AS THEY SAY IN THE AIRLINE SAFETY DEMONSTRATION: PUT YOUR OWN MASK ON FIRST, BEFORE HELPING OTHERS.
STAIT was created specifically for me - Shaun Sargent - a 50-somethng CEO and Chartered Accountant. Very selfishly. But very required. Traveling over 200 days a year and dealing with the stress of life I was looking for something to support me in being the best I could be.
Over a beer or three in Auckland with Samantha, my wife, I was pondering life and how on earth I was going to cope with hitting the big 5-0. As always, she inspired me to take action.
"Instead of moaning about it, if it’s such an issue for you, why don't you find a solution?" she said.
My usual defensive reply was along the lines of, "What do I know about men’s ageing and how to support that? Plus, I don’t really need any help!"
Together, we took the first steps and created the brand.
Since being a young boy, I have always wanted to be the best I could be. Buying every supplement known-to-man, trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I saved up my weekend wages to fund this insanity. I had a few difficult years. It was more about comparison and self judgement, setting myself unrealistic goals, and always being disappointed.
Fast-forward a number of years, I was living life in the corporate space and became very familiar with stress and its effects on the body. A demanding corporate job for 25 years certainly takes it's toll on living a healthy life. And like the frog on the stove in a warming pan of water, the changes creep up on you way too quickly, and without warning.
Looking back on it, that afternoon in Auckland was me waking up, getting out of the pan, to take action to elevate my every day.
LIFE IS FULL OF SYNCHRONICITY. A CHANCE MEETING WITH A PHD SCIENTIST WHO JUST HAPPENED TO SPECIALISE IN MALE ANDROPAUSE (MALE AGEING), LED TO THE BEGINNING STEPS OF FORMULATING STAIT FOR MEN. OUR BRIEF WAS SIMPLE: IT HAS TO WORK!
The end result after many months of research and development was STAIT for Men, a completely natural, TGA-listed, nutraceutical based on the efficacy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, backed up by human clinical trials.
A team of Australian scientists who specialise in hormone health created this unique blend of 10 natural phyto-chemically active herbs and minerals that have been clinically proven to help support master hormones, supporting a healthy stress response, boosting energy, boosting the metabolism, and enhancing men's health and overall well-being.
Since STAIT for Men hit the market in January 2018 I have taken the recommended 4 capsules every day. 2 in the morning. 2 in the evening. Not only have I seen a dramatic difference in my overall health and well-being, but the personal gains in the gym have been remarkable. I'm lifting heavier weights than ever. I have a better mind-muscle connection with my body. My outlook on life has improved. And I feel more relaxed and consequently sleep better than ever.
NOT LONG AFTER WE LAUNCHED STAIT FOR MEN, WE RECEIVED EMAIL AFTER EMAIL FROM WOMEN ASKING US WHEN WE WERE GOING TO RELEASE A WOMEN'S FORMULA.
We set up a meeting with the science team and learnt that the formula is equally as beneficial for women, as it is men. And so, STAIT for Women was launched.
SAMANTHA'S EXPERIENCE WITH STAIT FOR WOMEN
I’m 43 years old and have always had ‘normal’ cycles that come around each month like clockwork. I’ve always enjoyed a healthy body, without any hormonal issues that are becoming more common these days.
I don’t think this is ‘luck’ ... I put this down to making a dramatic shift in my daily choices during my 20s when I immersed myself in study via various modalities including a Diploma of Nutrition, Diploma of Make Up Artistry, Skin Care and Image Training, Aromatherapy, Vipassana Meditation, Access Consciousness, PSYCH-K and Aura-Soma Colour Therapy. I engaged in work experience at The Natural Fertility Clinic and The Golden Door Health Retreat which all contributed to the inspiration of creating my own holistic health business.
I avoid taking pharmaceuticals that are commonly over-prescribed these days. I’ve been off The Pill for over 15 years (as soon as I became aware of the horrifying side effects), and I switched to organic cotton tampons when I was about 17 (as soon as I found out about the toxicity of conventional tampons).
I also eat healthily and exercise regularly.
The only ‘women’s health’ thing that I ever used to suffer from was a thumper of a headache once a month, the day before my cycle started, which then turned into dull lower back pain the day after.
This was a headache that left me “knocked for 6” all day without any remedy to ease it. I accepted this monthly hurdle and told myself: “it’s not THAT bad, and some people suffer from much worse.”
It’s now been over two years into my daily dose of 2 capsules twice a day. And the single biggest difference I’ve noticed is that I have a ‘new normal’. I should also mention that I haven’t had a common cold or sniffles since taking STAIT for Women.
My cycle comes and goes without any aggravation to my life. No pains. No mood swings. No headaches. No hormonal skin breakouts. I feel in harmony with my body and love knowing that I won’t be taken out by a freight train each month, like I used to before STAIT.
I love knowing that STAIT for Women supports the stress response in my body, my hormones, immune response, thyroid, energy and sleep. Because we certainly need that sometimes!
To say STAIT for Women has changed my life is an understatement. To cruise through the months without the dreaded one-day-a-month being a write off is a miracle for me.
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