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Cort RX

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Product Description

CortRX

CortRX is a product that contains Schisandra, Turmeric, Rhodiola, and Ashwagandha.

CortRX is a powerful combination of adaptogenic herbs designed to help you deal with stress and adapt to the situation at hand via helping support the normal function of the HPA axis.[i] By balancing stress and promoting normal cortisol levels, you may experience improved sleep patterns and maintain healthy inflammatory response and it may help to maintain normal cortisol levels. Thankfully, our modern-day stresses are more bills and less lions and tigers*.

If we’re getting chased by a tiger; massive amounts of adrenalin and cortisol would have been released by the body so we could (hopefully) outrun or outfight the beast. If we didn’t have that response, we would have been the big cat’s lunch; and of course, then not had a chance to make babies. This is partly why there are so many people suffering from stress in the world. You inherited a survival technique that is ideal for surviving acute life-threatening stress but may not be the most efficient way to deal with a troll, a text, bills, public speaking, crowds, or that boss on your back.

How we react to stress

Nowadays, most of us aren’t being chased by big cats but our genes are still programmed that way. The ‘beast’ chasing us today is chronic stress, the long-term daily grind, and constant exposure and unavoidable stress unlike the Tiger’s ‘minutes’ of acute intense stress.

Each time, regardless of the trigger we release neurotransmitters (such as noradrenaline) and hormones (in particular cortisol) that catalyze a series of events that help us deal with the challenge. Cortisol is a very interesting hormone as it helps with the survival response through various mechanisms like increasing blood sugar[ii] and blocking relaxation and sleepy chemicals (serotonin)[iii] but then it has a “negative feedback” effect, letting the body know that you had a stress response and can now switch off and relax.

The problem is with modern life there is constantly one form of trigger or another so there is a constant stimulus to pump out these stress chemicals. Chronic exposure to a powerful hormone like cortisol can increase fat gain.[iv]

Yet here we are with the mortgage, stressful job and even environmental stress we simply can’t escape. We just have to manage these unavoidable stressors better.

The hormonal fluctuations

To fully understand how to influence hormonal secretions and activities we must first understand the big picture and know the natural cycles that dictate our body’s priorities between thriving or surviving. The Hypothalamus in our brain collects data from our body to inform of potential stressors.[v] Our body can’t afford to wait and see if something is life-threatening before it reacts, therefore it will trigger a stress response, proactively, just in case. The immune system, inflammatory chemicals, emotional stress, fear, pain, temperature extremes, toxicity, training hard, caffeine, etc. will all activate the Hypothalamus to initiate a survival response. The end result is that the hypothalamus sends this stress message to our pituitary gland, which then signals the adrenals to pump out cortisol.[vi] This, of course, is a natural response but maintaining healthy levels of cortisol is critical for maintaining good health.[vii]

Cortisol has a number of jobs to do to aid in short term and long-term survival:

  • In the short term, cortisol helps to raise blood sugar by gluconeogenesis and insulin resistance. It achieves this by breaking down muscle tissue.[viii]
  • It also switches off most of the internal stress activators if they have been temporarily spiked by a low dose trigger like a microorganism or an allergen.[ix]
  • Cortisol switches off the activated immune system and stops the reaction.[x]
  • Cortisol switches off the inflammatory response (by the way, cortisone and hydrocortisone creams for arthritis, asthma and allergic reactions are drug versions of cortisol).[xi]
  • Cortisol stimulates the uptake (depletion) the sleepy chemical serotonin and wakes you up (good if the tiger is chasing you, bad if you want to go to sleep).[xii]
  • Cortisol raises blood pressure and blood volume through fluid retention in case of injury.[xiii] Obviously, this is not idea if you want a toned body![xiv]

The adaptogenic herbs we added to Cort-RX;

  • Schisandra chinensis
  • Ashwagandha
  • Rhodiola rosea
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Take Home Message

If you feel you have cortisol dysregulation, try to reduce the stressors in your life. Easier said than done right? If you can’t spend your days on the beach, you need to find other ways to support your body’s stress response and to help maintain healthy levels of cortisol, this is where Cort RX may assist.*

References:

 

[i] Exp Ther Med. 2016 Jan; 11(1): 353–359. Published online 2015 Nov 19. doi:  10.3892/etm.2015.2882Schisandra chinensis and Rhodiola rosea exert an anti-stress effect on the HPA axis and reduce hypothalamic c-Fos expression in rats subjected to repeated stress. NAN XIA,1 JIE LI,1 HONGWEI WANG,2 JIAN WANG,1 and YANGTIAN WANG1

[ii] Clin Sci (Lond). 2001 Dec;101(6):739-47. Cortisol increases gluconeogenesis in humans: its role in the metabolic syndrome. Khani S1, Tayek JA.

[iii] Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2001 Dec;1(4):388-93. Correlation between cortisol level and serotonin uptake in patients with chronic stress and depression. Tafet GE1, Idoyaga-Vargas VP, Abulafia DP, Calandria JM, Roffman SS, Chiovetta A, Shinitzky M.

[iv] Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2016 Jul;56 Suppl:S112-20. doi: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2016.03.004. Epub 2016 Mar 31. Stress, cortisol, and obesity: a role for cortisol responsiveness in identifying individuals prone to obesity.Hewagalamulage SD1, Lee TK1, Clarke IJ1, Henry BA2.

[v] Compr Physiol. 2015 Jan;5(1):217-53. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c140019. Hypothalamus as an endocrine organ.Clarke IJ1.

[vi] Compr Physiol. 2016; 6(2): 603–621. Published online 2016 Mar 15. doi: 10.1002/cphy.c150015

Regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical stress response James P. Herman, Jessica M. McKlveen, Sriparna Ghosal, Brittany Kopp, Aynara Wulsin, Ryan Makinson, Jessie Scheimann, and Brent Myers

[vii] Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2016 Jul;56 Suppl:S112-20. doi: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2016.03.004. Epub 2016 Mar 31. Stress, cortisol, and obesity: a role for cortisol responsiveness in identifying individuals prone to obesity.Hewagalamulage SD1, Lee TK1, Clarke IJ1, Henry BA2.

[viii] Clin Sci (Lond). 2001 Dec;101(6):739-47. Cortisol increases gluconeogenesis in humans: its role in the metabolic syndrome. Khani S1, Tayek JA.

[ix] MAYER EA The neurobiology of stress and gastrointestinal disease Gut 2000;47:861-869.

[x] MAYER EA The neurobiology of stress and gastrointestinal disease Gut 2000;47:861-869.

[xi] MAYER EA The neurobiology of stress and gastrointestinal disease Gut 2000;47:861-869.

[xii] Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2001 Dec;1(4):388-93. Correlation between cortisol level and serotonin uptake in patients with chronic stress and depression. Tafet GE1, Idoyaga-Vargas VP, Abulafia DP, Calandria JM, Roffman SS, Chiovetta A, Shinitzky M.

[xiii] Steroids. 1995 Jan;60(1):76-80. Mechanisms of cortisol-induced hypertension in humans. Whitworth JA1, Brown MA, Kelly JJ, Williamson PM.

[xiv] Domest Anim Endocrinol. 2016 Jul;56 Suppl:S112-20. doi: 10.1016/j.domaniend.2016.03.004. Epub 2016 Mar 31. Stress, cortisol, and obesity: a role for cortisol responsiveness in identifying individuals prone to obesity.Hewagalamulage SD1, Lee TK1, Clarke IJ1, Henry BA2.

Nutrition

Ingredients

Ashwaganda extract

Rhodiola extract

Schisandra chinensis

Turmeric (curcuma longa)

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Why is there no black pepper in Cort RX?

Turmeric contains essential oils known as volatile oils. They are often lost in processing and no longer present in most herbal extracts. These volatile oils are the compounds responsible for carrying the turmeric active ingredients into your body. Without these natural volatile oils the active ingredients of turmeric are no longer active.

ATP Science has gone to great lengths to source high potency turmeric extract with the volatile oils intact and preserved and available to act as a vehicle to drive the active curcuminoids into the body.

Other strategies to improve turmeric absorption include the addition of black pepper. We purposely did not add black pepper extract into our product for a couple of reasons.

1. Black pepper increases absorption of certain nutrients by inhibiting certain detoxification pathways. It blocks phase 2 glucuronidation to slow down the ability of the liver to detoxify chemicals and hormones and thereby allowing things to slip through. Phase 2 glucuronidation pathways are very important to help detoxify such things as toxic metabolites of estrogen, xeno estrogens, plastics and other pollutanats, other forms of toxic exposure, that contribute to hormonal dysregulation. By adding a concentrated black pepper extract to aid the absorption of the curcuminoids it may reduce the efficacy of other products that are used in combination with it that are designed to support healthy estrogen detoxification.

2. Black pepper’s effect on the ultrastructure of intestinal brush border; meaning it works on mucosa as an irritant to make the membrane more permeable. This is the reason why we added black pepper to the topical range (Block E3, Subcut and Prototype 8) to enhance penetration but have excluded it from oral supplements to prevent irritation to the gut wall.

To find out more continue reading here: //atpscience.com/turmeric-black-pepper/

What is the best dose of the Cort RX?

There are many ways to use Cort Rx and there are a variety of different dosing strategies for this. Cort Rx can be used for acute short-term intense aggressive protocols for inflammation, toxicity, immune challenge or stress; and Cort Rx can be used to address long term chronic issues such as adrenal maladaptation. The general recommended dosage is x1 capsule 3 times with main meals daily.

To find out what strategy suits you best continue reading here: //atpscience.com/strategies-for-using-cort-rx/

Is this product helpful for shift workers?

Yes. We recommend taking x2 capsules when you are needing to go to sleep. We do not recommend using the products when you go to work.

Podcasts

Episode 35 – Adaptogens

Adaptogens….what are they? what do they do? how do they work?
Matt discusses his favourite group of adaptogens and how he used them in the clinic to treat many diseases including fatigue and pain and what effects they have on recovery, sleep patterns and stress.
Matt answers some FAQs on the contraceptive implant, menopause and takes on a case study involving irregular periods, bloating, anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

Find Out More about Episode 35 – Adaptogens

Episode 104 – Cort RX – Product Podcast

Welcome to the ATP Project Episode 104 – Cort-RX

In today’s product podcast Matt, Steve and Jeff discuss ATP Science’s Cort-RX. Cort-RX has been a run away success for ATP Science due to its profound effect on improving sleep quality.

It does this through its regulation of cortisol levels in the body though it’s adaptogenic ingredients – whether your cortisol levels are too high or too low – Cort-RX brings them back into balance.

While Cort-rx is used by many people for the benefits of improving sleep quality it is also used to improve energy levels, liver detoxification and is a super antioxidant called a NRF2 gene activator. Matt considers this to be the most potent anti-oxidant, anti-aging formula on the market today.

As always this information is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposed only – please discuss any information in this podcast with you health care professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle

Find Out More about Episode 104 – Cort RX – Product Podcast

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07/10/2019
Trish E.
AU AU

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CortRX is one of a kind . Always keep 2 bottles on hand . Couldn’t be without it

07/10/2019
ATP Science Pty Ltd

Hi Trish, Thanks for your review of Cort RX. Great to hear you are enjoying the product and it has become part of your daily routine. Thanks, -ATP Team

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06/28/2019
Rachel B.
AU AU

Can’t live without it!

I love this product. Life in general is high stress but when things build up I feel like I’m able to cope much better with the added stresses when I regularly take this product.

07/01/2019
ATP Science Pty Ltd

Hi Rachel, thanks for your review and feedback on Cort RX. It is great to hear how well Cort RX is working for you and the positive impact it is having on your health. Thanks, - ATP Team

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06/13/2019
Megan B.

I wish I had know about this sooner!

After years of dealing with Autoimmune problems and Ankylosing Spondylitis I had begun to feel that being tired every morning was just my lot in life. No matter how much sleep I got or how healthy I ate, I woke up fatigued and sore in my joints. After a flare up of my condition my tri coach suggested I look at the ATP podcasts for advice. After just 1 week on Cort RX and not even half way through a Gutright cleanse I feel like a totally different person. I am so happy just to be able to get out of bed and feel normal for the first time in over a decade. Thank you ATP for your wonderful advice and great products!

06/13/2019
ATP Science Pty Ltd

Hi Megan, thank you so much for your review and sharing your experience with us. We are so happy to hear how the products are changing your life and that you are feeling your health improve. Thanks. - ATP Team

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06/12/2019
Marijana

Can’t live without Cort RX

I seriously cannot live without Cort RX, last week I ran out of it, so busy I forgot to get a replacement batch, stress got to me, no sleep, emotional, everything bothered me! Ran to the shop got my Cort Rx and by the end of the day I was feeling so much more relaxed, day 2 I slept all night!! I got a back up order with ATP now. I have never felt better taking my stash of ATP products!

06/13/2019
ATP Science Pty Ltd

Hi Marijana, thanks for your review and feedback. We are so happy that Cort RX is working really well for you and you can notice a change when you start it again. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. - ATP Team

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06/06/2019
Amy W.
AU

Long time lover

Havnt used the oil yet but I know I like Cort RX!!

06/07/2019
ATP Science Pty Ltd

Hi Amy, thanks for your review. Excellent to hear you are enjoying Cort RX. Thanks. - ATP Team

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United States of America Orders

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Flat rate shipping (3-8 Working days): $9.95 USD
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  • Australian Flat Rate Shipping (2-14 working days): $9.95
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ATP Science aims to get all orders dispatched within 1-2 business days of you placing your order. ATP Science do not ship orders on public holidays and/or weekends.

ATP Science does not take responsibility for any delays of your parcel/order from the moment it is handed to the courier driver.

ATP Science aims to get all orders dispatched within 1-2 business days of you placing your order. ATP Science does not ship orders on public holidays and/or weekends.

ATP Science does not take responsibility for any delays of your parcel/order from the moment it is handed to the courier driver.

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ATP Science offers a flat rate standard shipping option to all International customers. We use Australia Post and DHL for all of our parcels shipped overseas (excluding USA).

Flat rate shipping (3-7 Working Days): $9.95 USD.

Track your Order:
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DHL: http://www.dhl.com.au/en/express/tracking.html

ATP Science aims to get all orders dispatched within 1-2 business days of you placing your order. ATP Science does not ship orders on public holidays and/or weekends.

ATP Science does not take responsibility for any delays of your parcel/order from the moment it is handed to the courier driver.

International Customers Please Read the Below (Especially UK customers)

Import taxes: You may have to pay import taxes and/or customs duties. You may also be required to pay a brokerage (handling) fee for the shipment. These charges are separate from your shipping charge and you will be billed directly for them via the shipping carrier. These shipping and tax rates vary from country to country and also depend upon the products being ordered. ATP Science has no control over these charges.

Declaration of Value and Product Description: International shipments are processed with a commercial invoice as required to ship internationally. Customs may make additional requests based on local laws and regulations. Due to the complexity of some requests, we cannot guarantee that the additional information requested will be provided. The requests may differ depending on the order value, regulations, and other unpredictable factors.

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Violation of laws: If a package is returned to ATP Science due to a violation of a country’s laws or import regulations, the customer will be responsible for any and all fees billed to ATP Science as a result. A refund will be issued for merchandise only, upon receipt of the returned package. If an order is seized and destroyed by customs due to regulatory issues, the customer will not receive credit for the merchandise or shipping cost.

Notes on returned packages: If an order is rejected by customs or unable to be delivered, and the cost to return the goods is greater than the value of the goods, ATP Science will instruct the carrier to abandon the package. The customer will not receive a refund for the merchandise or shipping cost. If an order is rejected by you unwilling to pay the duties or taxes ATP Science will only accept the rejected order if the value of the package is more than the cost of shipping to and back again and 10% restocking fee.  If the cost to return the items exceed the cost of goods then ATP Science will instruct the agents to destroy the package and no refund will be available (and you may still be liable to pay your customs duties and taxes). If we do accept the return of the goods your refund will be the total of your order minus the cost to ship the goods back to us (which in some cases is quite a hefty fee).

We request that you contact your customs office and ask about import regulations and restrictions before placing your order. It is important for you to become familiar with Customs policies for your specific country before ordering.

Customs regulations differ by country and not knowing their regulations can result in your order incurring high import duties, the delivery being delayed or even returned. Please check with your Customs office to see if your country permits the shipment of the products you are planning to order from us and if any additional licenses or permits are needed.

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