Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is indigenous to the Arctic and Alpine regions of Europe, Asia and America and has long been used as a tonic by many cultures. Rhodiola is generally known as an adaptogen, a term which refers to any agent possessing the ability to increase the body's capacity to adapt to stressful conditions.
Lutein is a xanthophyll and one of 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids found in green leafy vegetables. It is involved in eye health and reducing stress.
Ashwagandha, scientifically known as Withania somnifera, is an herb made from the roots of a small evergreen shrub that is native to India, northern Africa and the Middle East but since has been cultivated across the United States. It is an adaptogen and has anti-anxiety, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-arthritic properties that may be effective in reducing stress, increasing mental alertness, focus and concentration; relieving nervous tension and anxiety; invigorating the body; decreasing inflammation and balancing out and leveling mood swings.
Chamomile or camomile is the common name for several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae. Phyotochemicals in chamomile bind to GABA receptors reducing brain activity and producing a calming effect.
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is one of the major neurotransmitters, chemicals that brain cells use to communicate with each other. It calms the mind, controlling the action of epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine.
Lemon balm, also known as balm, common balm, or balm mint, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family Lamiaceae and native to south-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia, but now naturalized in the Americas. It is an antispasmodic, meaning it relaxes muscles, and helps reduce stress and anxiety.
Skullcap (Scutellaria) is a genus of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae. They are known commonly as skullcaps. It is an antispasmodic, and traditionally used to alleviate nervous muscular tension and stress.
Hawthorn (Crataegus) also known asthornapple, May-tree, whitethorn, or hawberry, is a large genus of shrubs and trees in the family Rosaceae, native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Asia and North America. Also known as heart tonic, Supplementation may be used for diseases of the heart and blood and to reduce anxiety and stress.
Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) is a perennial, creeping herb native to the wetlands of southern and Eastern India, Australia, Europe, Africa, Asia, and North and South America. It is a nootropic herb that has been used in traditional medicine for longevity and cognitive enhancement. Supplementation may reduce anxiety and improve memory formation.
Magnolia (Magnolia officinalis) is known for its neuroprotective and relaxing properties. Supplementation may reduce depression and anxiety as well as act as a slight sedative.
Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is a genus of about 500 species of flowering plants, the type genus of the family Passifloraceae. Supplementation may reduce anxiety and insomnia.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), is a perennial flowering plant. Supplementation may reduce anxiety and cause a minor sedative effect.
L-Theanine (L-γ-glutamylethylamide and N⁵-ethyl-L-glutamine), is an amino acid analogue of the proteinogenic amino acids L-glutamate and L-glutamine and is found primarily in particular plant and fungal species. Supplementation may promote relaxation without sedation.
Oat straw (Avena sativa) comes from green oats and is known as a nervine herb which specifically helps support the nervous system. Supplementation may reduce anxiety and promote a calming effect.
Mucuna Pruriens, also known as velvet bean is a tropical legume native to Africa and tropical Asia. The seeds of the plant contain L-Dopa, and trace amounts of serotonin, and it is classified as an ayurvedic herb and supplementation may reduce anxiety, and promote balanced moods.
St Johns Wort
St Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae. It acts as an inhibitor to the reabsorption of certain chemical messages, including dopamine and serotonin and supplementation may reduce anxiety and inflammation.
Hops are the flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus. Supplementation may enhance GABA levels in the brain and lower body temperature to produce a calming effect and reduce anxiety.
Griffonia seed extract
Griffonia seed extract (5-HTP) comes from the seeds of the Griffonia simplicifolia plant, a legume native to Africa. 5-HTP is the precursor to serotonin and supplementation may enhance and balance moods.
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