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|Stress and Anxiety Can Take Over Your Life, But You Can
The NATURAL Ingredients in Relagen Are
Designed to Help You Relax!
We all frequently feel stressed. Stress is healthy when
it alerts us to problems in our lives that we need to
deal with. But, without our even being aware of it,
stress can build on itself until it leaves no room for a
Chemicals in our brains can make us eat
too much, sleep too much, or not eat or sleep at all,
while we worry over even the smallest things.
Most prescription antidepressants have a long list of potential
side effects—everything from nausea to reduced sexual
functioning. Even when they help, they may at the same time
increase some forms of stress because their side effects make
you uncomfortable or discouraged. There is evidence now that
certain prescription drugs at times actually have led to
dangerous results: for example, Xanax has produced effects of
addiction in some patients, including increasing tolerance by
the body (meaning that more and more is needed to produce an
effect) and withdrawal symptoms. There are recent studies
showing that Prozac has increased the risk of suicide in
is not a prescription drug, and is made from NATURAL
ingredients. When taken in these
appropriate amounts, the active ingredients in Relagen
are not known to have any side effects. Just choosing Relagen
can relieve your mind.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid):
Your body needs Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) to form and maintain
bones, blood vessels and skin. There are two forms of Ascorbic
Acid, L-Ascorbic Acid and D-Ascorbic Acid. D-Ascorbic Acid is
discarded by the body, meaning that L-Ascorbic Acid is the only
useful form of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is important for the
synthesis of neurotransmitters like dopamine, norepinephrine
and serotonin. Neurotransmitters carry signals and messages
from one neuron to another throughout your brain and nervous
system. Norepinephrine and serotonin have been directly linked
to controlling feelings of anxiety and depression and are the
target neurotransmitters of many drugs and alternative
therapies aimed at reducing symptoms related to anxiety,
stress, insomnia and depression. Dopamine is directly involved
in the synthesis of norepinephrine in the central nervous
system. Vitamin C assists in converting the amino acid
L-Tyrosine to dopamine, which is then converted to
norepinephrine with the assistance of Vitamin B6 co-factors. In
addition, Vitamin C, as an antioxidant, works to oppose the
production of oxygen radicals that tends to increase during
physical and emotional stress, as well as during infection. Vitamin C is also involved in the control of movement, the
formation of emotional responses and the perception of pain and
pleasure. It has been studied in relation to preventing
infections and cancer, aiding the absorption of iron and
reducing levels of lead in the blood. Because Vitamin C is
water-soluble, it cannot be stored by the body except in very
small amounts and must be replenished daily.
The B vitamins (among which are Riboflavin, Niacin, B6,
Folic Acid and B12) are important for the healthy functioning
of the nervous system, especially the production of
neurotransmitters. People suffer from a deficiency of
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) more commonly than with any other
vitamin, at least partly because of an increased need for
Riboflavin under stressful situations. Riboflavin helps during
stress because it converts other B vitamins to their most
useful forms. Riboflavin also helps bolster the immune system,
which can weaken under stress. And, it works with other
substances to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for
energy. Riboflavin is easily destroyed by light, water during
cooking, sulfa drugs, estrogen, and alcohol consumption.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) is valuable during stress because it
helps the body to release energy from carbohydrates and
promotes healthy neurons. It also plays a role in controlling
blood sugar and in lowering levels of LDL ("bad cholesterol")
and raising levels of HDL ("good cholesterol"). Niacin improves
blood flow, which can help with circulatory problems. It also
has anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial for
diseases such as arthritis, and has been claimed to slow the
onset of Type 1 diabetes.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride):
Vitamin B6 (or Pyridoxine) helps in manufacturing
neurotransmitters essential for the body to cope with stress,
such as serotonin. Vitamin B6 may also help boost the immune
system during times of stress, and helps keep neurons healthy. It
aids in the conversion of naturally produced Tryptophan to
Niacin. Vitamin B6 also is used to prevent damage to the nervous
system by many powerful drugs, including isoniazid, ethionamide,
capecitabine and drugs used to fight HIV infection. Enzymes that
require Vitamin B6 are in involved in metabolism of amino acids
and in formation of essential fatty acids. There are studies
showing that Vitamin B6 aids in maintaining hormonal balance in
pre-mentrual women, improves absorption of magnesium by the body
and helps in the functioning of the lungs and kidneys.
Folate (as Folic Acid):
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) is one of the B vitamins that your body
uses when coping with stress. Studies have found that a
deficiency of Folate and of Vitamin B12 can lead to psychiatric
disturbances. It is thought that this could be caused by the
neurotoxic effects of the amino acid homocysteine, which is
broken down by Folate and Vitamin B12. Folic Acid acts as a
coenzyme along with Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C in the metabolism
of proteins and in the synthesis of new proteins. Folate is
necessary for the production of red blood cells and the synthesis
of DNA and RNA. It also is needed for tissue growth, cell
production and cell function, and helps maintain a healthy
cardiovascular system as well as helping avoid anemia.
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin):
Like Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) helps your body to
control levels of the amino acid homocysteine, excess amounts of
which have been associated with psychiatric symptoms and with
damage to the blood vessels. Avoiding deficiencies of Vitamin
B-12, Folic Acid and Vitamin B-6 helps maintain normal
homocysteine metabolism. Vitamin B12 also helps to avoid anemia
and to maintain the immune system.
Relora is a patent-pending*, standardised, proprietary blend of 2
plant extracts magnolia officinalis and phellodenron amurense.
In human studies Relora was shown to be a safe, effective,
rapid-acting, non-sedating supplement, which promoted
relaxation, calm and a feeling of well-being. Relora has also
been demonstrated to lower Cortisol levels, which often
are responsible for weight gain.
The plant extracts in Relora bind to several important targets
associated with anxiety that are located in the central nervous
system. It does not bind to the benzodiazepine receptors that
would cause sedation, the way that Valium and Prozac do, yet has
the relaxing qualities as the benzodiazepine class of drugs.
Magnolia and Phellodendron:
Magnolia officinalis is a tree native
to the rain forests of China. Its bark has long been used in a
variety of ways in Eastern herbal medicine, including in the
control of stress and anxiety. Researchers in Japan have
identified two Magnolia officinalis
extracts, honokiol and magnolol, that are powerful antioxidants.
Honokiol has also been found to have a relaxing effect on the
central nervous system, without producing a sedating side effect.
Recent research has identified specific antidepressant
constituents in Magnolia officinalis. Phellodendron amurernse,
the Amur corktree, grows in northeastern China and Japan. Its
bark also has a history of use in Eastern medicine for, among
other things, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. We
use an advanced combination of magnolia and phellodendron
extracts to help support normal levels of the cortisol
and DHEA hormones in the body to promote the management of
stress related symptoms. Magnolia and phellodendron works by
binding to stress receptors in the nervous system to promote
relaxation and feelings of well being while ignoring
receptors associated with sedation.
The Award-Winning, Patented Dietary Ingredient for Stress and
Well-Being. Human clinical trials have shown Suntheanine to
promote an alert state of relaxation without drowsiness.
Additional human clinical research suggests that Suntheanine may
have applications in improving the quality of sleep, diminishing
normal symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), improving
learning performance, heightening mental acuity, promoting
concentration, reducing negative side effects of caffeine and
supporting the immune system.
Suntheanine was awarded the "Food Ingredient Research Award" at
the 1998 Food Ingredients Europe and "Best New Product of 2000"
at Nutracon. Suntheanine is protected by over 40 U.S. and
international patents for its various physiological efficacies
and L-isomer specific production processes.
L-Theanine is an amino acid found mainly in tea plants. It is
especially common in green tea leaves, and gives green tea its
distinctive taste. Although green tea has been used in Japanese
traditional medicine for centuries, L-Theanine was first isolated
as recently as 1950. Only lately has it become possible to
extract useful amounts of L-Theanine from green tea leaves
without needing to waste an enormous number of leaves. L-Theanine
works to block the effects of caffeine, which explains why green
tea, unlike other teas, is known for its calming effect. Studies
suggest that L-Theanine increases the brain's production of alpha
waves, and that it has an effect on the brain similar to
meditating. L-Theanine appears to help regulate production of
serotonin and dopamine, which would explain its relaxing
properties. It is thought that L-Theanine may help improve
learning and memory abilities, and that it may assist in
regulating blood pressure. It also has been associated with
reducing the size of tumors.
L-5 Hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia simplicifolia):
Griffonia simplicifolia is an intermediate in the natural
conversion of the essential amino acid, tryptophan, to
serotonin. Clinical studies have shown that 5-HTP increases the
amount and availability of serotonin produced by the body.
Increased brain serotonin levels may produce positive effects on
emotional well-being, appetite regulation, melatonin production
and maintaining a healthy sleep cycle. Source Naturals 5-HTP is
naturally derived from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia
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