Lightning: The Daily Kickstarter
Lightning is a physician-developed vitality stack, optimally formulated to help boost stamina, relieve the effects of everyday stress and reduce fatigue. Emphasis is placed on components that have complementary actions that enable users to achieve their maximal potential by restoring cellular energy stores and incorporating naturally-occurring adaptogens that help manage the stresses of modern life.
How does Lightning reduce fatigue?
Rhodiola is a plant found in the high altitudes of the Arctic regions of Europe and Asia. The active medicinal ingredients in Rhodiola include Tyrosol, Salidroside and Rosavin.
Multiple studies have demonstrated a reliable fatigue reducing effect of rhodiola in human performance studies. Rhodiola has been shown to reduce fatigue during stressful situations¹ as well as improving capacity for mental work in stressful conditions.²
Panax ginseng, also known as Asian ginseng, is a perennial plant that grows in North Asia and Siberia. The active ingredients in Asian ginseng are known as ginsenosides. Panax ginseng has been found to improve calmness and support cognition by reducing physical and mental fatigue states.³ ⁴
Lightning contains effective adaptogens that naturally reduce the anxiety and stresses of modern lifestyles
Ashwaganda is an herb used extensively in Ayurvedic remedies for its adaptogenic properties. The active ingredients are withanolide structures which are concentrated on the ashwaganda root. Strong clinical evidence supports stress reduction with Ashwaganda use, including supporting healthy circulating cortisol levels.⁵
The other powerful adaptogen in this stack is schisandra, also known as Mongolian berry. This fruit extract has been utilized for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine. The bioactive components in schisandra are compounds known as the Schisandrin lignans. Consistent with its adaptogenic properties, schisandra has been shown to support adrenaline and serotonin levels observed during stress.
 Darbinyan V, Kteyan A, Panossian A, et al. Rhodiola rosea in stress induced fatigue — A double blind cross-over study of a standardized extract SHR-5 with a repeated low-dose regimen on the mental performance of healthy physicians during night duty. Phytomedicine. Vol 7, Issue 5., 2000: 365-71.
 Shevtsov VA, Zhoulus BI, Shervarly VI, et al. A randomized trial of two different doses of a SHR-5 Rhodiola rosea extract versus placebo and control of capacity for mental work. Phytomedicine. 2003 Mar; 10(2-3):95-105.
 Reay JL, Scholey AB, Kennedy DO. Panax ginseng (G115) improves aspects of working memory performance and subjective ratings of calmness in healthy young adults. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2010 Aug;25(6):462-71.
 Reay JL, Scholey AB, Kennedy DO. Effects of Panax ginseng, consumed with and without glucose, on blood glucose levels and cognitive performance during sustained ‘mentally demanding’ tasks. J Psychopharmacol. 2006 Nov;20(6):771-81.
 Chandrasekhar K, Kapoor J, Anishetty S. A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwaganda root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. Indian J Psychol Med. 2012 Jul;34(3):255-62.