◆Calm response to stress
◈ GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid) – the primary calming neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It may be helpful for mitigating occasional feelings of anxiousness, and facilitating proper focus.
◈ L-Glutamine – an amino acid building block for GABA. Glutamine is a conditionally essential amino acid, meaning that during times when a healthy response to stress is needed, the amount obtained from food may not be sufficient, and supplementation may be beneficial.
◈ Taurine – a compound derived from the amino acid cysteine; supports a calm response to stress
◈ Inositol – a unique carbohydrate, recognized for its calming effect, which can be helpful for maintaining balanced emotions in occasional stressful situations and for supporting restful sleep (along with GABA)
◆Focus, attention and a positive mental outlook
◈ Tyrosine – the precursor to dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with learning, attention and mood. Healthy dopamine levels support the ability to apply focus and attention, and maintain a positive mental outlook. Tyrosine is also an essential component of thyroid hormone, with the thyroid gland being a key regulator of the body’s metabolism. Appropriate amounts of thyroid hormone may support steady energy levels, and help maintain a healthy body weight.
◈ 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is the precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin, commonly referred to as the “feel good” hormone—one that facilitates a positive mental outlook. 5-HTP is produced from the essential amino acid tryptophan, which is relatively low in the food supply, even in protein-rich foods.
◈ Vitamin B-6 – required enzyme cofactor for the synthesis of several neurotransmitters, including GABA, dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin
As a dietary supplement, take a total of six capsules per day, in divided doses on an empty stomach, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.