Selenium is an essential mineral found in food and water and plays an important role in metabolism and thyroid function. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant that also is used to boost the immune system and may help with debilitating weakness, acne, regulation of thyroid function and cellular metabolism, cognitive function, gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, respiratory distress, high fever, paralysis, profuse sweating, dental caries, liver damage, tremor, nerve damage, hair loss, brittle nails, decreased sperm count and motility, prostate adenoma/cancer, sexual weakness, premature ejaculation, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), arthritis, cataract, and type 2 diabetes.
Ashwagandha is an herb that has been part of Ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years. Modern research on the herb has shown that it can help reduce stress and lower cortisol, reduce inflammation, enhance mood, reduce elevated blood sugar, and potentially even play an important role in the management of cancer. This IC is recommended for those with depression, fatigue, diabetes, cancer, chronic inflammatory conditions, and also for athletes and others looking to build muscle mass and increase strength.
This combination provides vitamin, mineral, and amino acid support that is specific for stress reduction, anxiety relief, and relaxation. It also directly supports the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. This combination should be considered not only for stress, but anxiety and panic attacks, addiction recovery, and insomnia. These nutrients are not sedating, but simply help to decrease sympathetic ('fight or flight') activity in the brain and thus promote calm and focus. This IC Complex would even be appropriate as a study aid and for ADD/ADHD.