What is Nature’s Answer to Stress?

What is Nature’s Answer to Stress?

by Joe Cohen

Wellness Director

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Whether it’s from work, finances, or relationships, stress causes feelings of being overworked or overwhelmed. It’s no surprise more Americans than ever are reporting chronically high levels of stress, according to a 2018 survey by the American Psychological Association.

Confronting this chronic stress can be mentally exhausting, and research reveals chronic stress can also affect your physical health. Chronic stress is associated with many consequences that affect your brain, nervous system, sleep patterns, cardiovascular health, and weight.

Popular stress management methods including hobbies, regular exercise, meditation, and yoga are helpful to cope. Unfortunately, research shows most Americans instead develop unhealthy habits during tough times. Whether it’s alcohol, stimulants or overeating, many would benefit by finding better stress management solutions.

What are Adaptogens?

In the 1960’s, former Soviet Union scientists led by Dr. Israel Brekhman knew they found something special with the discovery and study of Adaptogens. Consequently, they recommended Adaptogens and Adaptogenic blends to all their country’s professional and Olympic athletes. They used it to improve their training, optimize their mental and physical performance, and speed up recovery.

After the word was out concerning Adaptogens, Dr. Brekhman brought his scientific research and expertise to the Western hemisphere. Because of his knowledge, scientists in the United States learned how to create a potent Adaptogen cocktail. A variation of this mixture can be found in one of the nutritional products San Marco Wellness includes in its weight loss management program.

This nutraceutical product is called Ionix Supreme — developed by John Anderson, a formulator with over 30 years experience responsible for creating over 600 products. It contains a carefully selected combination of Adaptogens including well-studied plants such as ashwaganda (Withania somnifera), bacopa (Bacopa monnieri), eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus), and rhodiola (rhodiola rosea) among others. Adaptogens are used as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle.

Adapt in the Morning or Recover from your Workout

Having problems getting up and going in the morning? Upon waking, reach for a shot of Ionix Supreme. Or, if you prefer, add either liquid or powered Ionix Supreme to hot water and drink as an herbal tea. You could even include it into your whey protein shake. Whichever way it’s consumed, drinking it will help boost your mental and physical performance.

Research suggests that eleuthero and rhodiola lead to significant improvements in athletic performance. And you can use Ionix Supreme after your workout for recovery. After all, what you’re looking for from your workout is adaptation.

Adaptogens are demonstrated in studies to support athletic recovery through beneficial effects on the immune system and by reducing oxidative stress. Ionix Supreme also helps replenish glycogen stores with its content of natural molasses.

How the Adaptogens in Ionix Supreme work

Ionix Supreme contains a select blend of well-studied adaptogens and other unique botanicals. Each one is chosen specifically for their role in supporting physical and mental performance. Collectively, they provide a solution to aid in stress management, and each one has its own mechanism of action for overall health.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) : Used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and native to regions of India, Africa, and the Middle East. In recent studies, ashwagandha has demonstrated potent antioxidant effects. Studies have also shown it supports healthy brain and immune function. 


Bacopa (Bacopa monniera) : A popular plant in traditional Indian medicine practices that enhances memory and promotes longevity. Preclinical studies have shown it to have antioxidant and adaptogenic effects on the central nervous system. 


Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) : A plant that grows in the coldest regions of the world, including Northern Asia. Rhodiola has been traditionally used in Russia and Scandinavia to strengthen the body’s resistance to stress and improve energy levels. 


Eleuthera root (Eleutherococcus senticosus) : A small, woody shrub native to Northeastern Asia used in traditional Chinese medicine as a natural remedy for reducing fatigue. Modern use of the root was popularized after the former Soviet Union utilized it for its space and sport programs to support physical endurance.  


Wolfberry ( Lycium barbarism) : A red-orange berry of the Solanaceae nightshade family long regarded as nourishing to the liver, kidneys, and eyes. Modern studies affirm its use in modulating stress and supporting faster recovery post-exercise.  


Schizandra (Schisandra chinensis) : This berry grows as part of a woody vine native to the forests of Northern China and Eastern Russia. It has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. Schizandra has been reported to increase work accuracy and decrease feelings of fatigue and exhaustion.

Take a Step to Reduce Stress

Adaptogens are one of the three essential components in the unique San Marco Wellness nutritional program. The other two include an aloe vera based cleansing juice and an undenatured whey protein. This synergistic system is part of a multi-dimensional program.

San Marco Wellness takes a customized, medically supervised, and evidence based approach that includes nutritional cleansing, Semaglutide, a customized Mediterranean diet, and fitness recommendations. Getting started on this program begins with a qualifying Zoom consultation with Wellness Director, Joe Cohen. The next step includes completing two medical consent forms and a phone consultation with Medical Director, Bridget Rossi.

You will schedule your first coaching session with Wellness Director, Joe Cohen, after completing your consultation with Medical Director, Bridget Rossi. Completing and submitting your Lifestyle Questionnaire before your first coaching session will provide ample background information to ensure an optimally productive session. Contact Joe Cohen at San Marco Wellness to get started today.

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