial to our ancestors, allowing their bodies to physically fight or run away when faced with danger. But in today’s society, this response acts much differently, taking place as a result of stressful days at the office or traffic jam on your way home. The response is supposed to return to normal once the perceived threat is gone, but if the body is unable to return to normalcy due to increased stress levels, it could have a negative effect upon the body with symptoms, including adrenal fatigue, suppressed thyroid function, an imbalance in blood sugar levels, and increased abdominal (adipose) fat.
One of the hormones released during this fight or flight response is cortisol, which increases blood sugar, suppresses the immune system, and aids in fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism. Under normal circumstances, cortisol helps restore homeostasis after stress. The problem is that constant stress leads to a constant state of cortisol production, which stimulates glucose production. This excess glucose is typically converted into fat, ending up as stored fat. High cortisol levels can also lead to binge eating. Not only do high cortisol levels make you want to keep on snacking, but excess cortisol also contributes to storing more belly fat, which is known to be a bit harder to lose.
Cortisol assists the thyroid hormone in working more efficiently, and the correct amount of cortisol – not too high or too low – supports normal thyroid function. When cortisol gets too high, triggered by the adrenal glands response to elevated stress, it causes a delayed response to the thyroid hormone receptors. When this occurs, the hormones aren't allowed to work at optimal levels, leaving you feeling sluggish, leading to a higher chance of stress eating, and giving up physical activity. When you're battling adrenal fatigue, it is difficult to lose weight for several reasons. Not only are you exhausted and lack the physical energy to exercise the way that you used to, but those suffering with adrenal fatigue also crave high fat sweets and salty foods, turning to food as a way to comfort them and aid in assisting their exhausted adrenal glands. The combination of being sedentary, having no energy and eating chips and cookies makes it seemingly impossible to lose weight, but there is hope, and it can be done without worsening your already delicate state of health, and without feeling famished.
TLS ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid & Stress Support Formula, specially formulated with Holy basil and Ashwagandha, works specifically to promote healthy thyroid function, and to reduce the symptoms of stress, such as fatigue, sleeplessness, irritability and inability to concentrate.
Sensoril Trim/Ashwagandha Root Extract
Ashwagandha has antioxidant, anti-anxiety and sedative properties. It has been proven to act as an adaptogen by helping to inhibit occasional fatigue, boost energy, promote emotional well-being and counteract the negative effects of stress. Preliminary evidence suggests ashwagandha helps to regulate stress-induced levels of dopamine receptors in the corpus striatum of the brain. It also appears to promote normal levels of plasma corticosterone, blood urea nitrogen and blood lactic acid. Acting as an adaptogen, ashwagandha reduces stress placed on adrenals to perform, thereby helping to decrease the possibility of adrenal fatigue. Though the exact mechanisms by which ashwagandha works are unknown; one hypothesis is that it functions by way of GABA-mimetic activity which acts independently of GABA receptors. In addition to its adaptogenic properties, ashwagandha may promote normal regulation of thyroid function. It has been shown to promote healthy serum levels of the thyroid hormones triodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), both of which are important in promoting normal metabolism.
Holy basil has adaptogenic and calming activities. Research shows holy basil may help to promote normal plasma corticosterone levels, hepatic and renal functions, help maintain normal blood glucose levels, and inhibit several other stress-related issues. Though the exact mechanism of action is not known, it is believed that much of holy basil's effect comes from its high content of eugenol, caryophyllene and triterpenoic acids, such as ursolic and oleanolic acids. Studies have shown eugenol to be effective promoting normal cyclooxygenase 2 (COX 2), an enzyme involved with the inflammatory response.
L-Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea and some mushrooms. Preliminary evidence suggests that l-theanine might induce subjective feelings of tranquility in healthy people. It is believed that l-theanine may work by promoting normal levels of the neurotransmitters GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) and dopamine in the central nervous system. GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter which promotes calming effects at the cellular level. Dopamine aids in the regulation of many functions within the brain in regards to behavior, cognition, sleep, mood, attention and memory, and is often associated with the ‘reward’ or ‘pleasure’ center of the brain.
Passion flower has sedative and relaxation effects. Some studies have pointed to the flavonoids in passion flower, such as apigenin, vitexin and isovitexin as the primary constituents responsible for its effects. Research suggests apigenin can bind to central benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, possibly causing relaxation and helping regulate mood without impairing memory or motor skills.
Bacopin (Bacopa monniera Leaf)
Bacopa monniera, also referred to as brahmi, has a long history of use in Ayurvedic health for memory enhancement, support of learning and mood enhancement. Constituents of bacopa, specifically bacosides A and B, have been shown to support learning ability, cognitive performance and improve mood. Bacopa also contains the flavonoids apigenin and luteolin. Research suggests apigenin can bind to central benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, possibly causing relaxation, and helping regulate mood without impairing memory or motor skills.
Rhodiola rosea Root Extract
Rhodiola, or roseroot, acts as an antioxidant and adaptogen, promotes relaxation and mental clarity, and helps to improve mood. Research suggests that salidroside, one of over 30 compounds found in rhodiola, is responsible for its stimulating and adaptogenic effects. Within the brain, rhodiola appears to influence the level, activity and transport of monoamine neurotransmitters, such as dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine, and serotonin. Rhodiola has been proposed to promote healthy neurotransmitter levels.
The most important function of iodine is promoting normal thyroid function and contributing to the body’s normal production of thyroid hormones. Iodine is absolutely crucial in maintaining optimal thyroid health.
Eleuthero Root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) Extract
Research has shown that eleuthero root, also known as Siberian ginseng, has antioxidant, adaptogenic, sedative, as well as many other effects. As an adaptogen it helps in promoting normal regulation of the endocrine system's response to stressors. The active compounds in eleuthero root, eleutherosides, are believed to help in a more efficient regulation of the stress response and healthy levels of cortisol. Other research suggests that it may help to support feelings of well-being, reduce occasional fatigue, and to improve memory and cognitive performance.
How should I take this product?
Take two capsules per day. You may take one pill or both pills at the same time, depending on your preference. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond one month.
What other nutritional supplements could augment the biological effects of this product?
Isotonix Advanced B-Complex and Isotonix Multi-vitamin.
How does it promote relaxation without making you tired?
The Siberian ginseng and the ashwagandha help to reduce the body’s response to stress levels but don’t make you drowsy. Ginseng acts similarly to caffeine but doesn’t make you jittery and won’t deplete your energy.
Can I take TLS ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress Support Formula instead of my prescription?
No. TLS ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress Support Formula is not intended to replace any prescription medication. TLS ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid & Stress Support Formula is a natural reliever of sudden stress. It is intended for use during or after engaging in stressful activities. You should contact your physician before changing or discontinuing the use of any prescription medications.
If I am on a prescription for anxiety, is it safe to use TLS ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid & Stress Support Formula?
You should consult your doctor before taking any dietary supplement. The ingredients in TLS ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid & Stress Support Formula may have side effects, so make sure to contact your physician before mixing them.
What is the relationship between Cortisol and the Thyroid?
Cortisol levels have a direct relationship with the thyroid and they act synergistically with one another. Cortisol assists the thyroid hormone in working more efficiently. The correct amount of cortisol – not too high or too low – supports normal thyroid function. When cortisol gets too high, triggered by the adrenal glands response to unwanted stress, it causes a delayed or absent response from the tissues to the thyroid hormone signal. This absent or delayed response from the tissues causes resistance from the thyroid hormone receptors. When cortisol gets too high, and this resistance occurs, it requires more hormones to create the same effect. That’s why elevated stress, which elevates cortisol levels, leads to a sluggish feeling. The hormones aren’t allowed to work at optimal levels. Every cell in the body has receptors for both cortisol and thyroid, and nearly every cellular process requires an optimal functioning thyroid.
How does TLS ACTS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid & Stress Support Formula support weight management?
When our bodies experience stress, we switch into fight or flight mode – our body’s response to perceived threat or danger. As a result, our bodies prepare to be sustained by building up energy (aka, fat) and strength for the battle. This response used to be beneficial to our ancestors, but now this response can be triggered in not so appropriate situations and repetitively. Stress can physically cause us to put on extra weight — and keep it there. Whenever we are under stress, our bodies release certain hormones by the adrenal gland — adrenalin and cortisol, cortisol being the primary stress hormone. Cortisol is a potent signal to do two things — increase appetite and store fat. Increased cortisol in our body tells our brain that we're hungry, while at the same time telling our fat cells to store and hold onto as much fat as they can. TLS Adrenal, Cortisol, Thyroid and Stress Support Formula is a natural dietary supplement designed to help the body adapt to stress, promoting healthy levels of cortisol, while enhancing and stabilizing mood, and supporting thyroid function.
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A lot calmer
I have been taking these (twice a day) for over a year now and I have found that it has helped me with my mood and how I handle the stressful situations of my work week.
Whenever I feel a bit stressed, I realize it is because I forgot to take my ACTS for the day.
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My calming aid
I have been taking 2 capsules of TLS ACTS an hour before bed. It helps me having more restful sleep. Love it.
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It simply works
Definitely notice a huge difference in managing stress since I started taking the product. All my clients swear by it...they sleep better and notice less craving for sweets so I decided to try myself. My go to product to help me in the time of needs when I feel over stressed.
Stressed No More
What I love about this company is that there are several different products that can be used for whatever ails you and they all work!
by Shu Meih
I'm someone who gets stressed easily but ACTS has been a life saver to me! Love it so much.