Cortisol levels have a direct relationship with the thyroid and the adrenal glands as they act synergistically with one another.
Cortisol assists the thyroid hormone in working more efficiently, and the correct amount of cortisol – not too high or too low – supports normal thyroid function. When cortisol gets too high, triggered by the adrenal gland’s response to elevated stress, it causes a delayed response to the thyroid hormone receptors. When this occurs, the hormones aren’t allowed to work at optimal levels, leaving you feeling sluggish, tired, and affecting your metabolism. The imbalance of cortisol levels can also be the root cause of weight gain.
Unlike stress-relief formulas, which may simply work to tranquilize, the ACTS formula functions as an adaptogen. The TLS® ACTS formula helps to balance excess cortisol levels supporting both adrenal and thyroid function.
As a naturopathic doctor I have used many herbal formulas over the years to help my patients deal with stress. What I love about the ACTS formula is that it has so many of the individual herbs I have used like Ashwagandha root, passion flower extract, and holy basil. Having this comprehensive formula works great and is much easier and less expensive than buying them individually. I would like to also suggest that exercise should be a part of everyone’s lifestyle as it can relieve stress and help to balance the cortisol levels as well.
Dr. Sheryl Duchess , N.D., M.H., Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Master Herbalist, Public Speaker, Educator
Dr.Sheryl is certified naturopathic doctor who is dedicated to educating and helping people find a more natural approach to wellness. She explains the root cause of disease and shares the secrets of a naturopath through her wellness course, videos, and mentoring opportunities.
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