How Stress Essentials Licorice Complex Works
|Licorice Extract (root; Glycyrrhiza glabra; standardized to 25% (75 mg) glycyrrhizic acid)||300 mg||*|
|Rehmannia Radix Extract (root; Rehmannia glutinosa)||125 mg||*|
|Wild Yam Extract (root; Dioscorea oppositifolia)||125 mg||*|
|Ashwagandha Extract (root; Withania somnifera)||50 mg||*|
|* Daily Value (DV) not established.|| || |
Adaptogens promote a healthy response to stress and support adrenal function.
The herbal ingredients in Stress Essentials Licorice Complex may help support normal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function, support neurotransmitter function, and contain steroidal saponins that may act as precursors to adrenal hormones.
Licorice root powder extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is highly regarded for its adrenocorticoid activity associated with the active component glycyrrhizic acid. This binds with glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid receptors to increase free cortisol within the body.1,4 The mineralocorticoid further inhibits the enzyme 11-beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase which also increases free cortisol.
Ashwagandha root extract (Withania somnifera) is the preeminent ingredient found in formulations that support healthy stress response due to its adaptogenic activity and anxiolytic effect. Ashwagandha includes withanolides, sitoindosides, and other alkaloids, constituents that support cells from oxidative damage. Research further shows that the withanolides have a sterol structure that gives ashwagandha glucocorticoidlike effects allowing it to be such a powerful adaptogen.
Rehmannia radix root extract (Rehmannia glutinosa) is known to have more than 70 compounds and trace elements with numerous actions in the immune and endocrine system. It helps promote the function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the release of steroid hormones by supporting healthy adrenal cortex function.
Wild yam root (Dioscorea oppositifolia) is thought to behave as a precursor to adrenal hormones due to its steroidal saponins and sapogenins—the material used in the synthesis of steroidal hormones. Research shows that wild yam root has significant antioxidant and antiinflammatory activity thereby supporting a healthy endocrine system.
Why Use Stress Essentials Licorice Complex?
Research cited herein suggests that the herbal extracts in Stress Essentials Licorice Complex are potent adaptogens in supporting healthy adrenal function and promoting a balanced cortisol response. In turn, these nutrients help promote a healthy response to stress within the body which is critical for overall health.