Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Gelatin,
Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Water.
Suggested Use: As a
dietary supplement. Adults take one (1) capsule daily, preferably
with plenty of water, or as directed by a physician.
Caution: If you are pregnant, nursing or currently taking any
medication, consult with a physician prior to use. Do not exceed
Storage: Store this product in a cool dry place below 30°C
(86°F). Keep out of reach of children.
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Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or
prevent any disease(s).
Vitamin C (as
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):
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
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