Cortisol has a vital job as one of the body’s stress hormones, released as part of the fight-or-flight reflex. It shuts down less critical functions like reproduction and immunity to focus on fighting the immediate physical threat and breaks down tissue to provide the energy necessary. The functions of cortisol are supposed to be immediate and short lived, enough to see off any physical challenge. This was great for cavemen fighting saber-toothed tigers, but less ideal in modern lives when stress can be psychological and constant. Too much cortisol for too long can have serious, negative effects. The tissue breakdown, reduced protein synthesis and conversion of protein to glucose can decrease musculature and increase abdominal fat, not an ideal result! It also suppresses levels of growth hormone and sex hormones, which can reduce libido and fertility. It lessens glucose usage and increases blood levels potentially predisposing to diabetes and its effects on calcium can increase osteoporosis.
From a weight training and bodybuilding perspective, breaking down body tissue is not what we want to happen, because that means muscle and bone get broken down and fat builds up. Function by Phase 1 Nutrition is clinically formulated to accomplish 3 vital tasks: reduce stress anxiety, increase metabolism, and decrease cortisol in the body. Function starts off with a potent dose of KSM-66 Ashwagandha, an ancient medicinal herb that has been utilized for generations for it's incredible ability to help manage stress, fight off symptoms of anxiety and depression, and lower cortisol levels in the body. Supplementing with Ashwagandha promotes a more relaxed physical and mental state, better sleep quality, reduced anxiety, on top of overall wellness being improved.
On top of the potent dose of Ashwagandha, Function is also clinically formulated with DIM (Diindolylmethane), Coleus Forskohlii, and Iodine. DIM contributes to a better metabolism in the most natural way possible by working with your own hormones and adjusting their action to avoid hormonal imbalance. DIM produces more ‘good’ estrogen metabolites, which compete with testosterone for protein binding, helping to maintain a slightly higher ‘free’ testosterone level. Free testosterone is testosterone that is more active. The ‘good’ estrogen metabolites along with increased free testosterone promoted by DIM increase fat mobilization and a fat-burning metabolism. Coleus Forskohii helps create enzymes called lipase and adenylate cyclase. These two enzymes free fatty acids from the body's cells. When the fatty acids are free, they can be burned as fuel. When the body burns fatty acids, it may reduce fat without affecting lean muscle mass. Iodine will stimulate thyroid hormones and boost immune system function because of its anti-bacterial effects on the human body. With a properly working thyroid, many people experience weight loss naturally just by increasing their iodine intake.
* Reduce stress and anxiety
* Decrease cortisol in the body
* Boost your metabolism
* Fight stress and reduce body fat
* Improve sleep quality
* Regulate estrogen levels
Directions: Take two (2) capsules daily with a meal.