Referring to the WHO's definition of "health", shift work is a risky condition at all the three reference levels, as it is not only a risk factor for many health disorders (e.g. gastrointestinal, psychoneurotic, cardiovascular, reproductive functions, and probably cancer), but it also perturbs psycho-physical homeostasis (e.g sleep/wake cycle and circadian rhythms) and hampers family and social life.
This is why it is imperative to have good sleep and keep your body at homeostasis. The combination of Max Adrenal and Max Sleep is here to aid our Shift Work Warriors out in the world with tough tasks of irregular stressful schedules.
Max Sleep includes Zinc, Magnesium and Vitamin B6 for it’s base. This combination is commonly known as ZMA. On top of that it also includes L-Dopa which is a precursor to dopamine. Dopamine is essential for sleep, memory, mood, mental functions, and calming the nervous system. GABA the other ingredient has a natural calming effect on the brain and also reduces stress. Too much stress is linked to poor sleep, a weaker immune system, and a higher risk of depression, among other things.
Max Adrenal is a super supplement to aid in minimizing stress and maximizing your energy levels. The intelligent combination and properly dosed ingredients allow your mind and body to be able to reduce normal everyday stressors in your life from a 10/10 down to a 5/10. Allowing you to perform and thrive at your baseline and feel good while doing so.
Vitamin B6 (as Pryidoxine HCl) 12.8mg, Magnesium (as Magnesium Glycinate) 150mg, Zinc (as Zinc Aspartate) 30mg, GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) 750mg, Velvet Bean (mucuna Pruriens) Seed Extract 300mg
Vitamin A 5000IU, Vitamin C 300mg, Thiamin 3mg, Riboflavin 1.5mg, Vitamin B6 50mg, Pantothenic Acid 60mg, Zinc 15mg, DL-Phenylalanine 300mg, L-Tyrosine 200mg, Rhodiola Root Extract 108mg, L-Methionine 60mg, Policosanol 20mg, Ashwagandha Extract 200mg, Bacopa Extract 65mg, Schisandra Extract 62.5mg, **Relora 50mg, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract 50mg, Rehmannia Root Extract 50mg, Asian Ginseng Root 5mg, Forskholii Extract 2.5mg
Take one serving at bedtime to assist with sleep.
Take one serving (3 Capsules) once daily with food. Use only as directed.
Not for use by individuals under the age of 18. Do not use this product if you are nursing or pregnant. Consult with a licensed, qualified healthcare professional before taking this product if you are unsure of your current health state, have a family history of any medical condition, or if you are taking any prescription medication. Immediately discontinue use of this product and contact a medical doctor if you experience an adverse reaction to this product. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool dry place. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
RESEARCH BEHIND THE INGREDIENTS
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Required for the conversion of cholesterol to steroid hormones
The highest concentrations of vitamin C reside in the eyes, brain and adrenal glands; stress, infection and intense exercise all increase the cellular demand for vitamin C, with studies showing how blood levels of ascorbic acid fall at an increased rate during these time
All B vitamins are essential in the Kreb’s cycle for conversion of fat, carbs and protein to energy. Specific to the adrenal cascade, pantothenic acid is required for the production of co-enzyme-A, which is essential for the creation of acetylcholine and pregnenolone. Thiamine is used in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Riboflavin, key in the citric acid cycle, is also a cofactor in the utilization of B6 in the creation of neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine.
Zinc is an essential trace element required for the activity of over 300 enzymes and is involved in most major metabolic pathways. Zinc participates not only in catalytic processes, but also in the structure and stability of some regulatory proteins, as is essential for immune support and testosterone production. Training reduces levels through metabolic use and sweat loss.
DLPA is a depression fighting mixture that combines two forms of the amino acid, phenylalanine. The L-portion of phenylalanine, found in protein-rich foods, bolsters mood-elevating chemicals in the brain, specifically dopamine and nor-epinephrine, while the “D” form of phenylalanine is made synthetically in a laboratory. The mechanism of DL-phenylalanine’s supposed antidepressant activity may be accounted for by the precursor role of L-phenylalanine in the synthesis of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine and dopamine. Hepatic/renal metabolism
One of the 22 amino acids used in the formation of neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine. It is also involved in the formation of thyroid hormones like triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Supplementation has shown greater efficacy to reduce perception of stress while under stress. Hepatic/renal metabolism
Methionine belongs to a group of compounds called lipotropics which help the liver to process fat in the body. Once in the liver, methionine is converted into SAM(s-adenosyl methionine); SAMe is known to have a high degree of efficacy in treating various forms of depression. Methionine also converts the stronger and carcinogenic estradiol (E2) into estriol (E3) which is the “good” estrogen as compared to estradiol; imbalance is common in various form of adrenal dysfunction. Methionine supports methylation pathways, which facilitate the conversion of norepinephrine to epinephrine, essential in the adrenal cascade.
A potent adaptogen that has been the focus of much research. Rhodiola provides a buffer to stress-related mental and physical fatigue. Rhodiola contains a glycoside known as salisdroside. This component helps combat anxiety and aging, and has been investigated for use in high-altitude sickness, as it modulates EPO gene expression. Rhodiola suppresses the production of cortisol and increases levels of stress-resistant proteins. Studies have found that it restores normal patterns of eating and sleeping after stress, & combats mental and physical fatigue by affecting RPE (perception to STRESS). Hepatic metabolism
The main component of policosanol, a lipophilic component derived from Cuban cane sugar. While initial studies concentrated on it’s ability to affect cholesterol levels, it also has positive neurological effects specific to reaction time and Ach (acetylcholine) release.
A vine native to northern China and Eastern Russia, commonly known as Wu Wei Zi, or “Five flavor berry”. Much of the research that ahs been done on Schisandra Chinesiswas done in Russia decades ago, hence the popularity with Eastern European athletes. Noted is the ability to both raise and lower cortisol in response to stressors.
Bacopa (aka Brahmi) is an Indian Ayurvedic herb noted for its use as a nootropic, or “mental focusing & memory enhancing” agent, and also acts protectively in neurodegeneration. It appears to work through enhancing synaptic transmission, and also acts as an anti-oxidant, hence the protective effects.
Commonly known as Siberian Ginseng or in Chinese medicine Ci Wu Ju. Although it is not related to true ginseng (Panax ginseng), the name Siberian ginseng became popular based on potential properties similar to Panax ginseng. This adaptogenic herb has both properties of increasing work capacity and immunity. Increased work capacity is thought to be due to increased oxygen efficiency through FFA use. Immunomodulating polysaccharides or saponins isolated from Siberian ginseng stimulate macrophages, promoted antibody formation, activated complement, and increased T lymphocyte proliferation.
Another herb traditional used in Chinese medicine; the bark contains the polyphenolic compounds honokiol and magnolol, which have been found to have neuroprotective and anxiolytic activity, the latter of which is due to the effect on GABA receptors and the attenuation of cortisol-induced stress perception.
Also known as Yukmijihwang-tang or Chinese foxglove; it contains vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as the active component catalpol. Regarded as a tonic herb and used in TCM for centuries, current well-controlled human data is still lacking. That said, it shows promise as a neuro-protecting agent as well as a nootropic.
Commonly known as Chinese Thoroughwax, it has been traditionally used to treat disorders of inflammation. One of the active components are saikosaponins; their metabolites have been shown to induce corticosterone activity, hence it use as an adrenal tonic in TCM. It also shows serotonergic and noradrenergic activity, and therefore used as an anti-depressant.
Also known as Red or Korean ginseng (not to be confused with Siberian). The predominant pharmacologically active constituents of Panax are ginsenosides; at least 25 of which have been identified and are present in variable amounts and ratios, depending on the particular species. One of the most studies herbal adaptogens in history, its efficacy in treating fatigue, mood, immune system and adrenal issues is second to none.
Better known as Coleus Forskoli, the active component tis forskolin, which stimulates the cellular production of cAMP. When cAMP increases, a wide range of signaling properties can occur because of it. While much research has been done on upregulation of cAMP and fat loss, recent research suggests that cAMP affects the function of higher-order thinking in the prefrontal cortex through its regulation of ion channels. Much of the marketed focus has been on the ability to increase testosterone, which plays an integral role in the treatment of adrenal dysfunction.
Another Ayurvedic herb, Ashwagandha, aka Indian Ginseng, rivals that ofPanax. Ginseng in the amount of positive data available. It shows adaptogenic properties both in attenuating stress perception, altering cortisol, and increasing TTE (time to exhaustion) in trained athletes. The potentially active constituents of ashwagandha include alkaloids and steroidal lactones that together are called withanolides (particularly withaferin A), and preparations are often standardized to their percentage contents of withanolides, as with the trademarked Sensoril brand.
Magnesium is the second most abundant electrolyte in the human body and is involved in more than 300 enzymatic reactions., including all enzymes synthesizing ATP. Deficiency is common in North America due to poor quality mineral levels in soil, dietary intake, and increased demand in athletes.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, GABA, and norepinephrine. It is integral in improving sleep quality through the synthesis of melatonin through serotonin formation. It can also improve sleep quality through it’s anti-depressant effects of increased dopamine.
GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the human brain; it is responsible for increasing parasympathetic nervous system responses via “sympatholysis”, or inhibition of the sympathetic (Fight or Flight) nervous system. Supplemental GABA has also show to enhance GH (growth hormone) secretion, which is maximized during sleep.
Mucuna Pruriens, better known as Velvet Bean, contains l-dopa, a direct precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine plays an important role in the brain processes that lead to falling asleep and the REM stage of sleep associated with dreaming. Dopamine also increases the activity in the brain centers that regulate sexuality and the production of sex hormones. Athletes that train excessively consume stimulants and anyone under chronic stress will have dopamine depletion, leading to mood destabilization and fractured sleep.