ADR Formula® combines whole adrenal and adrenal cortex with a blend of herbs traditionally used in Herbal Medicine, plus pantothenic acid and vitamin C. Eleuthero helps the body respond to mental and physical stress by regulating adrenal hormone function, namely corticosterone. Similarly, Panax ginseng has long been utilized to assist the body in adapting to its environment by enhancing endurance in cases of stress. During prolonged physical stress, such as exercise, Panax ginseng promotes endurance and stamina by sparing carbohydrates and allowing skeletal muscle to oxidize free fatty acids for energy production. This versatile herb also helps the body adapt to stress by mediating the levels of certain adrenal hormones, most notably corticosterone. In addition, Panax ginseng is used in Herbal Medicine as a supportive therapy for the promotion of healthy glucose levels, which can be elevated during stress by the increased activity of adrenal hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine. Licorice extract is also included to help relieve inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, soothing mucus membranes as a demulcent. Licorice is also traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as an expectorant to help relieve chest complaints, such as catarrhs, coughs and bronchitis.