No doubt stress is experienced by all of us from time to time. For some, it may continue for long periods of time to the point of becoming chronic. Stress wreaks havoc on our bodies causing irritability, mood swings, depression and hypertension (high blood pressure). Maybe you start gnashing your teeth and start tensing your muscles. For others, they tend to get nasty and lash out at others or perhaps you withdraw from social situations/confrontations. Before long, you ache all over and are mentally fatigued and down in the dumps. What to do.
Anxiety is a response to excess stress which pulls your body and brain out of balance. New Mood™ has been formulated to elevate mood and bring about a sense of relaxation by restoring balance. This supplement contains amino acids, botanicals and Vitamin D. The amino acids include 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) and L-Tryptophan along with, Chamomile, Passion flower, Valerian root, Lemon balm and Jujube extract. All of these ingredients support a calm state. New Mood™ elevates mood, provides stress relieve and helps you sleep better.
In order to experience calm states, your neurotransmitter systems must be in balance. Your inhibitory and excitatory transmitters need to be in balance along particular pathways. Transmitter levels change during your daily cycle and also change as we age. When it’s time to sleep your brain releases melatonin to help you relax and fall asleep and when you’re awake you need to pay attention so acetylcholine is released. When you’re exercising the brain may release endorphins and enkephalins to make you stronger. When under stress, your brain will release GABA to help inhibit too much excitatory activity to bring you to a calmer state.
It is imperative that your neurotransmitter systems remain in balance everyday. Neurotransmitter deficiencies can bring about depression, anxiety, mood swings, lack of concentration and insomnia. There are certain transmitters that are responsible for particular behaviors and then different transmitter systems can have positive or negative influences on each other. There are many interconnections and feedback loops involved with brain mechanisms. When certain transmitters are out of balance like serotonin, you may find yourself easily irritated and lash out at others as well as be depressed and have a lack of self worth.
Neurotransmitter deficiencies have many causes and need to be addressed according. It all boils down to diet, genetics and stress. Genetics plays an important role in transmitter and transmitter receptor balance. Mutations in genes cause improper coding for proteins that cause them to fold improperly. Folding of a protein is extremely important for its function. So, if you have a mutation in a protein that codes for a transmitter receptor it won’t bind properly. It will either bind too strongly or not enough. You end up with a pathway that is over excited or under excited. Quite often drugs are used to try to correct this problem however, in many cases supplementation works well without side effects.
If you are experiencing stress, this will cause an imbalance in transmitters and receptors. The brain learns from our experiences and alters its genetic expression according. If your are depressed for some time, your brain will make less serotonin and serotonin receptors keeping you in a depressed state. Since serotonin is needed to make melatonin, you will have sleep problems as well. Melatonin is a hormone/neurotransmitter that is released when it gets dark outside. This helps to relax you and put you to sleep. To correct this problem, you need to have more serotonin coming into your system and stay away from what is bothering you. Change your venue, diet and exercise. Supplementation helps as well. Last but not least diet is crucial for maintaining neurotransmitter balance. Many of the neurotransmitters are made from amino acids. A proper diet is necessary to supply you with the amino acids you need to maintain balance.
New MoodTM supports a calm state by making use of 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan, chamomile, passion flower and valarian root. L-Tryptophan and 5-HTP are precursors of the neurotransmitter serotonin that are responsible for having a sense of well being. Taking in more of these precursors will increase your production of serotonin helping you to restore your natural balance.
Chamomile works on anxiety and mood swings. One of the ingredients in chamomile is apigenin. Apigenin binds to benzodiazepine receptors on GABA receptors. Apigenin allows this channel to stay open longer allowing more chloride ions to flow in making the cell more negative. So apigenin enhances the action of GABA. This has a very calming effect on the nervous system.
Valerian root promotes an increase in the production of GABA. This further enhances the calming effect in the brain. Valerian root is also known to help cope with anxiety. Valerenic acid binds to the GABA receptor at the benzodiazepine site as well further inhibiting excitatory input.
Passion flower contains many different compounds but in particular harmala alkaloids that are responsible for this botanical to relieve anxiety. This compound does so by increasing the release of the neurotransmitters serotonin and GABA. Again, serotonin helps you to feel good and GABA inhibits the nervous system bringing you to a calmer state.
Maintaining a calm state is important for your overall health. Neurotransmitter balance is crucial for proper brain function. New MoodTM promotes relaxation for a better overall mood by bringing your brain to a balanced state. It supplies 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan, passion flower, valerian root, chamomile and much more to ensure healthy brain function in terms of calmness and relaxation.