FOCUS by ANDRO FACTORY
Anti-Cortisol - Courageous Fearlessness!
If getting your but whooped during combat can increase your cortisol levels. (37) Then The anti- cortisol effects of FOCUS should enhance resilience to that butt whooping or over-training or any other physical extremities to the body. (31, 35 , 36)
When the brain lacks the capacity to comprehensively understand an obstacle, and find an appropriate response, the mind and body freeze -- and fear takes hold. (32-34)
Research shows that cortisol, which is released during stressful situations, may be responsible for enhancing the contextual fear response. (32-34) In other words, individuals who have a poor resistance to stress -- will have an enhanced startle response or period of hesitation during stressful situations.
Cortisol is a catabolic hormone that kills neurons, and breaks down neural tissue. (8-11) It makes sense that a highly stressed individual would respond in a fearful way to adverse stimulus -- simply because they lack the neural hardware for a sufficient counter response.
On the other hand, DHEA has been shown to prevent the contextual fear response. (32-36) The proposed mechanism is suggested to be an anti-cortisol effect -- due to DHEA's ability to antagonize the action of cortisol. The effect may also be related to increased serotonin, acetylcholine, sigma-1 activation by DHEA.