A.R.C II (Adrenal Reset Complex – Adaptogens) – Non GMO, Vegan, Adrenal Formula
- Natural Adaptogenic Adrenal Blend designed to help the body cope with the physiologic effects of stress.*
- Contains Therapeutic Dosages of Aswhaghanda, Relora, Banaba, L-Theanine and Maral.*
- Should be Combined with Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex for patients with advanced Adrenal Fatigue and adrenal fatigue that results in decreased quality of sleep.*
- Supports Healthy Cortisol Levels.*
- Supports Thyroid Function through the T3/Cortisol Conversion Axis.*
- Supports Relaxation and Restful Sleep.*
- Promotes Mental Clarity.*
- Helps Alleviate Fatigue and Increases Energy Production.*
Introducing A.R.C. II (Adrenal Reset Complex – Adaptogen Blend)
You know your adrenals are important, but do you know how to effectively help treat them?
We live in a world where pretty much every action throughout our day increases our demand on adrenal function.
As these pressures and demands build up overtime your body may begin to cripple under this constant stress.
When this occurs you experience symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain and insomnia.
So what do you do?
You double down – you increase your consumption of caffeine to fight your fatigue which causes you to get less sleep and the cycle continues.
So how do you break this cycle?
You have to treat the root cause of the problem!
That includes management of your stress but also management of your adrenal function.
Your adrenals produce VERY important hormones that help your body cope with stress, the most notorious being cortisol.
Whenever your body is under stress your body liberates cortisol which helps to increase blood sugar levels and activate neurotransmitters that help you focus and cope with the stress.
Sounds pretty good right?
It is, until it isn’t.
Over time this mechanism which was set in place to help you, actually starts to hurt you.
Persistently elevated cortisol will eventually cause you to gain weight, increase your blood sugar, contribute to insulin resistance and change your mood.
The good news is that you CAN take steps to stop this process and reverse the damage.
So how does A.R.C II fit in?
A.R.C. II is the result of hundreds of hours of research and testing and includes a synergistic blend of non GMO and vegan adrenal adaptogens.
Adaptogens are powerful herbs that have been tested and shown to help your body tolerate the stress response.
These adaptogens have also been shown to help normalize serum cortisol levels if used for up to 8 weeks.
Taking A.R.C. II may hep you:
- Naturally increase energy levels*
- Help manage serum cortisol levels*
- Increase muscle mass*
- Assist with weight loss*
- Improve mood*
- Improve & Support thyroid function*
- Support the stress response system*
Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue
Adrenal fatigue is a condition that isn’t well accepted by the medical community.
Because of this it will be up to you to be an advocate for your health and an advocate for your treatment.
Fortunately, there are many symptoms which are very specific to adrenal fatigue and I’ve listed them below…
Symptoms that may indicate you have adrenal problems include:
- Weight gain, especially in the stomach or belly
- Feeling of being “wired but tired”
- Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
- Inability to calm or slow down your mind or thoughts
- Cravings for salty and sugary foods
- Irritability or depression
- Fatigue in the morning with increased energy late at night (usually around 9-10pm)
- Crash around 2-3pm each day
- Reliance upon caffeine or sugar for energy
If you have 3+ of the symptoms above there is a very high chance that you are suffering from adrenal fatigue and may benefit from treatment.
The #1 treatment is always to try and reduce your stress if possible.
However, that isn’t always possible and both you and I know it.
What if your main stress is from your job? You can’t necessarily quit your job, at least not right away.
Because of this the #2 treatment is the supplementation of certain nutrients and vitamins that help your body to naturally cope and tolerate the stress.
This approach helps alleviate the symptoms of adrenal fatigue and help you take your life back.
The Adaptogenic Blend of A.R.C. II
A.R.C. II stands for “Adrenal Reset Complex II” because it is the second in line of my special adrenal formulas.
Why do I need 2 different adrenal formulas?
Well for several reasons, but for starters it’s because there are really 3 different ways to treat your adrenals (and they both work):
There are 2 main ways to treat adrenal problems:
#1. With Adrenal Glandulars:
Adrenal glandulars are extracts usually bovine sourced which help directly provide your body with nutrients from whole adrenal glands.
We don’t know exactly how these work, but it’s speculate that they contain hormonal prescursors and perhaps even some hormones which directly help with energy production.
Glandulars are very powerful and work quite well, but they are sourced from animals which makes them not suitable for vegans or those who do not choose to eat animal products.
In addition, adrenal glandulars seem to work best for those with advanced adrenal fatigue or those with thyroid problems.
Either way, these may not be the best option for you.
#2. With Adrenal adaptogens:
Adrenal adaptogens, on the other hand, are naturally occuring herbal extracts (plant sourced) which provide a botanical alternative to adrenal glandulars.
These adaptogens have been well studied and used for hundreds of years in various cultures for the treatment of stress, mental illness and energy levels.
Adaptogens work by helping your body tolerate stressful situations, by directly altering hormone levels and by increasing energy production.
Adrenal adaptogens provide a more natural alternative to adrenal glandulars.
#3. With BOTH Adrenal Glandulars AND Adrenal Adaptogens:
My preference is to combine BOTH adrenal glandulars and adrenal adaptogens for optimal results.
These therapies tend to compliment one another perfectly and naturally help to boost energy levels and help the body tolerate stress.
This approach tends to work better for people with severe adrenal fatigue or those with treatment resistant fatigue.
You can combine Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex with A.R.C. II for best results.
So where does A.R.C. II fit into these 3 therapies?
A.R.C. II is a powerful and potent blend of multiple adrenal adaptogens and other nutrients that specifically help your body tolerate the stress response and naturally support adrenal function.
A.R.C. II contains 5 active ingredients with the most potent and prominent being Relora.
Relora has been shown in studies to help reduce tension, depression, anger, fatigue, confusion and increase vigor when compared to placebo:
This study showed an 18% drop in salivary cortisol levels over several weeks of daily relora use compared to placebo.
*Note: these results do not take into account the benefit of the other supplements also provided in A.R.C. II.
Complete Ingredient List
Each Capsule of A.R.C. II Contains:
- Relora (a proprietary blend of patented extract from Magnolia officinalis bark and a proprietary extract from phellodendron amurense bark) 250mg
- Sensoriol – Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root and leaf extract (10% withanolides) 150mg
- Suntheanine, L-Theanine 100mg
- Banaga Leaf Extract (Lagerstoemia speciosa)(1% corosolic acid) 50mg
- Maral 4-6:1 Extract (rhaponticum carthamoides)(root) 50mg
The recommended dose of A.R.C. II is 1 capsule twice daily (for a total of 2 capsules per day).
Take 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule around lunch time for optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.) How do you take A.R.C. II?
For optimal results you should take 1 capsule of A.R.C. II twice daily. One capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the afternoon.
Do not take your second capsule after 2-3pm as it may keep you awake at night.
2.) How long do I need to take it?
Adrenal fatigue is notoriously difficult to treat.
Proper treatment may extend up to 6 to 12 months.
Most patients who take A.R.C. II notice an improvement in symptoms within 2-4 weeks and this improvement continues over the next 4-8 weeks.
I recommend taking this supplement as long as is necessary to improve and reduce your symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
Treatment length for mild adrenal fatigue is around 3 months.
Treatment for moderate adrenal fatigue is around 3 to 6 months.
Treatment for advanced adrenal fatigue may extend from 6 to 12 months.
3.) Are there any side effects to using this supplement?
A.R.C. II is generally well tolerated with very few side effects.
4.) Is this product safe for Vegans?
Yes, A.R.C. II is safe for vegans and does not contain animal products.
5.) Can this product be used with Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex?
A.R.C. II was designed to be used in conjunction with Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex for patients with moderate to advanced adrenal fatigue.
The adrenal adaptogens work perfectly with adrenal glandulars and may help to slow down racing thoughts, and improve irritability and fatigue that often accompany adrenal fatigue.
If using A.R.C. II with Thyroid adrenal reset complex I recommend the following dosing schedule:
- Take 2 Capsules of Thyroid Adrenal Reset Complex first thing in the morning
- Take 1 Capsule of A.R.C. II in the morning and 1 at noon.
6.) How does shipping work?
You can find more information about our supplement policies here.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
The Science of A.R.C. II:
All of our supplements coming highly researched and well tested before we introduce them to the public.
Dr. Childs’ goal is to improve health of as many people as possible and so goes through great efforts to ensure that his products contain the best ingredients at thereapeutic dosages.
You can see a list of studies showing the efficacy of each individual ingredient in A.R.C. II below…
Studies showing efficacy of Relora:
Studies showing efficacy of Ashwagandha:
Studies showing efficacy of L-Theanine:
Studies showing efficacy of Banaba Leaf Extract:
Banaba leaf extract helps reduce inflammation by mediating PPAR gama, MAP K, NK-kB and other signal transduction factors.
Studies showing efficacy of Maral 4-6:1 Extract:
Hello Dr. Childs, thank you because your product is AWESOME! Really calms me down, fell much better! Although for whatever reason I flush after I take it. , my cortisol am is at 13.4 "normal" but I have "the symptoms". I have been devouring your info, great knowledge and wonderful tips. I have been losing weight already after fighting it due to pre-menopause. Please provide us with more examples of the estradiol/progesterone ratios. On my Ovulation phase I have 309.4 Estradiol / and 0.2 Progesterone, if I am understanding the ratio 10:1, then my Progesterone is Low? Not sure, I would greatly appreciate your feedback or more examples on how to get the ratio correctly. BIG THANKS FOR YOUR AWESOME PRODUCT AND INFO!
I am dealing with high levels of stress and am experiencing hair loss. I noticed after two weeks a general sense of well being and that I was dealing with my stress level somewhat better.
I have taken other adrenal support supplements before, but they were quite pricey, so I weaned off of them. My job is very stressful, so I know adrenal supplements work for me. I am very happy to have found this product at this great price!
I have tried several other Adrenal supplements, and found they took a long time to take effect (1-3 months). The Adrenal Reset Complex works right away. I take one in the morning with my WP Thyroid meds, and it helps to keep me stress free throughout the day. I try to remember to take a second capsule in the afternoon (as the directions say 2 times a day) but I am not very consistent with that. I have been taking the Adrenal Reset Complex for about 3 weeks and really like the effect it has.
This has a calming effect on me during times of high stress, without making me feel "dopey". It's a gentle formula with no side effects, and I keep it in my purse for when I need it.