It is hard to find a natural antidote to today’s overstressed world. The encouraging news is that lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) has been clinically proven to help to promote sleep and relaxation. As a perennial herb in the mint family native to the Mediterranean region, it induces calming effects while enhancing memory and attention. Cyracos lemon balm extract is prepared from special lemon balm, chosen for its high concentrations of hydroxycinnamic and rosmarinic acids. Aside from relieving everyday stress and sleep problems, it helps smokers to deal with quitting-related mental stress. Individuals who follow calorie-restricted diet may also benefit from this extract that helps to level mood swings and to reduce the emotional hunger associated with dieting.
Relaxation-Promoting Effects of L-Theanine
The Japanese have long known that L-theanine, an amino acid derived from green tea, is a natural relaxant that diminishes stress, without side effects. Nowadays, the effect it has on the brain is compared with meditation, massage and aromatherapy. Some of the benefits include relaxation and a sense of wellbeing. Moreover, L-Theanine enhances the ability to concentrate, to learn and to remember, as proven by scientific research. Subsequently, the levels of hormone dopamine are brought back to normal that usually are hampered during stressful times.
A Host of Health-Enhancing Benefits
Studies have already proven the plentiful benefits that come with an optimal level of L-theanine. Where cell neurons are concerned, L-theanine has been shown to reverse neurotoxicity, a major cause of brain ageing. Based on much research showing the multiple beneficial effects of lemon balm extract and L-theanine, Life Extension has combined these potent and safe nutrients into a formula, called Natural Stress Relief. Note that the amount of L-theanine in this product is double than most L-theanine standalone supplements. The reason for the potency increase lies behind reports of greater benefit, when at least 200 mg of L-theanine is taken.
Beware of Imitations: The L-theanine used in Natural Stress Relief is Suntheanine, the only pure form of L-theanine, protected by 40 U.S. and international patents and scientifically proven to be safe and efficacious. Independent laboratory analysis has found that other products on the market, claiming to contain L-theanine, are only half L-theanine. This is a different form of theanine, known as D-theanine, which has not been scientifically evaluated in published studies.
Suntheanine® is a registered trademark of Taiyo International, Inc. Use of Suntheanine® is protected by US Trademark Registration No. 2,548,957.
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