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STRESSARREST™ 90 capsules Designs for Health

$37.99 $31.99

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StressArrest™ is a uniquely formulated product which provides gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), a key neurotransmitter in the body involved in a normal calm stress response. It blocks stress and anxiety-related messages from reaching the motor centres of the brain by occupying their receptor sites. In addition, it supplies other calming nutrients including glycine, niacinamide, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6.

GLUTEN FREE/ DAIRY FREE/ VEGETARIAN/ NON-GMO

SKU: STA090-CN
NPN: 80049966
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StressArrest™ is a synergistic formula of GABA, glycine, and B vitamins designed to support a
healthy response to stress. A nutrient-dense diet, proper sleep, and stress management techniques
are the foundation for coping well in the face of stress, but when chronic, unrelenting stress increases the body’s need for certain nutrients, targeted supplementation may facilitate greater resilience.
Moreover, heavy alcohol consumption and smoking—coping mechanisms individuals may turn to
during periods of heightened stress—may impair absorption and metabolism of precisely some of
the nutrients needed to mount an appropriate response, further deepening the need for repletion.
The synergistic blend of ingredients in StressArrest™ is formulated to support neurotransmitter synthesis, adrenal gland function, cellular energy generation, and a calm mind. The adrenal glands, key
players in mounting a healthy response to stress, have a high demand for B vitamins, which are commonly depleted during stress as a result of overtaxing these glands. Thus, it may be beneficial to
provide these essential nutrients in supplemental form during periods of acute and chronic stress to
facilitate repletion and ensure the body has an adequate supply to draw from.
Additionally, B vitamins may help support healthy blood sugar levels. The irritability or emotional
lability some individuals experience during stressful situations may be the result of unrecognized
acute hypoglycemia. By providing required enzyme cofactors and calming neurotransmitters,
StressArrest™ may help even out the “highs and lows” that may be contributing to diculty coping
with everyday stress.
HIGHLIGHTS
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) – a naturally occurring amino acid in the brain and a major
inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. GABA serves as a critical calming agent
for the body, helping to combat acute stress. The brain synthesizes GABA from glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter. These two neurotransmitters work together in an orchestrated system of
checks and balances. Being an inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA blocks nerve impulses, slowing
down the activity of nerve cells and preventing them from over-firing. Frequent over-firing of brain
cells can lead to cell death, meaning that stress can actually kill brain cells. Stressful situations may
decrease GABA levels, causing this delicate system to become unbalanced. Acute psychological
stress was shown to decrease prefrontal brain GABA levels by 18% in healthy adults.1
Supplementation with GABA may be of benefit in helping individuals cope with both acute and chronic stress.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) – a cofactor in cellular energy production. Over 400 enzymes require the coenzymes synthesized from niacin—NAD and NADP—primarily as electron donors and acceptors for
redox reactions in metabolism. NAD functions mainly in energy-producing reactions involving the
catabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.2 Niacin may also have a mild tranquilizing eect,
making it potentially beneficial for those with obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders.3 Additionally, this vitamin is a component of the glucose tolerance factor (along with chromium), which
may aid in normal blood sugar regulation, and consequently, a more balanced response to stress.4
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) – a water-soluble vitamin and precursor in the biosynthesis of coenzyme A (CoA), an essential coenzyme in a variety of life-sustaining biochemical and metabolic reactions. As acetyl-CoA and succinyl-CoA, CoA is involved in the Krebs cycle and the synthesis of
essential fats, cholesterol, and steroid hormones. These roles may be why B5 has long been recognized as supporting proper function of the adrenal glands.5 Pantothenic acid is widely distributed in
the food supply, so overt deficiency in humans is rare. However, animal studies indicate that B5 deficiency may result in low blood glucose, rapid breathing and heart rates, decreased exercise tolerance, and reduced glycogen storage in the liver and muscles.6 It is possible that subclinical B5 insufficiency, rather than overt deficiency, may result in similar symptoms in humans.
Vitamin B6 – a required cofactor for the aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase enzyme, which catalyzes the conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin, and L-Dopa to dopamine. The GABA-glutamate cycle
also requires B6 for glutamate decarboxylase, the enzyme that converts glutamate to GABA,
making this nutrient indispensable for neurotransmitter synthesis and a healthy response to stress.7
Individuals who experience panic attacks have been shown to have low B6 levels compared to
healthy controls.8 B6 is also needed for gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, instrumental processes in maintaining steady blood glucose and energy levels, which may help support maintaining
equanimity in stressful situations.9
Vitamin B6 insuciency may interfere with adequate production of EPA and DHA via its role as a
cofactor for delta-6-desturase, the first enzyme in the pathways that elongate omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid and omega-6 linoleic acid into their long-chain metabolites.10,11 With DHA being a primary
constituent of brain phospholipids and neuronal cell membranes, DHA insuciency could have profound implications for brain health, including mood and ability to cope with stress.
B6 is widely available in foods, but certain metabolic states and commonly prescribed pharmaceutical drugs may interfere with its absorption and/or induce a need for increased intake above that
typically obtained through the diet. Oral contraceptives, increased small intestinal permeability
(“leaky gut”), and chronic use of NSAIDs may interfere with absorption and metabolism of B6,
increasing the need for supplementation.7,12-14
Glycine – the smallest amino acid, with a side chain consisting of a single hydrogen atom. Glycine is
synthesized from serine in the human body, but endogenous synthesis in healthy adults has been
shown to fall short of meeting the many biological and metabolic demands for this amino acid.15
Individuals experiencing acute or chronic stress may have an even greater demand for glycine,
making this a conditionally essential amino acid and increasing the need for supplementation.16
Glycine is a well-known inhibitory neurotransmitter: the binding of glycine to its neuronal receptor
results in an influx of chloride ions, leading to membrane hyperpolarization and inhibition of the
response to excitatory neurotransmitters.17 Owing to its inhibitory function, glycine may be helpful
for improving sleep quality, which, in itself, may be beneficial for supporting healthy responses to
psychological stress.
Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule):
GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid)………………………………………………………………………………… 300 mg
Glycine (Aminoaceticacid)……………………………………………………………………………………………… 200 mg
Pantothenic acid (Calcium d-pantothenate) ……………………………………………………………………. 100 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 100 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) …………………………………………………………………………… 10 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Recommended Dose: Adults: Take 1 capsule per day, or as directed by your health care
practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 3 weeks.

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About Designs for Health

Our Company Since 1989, Designs for Health has been the health care professional's trusted source for research-backed nutritional products of superior quality. By providing comprehensive support through our extensive product line, ongoing clinical education, and practice development programs, we are able to maximize the potential for successful health outcomes. Our wide array of added-value services not only set us apart, but indicate the depth of our commitment to you. Jonathan and Linda Lizotte, RD, CDN, founded Designs for Health in 1989 with a local team of nutritionists. Managing 22 Northeastern offices, the company's initial focus was to provide nutrition counseling services for the treatment of a variety of health conditions. The success of this endeavor grew, as did the demand for nutritional products to satisfy the specific treatment needs of the company's clinical nutritionists. Realizing that a genuine need existed for a line of nutritional supplements designed by health care professionals, for health care professionals, Designs for Health focused its efforts in this direction. Of utmost importance to the health professionals served by Designs for Health was ?? and still is ?? quality ingredients, efficacious doses, and company integrity. The formation of a Designs for Health branded supplement line led to mass requests from clinicians for further education and support. Advanced training courses were offered, dealing with nutritional approaches to chronic disease. To better serve its customers, Designs for Health responded in 1996 by directing its resources toward the establishment of 3 primary divisions: Professional Products, Research and Education, and Practice Development. With its roots in education, Designs for Health remains committed to providing the latest scientific nutrition research via innovative seminars and conferences. To this day, nutritionally-minded clinicians with ongoing clinical experiences shape the direction of the company. By holding itself to extremely high standards and delivering results, Designs for Health has established itself as one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements, selling exclusively to the health professionals market. Led by a talented and committed team of professionals whose ultimate goal is to help people lead healthier lives, Designs for Health delivers on its promise to provide the highest quality nutritional products available ?? and the dedicated relevant support needed to ensure optimal results.