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CORTX

CORTX

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ADAPTOGENIC CORTISOL BALANCE

  • 3 Adaptogenic Herbs*
  • Controls Cortisol Levels*
  • Improves Relaxation*
  • Enhancess Mood*
  • Reduces Anxiety*
  • 30 Servings

 

About

Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone that, in and of itself, is not always “bad.” However as the stress hormone, many live with chronically elevated cortisol levels, which IS a bad scenario.

Excess cortisol can lead to chronic fatigue and sleep deprivation. In fact, cortisol underlies one of the most common and early signs of overtraining – difficulty sleeping. It is also associated with mood, immune system function, cardiovascular regulation, and joint health.

Most often, cortisol levels are recognized as causing weight gain. However, acute pulses of cortisol, such as that which occurs with a single weight training session – which increases cortisol briefly – actually increase metabolism. The problem with stress-related cortisol when we’re stressed often! Extended overstimulation of metabolism by cortisol will slow metabolic rate over the long term.

And this is a cumulative effect – the stress from training, work, commuting, interpersonal communication, and everything else that contributes to stress, which is why chronic stress is so prevalent and so detrimental to our goals. This is exactly why we’ve developed CORTX.

  • KSM-66® Ashwagandha – Has been observed to decrease cortisol levels by 15-28%*
  • Phosphatidylserine – An amino acid-phospholipid capable of reducing perceived stress*
  • Rhodiola Rosea – Prevents feelings of “burnout” and can reduce fatigue*
  • Bacopa Monnieri – A nootropic adaptogen blunts anxiety and promotes memory*
  • L-Theanine – Curbs the edge of any stimulants while promoting cognitive function*

With these 5 key ingredients and more, CORTX is built to deliver lasting results. Don’t stress over your stress, eliminate it with CORTX.

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

 cortisol reduction pills

Ingredients

Magnesium

A required mineral with hundreds of functions throughout the body, including

  • Improving muscular relaxation
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Promoting recovery

 

KSM-66 Ashwagandha

An ayurvedic, adaptogenic herb known to help manage stress

  • Decreases cortisol levels
  • Manages stress and anxiety
  • Improves mood
  • May increase testosterone in men

 

Phosphatidylserine

Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid found in soy and other plants with function in the brain.

  • Improves attention, memory, and thinking skills
  • Promotes more restful sleep
  • Boosts mood and recovery

 

Rhodiola Rosea Extract

Rhodiola Rosea is a resilient herb that grows in the cold on unforgiving terrain, giving rise to its other name – artic root.

  • Decreases stress
  • Improves vitality and vigor
  • Enhances cognitive function and exercise tolerance

 

Bacopa Monnieri Extract

Bacopa is another ayurvedic herb that may increase neurotransmitters that promote heightened thinking, learning, and memory.

  • Reduces anxiety, trouble sleeping, and tiredness
  • Supplementation has been noted to improve memory and hand-eye coordination
  • May increase dopamine and serotonin

 

L-Theanine

A non-protein amino acid known to promote relaxation.

  • Increases relaxation without increasing sedation, meaning it’s better than other relaxation agents for use during the say, as others may also cause tiredness.
  • Reduces anxiety associated with caffeine and promotes memory when used together
  • Improves attention.

 

Gamma Aminobutyric Acid

GABA is a “downer” neurotransmitter. Counteracting cortisol, an “upper.”

  • Improves mood
  • Relieves anxiety
  • May promote recovery via growth hormone

 

BioPerine

From black pepper, BioPerine (a standardized piperine) enhances absorption of herbs.

  • Reduces the body’s premature breakdown of helpful herbals
  • Increases gastrointestinal uptake

 

FAQ

Q: What is the best way to use CORTX?

A: As a dietary supplement, take 1 serving (2 capsules) with your evening meal.

 

Q: Can I stack other products with CORTX?

A: Yes. For those using Rage in the afternoon or evening, CORTX will help you come down and fall asleep at night. CORTX may also be stacked with RECOMP, TOR-ACTIV, or T-MAXX to improve body composition.

References

Ashwagandha

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Phosphatidylserine

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Rhodiola Rosea

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Bacopa Monnieri

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  3. Morgan, A., & Stevens, J. (2010). Does Bacopa monnieri improve memory performance in older persons? Results of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. The journal of alternative and complementary medicine16(7), 753-759.
  4. Stough, C., Lloyd, J., Clarke, J., Downey, L., Hutchison, C., Rodgers, T., & Nathan, P. (2001). The chronic effects of an extract of Bacopa monniera (Brahmi) on cognitive function in healthy human subjects. Psychopharmacology156(4), 481-484.

L-Theanine

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GABA

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BioPerine

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