Extress and ADHD
We have found that Extress is an excellent remedy for certain symptoms common to ADHD, especially
- temper and/or explosive outbursts
- hyperactivity or excessive motor restlessness
- anxiety or worry
- hyper-vigilance, or being easily startled
- having to touch everything
When used with Attend a broad spectrum of ADHD symptoms can be addressed. We highly recommend its use for:
- "Tigger type ADHD," with hyperactivity, restlessness, bouncy-ness
- "Piglet type ADHD," with its anxiety and worry issues
- "Eeyore type ADHD" with its sadness or depression
- "Over Focused type ADHD" with its rigid thinking and anxiety
We also recommend it for all of you parents of ADHD kids!
Developed by a neuro-psychologist, Extress can also be very useful for anyone with anxiety, problems sleeping, tension or stress, or even some phobias. Extress is the most popular product for our family, helping the Mrs. to feel less anxious and to sleep during certain hormonal changes, and helping others with stress related symptoms. Our family is never without it.
According to VAXA International, the company that owns and manufacturers Extress, this excellent product is a scientifically advanced homeopathic medicinal that provides the body its nutritional needs during periods of stress, tension, anxiety, minor phobic reactions or generalized anxious discomfort.
This formula contains a specific combination of amino acids as precursors to a series of neurotransmitters within the brain. Extress helps the body to naturally relax our muscles, helping us to avoid getting headache and backaches, etc. When these nutritional requirements have been appropriately addressed, the conscious mind is allowed to effortlessly become refocused without the bother of anxiety and stress.
The company reports that when stress increases, total caloric needs increase and are usually met by the breakdown of protein into amino acids, sugars and phosphate bonds. At least 30% of the diet should be made up of amino acids when the body is under stress because stress breaks down protein at an amazing rate.
Also of some secondary interest to athletes, these same amino acids used by the body to inhibit the breakdown of protein are used by the body to build up muscle tissue. When exercising, stress is encountered within the body and if sufficient free form amino acids are not available, especially those amino acids found within this formula, catabolic (the breaking down of cellular material) reaction will not be offset by anabolic (building up) reactions.
Extress was originally marketed to athletes under a different label, by the way.
EXTRESS is a Scientific Formulation of Natural Ingredients Including:
St. John's Wort (Hypericum Perforatum): Helping the body relax because of documented (1) MAO inhibiting properties, as well as (2) acts as a Serotonin re-uptake inhibitor, increasing the amounts of circulating Serotonin, and (3) also inhibits interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Cortisol, which cause anxiety and depression.
Taraxacum Officinale: Specifically useful for calming and generally for reducing excessive restlessness and tenseness.
Fructus Sophorae: Helps in reducing the feelings of being overwhelmed by external stimulation/ provocation.
GABA: Helps naturally relax all muscle tissue, relieving tension build-up and reducing blood pressure.
Chinese Herbs (Radix Condonopsis Pilosulae, Radix Heraclei, Radix Rehmanniae): Support the body in naturally combatting excessive tiredness, dissipating stress, releasing emotional tension. Traditionally useful as well for soothing over-activity in children.
Lavandula: Helps the body to naturally soothe and calm the nerves, dissipating stress and feelings of anxiousness.
5-HTP: The natural precursor to Serotonin and Melatonin, providing neurochemical balance during stress.
B Vitamins: Critically needed synergistic coenzymes needed by the body to enable relaxation both mentally and physically.
Specific Branched Chained Amino Acids (BCAAs) which aid in the preservation of muscle and neural tissue during times of stress and anxiety.
Supporting Amino Acids: Provideing critical anti-stress buffering precursors for Brain, Central Nervous System (CNS) and Skeletal needs.
Specifically Targeted Micro-Nutritionals & Homeopathic Medicines