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Posted on Jan 03, 2011
SUPPORT FOR A BALANCED, HEALTHY EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION*
- A blend of nutrients and amino acids to nutritionally support an enhanced mood*
- Mood modulating benefits for those with low spirits or unstable altering moods*
RHODIOLA ROSEA EXTRACT (ROOT) grows in the arctic regions of eastern Siberia. It has been used to enhance work performance, decrease physical and mental fatigue, increase stamina, and support depressed moods.* Rhodiola is considered an adaptogenic herb because of its ability to increase the body’s resistance to stress. Research shows that those who take Rhodiola experience the following: less fatigue under stress, improved exercise endurance, a decrease in inflammatory markers, such as C-Reactive protein (CRP), memory support and improved ability to learn. Other research suggests that Rhodiola also has cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, and myeloprotective effects, while also improving intracellular DNA repair mechanisms. It is currently not recommended for pregnant or nursing mothers.
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ST. JOHN’S WORT EXTRACT (FLOWER)(HYPERICUM PERFORATUM) (.3% HYPERICIN, 3% HYPERFORIN) acts to enhance mood as well as its norepinephrine reuptake inhibition. In this way, Hypericum supports the mood regulatory effects of both serotonin and norepinephrine neurotransmittors.* CONTRAINDICATIONS: Hypericum is generally well tolerated with less adverse effects than conventional antidepressants. However, Hypericum is a potent inducer of the cytochrome P450 enzyme CYP3A4, which may cause potentially harmful interactions with pharmaceutical drugs such as serotonin antagonists, benzodiazepines, Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), Tricyclic antidepressants, calcium channel blockers, chemotherapeutic agents, contraceptive medications, and many others.
N-ACETYL L-TYROSINE (NAT) is the bioactive form of L-Tyrosine. Tyrosine is a precursor for dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine production. Tyrosine also helps support adrenal catecholamine production and thyroid hormone production. Many people with mood disturbances may have low catecholamine production.* CONTRAINDICATIONS: Tyrosine is contraindicated in those with alkaptonuria, tyrosinemia type 1 or 2, those taking MAO inhibitors, pregnant women, those with hypertension, and those with melanoma skin cancer.
DMAE (DIMETHYL AMINO ETHANOL) is a precursor to choline and may support the production of acetylcholine in the CNS. Increased acetylcholine production can improve cognitive functioning and enhance mood. Research has shown that those taking DMAE for 3 months produced significantly less theta and alpha1 brain waves. A decrease in the production of these waves has been associated with enhanced vigilance, improved mood, increased physical activity, and a better sense of wellbeing overall.*
5-HYDROXY L- TRYPTOPHAN (5HTP) is the immediate precursor to 5-hydroxy tryptamine (serotonin). As such, 5HTP is a useful nutritional product to support healthy serotonin production.* Symptoms of serotonin deficiency may include: depression, anxiety, irritability, fears, phobias, negative thoughts, sleep problems, cravings for simple sugars and alcohol, binge eating, tension headaches, fibromyalgia, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS). CONTRAINDICATIONS: carcinoid tumors, avoid for 2 weeks after discontinuation of MAO inhibitors, avoid during use of SSRI and tricyclic antidepressant medications.
VITAMIN B12 (METHYLCOBALAMIN) &amp; FOLINIC ACID (CALCIUM FOLINATE) are cofactors in the production of S-adenosylmethioe (SAMe). SAMe is a well known methyl donor that is essential for proper neurological function.* Elevated homocysteine levels are often a sign of vitamin B12 and Folate deficiency. Studies are now showing that patients with major depression are more likely to have elevated homocysteine, low folate, particularly ... Click here to continue reading