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Herbal HPA™

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Adaptogens for calming stress support*

Formulated by Dr. James L. Wilson for stressed people in overdrive*

  • Adaptogenic herbs grown organically or wildcrafted; harvested at peak potency*
  • Full spectrum active constituents optimally extracted and preserved in tincture*
  • Optimum amounts of each herb for effective support*
  • Synergistic combination enhances efficacy of individual ingredients*
  • Easy-to-use liquid facilitates absorption and utilization*
  • Helps moderate stress response for balanced mood, sleep and endurance*
  • Can be used as a licorice-free substitute for Herbal Adrenal Support Formula in Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal Fatigue Quartet®

Suggested Use

Take 10-15 drops in juice or water 2-4 times a day, preferably between meals or on an empty stomach, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. For more information see Dr. Wilson’s Program for Adrenal Fatigue & Stress.

*Note to people sensitive to alcohol: The herbs in this formula are liquid tinctures which are 25% alcohol. This method extracts the highest levels of active plant components for optimal benefit. People who cannot take any alcohol may add the recommended dose to 8 oz. of water and simmer for 10-15 minutes in a pan on low heat to evaporate the alcohol before drinking.

Stress and the HPA Axis

The human body is so adaptable that you can go from driving in rush-hour traffic to staying focused in a three-hour meeting to wrangling amped-up toddlers to fighting off a cold while cooking dinner – all in the space of a typical afternoon. Being able to adapt to internal and external changes and demands is at the heart of survival and the sole mission of your complex stress response system.

Central to your stress response is the brain/body feedback loop called the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Its main components are the hypothalamus paraventricular nucleus (a part of your brain that regulates your body’s responses to change), the pituitary gland anterior lobe (the master gland that controls all your hormone-producing endocrine glands), and the adrenal glands (your main glands of stress, producing over 50 hormones that affect nearly every cell in your body and brain).

This feedback loop is a two-way communication pathway that ensures the right amounts of specific hormones are produced and circulated as needed to make appropriate adjustments to changes, i.e. stress. These adjustments alter your energy, immune and cardiovascular function, digestion, metabolism, cellular repair and maintenance, mental alertness, mood, sleep, libido and myriad other aspects of your physiological, mental and emotional being. These changes are intended to be temporary, allowing you to respond to the stress but quickly return to homeostasis (physiological stability).

However, regulation of the HPA axis is an intricate process influenced by many factors, including real, remembered and imagined stresses; current levels of circulating adrenal hormones; time of day; sleep/wake patterns; blood sugar levels; exercise; nutrient status; past stresses; genetics; and illnesses; among other things. Chronic or frequent over-response of the HPA axis becomes maladaptive instead of adaptive and can lead to problems over time, adversely affecting such aspects of health as your cardiovascular system, blood sugar metabolism, immune function, digestion, weight management and emotional state.

In other words, stress can knock you off balance – disrupting sleep, mood and the ability to relax, as well as optimal function of many of the systems you depend on to stay healthy. In a continually stressful life, that internal balancing act gets a lot harder. Managing your stress and supporting your body’s ability to keep your stress response in balance can benefit your health in the long term as well as your current state of mind.

Supplement Facts

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Product Q & A

What is Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
What does Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA do?
How does Herbal HPA work?
Does Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA contain natural or synthetic stimulants?
Does Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA contain any hormones or steroids?
What is the difference between Dr. Wilson’s Herbal Adrenal Support Formula and Herbal HPA?
What kind of stress is Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA designed to help?
Who can take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
How quickly will Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA begin to work?
What is the best way to take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
When should I take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
How long can I take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
Can I take too much Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
Does Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA lose its effectiveness with continued use?
Can I take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA with prescription or non-prescription medicines?
Are there any side effects in taking Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
Is the quality of Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA reliable?

What is Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
Herbal HPA is a unique, liquid herbal formulated by Dr. Wilson to help optimally balance function in the stress response system (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal [HPA] axis) in times of stress, especially when it is in overdrive.* This synergistic blend contains three herbs known as natural “adaptogens” for their capacity to enhance stress resilience and protection by helping the body optimally adapt to and cope with stress.* Each of these herbs has demonstrated stress-protective properties, both traditionally over centuries of use and scientifically in research.* The active components of these organically grown or wildcrafted herbs are extracted from the plant roots by a special method that optimally draws them out and preserves them in liquid tincture form.* For people with high blood pressure or licorice sensitivity, this licorice-free formula can be used instead of Herbal Adrenal Support Formula in Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal Fatigue Quartet® (with Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal Rebuilder, Adrenal C Formula and Super Adrenal Stress Formula) to comprehensively support mental, emotional and physical balance during adrenal fatigue and stress.* [return to top]

What does Herbal HPA do?
The active components of the three adaptogenic herbs in Herbal HPA are formulated to promote balanced functioning of the stress response system known as the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis.* Driven by stress, your adrenal glands produce hormones that affect many physiological systems and processes, including blood sugar metabolism, and immune, cardiovascular, thyroid and digestive function. Balanced HPA axis and adrenal function promote sound sleep and a sense of calm, support the health of systems throughout the body that can be adversely affected by prolonged stress, and help sustain hormonal balance during and after menopause. Together, the carefully selected herbs in Herbal HPA help promote mental and physical balance during stress, adrenal fatigue and menopause.* [return to top]

How does Herbal HPA work?
Each of the three herbs in Herbal HPA is an “adaptogen”.* Adaptogens can be described as nontoxic substances (typically herbs) that have the ability to help the body cope more effectively with stress, use energy more productively and maintain homeostasis without over-stimulating or inhibiting normal body function.* Used for many centuries for their stress resisting effects, eleuthero, ashwagandha and maca have been shown to enhance endurance, mood, mental clarity, libido and the ability to withstand physical and mental stress.* These herbs facilitate balanced function of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis that controls hormones involved in the stress response.* All of these activities help protect and maintain health and moderate over-reactivity of the stress response during stressful times.* [return to top]

Does Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA contain natural or synthetic stimulants?
Herbal HPA does not artificially stimulate or drive the body or physiological systems. It contains no caffeine, cola, gotu kola, ephedra, pseudoephedra, Dexedrine, or other agents that stimulate or drive the body while actually depleting it with continued use.* This is a physician-formulated herbal combination designed to naturally help balance the stress response system and promote an overall sense of well-being in times of stress, adrenal fatigue and menopause.* [return to top]

Does Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA contain any hormones or steroids?
Herbal HPA is a vegan tincture formula 100% derived from plants and does not contain any hormones or steroids. [return to top]

What is the difference between Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA and Herbal Adrenal Support Formula?
Herbal HPA contains three herbs: eleuthero, ashwagandha, maca and is designed to be of most benefit to people experiencing a heightened stress response.* Herbal Adrenal Support Formula contains four herbs: eleuthero, ashwagandha, maca and licorice and is designed to be of most benefit to people experiencing adrenal fatigue or other states of stress depletion.* However, people experiencing adrenal fatigue or menopause who have high blood pressure concerns may prefer to use licorice-free Herbal HPA because licorice can contribute to increased blood pressure and salt retention.* [return to top]

What kind of stress is Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA designed to help?
The body has the same response to every type of stress, no matter the cause. Optimal adrenal gland function and balanced stress system (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal [HPA] axis) response are necessary for healthy recovery from trauma or stress, whether that stress is physical, such as injury, illness, overwork, excess exercise, high blood sugar or hormone imbalance; or psychological, such as insufficient finances, relationship problems, emotional trauma or the many other sources of stress in modern life. Herbal HPA is physician-formulated to help balance the stress response, promote homeostasis and support the health of systems throughout the body that can be adversely affected by prolonged stress.* [return to top]

Who can take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
Anyone experiencing stress-related anxiety or sleep disruption may benefit from Herbal HPA.* Also menopausal women have reported sleeping at night and feeling balanced throughout the day when they take it in the morning and at bedtime.* Taking Herbal HPA daily before and during an anticipated stressful event such as a long flight, final exams, overwork, long hours, etc. can help support stress resilience throughout the stressful time.* [return to top]

How quickly will Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA begin to work?
Herbal HPA is designed to begin acting right away; however, results will vary depending upon your stress level, overall health and several other factors.* Some people notice its effects within the first two days, most feel a difference within two weeks.* [return to top]

What is the best way to take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
Take 10-15 drops in juice or water 2-4 times a day, preferably between meals or on an empty stomach (10-15 drops upon rising and 10-15 before bed; 10 may also be taken at noon and/or mid-afternoon, if desired), or use as directed by your healthcare practitioner. During adrenal fatigue, see how Herbal HPA is used in Dr. Wilson’s Adrenal Fatigue Quartet®.* Consult a healthcare practitioner knowledgeable in the use of supplements for more personalized directions. [return to top]

When should I take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
You can take Herbal HPA any time you are experiencing the effects of stress.* It is best taken on an empty stomach after rising, before meals and before bedtime. However, if you have a sensitive stomach or you experience any upset, take it with meals. [return to top]

How long can I take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
For optimal results, we recommend taking Herbal HPA daily for at least two months.* Historically, people have taken these herbs separately or in combination with other preparations for years without adverse side effects.* One of the most common historical uses of some of these herbs was to promote endurance and vitality.* [return to top]

Can I take too much of Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
For optimal results, we recommend taking Herbal HPA as suggested, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner. [return to top]

Does Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA lose its effectiveness with continued use?
All of the herbs used in Herbal HPA have been used safely for more than a thousand years. These herbs used have traditionally been taken to improve longevity and as an invigorating tonic year after year.* [return to top]

Can I take Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA with prescription or non-prescription medicines?
Some herbs interact with some medications and so it is best to consult a health practitioner who is familiar with herbs about your specific medications. [return to top]

Are there any side effects in taking Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA?
As with any dietary supplement or food, if you suspect an adverse reaction, refrain from using the product for a few days. If upon reintroduction of this product you experience any adverse effects, then we suggest you stop and consult a healthcare practitioner who is familiar with herbs. [return to top]

Is the quality of Dr. Wilson’s Herbal HPA reliable?
Expertly formulated by a physician, Herbal HPA is a dietary supplement containing only high quality ingredients and manufactured and tested in accordance with the FDA’s current Good Manufacturing Procedures. [return to top]

Testimonials

Denise C.:
Your website has been a wonderful resource for adrenal issues. I am trying the Herbal HPA, and am finding this product to help me a lot.