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.
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Cort RX – Adrenal Cortex Support
“I love this product i’m finally sleeping more than 3 hrs at a time it’s amazing!!!!” – Liz Johns
The Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) Axis
Acute stress (figure 2.)
Chronic stress (figure 3.)
The key is to provide a strategy to manage the HPA axis.
- Avoid stress from people and places you can avoid
- Immune activation – toxicity, allergies, intolerances, infection, infestation and autoimmunity
- Inflammation – immune activation, injury and stress
- Toxic exposure – chemicals, colourings, additives, preservatives, fertilizers, pesticides, drugs, smoking, alcohol etc.
- Electromagnetic radiation
Adaptogenic Herbs all of which are found in the Cort RX
Schisandra chinensis is an adaptogen, helping the body adapt to physical and mental stress. It improves dexterity, focus and co-ordination. Schisandra corrects respiratory acidosis and improves performance. One study on thoroughbreds showed an improvement of 6 lengths in an 800m race.
Schisandra improves physical performance
Schisandra chinensis has been shown to exhibit a remarkable effect on the physical performance of race horses. When treated with Schisandra, horses were able to complete the 800 m in a significantly shorter and the speed reached by the Schisandra-treated horses was also significantly higher than when saline treated. This study indicated that Schisandra extract was able to induce a greater response to physical effort. This was translated into a decrease of the time (1.8 s less) for the completion of the 800m race, equivalent to an improvement of 6 lengths in an 800m race.
Schisandra improves mental performance
Schisandra enhances memory, focus and concentration span via cholinergic function and works as an acetylcholine esterase inhibitor, thereby preserving acetylcholine levels and activity in nerve synapses.
- Helps to adapt to all stressors
- Improve cognition and brain function
- Improves resilience
- Liver protectant
Withania modulates HPA axis
Withania enhances Hypothalamic Pituitary Gonadal (HPG) axis
While controlling the HPA axis; Withania allows and encourages the HPG axis to fire for reproduction, regeneration and repair. While controlling the HPA axis; Withania enhances thyroid hormone production and activity.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Turmeric will take the burden off the whole HPA axis and reduce the frequency and intensity of our survival response while supporting genuine energy levels and quality of life.
2016 Australian Breakout Supplement of the Year Award
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- K. Chandrasekhar et al. A Prospective, Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study of Safety and Efficacy of a High-Concentration Full-Spectrum Extract of Ashwagandha Root in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Adults. K. Chandrasekhar. Indian J Psychol Med. 2012 Jul-Sep; 34(3): 255–262
- Singh N, Bhalla M, de Jager P, Gilca M. An overview on ashwagandha: a Rasayana (rejuvenator) of Ayurveda. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2011;8(5 Suppl):208-13. doi: 10.4314/ajtcam.v8i5S.9. Epub 2011 Jul 3. Review.
- Ahmad MK1, Mahdi AA, Shukla KK, Islam N, Rajender S, Madhukar D, Shankhwar SN, Ahmad S. Withania somnifera improves semen quality by regulating reproductive hormone levels and oxidative stress in seminal plasma of infertile males. .Fertil Steril. 2010 Aug;94(3):989-96. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2009.04.046. Epub 2009 Jun 6.
- Al-Qarawi AA1, Abdel-Rahman HA, El-Badry AA, Harraz F, Razig NA, Abdel-Magied EM.The effect of extracts of Cynomorium coccineum and Withania somnifera on gonadotrophins and ovarian follicles of immature Wistar rats. Phytother Res. 2000 Jun;14(4):288-90.
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.
Adaptogens….what are they? what do they do? how do they work?
In this episode Matt and Jeff discuss Adrenal Maladaptation and its impact on thyroid, weight gain, chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression and more.
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
Schisandra chinensis is the herb that all Naturopaths and Herbalists fall in love with. In fact,…
Curcuma longa (Turmeric) natural synergy with actives and oils Turmeric is a popular culinary spice and…
- CORT RX
- sleep pattern
- sleeping pattern
Won’t be without this product. Love love it. Sleeping great .
Hi Tommy, thank-you so much for your feedback. We are so happy you are enjoying Cort RX and you are sleeping well. Thanks. - ATP Team
Haven't slept well in years, sleeping better, feeling great.
Amazing sleep and coping with Stress
I have been taking 3 x Cort Rx before bed the last few months and sleep so well. I also find I’m coping way better with stress and feel so much calmer. love this product!
Will keep trying
Have found a minor improvement to how I wake up but my energy levels during the day are still awful if not slightly worse. Will keep trying to see if it improves
Hi Debbie, Thank you for this feedback, great to hear some improvements are occurring! Sometimes our cortisol profiles switch up and the dosage for cort rx can be different for the individual. In some cases the 2 x caps at night can make people drowsy upon waking so switching to 1 x capsule 3 times during the day works better and vice versa :) Let us know if you need any more info or clarity around this. More than happy to help. - ATP Team
I suffer from an adrenal gland tumour which effects my cortisol level and hormone levels, not to mention major chronic fatigue. I have tried everything to give me energy to just feel normal, from making my own Kombucha to cancelling out food in my diet etc. I have been taking Cort RX, alpha Venus and T432 fora week an a half and have not felt this good in over two years. I’m able to exercise without feeling fatigue 3 days after. Still early days but so many people have even commented on how much better I look Can’t wait to see how I feel after a month but improvement have been almost instant. Thank you 👍😊
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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.
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