PEA (Beta Phenylethylamine) to Boost Mood

Beta Phenylethylamine, more commonly known as PEA, is a neurotransmitter and hormone produced and found naturally in the brain. It is synthesized by the amino acid phenylananine. Aside from the brain, it is often found in other organisms and foods such as chocolate[1]. Remember that chocolate has long been known to boost a person’s mood […]

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DHEA for Stress Relief

DHEA or Dehydroepiandrosterone is the most abundant steroid hormone generated by the body. It is sometimes referred to as the mother of all hormones because male and female hormones stem from it, therefore it is responsible for male and female characteristics in humans. But this is not all it does. It participates in various processes, […]

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Glutamine for Energy

The amino acid Glutamine is already encoded on our DNA when we are born. But, this does not give it the condition of essential amino acid unless our body is put through stressful or highly demanding situations. It fulfills numerous functions within our bodies such as synthesizing proteins and regulating the pH balance. It is […]

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Calm Your Anxiety with Green Tea Extract

The health market is filled with supplements designed to calm your mind. Besides being manufactured artificially, these mood boosters can also be found in herbal products like tea. The only difference on the various teas is the processing method. According to a study in 2009 done by the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine showed […]

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Phosphatidylserine for Sleep

Being deprived of a good night’s sleep can result in numerous problems, for example: lack of concentration during the day, lowered energy, and higher likelihood of being in an accident are some of the side effects of not getting a healthy amount of sleep. There are various supplements that have been proven effective in inducing sleep, one […]

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Vinpocetine and Arginine for Enhanced Brain Function

Vinpocetine and Arginine are both known to be supplements used in attempts to improve brain function. Symptoms from age related memory loss have been said to improve with the use of either of the supplements. Both of these supplements have been taken by patients suffering from cognitive deficiencies and much positive feedback has been received. […]

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The Interaction Between Melatonin and Huperzine A

People considering any supplement cannot simply consider the effects of that supplement in a vacuum. There may be unexpected interactions between supplements that the public should take into account before beginning any new regimen. Some of these may actually be positive, while others can be neutral or negative. In some cases, supplements are prescribed together […]

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Essential Fatty Acids for Relaxation

Anxiety is experienced by everyone at one time or another. Triggers may vary from environmental, medical factors, genetic, brain, chemistry, or a combination of all mentioned.  Although it is normally triggered by external factors such as stress, we tend to make things worse by thinking the worst, and over analyzing certin situations. Anxiety therefore can […]

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Nootropics for Sleep and a Good Night’s Rest

It is said that approximately a third of one’s life is spent sleeping. By the time you reach 40, you have spent about 13 years of your life sleeping! Considering the large amount of sleep that the body requires, it is no surprise that lack of sleep can lead to numerous physical and mental conditions […]

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5 HTP for Improved Mood and Decreased Anxiety

5-HTP (5-Hydropxytryptophan) is a by-product of protein L-tryptophan. It is also found and produced from the seeds of Griffonia Simplicifolia, a plant found in Africa. This supplement is not very well known yet. There is still a lot more research, which needs to be done in order for us to better understand this supplement. What […]

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