Validation of Ingredients
WHO MAY BENEFIT (LIFESTYLE)
Individuals experiencing acute stress, anxiety, depression,
Individuals experiencing insomnia and common sleep disorders.
Patients suffering from stress related fatigue syndrome.
hyper-sensitive individuals unable to relax or "enjoy
Individuals with spasmodic and/or nervous disorders.
DOSAGE & DIRECTIONS
For stress, anxiety, or
depression, take 2
capsules with breakfast and 2 capsules with lunch or dinner. Do not take within
3 hours of bedtime.
For insomnia, take 2
with lunch and 1 with dinner as needed.
Do not take within 3 hours of bedtime.
For overall tension and nervousness, take
1 to 2 capsules with breakfast or lunch as
For spasm, take 4
capsules twice daily for two days, then one to
two capsules daily as needed.
Take with food.
PROTOCOL FOR WEANING PATIENTS OFF
ADDICTIVE AND SIDE-EFFECT LADEN ANTI-DEPRESSANTS,
SEDATIVES AND MUSCLE RELAXANTS.
Synthetic antidepressants and
sedatives are addictive and exhibit extremely harmful side effects.
By far, the SSRI's (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) are the most
commonly used group. They increase the levels of serotonin in the brain.
The side effects for muscle relaxants are similar to
anti-depressants with the exception that, while they
are less addictive, they may be habit forming. The most
common two classes of sedatives are benzodiazepines and barbiturates.
Some of the more serious
adverse reactions and side effects to these drugs include liver failure,
convulsions, hallucinations, suicide tendencies, nausea, insomnia, psychosis,
mania, sexual dysfunction and weight gain.
Unfortunately, because they are
addictive, anti-depressants and sedatives can induce mild to severe withdrawal
symptoms, called SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome. It is therefore important
to withdraw extremely slowly from SSRI anti-depressant drugs, usually over a
varying time period and under the supervision of a qualified specialist.
SSRI's are split into two
categories - long acting and short acting. Prozac, for example, is a longer
acting SSRI. Paxil, Effexor, Zoloft and Luvox are short-acting. They produce no
metabolites that help the medication stay in the body for an extended period and
withdrawal symptoms are usually more severe.
The shorter acting SSRI's, when
discontinued or when the dosage is lowered, interrupts production of the key
neurotransmitter acetylcholine. (Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter used more
when a person is under greater stress.) To reduce the interruption of
acetylcholine, in addition to slow titration of the drug, it is necessary to add
supplementation in the diet, in particular choline, lecithin, and B complex.
The B vitamins, especially B-6,
will help sustain your brain's current levels of the neurotransmitter
acetylcholine while the choline and lecithin supplements will help increase the
level of available choline the brain uses to make acetylcholine while the
titration and discontinuation protocol is under way. This is believed to be
somewhat true of sedatives but to a lesser extent.
SSRI Discontinuation Syndrome
is not considered dangerous, and most people find that it subsides within a few
days to a few weeks.1A
However, the symptoms vary dramatically. In most cases, symptoms are relatively
manageable, and no specific treatment is needed.
LABORATORIES DOES NOT DISPENSE MEDICAL ADVICE. The protocol developed for
weaning the patient off anti-depressants is intended solely to assist both the
practitioner and patient in making informed choices:
Month One. Take regular dosage of drug. Also
take 2 capsules twice daily (am & pm
with food) of Factor Six: Sommaserene. Be sure to space dosages
two to three hours apart from the ingestion of
Consider dietary changes during
this period. Egg yolks are one of the best dietary sources of lecithin/choline.
Other excellent sources of dietary choline are beef steak, liver, organ meat,
spinach, soybeans, cauliflower, wheat germ, peanuts, and brewer's yeast.
Month Two. Reduce dosage of synthetic drug
while maintaining the above dosage level of Factor Six: Sommaserene.
The patient should ask his
prescriber if a special dose is available for the specific purpose of weaning
down. Some pharmaceutical companies are now manufacturing and offering them in
Consider adding supplementation to the diet
including choline, lecithin, and B complex tablets/capsules.
Month Three. Take reduced
dosage of drug
every other day while taking 2
capsules twice daily (am and pm with food) of Factor Six: Sommaserene.
Month Four. Take reduced
dosage of drug every third day while maintaining above
dosage level of Factor Six: Sommaserene.
Month Five & Beyond.
Discontinue drug and follow label dosing directions
for Factor Six: Sommaserene.
CONTRAINDICATIONS & PRECAUTIONS
Patients should not use
anti-depressant or other sedative drugs in combination with Factor Six
unless spaced 2 or more hours apart.
Not recommended for use during pregnancy or
Patients utilizing Factor Six
for sleep support should not take within 3 hours of bedtime.
FACTOR SIX FORMULATION
Two Capsules Equal:
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine)
Valerian root from extract
Passiflora incarnata from extract
Hops strobiles from extract
Rhodiola rosea extract
Gotu Kola from extract