Shaklee's Stress Relief Complex for Anxiety?

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24 Feb 2008, 9:13 am

Swanson carries 5-HTP

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/webapp/w ... 61&R=14400

It carries the specific warning: "Do not take this product if you are taking a prescription anti-depressant." That would be me, so I shall stay away.



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24 Feb 2008, 9:21 am

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The price is not because it's "MLM", the price is due to all the testing Shaklee does. In the search box on my Shaklee page, type in Shaklee Science. You will see all the testing done on our products.


Can you point to some specific articles on the Stress Relief Complex?

I didn't happen to see it under the Shaklee Science page.

(Swanson ships via regular mail)



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24 Feb 2008, 9:24 am

pandabear wrote:
Swanson carries 5-HTP

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/webapp/w ... 61&R=14400

It carries the specific warning: "Do not take this product if you are taking a prescription anti-depressant." That would be me, so I shall stay away.


YEAH, as I said, it helps INCREASE serotonin! THAT is it's secret! MANY anti depressants are SSRIs, etc... They DECREASE the ability to breakdown serotonin. If you get too much serotonin, the symptoms can be HORRIBLE!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serotonin_syndrome

So it is nothing wrong with 5htp, but technically it is a problem with the concept the antidepressants use. You see, the Serotonin reuptake is almost like the little hole on top of a tub. It has it problems, and you may not like it, but, if you plug it up, there can be a horrible overflow and one big MESS!



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24 Feb 2008, 9:35 am

If you type in Stress Relief in the search box, you will see the product and some articles there....on my Shaklee site. Going to the specific product page of SRC there are some PDF files there.

Also, Shaklee Science, again search box, will show you some of the testing done on all products.

You can also Google "Shaklee stress relief" "testing" and variations and you will find quite a bit there also.

A good site for product info is http://www.globalsuccessteam.net and click to enter site.

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24 Feb 2008, 9:39 am

I looked to see what else Swanson has for anxiety.

The Naturalcare Anxiety Relief:

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/webapp/w ... opBox=null

looks stupid.

It contains: St. Ignatius Bean, Sea Salt, Kava, Silver Nitrate, Yellow Jasmine, Potassium Carbonate, Gold, Aconite and Henbane.



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24 Feb 2008, 10:49 am

happybrats3 wrote:
If you type in Stress Relief in the search box, you will see the product and some articles there....on my Shaklee site. Going to the specific product page of SRC there are some PDF files there.

Also, Shaklee Science, again search box, will show you some of the testing done on all products.

You can also Google "Shaklee stress relief" "testing" and variations and you will find quite a bit there also.

A good site for product info is http://www.globalsuccessteam.net and click to enter site.

:D


I didn't find anything. Can you post some links to some specific research on Shaklee's Stress Relief?



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24 Feb 2008, 11:16 am

Here are some Shaklee press releases....thought it was interesting.

http://www.shaklee.net/TraceyShockey/aboutNewsReleases

It will take me a bit to get the actual research for the SRC. I have to email Shaklee for it. I will certainly post it when I get it. :D

In the meantime, you will find a lot of information on my site about Shaklee and our products. Take a minute to browse the site.

http://www.shaklee.net/traceyshockey/aboutMain

http://content.nhiondemand.com/SHK/HC1. ... 8&ctype=hc

http://content.nhiondemand.com/shk/searchResults.asp

http://www.shaklee.net/traceyshockey/aboutScienceHS

:lol:



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24 Feb 2008, 1:56 pm

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It will take me a bit to get the actual research for the SRC. I have to email Shaklee for it. I will certainly post it when I get it. :D

:lol:


Okay, thank you. I would like to have something to show my psychiatrist. So that I will be able to say something more than just "a Shaklee saleslady recommended this on WrongPlanet."



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24 Feb 2008, 2:32 pm

All chemicals you take can be problematic (look up caffeine or salt!), I do not believe 5-htp is as generally as risky as suggested. And it does some clinical trials backing it up.

I am under the belief that many anti- depressants raise serotonin levels not decrease them! Hence, if you are on ssri's or other anti-depressants medical advice is required before you try any alternative anti-depressant or anti anxiety treatment.

More info

http://healthlibrary.epnet.com/GetContent.aspx?token=e0498803-7f62-4563-8d47-5fe33da65dd4&chunkiid=21399

https://physicianformulas.com/store/Scripts/prodview.asp?idproduct=19&name=5-HTP



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24 Feb 2008, 4:34 pm

LOL.....yep, I am the "Shaklee sales lady." :lol:

Your dr. should know about Shaklee, most of them do. Go to the product page on my site and print the PDF label that is there, and also the information sheet.

We also have a Physiscians site for dr's only, http://physicians.shaklee.com/

I'll post the research when I get it.

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24 Feb 2008, 6:09 pm

Okay, within Shaklee's website for physicians, I found this on Ashwaganda:

http://content.nhiondemand.com/shp/mono ... erb&mtyp=1

Apparently the recommended dose is 450 mg, 2-3 times per day (versus the 100 mg in Shaklee's Stress Relief Complex).

Here is how it interacts with anti-anxiety medications:

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Ashwagandha may effect a chemical in the brain called GABA, which may alter the effects of these medications and possibly the dose needed for treatment. Use with caution.

These drugs include alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam, clorazepate dipotassium, chlordiazepoxide, oxazepam, buspirone, doxepin, hydroxyzine, meprobamate .

Important! If you are using any of these medications or are unsure about which medications you are using, check with your pharmacist or other healthcare professional before using any dietary supplements.


My clonazepam, a benzodiazepine, isn't listed.

On the plus side: "Ashwagandha was reported to increase the sexual performance in 71 percent of men". WooHoo!!

The sitosterol page did not seem to indicate any usage for anxiety or stress

http://content.nhiondemand.com/shp/mono ... =4#clinApp

I couldn't find anything on L-theanine, but there was L-threonine. I wonder if it is the same thing?

http://content.nhiondemand.com/shp/mono ... =4#clinApp

Then L-Tyrosine, of which the Shaklee product contains 100 mg, is described here:

http://content.nhiondemand.com/shp/mono ... nut&mtyp=4

It says: "Dairy products, meats, fish, wheat, oats, and many other foods contain tyrosine." I eat plenty of all of these foods--so it seems to me that it would be silly to take another 100 mg of this in a pill. Plus, the page gives a dosage range of 1-10 g daily, the bottom end of which is 10 times what the Shaklee pill contains.



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25 Feb 2008, 4:32 pm

happybrats3 wrote:
LOL.....yep, I am the "Shaklee sales lady." :lol:

Your dr. should know about Shaklee, most of them do. Go to the product page on my site and print the PDF label that is there, and also the information sheet.

We also have a Physiscians site for dr's only, http://physicians.shaklee.com/

I'll post the research when I get it.

:D


Ahem....still no research???



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25 Feb 2008, 4:45 pm

AHEM.....waiting on it.

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25 Feb 2008, 9:26 pm

Here is what I have so far. I am still waiting on a reply from Shaklee. Not sure this is what you are looking for, but wanted to post in case it helps. When I hear back from Shaklee, I will post it.

References:

Archana R, Namasivayam A. Antistressor effect of Withania somnifera. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1999; 64:91-3.
Boic, PJD et al. The effects of B-sitosterol (BSS) and B-sitosterol glucoside (BSSG) mixture on selected immune parameters of marathon runners: Inhibition of
post-marathon immune suppression and inflammation. International Journal of Sports Medicine 1999; 20:258-262.
Deijen JB, Orlebeke JF. Effect of tryosine on cognitive function and blood pressure under stress. Brain Research Bulletin 1994; 33:319-323.
Juneja LR et al. L-theanine: A unique amino acid of green tea and its relaxation effect in humans. Trends in Food Science and Technology 1999; 10:199-204.
Kobayashi, K et al. Effects of L-theanine on the release of alpha brain waves in human volunteers. Nippon Noegikagaku Kaishi 1998; 72:153-157.
Shurtleff D, et al. Tyrosine reverses a cold-induced working memory deficit in humans. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior 1994; 47: 935-941.



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27 Feb 2008, 6:24 pm

What is taking Shaklee so long? Do you have links to these articles?



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27 Feb 2008, 8:26 pm

Well with 100 of thousands of Distributors, it does take a bit. The references I posted are what I found while researching it..no links.

I do not have specific research so I do have to get it from Shaklee.

Sorry it's not faster, but I am working on it.

There is a bar graph on the site also that shows a double blind study. Did you see that?