Hyperforin (St. Johns Wort) - The active ingredient in St. John's wort, acts as a reuptake inhibitor of the brain's natural "feel good" chemical messengers: serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine & GABA. Hyperforin increases the amount of these compounds available to the nerve cells in the brain. It contains the same hyperforin-rich St. John's wort extract that is prescribed in Europe for Bipolar, OCD and ADD.
Rhodiola Rosea Root - is an adaptogenic herb that can increase serotonin activity by up to 30%. Rhodiola also increases the activity of two other mood-related neurotransmitters - dopamine (DA) and norepinephrine (NE) - by inhibiting the activity of COMT, an enzyme that breaks down DA and NE. Rhodiola produces quick results, usually within a few days. Rhodiola users report increased energy and motivation, reduced anxiety, and elevated feelings of confidence and optimism.
Ruta Graveolens (Herb-of-Grace) - It is used in Ayurveda for the treatment of anxiety, depression, insanity and epilepsy. Bacopa Monnieri is a potent nerve tonic, Cardiotonic, Aperient and Diuretic. In Indian medicine, Bacopa monnieri is commonly used as a brain or nerve tonic which helps regulate nervous and mental strain & nervous break down. Taking Bacopa monnieri will also assist you in feeling a greater sense of well being during periods of restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, cloudiness of thought & overactive mind.
L- Tyrosine - is used to treat conditions including depression or mood disorder, poor coping ability, fatigue, low sex drive, low metabolism, and drug abuse. It can also improve endurance under stress and is effective as an appetite suppressant. Proven useful in the control of Bipolar, OCD and ADD,
L-Theanine - an amino acid found in green tea, produces a pronounced feeling of tranquility in as little as fifteen (15) minutes. L-theanine increases the activity of GABA, a neurotransmitter (i.e. natural messenger in the brain) that promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety. L-theanine also stimulates the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter responsible for confidence and a sense of well-being
Selenium - Clinical research shows that a diet low in selenium may contribute to feelings of depression, anxiety and fatigue. Unfortunately, many adults do not receive the optimal amount of this vital nutrient.
Valerian Root - Moderate doses of Valerenic Acid, Valepotriates and other Flavonoids derived from Valerian Root promote relaxation of the Central Nervous System (CNS) to reduce overactive behaviors that include restlessness, nervousness, occasional anxiety, and panic
Passion Flower -Passion flower has a tranquilizing effect, including mild sedative and anti-anxiety effects. In studies conducted since the 1930's, its mode of action has been found to be different than that of most sedative drugs (sleeping pills), thus making it a non-addictive herb to promote relaxation. The sedative effect of Passion flower has made it popular for treating a variety of ailments, including nervousness and insomnia.
Kava Kava - also known as kava pepper is an exciting botanical that has gained recent popularity in the United States due to its availability. Kava Kava is an effective relaxant, able to induce a feeling of relaxation, along with a sharpening of the senses. Unlike sedatives, Kava Kava improves mental function to the brain, instead of "dulling of the brain". Correctly extracted Kava Kava will contain kavalactones in high concentrations.
Hops - like Valerian root, also have pronounced sedative effects. Taken internally, remarkably large amounts of Hops can be used without fear of any side effects. The active principle in Hops is normally assumed to be "lupulin", but recent research suggests that other constituents may be even more important. Hops are one of the traditional nervine, sedative-type agents employed in folk medicine throughout the Western world. Hops have also been the fortunate subject of a great deal of modern scientific investigation. One recent study showed that Hops are truly sedative, as opposed to merely muscle relaxing. They also are very fast acting. A soothing, relaxing calm will be experienced within 15-30 minutes after ingesting this herb.
Winter Cherry - Largely recognized for it's broad-spectrum of action to relieve restlessness, nervousness, occasional anxiety and panic, mild mood changes, and mental or physical fatigue. Great for Bipolar and OCD symptoms.
Skullcap - has a checkered history for pain relief. Some cultures strongly recommend it for the relief of headache and related pain, while other cultures overlook this application entirely. Many physicians of the 19th Century used Skullcap with great success, to treat nervous diseases, convulsions, neuralgia, insomnia, restlessness and even tetanus. These uses continue to persist even today, but little scientific research has been carried out to understand Skullcap�s effects. In one documented study, Skullcap was demonstrated to stabilize and normalize blood pressure. This may explain why it is usually recommended for pain associated with nervous conditions. It may best be considered a minor neural sedative.