...is the body's non-specific response
to any demand made upon it. Stress reactions were designed to provide primitive man with a quick charge of energy ~ the fight or flight response. Today, stress has become epidemic in our society because of our increasingly toxic, fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. It is difficult to just "chill out" and relax.
Problems related to stress and tension include atherosclerosis and related heart disease, high blood pressure, muscle spasm,
obesity, peptic ulcer and asthma.
Factor Six: Sommaserene is formulated using nutrients and herbals clinically proven to ameliorate stress and muscle tension. Gota Kola extract exhibits sedative activity on the central nervous system1 while Valerian root extract relieves tension and restlessnes.2
A Duke University Medical Center study
published in the June 5, 1996 issue of the AMA found that mental stress tests were better predicators of potential heart problems than cardiograms. Essentially, by reducing mental stress you reduce the risk for cardiac events by lowering blood pressure. Hypertension significantly increases the risk for heart and kidney disease
Skullcap extract stabilizes and normalizes blood pressure and is effective for pain associated with nervous conditions.3 Hops Strobiles extract is incorporated for its rapid calming and anti-spasmodic effect.4
...is frequently a symptom of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Therefore, controlling blood sugar is an important key to controlling anxiety. Avoid refined carbohydrates such as, candy, doughnuts, pastries, pies, liquid candy and
carbonated beverages, which cause major mood swings (rapid rise followed by a precipitous fall) in blood sugar.
Inositol is a natural tranquilizer incorporated into Factor Six: Sommaserene that has proven to help patients sleep by combating anxiety.5 Valerian root extract also help regulate psychosomatic disorders, and relieves tension and restlesness.6
...is a mild form of chronic depression that affects about 11 million Americans. People with dysthymic disorder are unable to enjoy themselves and exhibit at least two of the following: loss of vigor, poor appetite, or overeating, low energy or fatigue, poor concentration, feelings of hopelessness, insomnia.
One of the biggest obstacles to diagnosis and
treatment of depression is people's attitudes. Many mistakenly assume that being sad most of the time is an aspect of their personality. The onset of dysthymia is subtle and is rarely incapacitating, it usually takes a major depressive episode to call ATTENTION to the problem.
Dysthymia is treatable with either the non-narcotic herbals found in Factor Six: Sommaserene, such as Passiflora incarnata and Valerian root extracts with B-6 and
calcium citrate, or with anti-depressant drugs such as, Prozac, Luvox and Zoloft.
Factor Six: Sommaserene is non-addictive and has no known contraindications. Adverse effects of the leading anti-depressant drugs include sexual dysfunction and GI distress, such as nausea and constipation.
ADD~Attention Deficit Disorder/ADHD~Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder...
...have become America's number one childhood psychiatric disorder, and Ritalin (methylphenidate) has become the number one drug used to treat it.
The International Narcotic Control Board recently issued a warning to the United States, which produces and consumes 90% of the worldwide Ritalin supply, that the drug is being over prescribed and long-term used could be dangerous for children's well-being.
Studies cited by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration show Ritalin and cocaine cause nearly identical reactions in the same brain cells! In point of fact, cocaine addicts can hardly tell the difference.
A Two-fold Approach
First, We must determine the underlying basis or cause of the disorder and take remedial action. Considerable
evidence points towards nutrient deficiencies, food coloring allergies, sugar consumption and heavy metal toxicity as being responsible for the majority of ADD/ADHD cases.
Factor Six: Sommaserene contains calcium and magnesium as inadequate supplies of these minerals have been shown to affect behavior.7 Many hyperactive children also show a need for vitamin B6 which is necessary to increase low levels of serotonin. 8
Numerous studies have demonstrated a strong relationship between childhood learning disabilities and body stores of heavy metals,9 Factor Six: Sommaserene employs calcium citrate which has the ability to chelate out heavy metals.10
Excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates can
cause major swings in blood sugar, emotions, and body reacton.11 Yet many schools feature vending machines with soda, candy and pastries and provide students with "breaks" to consume this junk food!
Second, we must explore alternative methods of therapy For decades, European health care providers have used herbal extracts such as, passiflora incarnata, to treat hyperactive children.12
Valerian root extract was tested on children exhibiting behavioral disorders and learning disabilities. Over 75% experienced significant progress or complete recovery.13 Scutellaria laterifolia ameliorates the nervous tension that often interferes with learning, recall, and memory formation.14 All of these herbal extracts are synergistically combined in
Factor Six: Sommaserene.
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