The Valerian Root
Valerian has been used for 1000 years as a sedative and calming agent. Its modern day uses include; treatment for anxiety, promoting sleep, controlling panic attacks, relieving headaches, menstrual cramps, digestive cramping and relax the body.
By reducing anxiety and improving the length and quality of sleep, Valerian root can significantly help with daily stress management. Chronic stress can make you feel anxious, but anxiety can also make you feel more stressed out.
It subtly increases the levels of a chemical known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA contributes to a calming effect in the body.
The Melissa Herb
Melissa essential oil has antidepressant, hypnotic and sedative properties, and it may create a feeling of peace and warmth. It can promote emotional balance and has uplifting compounds. A 2013 study conducted at the University of Melbourne found that the effects of Melissa were shown to help improve anxiety, depression, neuroprotectivity, and cognition.
Melissa has also been shown to modulate mood and cognitive performance in healthy young volunteers, who reported no side effects or symptoms of toxicity. Even at the lowest doses, self-rated “calmness” was elevated with melissa oil treatment, making it a great essential herb for depression.
Magnesium (Essential Mineral
With such a broad, comprehensive role in the body’s functioning, it’s no surprise that the benefits of magnesium are widespread. Here are some of the ways science indicates magnesium can protect your health:
Better sleep. Insomnia is a common symptom of magnesium deficiency. People with low magnesium often experience restless sleep, waking frequently during the night.
Maintaining healthy magnesium levels often leads to deeper, more sound sleep. Magnesium plays a role in supporting deep, restorative sleep by maintaining healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep.
Magnesium increases GABA, which encourages relaxation as well as sleep. Low GABA levels in the body can make it difficult to relax. Magnesium also plays a key role in regulating the body’s stress-response system. Magnesium deficiency is associated with heightened stress and anxiety.
Anxiety and stress responses can have a major impact on social functioning. Extreme situations such as post-traumatic stress disorder can be especially debilitating. The natural protective response to stress and anxiety involve the serotonin signaling system, as well as hormone pathways in the brain, pituitary, and adrenal glands.47
The connection between tryptophan and serotonin explains why tryptophan supplementation has been found to help reduce anxiety and alleviate stress. Tryptophan supplementation reduces biochemical markers of stress, particularly the hormone cortisol that has many deleterious effects in the human body.
As further evidence, acute tryptophan depletion in people with anxiety disorder or with post-traumatic stress disorder leads to a temporary worsening of their symptoms.
How Do We Capture These Nutrients?
While most other companies spray their products with maltodextrin to make them taste better and superficially increase other marketable aspects, destruction to the plant's enzyme occurs reducing its effectiveness and nutrient value.
The powder we retain within out capsules are sourced from full-grown Aguaje trees and are acquired when the fruit itself has fully ripened. This guarantees the full nutrient spectrum within the fruit. The fruit is then:
Dried at low temperatures, Ground into a powder and Packaged within our fully edible capsules to maintain its enzyme structure and nutrient value.