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    Thorne Research - Phytisone - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

    Nutritional and Botanical Support for Healthy Adrenals

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    Thorne Research - Phytisone - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

    • Code#:109701
    • Manufacturer:Thorne Research
    • Size/Form:60  Vegetarian Capsules
    • Packaged Ship Weight:0.30
    • Servings:30
    • Dosage Size:2  Capsule(s)
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    Thorne Research Phytisone - 60 Vegetarian Capsules

    The adrenal glands play a critical role in our ability to respond to stress. Stimulation of the adrenals causes a release of cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and other chemicals. These chemicals raise the heart rate, increase blood pressure, heighten senses, constrict blood vessels to the digestive tract, and raise blood sugar – all in an effort to rally quick energy to either meet an impending challenge head-on or escape a threatening situation.

    Nowadays, most of us are all too often bombarded with various forms of stress that can, if not properly managed, exhaust the adrenal glands. A diet high in refined carbohydrates, the demands of work, managing personal finances, and exposure to environmental pollution are just a few of the modern stress factors that can push the adrenal glands past the ability to adapt. In addition, constant over-stimulation of the adrenal glands can have an adverse effect on the body and produce stress-related symptoms that can detract from good health and well-being.

    Chronic stress can exert a range of detrimental effects on bodily systems vital to long-term health, such as the immune, cardiovascular, neurological, and endocrine systems. To effectively adapt to stress, it is critical to optimize the functioning of the adrenal glands, and Phytisone has been designed with this in mind. A unique combination of adaptogen botanicals and nutrients, Phytisone provides the nutritional support needed to optimize the adrenals' response to stress.

    • non-glandular vegetarian support for the adrenals
    • contains key adaptogenic herbs to improve the body's resistance to stress
    • helps reduce fatigue
    • optimizes adrenal function for better stress management

    Astragalus membranaceus is used, typically in combination with ginseng, to promote energy and support immune function. Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) appears to have a modulating effect on cortisol activity. Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has the capacity to increase the bioavailability of other substances. Perhaps the two best-known adaptogens (substances that improve the body's resistance to stress) are Panax ginseng and Eleutherococcus senticosus. An abundance of research demonstrates an enhanced response to physical and chemical stress, as well as a beneficial physiological effect on the central nervous, cardiovascular, and endocrine systems, following administration of Panax ginseng. Similarly, ample evidence supports the use of Eleutherococcus to help normalize the body's response to stress. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been called Indian ginseng and is considered to be the preeminent adaptogen from the Ayurvedic medical system. Ascorbic acid, thiamine (vitamin B1), pantethine (the active form of vitamin B5), pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (the active form of vitamin B6), and zinc are included for their strengthening and supportive role in optimizing adrenal function.

    Dr. Michael Lebowitz D.C. Recommends:
    This supplement is formulated to help the adrenals respond to stress. In AK, hypoadrenia has been talked about for many years. The adrenals are bombarded daily due to emotional stress, refined foods, caffeine, pollutants, micro-organisms, allergens, etc., and the result is common symptoms such as headaches, craving sweets, fatigue, postural hypotension, light sensitivity, chronic low-back pain, etc. Phytisone has Eleutherococcus, Panax Ginseng, and Ashwagandha, which all enhance the response of the adrenals to physical and chemical stress; Glycyrrhiza, which has a harmonizing effect on glucocorticoid activity; and Astragalus, Zingiber, Ascorbic Acid, Pantethine, P-5-P, and Zinc for supporting optimal adrenal function. This is a great non-glandular supplement to support the adrenals.

    Thorne Research's Mission
    At Thorne Research, their mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

    The Thorne Difference.
    For more than 25 years, Thorne has relentlessly pursued the highest possible quality and bioavailability in dietary supplements. At Thorne, they actually manufacture products that they sell – a key difference that allows Thorne to control every aspect of the manufacturing process and ensure that every Thorne product is in pure, completely hypoallergenic form, and without the common additives, flowing agents, and binders used throughout the industry.

    A few other companies have tried to do what Thorne does, and many others claim to have the same philosophy and quality, but nobody has been able to duplicate what Thorne's clients call "Thorne Quality." Thorne has changed the industry in many ways over the past two decades, and they continue to raise the bar and set new standards in product formulation, raw material purity, manufacturing, and quality control.

    Thorne's Commitment to Purity
    Practitioners have become accustomed to seeing the vague "We use only the purest ingredients" in the promotional materials of almost every dietary supplement company. Perhaps these companies truly believe that. Perhaps they don't know any better. Nevertheless, Thorne Research, for more than 25 years, has been the standard by which companies in the industry are judged for product purity. Practitioners rely on Thorne as the company they trust for their extremely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients.

    Purity Takes Extra Effort
    For example, instead of purchasing prediluted vitamin D, as other companies do, Thorne performs its own dilution to avoid detrimental ingredients, such as the preservatives or lactose that are found in many commercially available dilutions. Why must vitamin D be diluted? Because in its pure form, it is too concentrated to safely blend into a vitamin product. Pure vitamin D is 40 MILLION International Units (IU) per gram. The RDA for adults is 600-800 IU per day. To ensure proper mixing, it must be made into a dilute powder that flows and does not lose potency. So, unlike companies that use prediluted vitamin D that contains unacceptable excipients and preservatives, at Thorne, pure pharmaceutical vitamin D is first blended with pure mixed tocopherol vitamin E, and the resultant stable vitamin D is then blended with hypoallergenic cellulose powder. The final powder is blended in a large tumble blender and subsequently analyzed. Not only is the final product stable; it is also hypoallergenic and can be mixed homogeneously and at a safe level with other powders. Just as with vitamin D, Thorne utilizes similar processes for other raw materials, such as vitamin K, leaving it to other companies to purchase commercially available raw materials filled with unacceptable ingredients and preservatives.

    Ingredients You Don't Want
    Magnesium Stearate: Good for speed-hungry encapsulating machines. Not necessarily good for you. Manufacturing encapsulated dietary supplements isn't easy. Pure powdered ingredients are difficult to mix because they are either extremely dry, sticky with botanical oils, or attract unwanted moisture. So most manufacturers add magnesium stearate and other agents such as lactose and dextrose to make the powder flow quickly and easily through their high-volume machines. Problem is, these additives may compromise the bioavailability of the nutrients in the supplement, and might cause allergenic problems. At Thorne, they take a different approach.

    Thorne will never utilize large fatty acid excipients in its manufacturing processes – ingredients such as magnesium stearate or stearic acid. These excipients are utilized as flowing agents to ensure that maximum productivity is obtained from capsuling and tableting machines. There are documented detrimental effects directly attributed to long chain fatty acids utilized as manufacturing flowing agents. Every qualified pharmaceutical compounder recognizes that large fatty acids, such as magnesium stearate, can interfere with product dissolution and influence absorption. Virtually all companies, because of the economic impact, ignore this data. As with most industries, the bottom line dictates the level of quality. The dietary supplement industry has one exception: Thorne Research, the company that does not compromise. Nevertheless, if a company cannot manufacture products without using detrimental excipients, they should not allude to being either "hypoallergenic" or "pure."

    The Bottom Line?
    Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust.

    Quality Ingredients: A Higher Standard
    At Thorne, they are committed to setting a higher standard of quality when it comes to ingredients. To produce their truly hypoallergenic encapsulated supplements, Thorne uses only the purest and finest ingredients available.

    Every manufacturer has two basic options when purchasing raw materials: purchase either truly pure raw materials, or purchase raw materials to which substances have been added to facilitate manufacturing. This fundamental dilemma translates to these very typical questions: "Do I purchase pure vitamin C or vitamin C with additives?" "Do I purchase pure B vitamins or coated B vitamins for taste masking?" "Do I purchase pure enzymes such as pancreatin, pepsin, and bromelain or enzymes diluted with lactose?"

    There are few commercial sources for vitamins B12, D, K, or biotin that are not diluted with substances such as lactose, cornstarch, and preservatives such as BHT. That's why Thorne developed methods that allow them to use pure, undiluted sources of these nutrients – and many others. It's just one more example that when it comes to quality, what everyone else accepts as an industry standard isn't good enough. While some companies say they are raising their standards....at Thorne they set them.

    Suggested Use

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    Take 2 capsules one to two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

    Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.

    ALLERGY WARNINGS
    This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    EXCIPIENT FREE
    This product does not contain wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, soy, egg, dairy products, or artificial colors, sweeteners, or flavors. This product also does not contain lactose, palmitic acid, or magnesium, calcium, or vegetable stearates.

    PREGNANCY WARNING
    If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.

    INTERACTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS
    There are no known adverse interactions or contraindications at publication date.


    Thorne Research Phytisone - 60 Vegetarian Capsules
    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size: Two Capsules
    Servings Per Container: 30
    Amount Per Serving %DV*
    Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) 250 mg 417%
    Thiamin (as Thiamin HCI) 24 mg 1600%
    Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate) 6.8 mg 340%
    Pantothenic Acid (as Pantethine) 100 mg 100%
    Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 2 mg 14%
    Ashwagandha extract (root) (Withania somnifera) 150 mg *
    Astragalus (root) (Stragalus membranaceus) 100 mg *
    Asian Ginseng extract (root) (Panax ginseng)** 75 mg *
    Eleuthero extract (root) (Eleutherococcus senticosus) 75 mg *
    Ginger extract (root, rhizome) (Zingiber officinale) 50 mg *
    Licorice (root) (Glycyrrhiza glabra) 25 mg *
    *Daily Value Not Established.
    **Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
     

    Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Magnesium Citrate, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide

    Hypoallergenic.

    **The ginseng in this product was harvested in Korea or China.

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    Manufacturer Info

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    Dover, ID,
    Phone: 800-228-1966 Fax: 800-747-1950 Visit website

    About Thorne Research

    At Thorne Research, our mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people by providing superior dietary supplements that have the highest level of quality and purity – thereby creating the most respected and valued company in the dietary supplement industry.

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