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before i speak - social

An adaptogenic blend designed for reducing stress-nervous response in social settings. Take prior to social events like parties, dates, social gatherings, etc.

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real adaptogenic ingredients to help control anxiety, stress, & nervousness

Rhodiola

Adaptogenic herb used to reduce stress, anxiety, mental fatigue, and improve focus.

Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen compound, similar to Panax Ginseng. It grows in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia and is a member of the Rhodiola genera (Crassulaceae family) of herbs. Adaptogens are compounds capable of inhibiting the physical and chemical effects of stress. Its root contains more than 140 active ingredients, the two most potent of which are rosavin and salidroside. Rhodiola has potent anxiolytic properties. If something is anxiolytic, it reduces stress and anxiety while stabilizing mood. Studies document rhodiola's impact on an individual's overall general physical and mental health.

7 Science-based Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea.
1.) Increases Stress Resistance: Adaptogens like rhodiola rosea increase your body’s resistance to stress, allowing you to better cope during stressful times.
2.) Fights Fatigue: The adaptogenic nature of rhodiola makes it a popular supplement for fighting fatigue and other symptoms associated with stress.
3.) Improves Mood & Emotion: Rhodiola has been shown to improve many symptoms of depression. Similar to antidepressants, it may positively influence neurotransmitters that affect mood and emotion.
4.) Improves Mental Performance: Rhodiola has been shown to increase mental performance during mentally stressful and physically strenuous times. However, more research is needed to verify these findings.
5.) Decreases Feeling of Exertion: Rhodiola has the potential to decrease perceived exertion, which may allow you to work out longer and harder.

Lemon Balm

A natual antioxidant used to reduce stress and anxiety.

Lemon Balm’s unique properties have led to it being recommended by the European Scientific Cooperative on Phytotherapy for tension, restlessness, and irritability.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 20 volunteers suffering from anxiety and sleep disturbances received 300 mg of a specialized lemon balm extract twice daily (in the morning and evening). After 15 days of treatment, the participants who received lemon balm reported a 49% reduction in their state of anxiety, a 72% reduction in anxiety-associated symptoms, and a 39% decrease in insomnia. In contrast, individuals receiving placebo did not experience significant changes in anxiety or insomnia.

1) Lemon Balm Reduce Anxiety. Lemon Balm can effectively increase GABA activity in the brain. GABA is one of the inhibitory neurotransmitters, used by your brain to prevent over-excitement and attain balance. It is responsible for ensuring that we are not overly stressed and plays a role in sleep cycles. Increasing stimulation of GABA receptors will produce a sedative or calming effect and explains why Lemon Balm works as an anti-anxiety supplement.

2) Lemon Balm Helps the Brain. Lemon Balm also exhibits activity at nicotinic and muscarinic receptors in the brain which makes it a great natural supplement for brain hacking. These receptors respond to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is integral to working memory capacity, memory formation, logical analysis and basic cognition skills.

Magnesium

Magnesium increases GABA and is critical to regulating the body's stress-response system.

During periods of extreme stress, magnesium is used in greater quantities by the body. Magnesium naturally calms our muscular and nervous systems. When a person experiences anxiety symptoms or has an anxiety attack, it may actually be because they’re magnesium deficient.
The benefits of magnesium for anxiety and stress are substantial, yet up to 75% of us are deficient.
Magnesium is necessary in over 300 metabolic functions, yet it is the second most common nutritional deficiency in developed countries. Excess cortisol contributes to anxiety, depression, memory loss, brain fog, and mental disorders of all kinds. Over the past 50 years, magnesium intake has plummeted while rates of anxiety have skyrocketed.

1) Magnesium Reduces Stress Hormones. Magnesium restricts the release of stress hormones and acts as a filter to prevent them entering the brain. Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral that is so good for anxiety and stress that it’s been called “nature’s Valium” and “the original chill pill.”

2) Magnesium is Anti-Inflammatory. One of the most significant anti-anxiety properties of magnesium is that it is anti-inflammatory. Chronic inflammation can take hold anywhere in the body, even in your brain. Brain inflammation is linked to anxiety, depression, and memory loss.

3) Magnesium Lifts Depression. Magnesium helps depression by raising levels of the mood-boosting neurotransmitter serotonin. One study found that magnesium was as effective as antidepressants in treating depression.

4) Magnesium Helps Improve Mental Focus. MG improves brain electrical activity which improves learning and memory functions. MG regulates a key receptor in the brain that supports memory and learning. Healthy MG in the cerebrospinal fluid is essential for maintaining the plasticity of synapses. MG is necessary for the proper activity of many enzymes within brain cells that control cellular memory functions.

Ashwaganda

Adaptogenic herb used for reducing and controlling stress, anxiety, & inflammation. Also helps improve blood sugar, mood, and memory.

  • Ashwagandha is particularly beneficial as it calms the nervous system and helps focus the mind. It is frequently prescribed for people who complain of fatigue or have difficulty concentrating. Ashwaganda has been proven to have the following effect:
    - Strengthens the immune system
    - Modulates the body’s stress response
    - Improves memory and ability to focus
    - Reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness
    - Stabilizes blood sugar
    - Reduces brain-cell degeneration

    1) Blocks Stress Response. Ashwanganda is seen as ‘adaptogenic’, meaning it will help increase effect when activity is low, but will block excess stimulation when activity is too high (Bhattacharya et al, 2000). This category of medicines is specifically used to block stress and anxiety responses in the body, at the chemical level.

    2) Reduces Social Anxiety. The result of taking Ashwagandha for anxiety is a pervasive feeling of calm and control, even in the face of stressful situations. Social interaction is easier and more enjoyable. Solitude can be appreciated, but is not necessary to escape from stress triggers. Clinically, ashwaganda is found to be very helpful to calm anxiety, and specifically help agoraphobia (anxiety especially in open or crowded places). (psychologytoday.com)

    3) Reduces Anxiety Attacks. Ashwagandha reduces the severity of acute anxiety attacks once they occur, or prevents them entirely if the supplement is taken in advance. In fact, one of the key ideas behind adaptogens is that they should be consumed before any known environmental stress triggers are experienced.

    4) No Side Effects. In contrast to Ativan — which can cause side effects such as nightmares, headaches and depression, plus it can be physically addictive – ashwagandha features no reported adverse effects in studies. (naturalhealth365.com)