You are stir crazy, anxious, stressed out, and not sure how to keep calm during this coronavirus pandemic. If meditation and wine aren’t doing the trick, discover 4 natural supplements to aid calmness, relaxation, and better sleep.
SerenCalm™ contains phosphatidylserine. Phosphatidylserine is a fatty substance produced in the body that covers and protects every cell in the body. It’s particularly vital for the proper functioning of nerve cells within the brain, helping to transmit messages between them that may aid the brain’s response to stress and promote mental calmness, relaxation and sleep, while calming hyperactive adrenal gland functioning. Elevated cortisol levels produced under stress by the adrenal glands can cause anxiety, irritability, mood swings, attention problems, and insomnia. Individuals with overactive adrenal glands are likely to be misdiagnosed with anxiety, sleep, and attention disorders.
SerenCalm™ also contains the herbs, ashwagandha and rhodiola, which are adaptogens that may aid the body in the stress response. Adaptogens may calm the body, improve stamina and promote a sense of well being while supporting the adrenal gland and other body systems involved in the stress response. SerenCalm™ contains L-Theanine derived from green tea, which may promote relaxation and calmness while easing tension. SerenCalm™ also contains Choline. A precursor for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine which is important for our parasympathetic nervous system function which allows us to rest, relax, sleep and digest our food without indigestion. This product is great for individuals that are stressed out, irritable and need to relax and calm down*
Sertona ™ is a proprietary blend of St. John’s Wort extract, SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine) and 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) designed to support and aid healthy serotonin levels which decline with age and stress. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, is important for normal mood, sleep, concentration and appetite. Many individuals cannot tolerate anti-depressants because of their side effects and want natural remedies. It appears that St. John’s Wort active ingredients hypericin, hyperforin and adhyperforin increase serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline levels which elevates the mood.
5-hydroxytryptophan is an amino acid that is derived from another amino acid, tryptophan. 5-HTP is used by the body to make serotonin and melatonin which affect mood and sleep, respectively. Low levels of serotonin and melatonin can cause depression and insomnia.
SAM-e is important for the production of a powerful antioxidant, glutathione and other antioxidants, cysteine and taurine which help get rid of free radicals that damage cells, and repair the body. SAM-e can benefit those suffering from depression, anxiety, heart disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and chronic lower back pain.*
Sertona ™ may be helpful to those suffering from a low mood, anxiety, lack of motivation, insomnia, crying spells, and food cravings. Sertona™ can be used along with EasyCalm™ and L-Theanine Rx™ to promote a healthy mood.*
GABA’s big role in the body is to reduce the activity of neurons in the brain and central nervous system, which in turn has a broad range of effects on the body and mind, including increased relaxation, reduced stress, a more calm, balanced mood, alleviation of pain, and a boost to sleep. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the brain’s key calming neurotransmitter, is essential for feeling happy and relaxed.
Low GABA levels can be brought on by stress, physical exertion, illness, injury, blood sugar imbalance, or gluten intolerance. People low in GABA often self-medicate with food, alcohol, or drugs to relax. However, a healthier and more effective way to increase GABA is with taurine and glycine supplementation.
EasyCalm™ may support neurotransmitters like GABA, which can impact sleep, mood, and relaxation. Glycine, taurine, and GABA are inhibitory neurotransmitters that act upon GABA receptors to produce their calming effects without the unwanted side effects of drugs.
How Glycine Improves Sleep Quality
Glycine is an amino acid that your body uses to create proteins, which it needs for the growth and maintenance of tissue and for making important substances, such as hormones and enzymes.
Many people struggle to get a good night’s rest, either because they have trouble falling or staying asleep.
While there are several ways you can improve your sleep quality, such as not drinking caffeinated beverages late in the day or avoiding bright screens a few hours before bedtime, glycine may also help. This amino acid has a calming effect on your brain and could help you fall and stay asleep by lowering your core body temperature.
How Taurine Relieves Anxiety & Promotes Calmness
Taurine acts amazingly like GABA in the brain. It has a similar structure to GABA and binds to GABA receptors. If you tend to be anxious and have trouble concentrating or sleeping, taurine can calm and focus your anxious, distractible mind.
SleepEasy™ is a proprietary blend of herbs and nutrients, designed to optimize relaxation, sleep and the body’s response to stress. This product is great for individuals that have trouble sleeping*.
SleepEasy™ contains 5-HTP, which can be converted to serotonin in the body. Serotonin may have a positive effect on increasing the REM cycle. SleepEasy™ also contains melatonin that not only helps brain health but also protects lipids and proteins against damage. Melatonin may help reduce the time needed to fall asleep and increases the duration of sleep.*
Melatonin is a hormone that tells your body when it is time to go to bed. It is also a powerful antioxidant. Unlike other antioxidants, melatonin can easily cross into cells and penetrate the blood-brain barrier. Therefore, melatonin’s antioxidant effects may benefit the brain. Melatonin may also help regulate the immune system and hormone balance. Melatonin production may decline due to aging, medications, insomnia, night shift jobs, and light exposure at night.
Kava and Chamomile are both in SleepEasy™. Kava is a member of the nightshade family of plants and is known for its relaxing and stress-reducing properties. Chamomile is also known for its anti-anxiety and relaxation properties.*
All four Taylor MD Formulations’ supplements (SerenCalm, Sertona ™, EasyCalm™, and SleepEasy™) can be used separately or together to help sleep-deprived, stressed out, and anxious people rediscover relaxation, calmness and better sleep.