I mentioned in one of my recent posts that my absolute favorite supplement is Confianza. ItÂ is a naturally based supplement that increases your energy levels while reducing stress and fatigue. Its special blend of herbs was developed to provide a safe way to enhance your ability to cope with all forms of stress: physical, emotional, or environmental.
Confianza’s proprietary blend of herbs includes many ingredients called adaptogens. Adaptogens are natural substances that work through the adrenal glands to produce adjustments in the body that help combat stress and increase your resistance to it. These ingredients in Confianza can help restore balance within your body, allowing you to better cope with the stresses in your life.
Here is a breakdown of the ingredients so you can see all of the amazing things they can help with!
Epimedium Grandiflorum Extract: Â (aka Horny Goat Weed). Horny goat weed is used for weak back andÂ knees,Â joint pain,Â osteoarthritis,Â mental and physicalÂ fatigue,Â memory loss,Â high blood pressure, heart disease, bronchitis, liver disease, HIV/AIDS, polio, aÂ bloodÂ disorder called chronic leucopenia, viral infections of theÂ heart, bone loss afterÂ menopause, weak bones (osteoporosis), and as a tonic. Some men useÂ horny goat weedÂ forÂ sexual performanceÂ problems includingÂ erectile dysfunctionÂ (ED) and involuntary ejaculation. It is also used to arouse sexual desire.Â How does it work?Â Horny goat weed contains chemicals which might help increase blood flow and improve sexual function. It also contains phytoestrogens, chemicals that act somewhat like the female hormone estrogen, that might reduce bone loss in postmenopausal women.
Puncturevine (Tribulus terrestris)extract (stem and root):Â Tribulus can be used forÂ kidneyÂ problems, forÂ skinÂ disorders, includingÂ eczemaÂ (atopic dermatitis),Â psoriasis, andÂ scabies; for male sexual problems,Â forÂ heartÂ and circulatory system problems, includingÂ chest pain,Â high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and â€œtiredÂ bloodâ€ (anemia); forÂ problems with digestion, includingÂ colic, intestinal gas (flatulence),Â constipation, and to expel intestinal parasitic worms; for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the tissue lining theÂ mouthÂ (stomatitis) andÂ sore throat; and forÂ cancer, especially nose tumors.Â Some people use tribulus forÂ gonorrhea,Â liverÂ disease (hepatitis), inflammation,Â joint painÂ (rheumatism),Â leprosy,Â coughs,Â headache,Â dizzinessÂ (vertigo),Â chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and enhancing athletic performance. It is also used for stimulating appetite and as an astringent, tonic, andÂ mood enhancer.
Siberian GinsengÂ Root Extract:Â Siberian ginseng is often called an â€œadaptogen.â€ This is a non-medical term used to describe substances that can supposedly strengthen the body andÂ increase general resistance to daily stress.Â In addition to being used as an adaptogen, Siberian ginseng is used for conditions of theÂ heartÂ andÂ bloodÂ vessels such asÂ high blood pressure, lowÂ bloodÂ pressure, hardening of theÂ arteriesÂ (atherosclerosis), and rheumaticÂ heart disease.Â It is also used forÂ kidneyÂ disease,Â Alzheimerâ€™s disease, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorderÂ (ADHD),Â chronic fatigueÂ syndrome,Â diabetes,Â fibromyalgia,Â rheumatoid arthritis,Â flu,Â colds,Â chronic bronchitis, andÂ tuberculosis.Â It is also used for treating the side effects ofÂ cancer chemotherapy.Â Some people use Siberian ginseng to improve athletic performance and the ability to do work. They also use it to treatÂ sleepÂ problemsÂ (insomnia)Â and the symptoms of infections caused byÂ herpesÂ simplex type 2.Â It is also used toÂ boost the immune system, preventÂ colds, and increase appetite.
GoldenRoot Extract: Also known as Rhodiola, it’s used for increasing energy, stamina, strength and mental capacity; and as a so-called â€œadaptogenâ€ to help the body adapt to and resist physical, chemical, and environmental stress. It is also used for improving athletic performance, shortening recovery time after long workouts, improving sexual function; forÂ depression; and forÂ heartÂ disorders such asÂ irregular heartbeatÂ andÂ high cholesterol. Some people use rhodiola for treatingÂ cancer,Â tuberculosis, andÂ diabetes; preventingÂ cold and flu, aging, andÂ liverÂ damage; improving hearing; strengthening theÂ nervous system; and enhancing immunity.
Schisandra Fruit Extract: Â Schisandra is used as an â€œadaptogenâ€ forÂ increasing resistance to disease and stress, increasing energy, and increasing physical performance and endurance.Â Schisandra is also used forÂ preventing early agingÂ and increasing lifespan;Â normalizingÂ bloodÂ sugarÂ andÂ bloodÂ pressure; and stimulating the immune systemÂ and speeding recovery after surgery. It is also used for treatingÂ liverÂ disease (hepatitis) and protecting theÂ liverÂ from poisons. Other uses for schisandra include treatment ofÂ high cholesterol,Â coughs,Â asthma,Â sleepproblems (insomnia),Â nerve pain,Â premenstrual syndromeÂ (PMS), chronicÂ diarrhea, dysentery,Â night sweats, spontaneousÂ sweating, involuntary discharge of semen, thirst,Â erectile dysfunctionÂ (ED), physical exhaustion, excessive urination,Â depression, irritability, andÂ memory loss. Some people use schisandra for improvingÂ vision, protecting againstÂ radiation, preventing motion sickness, preventing infection,Â boosting energy at the cellular level,Â counteracting the effects of sugar, andÂ improving the health of the adrenal glands.Â How does it work?
The chemicals in schisandra improve liver function by stimulating enzymes (proteins that speed up biochemical reactions) in the liver and promoting liver cell growth.
(All information from WebMD)