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While a good diet, exercise, and meditation can help reduce stress levels, it is absolutely essential that we also nutritionally support our body’s natural stress-management systems with the best possible research-proven anti-stress nutrients. Damage Control Master Formula has many of these critical nutrients, but sometimes we just need more specific stress support. Primal Calm was designed to do exactly that. 2 easy-to-swallow capsules supply more of the top anti-stress nutrients than any other stress-fighting supplement. It is a convenient natural alternative to traditional stress-fighting methods, using the purest, most up-to-date, well-researched, patented ingredients. In fact, Primal Calm contains five specific natural anti-stress ingredients: Phosphatidyl Serine, L-Theanine, Magnolia Bark, Rhodiola and Beta-Sitosterol. Each has a unique method of action in supporting your body’s own natural stress-reduction systems.
Primal Calm was designed to be used safely by anyone who feels that stress is interfering with his or her productiveness, effectiveness or enjoyment of life. Used either by itself or in conjunction with any vitamin formula as a “booster”, Primal Calm can have a noticeable effect in as little as 30 minutes to 2 hours after taking it and can last throughout the day. However, many of Primal Calm’s anti-stress effects and major benefits will come from regular and consistent usage over a longer period of time. If you are always feeling “stressed out”, take Primal Calm daily along with your vitamins. Primal Calm is non-drowsy, non-stimulant and has no side effects.
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What is Primal Calm?
Primal Calm© is the ultimate natural stress-fighting formula. Two easy-to-swallow capsules supply more of the top anti-stress nutrients than any other stress-fighting supplement. It was designed to be a convenient alternatve to traditional stress-fighting supplements, using the purest, most up-to-date, well-researched, patented ingredients.
In fact, Primal Calm© contains five specific anti-stress ingredients: Phosphatidyl Serine, L-Theanine, Magnolia Bark, Rhodiola Rosea and Beta- Sitosterol. Each has a unique method of action in supporting your body's own natural stress reduction systems.
L-Theanine (Suntheanine©) and Phosphatidyl Serine (SerinAid©) are actually patented for their benefits! Read more about how they work by clicking the Ingredients tab above.
Who can benefit from Primal Calm?
Anyone who feels that stress is interfering with his or her productiveness, effectiveness or enjoyment of life should try Primal Calm.
Destructive hormones produced by your body while you're under stress can cause occasional feelings of anxiety, moodiness, fatigue, irritability, loss of sleep, lapses of memory, lack of ability to focus, loss of sexual desire, increased susceptibility to illness, weight gain and a host of other problems. While a good diet, exercise, and meditation can help reduce stress levels, there's no escaping the fact that we all live in a very stressful society. It is critical that we nutritionally support our body's natural stress-management systems with the best possible research-proven anti-stress nutrients.
That's exactly what Primal Calm was designed to do. And unlike many other drastic anti-stress alternatives, virtually everyone can benefit from taking Primal Calm daily. If you have ever tried other anti-stress supplements or "stress-complex" vitamins and have found them ineffective you should try Primal Calm. It contains more of the research proven and patented anti-stress nutrients than other natural stress-relief formulas. And it's guaranteed to work or your money back.
Is there anyone who shouldn't take Primal Calm?
Primal Calm was designed for use by virtually everyone over the age of 15. The ingredients in Primal Calm are all regarded as safe by the US Food and Drug Administration - even at levels 4 to 5 times the recommended usage. There are no known interactions with most commonly prescribed drugs. If you are under a physician's care, pregnant, lactating or taking prescription medications, we always suggest that you consult with your physician before starting any new supplement program.
Are there side effects?
None of the ingredients in Primal Calm have been shown to produce side effects when taken as directed. Even doubling or tripling the dosage under extremely stressful situations should not result in any side effects. Nevertheless, some people respond differently to supplements than how the majority respond. What works extremely well for some people, may not work as well for others. Primal Calm is guaranteed to work, but if you find that it doesn't work as well for you, we will promptly refund your purchase price.
Can Primal Calm be used as part of a weight-loss program?
Absolutely. A great deal has been made in the media, in medical journals and even on infomercials recently about the fact that stress and excess stress hormones such as cortisol can be a major factor in gaining unnecessary weight (body fat) and in making it difficult to lose that weight even while you are dieting. The research on stress and weight-loss is very compelling and played a role in the development of Primal Calm. In fact, when you compare the "anti-stress" nutrients in Primal Calm to those in almost all the anti-stress products being sold for weight-loss, you will see that Primal Calm meets or exceeds each of those competitors. Using Primal Calm can certainly enhance the results of your dieting and/or exercise program.
I have taken stress formulas before. How is Primal Calm different?
Most stress formulas are based on "old technology" that hasn't changed in over 30 years. The common formulas found in drug stores or in some health food stores are often nothing more than a simple collection of inexpensive B-vitamins marketed as "Stress-Complex." Yes, your body does lose B-vitamins under stress, but replacing them is only a small part of the entire stress-nutrition solution and any good multi-vitamin will accomplish that. Some of the newer stress-formulas might contain more effective stress-specific nutrients such as Phosphatidyl Serine, L-Theanine, Rhodiola, Beta Sitosterol or Magnolia Bark, but these are often present in very low doses and almost never all together in the same all-in-one formula. As a result, other stress formulas don't provide the true broad nutritional support your anti-stress systems require to deal most effectively with stress.
Will I feel "spacey" if I take Primal Calm?
No. Primal Calm is NOT a drug. It is a dietary supplement that works with your body's own natural chemistry, providing raw materials and co-factors to support the structure and function of specific anti-stress systems, so your body can better achieve a more normal and healthy state. Many people report changes in how they feel, such as "less stressed out", "more focused", "clearer thinking", "better memory", "calmer", "more positive attitude", or "more energy" but certainly not drowsy or spacey. Primal Calm does not interfere with brain chemistry. It is NOT a drug. Moreover, the beneficial effect of using Primal Calm increases with regular use over time, as you reinforce all of your body's stress-fighting systems. It is intended to be used daily, the same as a daily vitamin.
How exactly does Primal Calm work?
The five ingredients in Primal Calm have been shown to reduce stress, promote relaxation and to assist the body naturally in better dealing with the negative effects of all types of stress. Your body has a natural stress fighting system based primarily on your adrenal glands and their connection with the hypothalamus and pituitary glands (near the brain). When you are under stress, your brain tells your adrenal glands to secrete a very potent hormone (cortisol) in above-normal quantities that can have a very destructive effect. Primal Calm contains powerful key stress-fighting nutrients that support the structure and function of the adrenal glands as well as having a protective effect on other cells - such as those involved in normal healthy brain chemistry - that might be very negatively affected by cortisol and other stress hormones. Two of Primal Calm's ingredients (Magnolia and Phosphatidyl Serine) have been shown to help lower stress-induced high levels of cortisol. L-Theanine has been show to produce more of the calming, positive, focused "alpha-waves" in your brain. Rhodiola is a key adaptogenic herb, helping your body better adapt to stress and supporting energy production. Beta sitosterol has been shown to support a healthy immune sytem. All of these key stress-fighting nutrients are found in nature (they are not synthetic), but they cannot be obtained in sufficient amounts from a perfect diet. Therefore, Primal Calm is the most efficient and cost-effective way of obtaining these nutrients in balanced doses and in an easy-to use formula.
How long will it take to work?
Primal Calm can have a noticeable anti-anxiety or calming effect within 30 minutes to 2 hours after taking it and can last throughout the day. More importantly, many of Primal Calm's anti-stress effects and major benefits are not immediately noticeable, but will come from regular and consistent usage over a long period of time.
Is there a better time to take it?
There is no "right time" to take Primal Calm. It can be taken morning, noon or night, depending on when it's most convenient (with a little food is best). If you have a stressful day coming up, it may help to take some earlier in the day. Some people may even choose to take a capsule or two in the morning and another capsule or two with the evening meal.
What exactly is stress?
Stress can be defined as the "wear and tear" on our bodies as we adapt to our continually changing environment. Some stresses, like exercise, when taken on in moderation, can be beneficial. Others, like loud neighbors, traffic, work pressures, worry about overdue bills or bad relationships can be destructive and can result in feelings of distrust, rejection, anger, moodiness and occasional simple anxiety. All stress generates a hormonal response. When secreted at high rates, stress hormones can be very destructive. When not controlled, stress can also lead to physical problems such as weight gain, and can increase your risk for headaches, upset stomach, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Some stresses depend entirely on your attitude or point of view. A public speaking engagement might thrill someone who loves to talk in front of people. The "good stress" created by the anticipation could result in a compelling speech and a sense of satisfaction. Conversely, someone who fears public speaking might become terrified and physically ill at the prospect of giving a speech. Remember, our lives are determined only 10% by what actually happens to us and 90% by how we respond to what happens! Primal Calm can help make a positive difference in how you handle stress.
What is Cortisol and why is it so bad?
Cortisol is one of the "fight-or-flight" hormones secreted by the adrenals in response to stress - all forms of stress. Some cortisol is necessary for good health, but secreted at high levels, it is without a doubt the body's most destructive hormone. Doctors have long associated high levels of cortisol with loss of muscle tone, increased fat deposition, immune suppression, depression, fatigue, and reduced calcium uptake by bones. Scientists now agree that if we can control stress hormones and the damage they do, we can improve virtually every aspect of our health. We can be happier, healthier and give ourselves a very good chance of living longer. Moderate exercise can help reduce stress and lower cortisol levels. Proper diet (cutting out trans fats, refined sugars and othe carbs) can also contribute to lowered stress levels. Prayer or meditation work well to reduce tension and stress. Finally, supporting your body's natural anti-stress systems with Primal Calm can also have a significant impact on lowering stress and supporting your body in dealing with stress hormones.
These statements have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Phosphatidyl serine (PS) is the stress superstar. PS is a natural phospholipid that exists in the body in almost all cell membranes, but is particularly prevalent and critical in three primary places, which are all directly related to and impacted by stress: the brain, the muscles, and the immune system. We don't get much PS from our diets and our bodies don't manufacture much, so it is an important nutrient to supplement. PS is probably the most important nutrient you can take for fighting stress. In fact, any product that doesn't have at least 100 mg of PS per dose should not really be considered a "stress-relief" product. The reason so few ordinary "stress-fighting" supplements contain appreciable amounts of PS is because it is such an expensive ingredient. That's unfortunate, because PS not only enriches your brain's ability to fight stress, it also helps your muscles rebuild and nourish themselves, and PS supports your immune system in fighting infection. PS has been shown to "blunt" cortisol and ACTH, two of the stress-related hormones that our bodies produce. More importantly, PS does not interfere with abnormally low levels of cortisol (some cortisol is necessary for health) only the unhealthy higher levels generated under stress. And it gets better: PS has also been shown in numerous studies to help improve mood, to increase memory, concentration and cognition. Experts consider PS the "gold standard" in stress nutrients, helping muscles bounce back, nerves handle a hectic lifestyle, stress hormones stay in balance and concentration improve. Primal Calm contains SerinAid©, the patented brand of cortisol-suppressing PS.
PS has no known side effects. Recommended dosage is 100-500 mg per day for active adults. Primal Calm provides 150 mg of PS in a recommended two-capsule serving (or 300 mg if you double the dosage).
L-Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea, well-documented for its calming, yet nonsedative, effects. The L-Theanine used in Primal Calm is a patent-protected version called Suntheanine©, the only 100 percent L-Theanine product on the market. L-Theanine works in the brain to fight stress by increasing alpha wave activity. There are several different waves in the brain. Beta waves are the bad stress-producing waves, delta waves cause you to be drowsy, and alpha waves are the most positive and powerful, responsible for your levels of alertness, concentration and relaxation. Stress literally attacks your ability to remain alert, feel at ease, and tackle difficulties. Stress diminishes these alpha waves, which is why when you're under stress, you have a hard time focusing.
Fortunately, L-Theanine increases the good alpha waves, helping your brain handle stress and stay relaxed, yet focused. L-Theanine has been proven, in over a dozen studies, to promote more refreshing sleep, to help support normal blood pressure ranges, and to increase concentration and focus. L-Theanine has also been shown to help support immune function. It has even been shown to counter the negative "stimulant" effects of caffeine! No side effects have ever been documented. A daily dose of 100-200 mg is usually what's recommended. Primal Calm contains 100 mg per two-capsule dose (and 200 mg if you double the daily dosage).
Magnolia bark has two compounds, called biphenols. One calms and the other has been shown to play a role in helping to balance cortisol levels. (High cortisol levels have been linked to increased risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and low immunity). Cortisol is the physical connection between mental or emotional stress and their impact on physical health. Several studies have also shown that magnolia bark may help reduce harmful neurotransmitters in the brain, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety. And a Japanese study shows that magnolia bark is up to a thousand times more potent than vitamin E as an antioxidant.
At high dosages, magnolia bark can cause slight drowsiness. However, at normal dosages, magnolia bark is similar to L-Theanine, having no depressant effect whatsoever, and is far safer than many sedative drugs or depressants. 200-500 mg is the recommended range for daily intake. Primal Calm contains 100 mg per two capsules (200 mg if you double the dosage under high stress).
Beta-sitosterol is a (good) cholesterol-like compound found in many foods, such as nuts, fruits, vegetables and seeds. It's one of the best immune-supporting nutrients you can take when your body is undergoing stress - whether physical, mental or emotional. It has long been known for its properties that help support healthy cholesterol levels and a healthy immune system, but beta-sitosterol also is excellent for helping muscles to recover from stress, such as after a competition or an injury. It's best when taken after physical exertion or injury, or during times of stress. Studies point to significant benefits of beta-sitosterol as an essential nutrient for those suffering from stress as it affects the muscles and immunity. Getting enough beta-sitosterol in your diet can be a rather high-caloric undertaking (several handfuls of nuts or nut butters, or constant servings of vegetables throughout the day). Therefore, it makes good sense to supplement.
Also known as the "golden root," the "arctic root," and "Crenulin," Rhodiola is known as an "adaptogen" because it helps the body better adapt to stress - in other words, to become
more adept at handling future stressors. Rhodiola's main components are rosavin, rosarin, rosin and salidroside. These ingredients help to move fatty acids, enabling greater metabolic ability and can assist in weight loss when used with a healthy eating plan. These active ingredients also give the body a burst of energy in general, assisting both at the cellular repair level and the mental mood level.
Rhodiola not only fights mental and emotional stress, but can help increase athletic performance, support a healthy immune system, improve concentration and alertness, promote a sense of well-being, and even help with weight loss while dieting or exercising. Studies point to effective weight loss when rhodiola is consumed, as well as significant benefits for mood, energy levels, concentration, and athletic enhancement. It is able to effectively help alleviate certain states of nonclinical mental depression, and to help the body to process oxygen more efficiently. This manifests as increased energy, vitality, well-being, and possible loss of body fat. Rhodiola has no known side effects. The recommended dose is 100-300 mg per day. Primal Calm's formula includes 100 mg per two capsule daily dose (200 mg if you double the normal dosage).
Don't let stress ruin your enjoyment of life. Use Primal Calm daily.
These statements have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.