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Heat Sensitive Shipping Policy
Designs for Health has certain items that are sensitive to higher temperatures and higher humidity levels, and therefore may require shipping in a cool environment depending on your location and time of year. For example, we recommend that probiotics ship year-round with a cooler bag and cold packs. Cold packs may melt during shipping which should not affect product integrity, as they take a long time to melt, and because probiotics are manufactured with overages that ensure label potency when exposed to higher temperatures.
It is also recommended that PaleoBars? and all softgel products ship with a cooler bag and cold packs if the temperatures are expected to exceed 80?F for a prolonged period of time during transit. These items are subject to special shipping procedures due to their sensitive nature. In order to maintain this policy, our customer service department monitors the weather and transit time daily.
We endeavor to deliver all orders, including heat-sensitive items, within one to three business days. Expedited and guaranteed shipping services are available at an additional cost. Depending on the day of order and ship-to address, we may not be able to ship heat-sensitive orders until the following Monday to avoid orders held in transit over the weekend. For orders that combine heat-sensitive and non-heat-sensitive items, customers may elect to have their order ship in its entirety on Monday, or choose to split their order and have only their heat-sensitive products ship on Monday. If the customer elects to split their order, Designs for Health?s regular shipping policies will apply to each shipment?s value.
At our discretion, Designs for Health will add a cooler bag (s) to your order to ensure product potency and integrity.
For any questions regarding our Heat-Sensitive Policy, please contact Customer Service at 1.800.847.8302.
A natural way to attain a calm focus
PharmaGABA is naturally-sourced, bioidentical GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid).? It is made via a process where the amino acid glutamic acid (glutamate) is fermented using Lactobacillus hilgardii, the beneficial bacteria also used to ferment many foods including the vegetables in kimchi, the national dish of Korea. ?PharmaGABA? provides 200 mg of GABA per serving (two tablets). Its chewable tablet delivery allows for rapid and efficient absorption and assimilation. As a result, benefits are felt very quickly.
What is GABA?
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a naturally occurring amino acid in the brain and is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system (CNS). Being an inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA blocks nerve impulses, slowing down the activity of nerve cells and preventing them from over-firing. Frequent over-firing of brain cells can lead to cell death, meaning that stress can actually kill brain cells. Keeping GABA levels optimal can help prevent this. Thus, GABA serves as a critical calming agent for the body, helping to combat stress and anxiety.
The brain synthesizes GABA from glutamate, an excitatory neurotransmitter. These two neurotransmitters work together in a beautifully orchestrated system of checks and balances. Neurotransmitters are the brain’s basic components of communication, and when there is a breakdown in this communication system, brain function becomes affected. In stressful situations, GABA levels in the body can decrease, and this delicate system becomes out of balance. In a study on humans, prefrontal brain GABA levels decreased by 18% after acute psychological stress, specifically threat of shock (Hasler, G, et al, Am J Psychiatry, 2010). Thus, supplementation with PharmaGABA, a natural, bioidentical GABA, may be of benefit in helping to cope with stressful situations, whether they arise from daily or extreme stress.
PharmaGABA may be helpful for:
- Cravings and Addictions (such as drugs, alcohol)
- Cigarette smokers who are trying to quit – may help decrease addiction-associated anxiety
- Immune Function helping to combat stress’ impact on immunosupression
- Focus, Mental Clarity, Concentration ? beneficial in academics, for improving learning capacity
- Sports Performance an increase in the ability to relax and focus may lead to a greater level of concentration on performance and may help reduce pre-competition nervousness
- Sleep may help reduce stress-induced insomnia