RidgeCrest Herbals

RidgeCrest Herbals

3683 W. 2270 South #A, Salt Lake City, UT 84120-2306, www.rcherbals.com

The upcoming holiday season is a great time to have fun with family and friends, but it can also bring on stress. Matt Warnock, president of RidgeCrest Herbals, says that while it’s possible to alleviate this stress “with exercise, meditation or even over-indulging in food or alcohol (which can cause a whole new set of issues), our natural supplements can help as well, by combining the best ingredients known to target these specific issues without any side effects.”

RidgeCrest Herbal’s Adrenal Fatigue Fighter contains a specific blend of adaptogens and nutrients designed to help fight chronic fatigue and support adrenal health. It includes Sensoril, which has been shown to promote emotional well-being, enhance balanced energy levels and increase resistance to tension. The formula also offers GABA (gamma amino butyric acid), an inhibitory neurotransmitter that induces relaxation. In addition, Adrenal Fatigue Fighter has trace minerals, B-complex nutrients and herbs like Holy Basil for energy support.

To naturally combat stress without any side effects, turn to Anxiety Free Stress Relief. Like RidgeCrest’s Adrenal Fatigue Fighter, it contains GABA and Sensoril for emotional well-being, mental clarity and relaxation, but it also offers 50 mg of L-Theanine. L-Theanine is an amino acid that has been shown to provide a sense of relaxation in as little as 30–40 minutes. It stimulates the production of alpha brain waves, which are responsible for a meditation-like feeling of deep relaxation and mental clarity. Anxiety Free Stress Release comes in bottles of 60 vegetarian capsules. SRP: $29.99.

Adopted from ancient Chinese medicinal Wisdom, the formula for Blood Sugar Balance includes only five ingredients that work together to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Ingredients include gypsum, anemarrhena root, licorice root and nonglutinous rice. RidgeCrest also includes eleuthero root, a substitute for ginger that is less expensive, easier to grow and is more effective at regulating metabolism and energy levels. Blood Sugar Balance comes in bottles of 60 or 120 capsules.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, December 2013