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STRESS-LESS: Superfood Chocolate Beverage Mix to Calm Stress & Reduce Fatigue

A Treat for Your Taste Buds, a Boost for Your Body!

Cleaner Energy than Coffee, More Antioxidants than Tea - JUST ADD WATER!

Is stress and fatigue wearing you down? Making you less productive and less fulfilled? It doesn't have to be that way!  Stress-Less supports the body's resistance to stress of all kinds; strengthens immune system; improves overall vitality and stamina; promotes calm state of mind; facilitates cognition; and has a positive effect on mood.

The velvety chocolate flavor of Stress-Less starts with raw, organic, non-hybridized heirloom cacao. Prized for its finest floral aroma and flavor profile, it boasts the highest amount of bioavailable nutrients and minerals. Coconut milk and spices add creaminess, a bouquet of flavor and potent phytonutrients, enhanced by the gentle sweetness of coconut palm nectar. KSM-6, an extract of the famed Indian herb ashwaganda, adds its clinically-proven benefits to relieve stress and enhance stamina. Curcumin (extract of turmeric) adds an extra boost of antioxidants, protecting you from the assaults of the day.

Stress-Less opens a new door into the seductive world of chocolate and spices. For millennia, these botanicals have lured mankind to the ends of the earth for their flavors and fragrances. Now scientists are teasing out the secrets of their powerful health protecting properties. Cacao contains theobromine, a gentle but effective stimulant, and is one of the best food sources of muscle relaxing, stress relieving magnesium. Cacao has naturally occurring phenylethylamine (PEA – released when we fall in love), and anandamide (the ‘bliss' chemical). Spices and are Superstars of Nature's apothecary, fighting the oxidation and inflammation that underlie most degenerative conditions, and invigorate and rejuvenate your body's cellular functions. Ashwaganda, called 'the wonder herb of India,' has proven   There has never been a more convenient and delicious way to enjoy a daily dose of these potent protectors.

Stress-Less: goodness that you can feel as it goes down, setting off a cascade of calming yet energizing actions. Delicious hot, cold or blended!

Inspired by thousands of years of wisdom and thousands of scientific studies

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Stress-Less?

Stress-Less is a patent-pending functional powdered drink formula utilizing  bioactive spices, clinically tested botanicals and rich raw cacao, the healthiest form of chocolate.  Formulated for both delicious taste and synergistic health benefits, this unique formula affects key mechanisms for reducing anxiety and fatigue, and supporting healthy cortisol balance, immune heart and brain function.

How does it help relieve stress?

The spices and botanicals in Stress-Less affect critical mechanisms necessary for successful stress management and mood and energy enhancement. The key active ingredient is KSM-66R Ashwaganda Extract, the highest-potency full-spectrum ashwaganda extract on the world market today. Called "The Wonder Herb of India", ashwaganda is one of the most important herbal restoratives. Its adaptogenic action increases energy at a cellular level, supports the body's resistance to stress of all kinds; anti-oxidant; strengthens immune system; improves overall vitality and stamina; promotes calm state of mind; facilitates cognition; reduces anxiety, stress and has a positive effect on mood. 

Clinical research shows that KSM-66 binds to GABA receptors in the nervous system, thereby producing calming, anti-anxiety, highly stabilizing effects. KSM-66 also influences the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and adrenaline and cortisol levels, which in turn influences stress response. It also reduces stress-induced increases in dopamine receptors in the brain.

How can cacao help with stress reduction?

Cacao is the pure unprocessed form of chocolate that has not been "Dutched" or alkalized.  These processes destroy most of the chocolate’s natural polyphenols and beneficial compounds.  We use an ultra-premium organic raw heirloom cacao with the finest floral aroma and flavor profile and the highest amount of bioavailable nutrients and minerals.

Researchers have found that cacao seems to reduce stress, probably due to its monoamine oxidase enzyme inhibitors (MAO inhibitors), which allow more serotonin and other neurotransmitters to circulate in the brain. The phenylethylamine (PEA) found in cacao is an adrenal-related chemical that is also created within the brain and released when we are in love. PEA also plays a role in increasing focus and alertness.  Anandamide, known as the Bliss Chemical, has also been isolated in cacao. It is also produced naturally in the brain and released when we are feeling great, and influences motivation, pleasure and mood. Cacao contains enzyme inhibitors that decrease our bodies' ability to breakdown anandamide.

Compounds in cacao known as flavanols have been shown to lower blood pressure in individuals with hypertension or prehypertension, while those with normal blood pressure did not experience a significant reduction.  Chocolate has also been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Cacao is one of the top natural sources of magnesium, which is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body including regulating blood sugar levels and blood pressure, and is key in protein synthesis and energy metabolism.  Cacao also contains resveratrol, a potent antioxidant usually associated with red wine. Resveratrol is shown to cross the blood-brain barrier to help protect your brain and nervous system.

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What else is in Stress-Less?

Stress-Less contains a proprietary blend of ashwagandha extract, raw organic cacao with the following ingredients (*Organic):

  • Organic Ceylon Cinnamon: Sweet, fragrant and pungent, cinnamon is one of the world's favorite and most beneficial spices. It is a potent antioxidant; increases insulin sensitivity, and reduces cholesterol and blood lipids. It encourages your body to use insulin in ways that help stop sugar spikes, control appetite, rev your metabolism. When insulin is used more efficiently, it's easier to feel better as deregulated blood sugar is a common cause for low mood. More 
  • Organic Ginger:  Revered for over 5,000 years as "the universal medicine" in Chinese and Indian traditions, ginger's multiple and varied benefits are substantiated by modern research. It is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  It contains the compounds gingerols and shogoals which increase metabolism and burn fat. Warming, stimulating and aromatic, ginger also reduces nausea and upset stomach. More 
  • Organic Turmeric and Curcumin: Called "Indian Solid Gold" for their myriad antioxidant, anti-inflammatory effects; and brain, heart, and liver supportive actions.  Used for over 6,000 years in ayurvedic medicine and supported by over 3,000 modern research studies. We use C3 Curcumin ComplexR, patented for its unique composition ratio and use. Research shows C3 Complex offers consumers a wide range of health benefits due to its broad positive impact on many physiological activities in the body.  C3 Complex has been confirmed as a bioprotectant and “Super Anti-oxidant.” Curcumin C3 Complex is a safe, efficacious and clinically tested. It has been used in research at these and other institutions: UCLA School of Medicine, University Hospitals of Cleveland, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Rutgers University, Tufts University School of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brown University, Penn State University. More 
  • Piperine: An extract of black pepper, piperine reduces oxidative stress and supports and assists the body’s natural thermogenic activities. Piperine works synergetically with other antioxidants such as curcumin to increase their bioavailability.  More 
  • Coconut milk powder:  Creating a natural richness and creamy texture that people love, the fat in coconut milk is very different from other fats. High in medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) identical to those in human breast milk, coconut milk has similar germ fighting and heart-protective properties. Unlike other fats, MCTs do not need to be broken down and can be used immediately by the body as energy; it's the ideal fat for people who commonly have trouble digesting fat, such as those with a slow metabolism, colitis, and hypothyroidism. Coconut fat actually stimulates metabolism. It also aids in the absorption of other nutrients. More 
  • Organic Coconut Palm Nectar: A very simple and pure product, this sugar is made by boiling the nectar of the coconut palm tree. A naturally low glycemic sweetener, its Glycemic Index rating is 35 -- even lower than some vegetables such as carrots, corn and green peas. It delivers a slow release of energy without the "highs" and "lows" associated with cane sugar. Its nutritional content is far richer than all other commercially available sweeteners, containing potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C. More
  • Organic Stevia: An all-natural sweetener, stevia is an unusually sweet herb with zero calories and zero glycemic index. More 

How many can I drink in a day?

Daily enjoyment is best!  Drink at least one cup, and up to three or four.

What is the pulp in the bottom of the cup?

Spice Pharm formulas are decisively, unapologetically all natural.  We do not use artificial flavors or ingredients.  Whole spices, pure cacao and coconut milk powder have natural fiber which absorbs water and over time falls to the bottom. Either stir as you drink, or eat the delicious goo with a spoon!  It's full of healthy fiber and whole plant phytonutrients.

Can Stress-Less be used by diabetics?

Yes! In fact, research shows that the spices and botanicals in Stress Less -- particularly cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and curcumin, can support healthy glucose metabolism. Each serving is sweetened with one teaspoon (4 grams) of organic coconut palm nectar, an unrefined sweetener with a low glycemic factor of 35 (lower than carrots!) , plus a small amount of stevia.  

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Why are you making these Spice Pharm elixirs?

We are passionate about the gifts of the botanical kingdom.  About whole foods and superfoods, and green, ecological medicine.  About keeping people healthy with gifts of nature -- not dangerous pharmaceuticals and synthetic substances that can have dangerous side effects and are creating profound pollution on the planet. Created by a former stress-out tech exec turned spice geek, our elixirs support health for the body and mind.  We're passionate about helping people understand how to stay healthy and age gracefully -- safely and naturally.  We believe in living deliciously; taking charge of our own health; tapping into the wonders and wisdom of nature; walking lightly on the earth; and creating happiness for ourselves and others.  That's why we created Spice Pharm.

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Information contained herein is not to be taken as medical advice. No therapeutic or medical claims are either implied or made.

Stress-LessTM is a trademark of Spice Pharm, Inc.

KSM-66R is a registered trademark of Ixoreal Corporation.

C3 Curcumin ComplexR is a registered trademark of Sabinsa Corporation.

 

 
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