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In Support of a Balanced Mind
SERENITY-151™ is a traditional Indo-Tibetan herbal formula dealing with stress as a factor compromising our health. No. 151 takes high priority in our lives, characterized by rising mental, emotional, and physical duress. The early steps in handling stress can help us maintain healthy stamina and offset a negative impact on health and premature aging.
Canadian Dr. Hans Selye, the father of the stress concept, noted in the 1940s and 1950s the importance of timely control of psychological coercion before it robs a person from so-called adaptation energy – a mental capacity needed to cope with stress.
The SERENITY-151 multi-component herbal and mineral formula is derived from Indo-Tibetan medicine and developed through the 150 years of Badmaev family tradition. This formula derives from the Buddhist philosophy theme: man as a psychic phenomenon an d the recognition of highly individual needs of a particular human psyche in coping with stress. The principal mechanism of the formula involves the synergistic and complementary actions of its ingredients, which shield our mind from the effects of stress and preserve mental and physical vitality or SERENITY.
The multiple mechanisms are due to the arrangement of herbs and minerals in No. 151 based on the oriental triadic philosophy (three elements or three doshas in Indo-Tibetan medicine) and corresponding three groups of ingredients (1) main acting ingredients, (2) supporting main active ingredients, and (3) balancing the main action (counteracting) and improving gastrointestinal absorption and ultimately the nutrient bioavailability. In Indo-Tibetan medicine, characteristically, there is recognition of nutrients not only in the form of physical food but also in the form of “nutrients” feeding our primary senses and thus psyche.
Tibetan practitioner utilizes No. 151 as a “condensed food” in the form of herbs and minerals that assist a unique, balanced “mental digestion,” i.e., it does not operate through a stimulant or depressant action on our psyche. Still, in a true sense, it provides nourishment and “smart” regulation of psychological processes.
Reducing stress and enhancing intellectual performance
One of the mechanisms through which SERENITY- 151 can prevent the effects of stress on the mind is by enhancing the compromised energy circulation in the body and central nervous system. This process translates into the No. 151 components that improve blood microcirculation, tissue oxygenation, and nourishment. The formula’s antioxidants facilitate this action, e.g., polyphenols, along with lowering total blood cholesterol and lipid peroxidation, saponin sterols, and pentacyclic triterpenoids. The low-density lipoproteins - LDL “bad cholesterol,” while increasing the high-density lipoproteins-HDL “good cholesterol.”- All these circulatory parameters, when regulated by the combined action of the formula, are credited with improved healthy blood circulation and restoring vital energy channels.
A measurable effect of the described mechanism of No. 151 is improved intellectual performance, emotional composure, and memory function. A good memory is essential to prevent and fight off stress, e.g., remembering circumstances leading to stress and avoiding similar events. The reverse is also true and a well-recognized phenomenon: an un-stressed or tranquil mind remembers better.
The addition to the anti-stress circulatory effects of No. 151 is the anti-inflammatory property of pentacyclic triterpenoids of Boswellia resin, traditionally recognized as frankincense. Inflammation is a chemical and physical stress source to the body and central nervous system.
The formula also has immunoregulatory properties due to, e.g., ferulic acids of Ferula asafoetida Vern. Asafetida. The effect of immunoregulatory components, including the anti-inflammatory action, has far-reaching roles in the functioning of the brain and the nervous system. These mechanisms may slow down or prevent the development of neurodegenerative diseases and the shrinking of brain white matter, which serves as communication highways between the neurons. The anti-inflammatory and immunoregulatory mechanisms may aid in preventing the body and brain aging process, known as inflammaging.
Serenity-151 is an adaptogenic formula tuned to the needs of a well-functioning mind.
Translating its traditional use to contemporary language, No. 151 acts as a specialized adaptogen tuned to the needs of the healthy functioning of our mind and psyche, a material mainstay of our spiritual life. The formula has a typical adaptogen profile, including:
- Safety of the adaptogen’s action on the organism;
- A wide range of regulatory activity, but manifesting its action only against the actual challenge to the system;
- Acting through an increase in nonspecific adaptation energy (resistance) to harmful influences of the vast spectrum of psychological, physical, chemical, and biological factors causing stress; and
- Has a normalizing action irrespective of the direction of the preceding pathological changes
It is a well-recognized fact that stress can affect not only memory functions but also intellectual performance and adequacy of emotional response. While moderate arousal due to the elevation of stress hormones can positively influence mental and emotional reactions, chronic stress and excess stress hormones can severely impair our abilities to perform and cope with daily challenges. This chronic effect of psychological stress can result in clinical manifestations ranging from depression to addictive behaviors. Aging brings dramatic and negative changes in our lives (retirement, loss of an active role in society, abandonment, loneliness) and situations that are likely to cause high stress, which may lead to depression.
Although the exact mechanisms of mental prowess have yet to be determined, we know now that certain food ingredients can affect memory functions. Based on traditional knowledge, formula No. 151 is a source of phytochemicals and minerals nourishing brain functions.
As previously mentioned, increasing stress is an inevitable hazard of modern life. However, long-standing traditions like that represented by formula No. 151 provide meaningful ways to help ourselves. The formula addresses the detrimental effects of stress at many levels. The complementary mechanisms of SERENITY-151 result from recognizing that no single mechanism produces stress effects and no single compound effectively deals with stress. Along with Indo-Tibetan perception of humans as psychic phenomena, No. 151 offers a multi-key system to unlock the stress-ravaged mind and body. The critical point is to realize the urgent need to address the stress issue in our lives and start meaningful steps, as the long-standing Indo-Tibetan tradition offers, to defuse stress early on before it takes over our minds and bodies.
Indications And Usage:
- Social anxiety, especially with its early symptoms like excessive shyness (excessive fear of public appearance, contacts with strangers exaggerated acoustic startle response) or low self-esteem. Prevention of this the disorder is significant because, if not managed, it may lead to depression or panic attacks that further deteriorate a patient’s quality of life.
- States of anxiety and difficulty adjusting to life’s fast-paced and changing pace.
- Poor drive for self-advancement and improvement.
- Sleep disorders, e.g., shallow sleep, mid-night awakening, and problems related to traveling from one time zone to another.
- Addictive behavior. The early recognition of the problem is essential to prevent escalation of the “mind being your enemy” due to self-imposed psychological and physical abuse.
Take 1 tablet three times a day, half an hour before or after a meal. Work-up the total dosage of 3 tablets daily gradually for best results. After six months, 1-2 tablets daily as a maintenance dose.
**Although SERENITY-151 is a traditional and scientifically proven support of a healthy mind, health improvement usually comes gradually with this regimen. This mechanism is rooted in the Tibetan understanding that a meaningful improvement in health deterioration must occur slowly to be lasting. The regimen is for three weeks of daily use and then evaluation of the results.
Tibetan Medicine. Badmaev, V. 1999 (May) In a book titled: Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Wayne B. Jonas and Jeffrey S. Levin; published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN: 0-683-30674-X: 604. Available at Amazon.com.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.