Your Brain on Adaptogens

How we react to mental stress is controlled by a complex interaction between the hypothalamus, pituitary gland and adrenal glands. These three structures form the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and help control mood, energy levels, body temperature, and immunity. The hypothalamus secretes hormones that act on the pituitary gland that can cause or stop the release of pituitary hormones. The adrenal glands release stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. The role of the HPA axis Continue reading →

Spring Newsletter: Stop the Spread of Stress

Life's stress got you down? Learn all about the science behind Adaptogens and how they can help you stop the spread of stress. Below is a short introduction provided by Isagenix Chief Science Officer Suk Cho, Ph.D., also found on Page 2 of the newsletter (to view the PDF link, Adobe Acrobat Reader is required): Word from the Chief  Stress is the single greatest overlooked factor with an impact on health. Are you aware of the stress epidemic? More than a third of U.S. adults experience Continue reading →

Is Stress Aging You?

Stress—just reading the word can hit a nerve that gets your heart pumping. April is Stress Awareness Month and we’ve decided it’s time to place the spotlight on the unhealthy nature of stress when it’s not controlled. It’s no secret that stress can put your health at risk, but now researchers from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), have found that the additional presence of poor sleep is linked to compounded problems long term. They concluded that the combination Continue reading →

A New Way to Age Well

Everybody ages. It’s inevitable and a fact of life. But aging doesn’t have to mean slowing down or settling for less-than-perfect health. It’s time to say goodbye to the ways people have aged in the past and introduce a new way to age. Embracing recent medical and nutritional research, scientists at Isagenix are seeking out ways to best keep the body in a youthful state. As with all aspects of health, no one product is the answer. Instead, Isagenix offers the Total Health and Longevity Continue reading →