Cortisol, often referred to as the “stress hormone,” is produced by the adrenal cortex in response to signals from the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, as part of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Cortisol is perhaps the most important hormone involved in the adaptation process.
Upon exposure to acute stressors, cortisol secretion can generally help maintain homeostasis in the body. Because of its central role as a “first responder” and its capability to modulate multiple critical physiological functions, cortisol is often seen as the bridge between stress and its health consequences.
Variations of cortisol secretion can be an indicator of how well a body is coping with stress. Cortisol production is generally at its peak in the early hours of the morning and then gradually declines over the course of the day.
Cortisol Manager has been formulated with stress-reducing ingredients and botanicals to promote relaxation, help alleviate fatigue, and support healthy cortisol levels.* By balancing cortisol levels, Cortisol Manager can help reduce stress, which supports a restful night's sleep without diminishing daytime alertness.* Cortisol Manager is formulated with:
Ashwagandha (Sensoril brand)
Cortisol Manager & HPA Adapt
Cortisol Manager can be taken in conjunction with HPA Adapt when additional energy, and stress support is needed.*
For more information on the HPA Axis, and for nutritional support at each stage of stress response – see the HPA Axis Optimization Program.