Amino acids are the building blocks of life and are critically important for nerve cell health as well as neurotransmitter and hormone production and balance.
GABA - the main calming amino acid in the central nervous system, this naturally produced substance helps to induce relaxation and sleep. It is also known for supporting healthy pituitary function as well as for its calming effect on over-stimulated neurotransmitters.
Melatonin - a natural hormone produced by the body that helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body’s circadian rhythm. It supports the body’s own production of the tranquilizing neurotransmitter serotonin, which plays a key role in healthy sleep patterns and mood. Recommended by more and more doctors as a safe and natural sleep enhancer, melatonin has become the most popular sleep-support compound in the nutrition world.
5-HTP - used by the body to make serotonin. Several small clinical trials have found it may provide significant support for sleep, mood, and headaches.
L-Theanine - a calming amino acid found in green tea that can increase levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). Studies suggest it may reduce feelings of mental and physical stress and may produce feelings of relaxation. It is also thought to enhance immune function and boost levels of glutathione. L-Theanine increases the brain’s alpha wave activity, which is associated with deep relaxation. *