Contains No: Wheat, gluten, lactose, yeast, colour, flavour or preservatives.
Contains Magnesium stearate – not suitable for vegetarians.
St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
St John’s Wort has been extensively researched, and has repeatedly been shown to help with mild to moderate mood imbalances. The research has identified several ways in which the herb may work.
St John’s Wort may help to inhibit a brain chemical called monoamine oxidase. This allows higher levels of certain “good” neurotransmitters: other brain chemicals that help to maintain a balanced mood.
The effect may also be partly due St John’s Wort’s effect on sunlight sensitivity. Sunlight (or lack of it) has been shown to affect our mood balance. Because St John’s Wort can make people more photosensitive, it may increase the beneficial effects they get from sunlight.
Some studies have suggested that one of the active ingredients, hypericin, may affect the way our pineal glands release a neurotransmitter called melatonin. Melatonin helps to regulate our mood and sleepiness/wakefulness levels.
Apart from its effect on mood, St John’s Wort has been show to help fight certain types of viruses and bacteria. It also has some anti-inflammatory properties, and can support our skin’s natural ability to heal wounds.
Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)
Ginkgo leaves are rich in antioxidant nutrients called flavonoids and proanthocyanidins. These nutrients help to maintain circulation through your blood vessels – especially in your hands and feet.
Ginkgo also supports circulation in the blood vessels in your brain, which may help to lift your mood.
L-Glutamine is the only amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier.
It is converted into Glutamic acid in your brain, where it’s used as brain fuel. It also helps to form a brain chemical called Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), which has a calming action on your brain.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that your brain needs to create dopamine, noradrenalin, and adrenalin – key mood-balancing neurotransmitters (brain chemicals).
Tyrosine may to help relieve some kinds of mood imbalances and in increase neurotransmitter levels in the brain.