ATP Science Cort RX 90 Caps

ATP Science Cort RX 90 Caps

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What is ATP Science Cort RX 

The definition of stress is anything that creates a change in our body. Initially designed for life-threatening stress like being attacked by a predator, temperature extremes, poisons, and venoms etc. You can’t afford to wait to see what the stress is so you can shoot first and ask questions later just in case it is life-threatening. Now that our body is exposed to other stresses such as work-life, social interactions, phones, behaviour and rules, wi-fi, electromagnetic radiation, phones, toxins, pollution, chemicals, phones and so many more we are learning every day are adding burden to our body. Initiating innate survival techniques in response to the change.

If we’re getting chased by a tiger; massive amounts of adrenalin and cortisol would have been released by the body so we could (hopefully) outrun or outfight the beast. If we didn’t have that response, we would have been the big cat’s lunch; and of course, then not had a chance to make babies. This is partly why there are so many people suffering from stress in the world. You inherited a survival technique that is ideal for surviving acute life-threatening stress but may not be the most efficient way to deal with a troll, a text, bills, public speaking, crowds, or that boss on your back.

How we react to stress

Nowadays, most of us aren’t being chased by big cats but our genes are still programmed that way. The ‘beast’ chasing us today is chronic stress, the long-term daily grind, and constant exposure and unavoidable stress unlike the Tiger’s ‘minutes’ of acute intense stress.

Each time, regardless of the trigger we release neurotransmitters (such as noradrenaline) and hormones (in particular cortisol) that catalyse a series of events that help us deal with the challenge. Cortisol is a very interesting hormone as it helps with the survival response through various mechanisms like increasing blood sugar and blocking relaxation and sleepy chemicals but then it has a “negative feedback” effect, letting the body know that you had a stress response and can now switch off and relax.

Problem is with modern life there is constantly one form of trigger or another so there is a constant stimulus to pump out these stress chemicals. Chronic exposure to a powerful hormone like cortisol can change you.

Yet here we are with the mortgage, stressful job and even environmental stress we simply can’t escape. We just have to manage these unavoidable stressors better.

The hormonal fluctuations

To fully understand how to influence hormonal secretions and activities we must first understand the big picture and know the natural cycles that dictate our body’s priorities between thrive or survive. The Hypothalamus in our brain collects data from our body to inform of potential stressors. Our body can’t afford to wait and see if something is life-threatening before it reacts, therefore it will trigger a stress response, proactively, just in case. The immune system, inflammatory chemicals, emotional stress, fear, pain, temperature extremes, toxicity, training hard, caffeine etc. will all activate the Hypothalamus to initiate a survival response. The end result is that the hypothalamus sends this stress message to our pituitary gland, which then signals the adrenals to pump out cortisol. This, of course, is a natural response but too much cortisol is very bad for our health.

Cortisol has a number of jobs to do to aid in short term and long-term survival:

  • In the short term, cortisol helps to raise blood sugar by gluconeogenesis and insulin resistance. It achieves this by breaking down muscle tissue.
  • It also switches off most of the internal stress activators if they have been temporarily spiked by a low dose trigger like a microorganism or an allergen.
  • Cortisol switches off the activated immune system and stops the reaction.
  • Cortisol switches off the inflammatory response (by the way, cortisone and hydrocortisone creams for arthritis, asthma and allergic reactions are drug versions of cortisol).
  • Cortisol blocks the sleepy chemical serotonin and wakes you up (good if the tiger is chasing you, bad if you want to go to sleep).
  • Cortisol raises blood pressure and blood volume through fluid retention in case of injury. But bad if you want a toned body!

Take-Home Message

If you feel you have cortisol dysregulation, try to reduce the stressors in your life. Easier said than done right? If you can’t spend your days on the beach, you need to strengthen your resistance to the damaging effects of either low or high cortisol level.

What is ATP Science Cort RX 

The definition of stress is anything that creates a change in our body. Initially designed for life-threatening stress like being attacked by a predator, temperature extremes, poisons, and venoms etc. You can’t afford to wait to see what the stress is so you can shoot first and ask questions later just in case it is life-threatening. Now that our body is exposed to other stresses such as work-life, social interactions, phones, behaviour and rules, wi-fi, electromagnetic radiation, phones, toxins, pollution, chemicals, phones and so many more we are learning every day are adding burden to our body. Initiating innate survival techniques in response to the change.

If we’re getting chased by a tiger; massive amounts of adrenalin and cortisol would have been released by the body so we could (hopefully) outrun or outfight the beast. If we didn’t have that response, we would have been the big cat’s lunch; and of course, then not had a chance to make babies. This is partly why there are so many people suffering from stress in the world. You inherited a survival technique that is ideal for surviving acute life-threatening stress but may not be the most efficient way to deal with a troll, a text, bills, public speaking, crowds, or that boss on your back.

How we react to stress

Nowadays, most of us aren’t being chased by big cats but our genes are still programmed that way. The ‘beast’ chasing us today is chronic stress, the long-term daily grind, and constant exposure and unavoidable stress unlike the Tiger’s ‘minutes’ of acute intense stress.

Each time, regardless of the trigger we release neurotransmitters (such as noradrenaline) and hormones (in particular cortisol) that catalyse a series of events that help us deal with the challenge. Cortisol is a very interesting hormone as it helps with the survival response through various mechanisms like increasing blood sugar and blocking relaxation and sleepy chemicals but then it has a “negative feedback” effect, letting the body know that you had a stress response and can now switch off and relax.

Problem is with modern life there is constantly one form of trigger or another so there is a constant stimulus to pump out these stress chemicals. Chronic exposure to a powerful hormone like cortisol can change you.

Yet here we are with the mortgage, stressful job and even environmental stress we simply can’t escape. We just have to manage these unavoidable stressors better.

The hormonal fluctuations

To fully understand how to influence hormonal secretions and activities we must first understand the big picture and know the natural cycles that dictate our body’s priorities between thrive or survive. The Hypothalamus in our brain collects data from our body to inform of potential stressors. Our body can’t afford to wait and see if something is life-threatening before it reacts, therefore it will trigger a stress response, proactively, just in case. The immune system, inflammatory chemicals, emotional stress, fear, pain, temperature extremes, toxicity, training hard, caffeine etc. will all activate the Hypothalamus to initiate a survival response. The end result is that the hypothalamus sends this stress message to our pituitary gland, which then signals the adrenals to pump out cortisol. This, of course, is a natural response but too much cortisol is very bad for our health.

Cortisol has a number of jobs to do to aid in short term and long-term survival:

  • In the short term, cortisol helps to raise blood sugar by gluconeogenesis and insulin resistance. It achieves this by breaking down muscle tissue.
  • It also switches off most of the internal stress activators if they have been temporarily spiked by a low dose trigger like a microorganism or an allergen.
  • Cortisol switches off the activated immune system and stops the reaction.
  • Cortisol switches off the inflammatory response (by the way, cortisone and hydrocortisone creams for arthritis, asthma and allergic reactions are drug versions of cortisol).
  • Cortisol blocks the sleepy chemical serotonin and wakes you up (good if the tiger is chasing you, bad if you want to go to sleep).
  • Cortisol raises blood pressure and blood volume through fluid retention in case of injury. But bad if you want a toned body!

Take-Home Message

If you feel you have cortisol dysregulation, try to reduce the stressors in your life. Easier said than done right? If you can’t spend your days on the beach, you need to strengthen your resistance to the damaging effects of either low or high cortisol level.


Why is there no black pepper in Cort RX?

Turmeric contains essential oils known as volatile oils. They are often lost in processing and no longer present in most herbal extracts. These volatile oils are the compounds responsible for carrying the turmeric active ingredients into your body. Without these natural volatile oils the active ingredients of turmeric are no longer active.

ATP Science has gone to great lengths to source high potency turmeric extract with the volatile oils intact and preserved and available to act as a vehicle to drive the active curcuminoids into the body.

Other strategies to improve turmeric absorption include the addition of black pepper. We purposely did not add black pepper extract into our product for a couple of reasons.

1. Black pepper increases the absorption of certain nutrients by inhibiting certain detoxification pathways. It blocks phase 2 glucuronidation to slow down the ability of the liver to detoxify chemicals and hormones and thereby allowing things to slip through. Phase 2 glucuronidation pathways are very important to help detoxify such things as toxic metabolites of estrogen, xenoestrogens, plastics and other pollutants, other forms of toxic exposure, that contribute to hormonal dysregulation. By adding a concentrated black pepper extract to aid the absorption of the curcuminoids it may reduce the efficacy of other products that are used in combination with it that are designed to support healthy estrogen detoxification.

2. Black pepper’s effect on the ultrastructure of the intestinal brush border; meaning it works on mucosa as an irritant to make the membrane more permeable. This is the reason why we added black pepper to the topical range (Block E3, Subcut and Prototype 8) to enhance penetration but have excluded it from oral supplements to prevent irritation to the gut wall.

What is the best dose of the Cort RX?

There are many ways to use Cort Rx and there are a variety of different dosing strategies for this. Cort Rx can be used for acute short-term intense aggressive protocols for inflammation, toxicity, immune challenge or stress; and Cort Rx can be used to address long term chronic issues such as adrenal maladaptation. The general recommended dosage is x1 capsule 3 times with main meals daily.

Is this product helpful for shift workers?

Yes. We recommend taking x2 capsules when you are needing to go to sleep. We do not recommend using the products when you go to work.

Schisandra Chinensis is the first adaptogenic herb included in ATP Science Cort RX. This adaptogenic herb works in synergy with the body assisting it to adapt to physical and mental stress. Schisandra is the berry of a climbing vine native to north-west China and has long been known for its antioxidant properties and ability to protect cells against damaging free radicals that spawn as a result of pollutants, radiation, chemicals and even poor diet and nutrition.

As an adaptogen, Schisandra works to increase physical working capacity, decrease fatigue and counter stress by restoring cortisol levels, resulting in reduced anxiety, increased performance and improved sleep and recovery. Schisandra Chinensis in ATP Science Cort RX also contributes to improvements in cognition as it actively inhibits the acetylcholinesterase enzyme responsible for the break down of acetylcholine; the organic chemical that increases brain activity.

In addition to Schisandra, ATP Science Cort RX also includes one of the most commonly used and studied adaptogens, Withania Somnifera, most commonly referred to as the Ashwagandha herb. Withania Somnifera effectively switches off the nervous system’s stress response and boosts the parasympathetic nervous system to support recovery and immune function. The main function of Withania Somnifera in ATP Science Cort RX is to help users deal efficiently with daily stress by switching off the survival response, sparing the adrenal gland and supporting the emotional aspects of nervous system exhaustion such as panic, anxiety and depression.

This balancing effect on mood, energy and stress are further enhanced in ATP Science Cort RX with the addition of Rhodiola Rosea. Rhodiola primarily works through its effect on neuro-transmission including serotonin, dopamine and adrenaline modulation. Additionally, the Rhodiola Rosea extract in Cort RX is an effective anti-catabolic, protecting against muscle protein breakdown whilst also providing anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.

The final ingredient in ATP Science Cort RX is the ancient herb Turmeric (listed as Curcuma Longa Extract), undoubtedly one of the best natural remedies to address some of the biggest drivers of disease in modern society, namely inflammation, oxidation and toxicity. Turmeric contains curcuminoids that have the powerful effect of safely and naturally dampening down the body’s defence mechanisms which would otherwise be treated by more intrusive sedatives or antidepressant drugs. In essence, the Turmeric found in ATP Science Cort RX reduces both the frequency and intensity of our survival response, providing adrenalin and cortisol sparring properties.

 

CSN Shipping Information

We offer free 48 - 72 hour delivery for all orders over £29.95, shipping to the mainland UK (excluding Scottish Highlands, Northern Ireland etc...) All orders placed before 2 p.m. will be processed the same day and delivered accordingly to chosen delivery option. Please note that courier companies work from Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
 
For queries on shipping times and order status please email orders@cardiffsportsnutrition.co.uk

UK Zone 1 - Estimated delivery time - 1-3 working days

  • UK Mainland
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  • Parts of Scotland (excluding Highlands and Islands)
 
FREE UK MAINLAND SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER £29.95 
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Orders Under £29.95 will incur a £2.99 shipping standard shipping charge.

Orders Under 1kg are sent via Royal Mail. This is an insured and tracked service which usually takes only 1-3 days. However, it's not a time-guaranteed service so in some cases it may take several days longer.
 
Orders Over 1kg are sent via DPD Service and do require a signature. This is 1-2 days delivery service.
 
Next Working day delivery - All orders over £69.95 are sent via DPD Next Working Day Service and will be delivered on the next working day following the despatch day. All orders below £69.95 regardless of weight can be upgraded to next working day service for only £4.99.

 
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Delivery Price

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  • 501g - 1kg - £3.99
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  • 2kg - 25kg - £10.99
  • 25kg+ - £21.98 - (Package will need to be sent in two parcels)

 
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  • Northern Ireland
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Delivery Price

  • Up to 500g - £2.99
  • 501g - 1kg - £3.99
  • 1kg - 2kg - £4.99
  • 2kg - 25kg - £15.99
  • 25kg+ - £31.98 - (Package will need to be sent in two parcels)

 

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When ordering to a BFPO address it is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the items are within the weight limits for that particular BFPO address. All orders to BFPO address will be shipped individually to keep the individually packaged weight down. We will track the orders to the BFPO hub where it will be signed for and then shipped to the individual. Once an item has been received by the BFPO hub Cardiff Sports Nutrition accepts no responsibility for lost or missing items in the onward delivery process. Please be aware that if an item is too heavy for then BFPO address the item is not returned to sender but disposed of by the BFPO Hub

Please note all delivery time estimates are subject to stock availability and receiving your order by 2:00 pm. Orders placed after 2:00 pm will be processed next working day. Orders are not processed or delivered on weekends and bank holidays. Furthermore, due to the volume of parcels around bank holidays, in particular, Christmas, parcels may be delayed by our couriers.
 
If for any reason we expect that your order will not arrive within the specified times, we will e-mail or call you shortly after receiving your order. It is therefore very important for you to provide a valid e-mail address and contact number that we can get hold of you on. Please be sure to check your e-mails and phone messages shortly after placing the order in case we need to contact you.
 
If an order is returned to us due to customer error (failure to take delivery of the order or arrange a collection/redelivery) then a re-shipping fee is applicable. This is due to the cost of re-packing, and re-shipping that item. A refund of the item minus our shipping costs can be provided as an alternative, but if the error is ours, the item will, of course, be re-shipped at our cost.
 
If you have questions regarding our shipping methods or would like further details on the shipping progress of an order then please don’t hesitate to contact us at: orders@cardiffsportsnutrition.co.uk
 

Finally, we accept that unfortunately there may sometimes be occasions when, for some reason, there is a problem with delivery. It may arrive late; it may arrive damaged; it may not arrive at all. In any of these cases, we will endeavour to ensure that a replacement is arranged with the absolute minimum of fuss for you, and that you get a full refund for any postage you have paid. Incorrect delivery information as stated by the customer is the responsibility of the customer, who will be charged for collection on their behalf.

Whilst we do try to keep all our info pages polite and friendly, for legal reasons brought about by a minority of our customers, we do need to state that it is the customer's responsibility to ensure that they are present to sign for the parcel. In no way can CSN or DPD, PARCELFORCE or Royal Mail be held liable for failed deliveries unless either of those parties has been negligent in their duty to deliver.

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05/24/2020
Danni M.

Does what it claims. Found it great help especially with sleep.