Women Sense AdrenaSense
AdrenaSense is a natural formula containing rhodiola, suma, Siberian ginseng, schisandra, and ashwagandha. Health care practitioners recommend AdrenaSense to help improve mental and physical performance after periods of exhaustion and to temporarily promote relaxation.
Roseroot (Rhodiola rosea) has been shown to have a calming effect, while also being able to energize the body. When people suffering from stress were given rhodiola in an open-label study, they reported a significant improvement. Clinicians rated 67.1% of them as experiencing “relevant global improvement” and only 12.4% of them as having no change. Tests of disability for work/school, social life, and family/home all improved significantly (1). During the intense stress of final exams, students who took rhodiola during a double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study showed a significant improvement in their grades as well as their mental fatigue and well-being compared to students who took a placebo (2). Other research has also found that rhodiola decreases mental fatigue and aids relaxation, while increasing work capacity, coordination, and general well-being (3). A double-blind study found that a single dose of rhodiola extract given to cadets who were fatigued and stressed had a significant anti-fatigue effect on their capacity to do mental work (4).
Siberian ginseng, also known as Eleutherococcus senticosus, has been shown in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to reduce heart rate in response to stress and, in women, to reduce blood pressure, suggesting that it helps with adaptation to stress (7). A review of clinical studies on Siberian ginseng in healthy people in normal and stressful conditions found that this herb has the ability to improve mental and physical work capacity as well as quality of work (8).
Research has shown schisandra to be an adaptogen that improves mental performance and increases work capacity (9).
Suma possesses possible adaptogenic properties. It is traditionally held to improve resistance to stress, and to relieve fatigue and increase energy. It is used for extreme stress and physical as well as mental exhaustion.
Ashwagandha has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India as an adaptogenic herb with the ability to rejuvenate while relieving stress and anxiety. Modern research has confirmed ashwagandha’s ability to relieve both stress and promote relaxation.
Ashwagandha root extract has been compared to a placebo in healthy people with low sense of well-being and high-sense of stress. At the end of the 60-day randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, scores of perceived stress dropped by 44% in the ashwagandha group versus a drop of only 5% in the placebo group. Importantly, levels of the adrenal stress hormone cortisol dropped by almost 28% in the herb group, but by only 8% in the placebo group (11).
Recommended adult dose:
1 capsule 2 times daily with food or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Each 2 vegetarian capsules contain
Roseroot Extract (Rhodiola rosea) (root) (3.5% rosavins) 200 mg
Suma Powder (Pfaffia paniculata) (root) 200 mg
Siberian Ginseng Extract (Eleutherococcus senticosus) (root) (0.25% eleutheroside B, 0.4% eleutheroside E) 200 mg
Schisandra Extract (Schisandra chinensis) (fruit) (2% schisandrins) 160 mg
Ashwagandha Extract (Withania somnifera) (root) (1.5% withanolides) 160 mg
Microcrystalline cellulose, vegetarian capsule (cellulose, purified water), vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
This product does not contain artificial preservatives, colours, or sweeteners; no dairy, starch, sugar, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, corn, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/vegans.