Quality living meaning enjoying life. Perhaps the most important aspect is the sense of well being. Changes within our body, including increased inflammation in the brain, insulin resistance and stress, especially with aging, can affect the way we perceive ourselves and the world around us. For example, stress related pathways are implicated in depression. The stress response involves an increase in Cortisol (the stress hormone), and inflammatory cytokines which promotes insulin resistance.(1) Furthermore, the stress response is seen as a primary factor in metabolic syndrome. Chronically high cortisol levels is damaging to the body, which accelerates aging. Cortisol especially damages the health of the brain.(2,3)
Many natural gold and yellow ingredients support a healthy cortisol response (by acting as an adoptogen) and also promote reductions in inflammation in the brain and elevate GABA (feel good) neurotransmitters.(4-9)
Mental Well being support IMMORTALITY GOLD™ SERIES.
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6. Zhao X, et al. Chronic curcumin treatment normalizes depression-like behaviors in mice with mononeuropathy: involvement of supraspinal serotonergic system and GABAA receptor. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 May.
7. Bhatia N, et al. Adaptogenic potential of curcumin in experimental chronic stress and chronic unpredictable stress-induced memory deficits and alterations in functional homeostasis. J Nat Med. 2011 July.
8. Thakur AK, et al. Protective effects of Andrographis paniculata extract and pure andrographolide against chronic stress-triggered pathologies in rats. Cell Mol Neurobiol. 2014 Nov.
9. De la Pena JB, et al. Luteolin mediates the antidepressant-like effects of Cirsium japonicum in mice, possibly through modulation of the GABAA receptor. Arch Pharm Res. 2014 Feb.