Natural Stress Relief by Life Extension
It's hard to find a natural solution to today's overstressed world. The
encouraging news is that lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a plant
native to the Mediterranean region, has been clinically proven to reduce
anxiety by 49% and sleeplessness by up to 39% in as little as 15 days.
What's more, lemon balm produces these calming effects while also
enhancing memory and attention!
Cyracos lemon balm extract is prepared from special lemon balm chosen
for its high concentrations of hydroxycinnamic and rosmarinic acids.
These active lemon balm constituents appear to enhance mood and
cognitive performance by exhibiting central nervous system acetylcholine
receptor activity, including nicotinic and muscarinic binding
properties in the cerebral cortex of the human brain. Aside from
relieving everyday stress and sleep problems, the anxiety-relieving
properties of this plant extract may also offer smokers relief from the
mental stress of quitting, aid in leveling mood swings, support female
balance, and promote a feeling of satiety.
Relaxation-promoting effects of theanine
The Japanese have long known that theanine, an amino acid
derived from green tea, is a natural relaxant that diminishes stress
-without drowsiness, impaired thought, or other side effects. Theanine
produces tranquilizing effects in the brain in ways that have been
compared to meditation, massage, and aromatherapy. Theanine induces
relaxation without causing drowsiness. In fact, studies show that
theanine enhances the brain's ability to concentrate, learn, and
remember. Theanine also increases levels of serotonin and dopamine,
critical brain chemicals that are depleted by various stress factors.
A host of health-enhancing benefits
Research shows that theanine has numerous health-enhancing
effects, including protecting cognitive function. In studies of neurons
in cell culture, theanine significantly reversed glutamate-induced
toxicity, a major cause of degenerative brain decline. Based on
published data showing the multiple beneficial effects of lemon balm
extract and theanine, Life Extension has combined these potent but safe
nutrients into a formula called Natural Stress Relief.
The theanine used in Natural Stress Relief is Suntheanine, the only pure
form of L-theanine available worldwide and the only form protected by
40 internationally recognized patents and scientifically proven in
clinical studies to be safe and efficacious. Independent laboratory
analysis has verified that certain other products on the market claiming
to contain "L-theanine" are only half L-theanine, the other half being a
different form of theanine known as "D-theanine" which has not been
scientifically evaluated in published studies.
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