Stress Relief Products
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Lavela WS This clinically studied lavender in a gelcap has been shown to promote relaxation and calm nervousness.
What is Lavela WS 1265?
Lavela WS 1265
1 Soft gel contains: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Oil (Silexan™ brand) 80mg
Other Ingredients canola oil, gelatin (capsule), glycerin, sorbitol, and annato extract color.
Since the proprietary lavender oil Lavela WS 1265 is not soluble in water, it must be delivered in an oil-based carrier. Canola oil was selected because it is one of the healthiest oils available, with a beneficial ratio of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and saturated fatty acids. The canola oil used in Lavela WS 1265is sourced from Europe and has not been genetically modified (non-GMO).
Although some individuals have expressed concerns about the purity of canola oil as an ingredient in dietary supplements, the canola oil in Lavela WS 1265 is pure and safe for daily use. Integrative Therapeutics™ conducts extensive laboratory analysis to ensure the safety and efficacy of every product. Every lot of every product is tested to ensure that it contains the proper amount of each key ingredient, while being free from harmful levels of pesticides, heavy metals, and microbial contaminants.
1. Kasper S, Gastpar M, Müller WE, et al. Silexan, an orally administered Lavandula oil preparation, is effective in the treatment of ‘subsyndromal’ anxiety disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Int Clin Psychopharmacol 2010 Sep;25(5):277-87.
How Does It Work?
Mild or occasional anxiety is a common complaint. Herbal preparations have long been a mainstay for maintaining a healthy, adaptive response to everyday stress and promoting restful sleep. Lavandula angustifolia is the most common species of lavender utilized for health purposes.1 Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia and Africa. Throughout history, lavender has been cultivated for its flowers and oils and used both cosmetically and medicinally. Lavender has a high concentration of volatile oils; these oils are used in aromatherapy to relieve mild anxiety.† Lavender has been also used internally for mood imbalances such as restlessness, occasional sleeplessness, and gastrointestinal complaints related to nervousness.†2 Lavender essential oil is obtained from steam distillation processing of the flowering tops of L. angustifolia.
Modern analytical methods have shown that lavender oil contains more than 160 constituents, many of which interact in a synergistic manner. The main active constituents of lavender oil are linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol and camphor.
The European Pharmacopoeia describes optimal ranges of the main components of Lavender oil. For example, oils with high concentrations of esters and low concentrations of cineol and other minor components are considered to be high quality because these parameters indicate that appropriate production methods were applied and that high quality raw materials were used. Lavela WS 1265™ 1265< not only complies with this monograph but exceeds these specifications with respect to a higher content of linalyl acetate and lavandulyl acetate, and a lower limit for the content of cineol.
How It Works
The efficacy of aromatherapy of lavender is thought to be due to the psychological effects of the fragrance combined with physiological effects of constituents from the volatile oils in the limbic system.3 These calming effects of lavender oil may be the origin of the traditional use of lavender. Lavender oil olfaction has been shown to decrease occasional anxiety, as measured by the Hamilton rating scale.4,5 and can increase mood scores.6 More recently, lavender essential oil has been shown to be effective via the oral route.
In vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated multiple possible mechanisms of action of lavender oil, as well as its individual constituents, which may partly account for its relaxing effects when taken orally.† Lavender oil has potentiated expression of GABA-A receptors in cell culture;7 it has shown spasmolytic activity on guinea pig ileum;8 linalool, a main active ingredient of lavender oil, has been shown in animals to inhibit glutamate binding in the brain;9 linalool has also inhibited acetylcholine release and influenced ionic conductance in neurons;10 Linalyl acetate is described to exert a relaxing effect.†11 Lastly, lavender oil has reduced dose-dependent spontaneous motility and caffeine-induced hyperactivity in mice.12
Several clinical studies show the benefit of Lavela WS 1265™ as compared to reference or placebo. The results are statistically significant and the response rate to treatment is high.
Efficacy of WS® 1265
Researchers Woelk and Schläfke conducted a multi-center, double-blind, randomized study of Lavela WS 1265 in comparison to a conventional agent for promoting relaxation.5 The Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAMA-total score) was used as the primary objective measurement to monitor changes in the level of tension and relaxation beginning at baseline through week 6 of the trial. Additional data were collected using the Self-Rating Anxiety Scale, Penn State Worry Questionnaire, and SF 36 Health Survey Questionnaire as well as Clinical Global Impressions.
A total of 77 female (76.6%) and male (23.4%) subjects 18-65 years of age were randomized into groups. Participants were eligible for the study if they met the inclusion criteria of a HAMA-total score of greater than 18 as well as a score equal to or greater than 2 on both anxious mood and tension items. Secondary objective outcome data were obtained from responder and remission rate comparisons made between the two treatment groups. In order for a participant to qualify as having a significant response to treatment they were required to have a reduction of at least 50% in the HAMA-total score during the six week trial. Remission was defined as a HAMA-total score of less than 10 points at the end of the six week study. The clinical results demonstrated that WS 1265 was comparable to the conventional approach. The HAMA-total score decreased by 45% in the WS 1265 group and decreased by 46% in the conventional group. At the conclusion of the six week intervention, 40% of the WS 1265 group and 27% of the conventional treatment group were determined to be in remission. The WS 1265 group had a response rate of 52.5% compared to only 40.5% taking the conventional option. Adverse effects in the WS 1265 group were uncommon and included nausea (5.2%), eructation (3.9%) and dyspepsia (2.6%).
Comparison to conventional options
Another study was performed to investigate the efficacy of WS 1265 in comparison to placebo in a primary care setting.13 In 27 general and psychiatric practices 221 adults reporting unspecified anxiety were randomized to receive 80 mg per day of WS 1265 or placebo for 10 weeks with office visits every 2 weeks. A baseline HAMA total score of ≥18 and a total score > 5 for the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were required. The primary outcome measures were HAMA and PSQI total score decrease between baseline and week 10. Secondary efficacy measures included the Clinical Global Impressions scale, the Zung Self-rating Anxiety Scale, and the SF–36 (Quality of Life) Health Survey Questionnaire. Subjects taking WS® 1265 showed a total score decrease by 16.0± 8.3 points (mean± SD, 59.3%) for the HAMA and by 5.5± 4.4 points (44.7%) for the PSQI compared to 9.5± 9.1 (35.4%) and 3.8± 4.1 points (30.9%) in the placebo group (P < 0.01 one-sided, intention to treat). WS 1265 was superior to placebo regarding the percentage of responders (76.9 vs. 49.1%, P< 0.001) and remitters (60.6 vs. 42.6%, P=0.009). Adverse events were uncommon and included dyspepsia (4.7% in the treatment group vs 1.8% in the placebo group) and eructation (3.7% in the treatment group and none in the placebo group).
Lavela WS 1265™ had a significant beneficial influence on quality and duration of sleep and improved general mental and physical health without causing any unwanted sedative effects.† Researchers concluded that WS 1265 was “both efficacious and safe” for the relief of occasional anxiety not otherwise specified.† It has a clinically demonstrable relaxing effect and was found to support restful sleep. †
Comparison to kava and conventional alternatives
Kava kava (Piper methysticum) was among better studied herbs for supporting relaxation, until concerns about liver toxicity prompted many companies to discontinue offering it. In a 6-week study, kava was found to produce a mean reduction of the HAMA score of 10 points,14 whereas the mean reduction of that score from WS 1265 has ranged from 11.3 points (in a 6-week study)5 to 16 points (in a 10-week study).13 Other conventional approaches have mean HAMA reductions in the range of 11 to 15.3, suggesting comparable to superior efficacy of WS 1265 without the side effects associated with those options. 5,13–16
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200mg of Zen 200 mg of Zen contains both (GABA) and theanine, important amino acids for mood and anxiety. Theanine is an amino acid derivative found naturally in green tea (Camellia sinensis). … release tension, anxiety helping to support healthy moods and a feeling of alert relaxation. Not only will you feel calm, you will also experience an alertness keeping you on target throughout the day!
200 mg of Zen
200 mg of Zen contains both (GABA) and theanine, an amino acid derivative found naturally in green tea (Camellia sinensis). These two dietary supplement ingredients may together support healthy moods and a feeling of alert relaxation. Not only will you feel calm, you will also experience an alertness keeping you on target throughout the day! The calming effect of this component in green tea, L theanine, has been shown in research to result from the combination of green tea’s stimulatory properties (although no caffeine is in this product) with the L Theanine. L theanine has no caffeine and has been found to have similar relaxation benefits as Valium without the addictive potential. Research has shown that dietary components can impact your feel good chemicals and neurotransmitters, e.g. serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and GABA responsible for mood, anxiety. Stress dramatically impacts the availability of these chemicals to balance your nervous system, leaving people feeling down, tired, irritable – similar to depression. Today, fatigue and high stress are the new norm. Manage your stress, relieve the demands your nervous system have to maintain balance.
200mg of Zen
Promotes a feeling of relaxation without sedation Serving Size: 2 Vegetarian Capsules Servings Per Container: 30 Amount per serving: GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric acid) 550 mg L-Theanine . 200 mg Suggested use: As a dietary supplement, 1 or 2 capsules daily between meals, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Contraindicated with drugs or use only under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner. Contains Suntheanine®, pure L-theanine from Taiyo International, Inc.
|Theanine This is one of the best products for stress relief I have found. It is safe for children. L theanine is an ingredient in green tea and provides a beautiful release of tension. This does not make you drowsy so you can take one in the morning or right before bed to release tension.
L-Theanine is an amino acid that helps promote a restful, relaxed state without diminishing daytime alertness.* It’s free of the side effects commonly associated with other relaxing agents.* There are scientific indications that L-Theanine also supports healthy blood pressure levels that are already within normal limits.*
It’s a safe, natural choice.L-Theanine is an amino acid that is free of significant side effects, unlike many other relaxing agents, to help you manage stress naturally.†
Provides stress support.Daily stress can take its toll and cause occasional anxiety. The natural calming agent in L-Theanine helps you relax.†
Supports heart health.L-Theanine is also scientifically shown to support healthy blood pressure levels already within the normal range.†
Clinically proven and reliable.
Promotes calmness and well-being.L-Theanine promotes relaxation and well-being, while reducing stress, to help make the most of your day.†
You can still stay alert and focused.The powerful amino acid fosters a restful, relaxed state without diminishing daytime alertness, so you can stay productive.†
Suntheanine®, a patented form of L-Theanine, is a trademark of Taiyo International, Inc.
|GABA GABA has a calming effect, improves sleep and concentration by maintaining an alertness. GABA supplementation supports healthy neurochemical balance, a positive mood, and restful sleep. GABA regulates brain nerve cell functions and has been referred to as the brain’s natural calming agent.
Tension, Anxiety: Relief with out drowsiness
Gaba supplementation supports healthy neurochemical balance, a positive mood, and restful sleep. GABA is an important amino acid neurotransmitter in the brain. GABA regulates brain nerve cell functions and has been referred to as the brain’s natural calming agent.
GABA 6 oz Powder 250 mg per 1/4 teaspoon 150 doses Mix this is Smoothie in the evening and wind down for a great night’s sleep. It is tasteless and can be mixed in water, juice or Almond Milk.
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|Executive Stress Formula
is a blend of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, herbals, and other nutrients, carefully formulated and specifically designed to support and boost the function of the body’s defenses against stress.
Executive Stress Formula
Executive Stress Formula 120 tabs
Studies show that a high percentage of adults in North America and other developed countries eat less than the minimum daily allowance of 10 or more essential nutrients. Adequate amounts and proper balance of these nutrients are needed not only for maintaining good health, but also for the dietary management of the body’s structure as well as the optimum functioning of its various systems, including the immune system. Executive Stress Formula has been carefully developed to contain the right proportions of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients without danger of toxic build-up or of side effects. Each ingredient is selected in consideration of its absorbability, competitive relationship with other nutrients, allergenic potential, and long-term safety. Certain nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and B-complex vitamins are included in high-potency amounts because of the vital roles they play in antioxidant protection, energy production and maintenance of healthy blood cells, nervous system, hormonal balance, and more. Minerals and trace elements are provided in their safest and most bioavailable forms.
Executive Stress Formula contains intensive support for the healthy functioning of the body in general, but also a blend of herbs and additional nutrients specifically formulated to offer additional fortification of the body’s defenses against oxidative assaults (which happens with stress) to the structure and function of our body’s metabolic systems including its immune system. Scientific research has shown the oxidative damage to the structure and function of the body’s tissues, associated with the stresses of modern life, can be reduced with the ingredients in Executive Stress Formula, vitamin E, vitamin C, coenzyme Q-10, reduced glutathione, proanthocyanidins of red grapes, and the herb Silybum marianum. Additionally, citrus bioflavonoids, vitamin E, vitamin C, zinc, and selenium provide potent protection against oxidative damage to the structure and function of blood vessels.
Nutrients to boost the body’s defenses against stress
Four Tablets Contain:
Other ingredient: Cellulose
$31.60, 120 caps
|Stress Advantage Under stress, our primitive organs strain to protect us, and we prime for flight or fight. That was what the jungle needed, and that was fine when our lives were brief. Now, we live to old age in cities and towns, there is no place to run to escape from the stress, and our bodies cannot adapt and endure. Our adrenal glands burn, our hearts race, our immune systems collapse, and we struggle…
Supercritical Stress Advantage
Under stress, our primitive organs strain to protect us, and we prime for flight or fight. That was what the jungle needed, and that was fine when our lives were brief. Now, we live to old age in cities and towns, there is no place to run to escape from the stress, and our bodies cannot adapt and endure. Our adrenal glands burn, our hearts race, our immune systems collapse, and we struggle.
But there are herbal friends we can turn to for constant support. Some come from China, others from India, Indonesia, or Russia, and their strength is in giving us strength. Core strength. The strength and silence of a confident warrior elegantly poised for battle. The herbs in Supercritical Stress Advantage have been used for millennia by women and men under stress, to prepare them for the ultimate challenge – to create a dignified life well lived.
With confidence in the power of these herbs, and with pride in their potency and purity, we offer to you the wisdom of Supercritical Stress Advantage.
Schizandra: The berries of this vine are prized for enhancing physical and mental endurance and optimizing normal detoxification mechanisms.* Considered the “Emperor’s Herb” in ancient China, its five flavors represent the five elemental energies of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
American Ginseng: Most prized ginseng of the U.S., rich in a specific balance of ginsenosides (Rb1:Rg1) to gain that crucial advantage over stressful events.
Eleuthero: Contains constituents called eleutherosides that encourage balanced adrenal gland function and enhanced immune system intelligence.
Rhodiola: A rich source of salidrosides categorized by Russian researchers as an adaptogen possessing profound cardioprotective properties.
Curcuma Xanthorrhiza: Rich in xanthorrhizol known for promoting a healthy inflammation response.* A foundation herb of Jamu, Indonesia’s traditional medical system.
Galanga: Extract long revered for its ability to enhance sexual performance, soothe the digestive system and in modern research to reduce oxidative stress. A foundation herb of Jamu.
Turmeric: The world’s most important herb supporting cardiovascular and detoxification systems under conditions of stress.
Astragalus: Ancient Chinese herb valued for its ability to strengthen the cardiovascular and immune systems during periods of stress.
Ginger: Supports normal cardiovascular function, contains numerous natural inflammation modulating constituents and improves the formulation’s bioavailability.
Serving size 2 Softgels
5HTP 5 HTP is the precursor to serotonin. Stress can deplete the stores of serotonin. Serotonin is the “feel good” neurochemical that helps with mood along with important functions in the bowel. … The immediate precursor of serotonin, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) supplementation provides nutritional support for normal sleep and mood. Use of 5-HTP may also improve sleep quality by increasing REM sleep.
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is an intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin; 5-HTP is serotonin’s immediate intracellular precursor. Serotonin is associated with positive mood and provides a substrate for the production of melatonin. * 5-HTP is extracted from the bean of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia, a natural vegetable source.
A Dietary Supplement
Amount Per Serving:
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) 100 mg* or 200mg depending on product purchased
Other ingredients: Rice Flour and Cellulose (capsule)
SUGGESTED USAGE: As a dietary supplement, take 1 Vcap® daily, preferably on an empty stomach at bedtime. For intensive use, take up to 3 Vcaps® daily, in divided doses, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Warning: If you are currently taking antidepressant medications please consult a physician prior to use. May cause drowsiness.
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.
5-HTP, the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin, is extracted from the bean of an African plant (Griffonia simplicifolia) .
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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5-Htp, Chewable, Raspberry Flavor, 50 mg This formula is great for children of those with trouble swallowing.
$21.50, 60 tabs
|St John’s Wort People throughout the world rely on St. John’s Wort as a daily supplement for mental well-being. More than 25 double-blind, controlled trials have confirmed this herb’s support in stress and mood. It supports positive mood and a sense of well-being, naturally. St. John’s Wort (Hypericum peroforatum) is a safe and natural extract that contains a standardized dose for support of stress and mood.
St Johns Wort
Why choose St. John’s Wort to support positive mood? It’s a clinically-studied, effective herbal extract.† People throughout the world rely on St. John’s Wort as a daily supplement for mental well-being.† More than 25 double-blind, controlled trials have confirmed this herb’s support in stress and mood.†
Why use HyperiMed™ St. John’s Wort? It supports positive mood and a sense of well-being, naturally.† St. John’s Wort (Hypericum peroforatum) is a safe and natural extract that contains a standardized dose for support of stress and mood.† It uses a clinically-studied form of the extract that shows great results. Studies have shown that an extract of this amazing herb provides a natural remedy for improving mood and relieving occasional melancholy.† The long-used herb promotes a healthy emotional response and supports overall well-being.† It supplies the critical compounds from the herb.makes This HyperiMed™ St. John’s Wort provides the two unique compounds, hypericins and hyperforin, that are key to the extract’s potent, beneficial effects. This product does not contain artificial coloring artificial flavoring corn dairy products gluten ingredients of animal origin preservatives salt soy sugar wheat yeast This product contains natural ingredients; color variations are normal. Notes Caution: In rare cases light-skinned people may experience a sensitivity to excessive exposure to the sun. If pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.
Will HyperiMed™ St. John’s Wort interfere with prescription medications? St. John’s wort is an herb that supports emotional well-being.† Information from case reports, clinical trials, post-marketing surveillance and monitoring studies have suggested that St. John’s wort is well tolerated, with a very low incidence of adverse reactions. It appears to be a safe and effective herbal supplement for support of healthy mental and nervous system function.† However, research indicates that administration of St. John’s wort in conjunction with some prescription medications may interfere with their metabolism and affect blood concentration of these medications.
Research has indicated that St. John’s wort extract may activate hepatic cytochrome P450, a pathway by which some medications are metabolized. Therefore, we encourage customers to consult with their licensed healthcare practitioner if they wish to take St. John’s wort in conjunction with prescription medications. Manufactured by an FDA-registered Drug Establishment. Other Ingredients: cellulose, modified cellulose gum, magnesium stearate, modified cellulose, silicon dioxide, vegetable glycerin, and carnauba wax.
A good night’s sleep actually starts during the day. Taking a product like theanine and or GABA to reduce tension and manage stress will help you be able to unwind at night. When you do need more support, the following products have been found to be successful in assisting with sleep.
Cortisol Manager reduces stress – fast!
Cortisol is a hormone activated by stress. A 28-day trial found that Cortisol Manager ™ produced a dramatic reduction in stress during the course of the study. In fact, salivary cortisol levels decreased by more than 60% after the first doseof Cortisol Manager ™ It increases the ability to fall asleep and stay asleep – without morning grogginess – while providing all-day stress reduction. Cortisol Manager ™ combines proprietary stress-reducing ingredient and cortisol-lowering botanical blends to help reduce stress and relieve occasional sleeplessness. With a good nights sleep, you can function better, make better decisions and feel good! Cortisol Manager needs to be a regular part of your stress relief program!
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|Sedaplex Ingredients that support natural sleep. Sedaplex® supplies extracts of valerian, passionflower, hops, skullcap, and jujube with L-theanine for gentle relaxation and restful sleep. Calcium, magnesium, niacin, and vitamin B6 are included to support a healthy nervous system.
Why be concerned about sleep quality? Daytime alertness, energy, and good health depend on it.Quality nighttime sleep is crucial for daytime energy, and gives your mind and body a chance to relax and rebuild.† Why take Sedaplex®? It provides ingredients that support natural sleep.†Sedaplex® supplies extracts of valerian, passionflower, hops, skullcap, and jujube with L-theanine for gentle relaxation and restful sleep.† Calcium, magnesium, niacin, and vitamin B6 are included to support a healthy nervous system.†
Take 1 or 2 capsules three times daily between meals or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. For nighttime use, take 2 or 3 capsules one-half hour before bedtime or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.
This product contains natural ingredients; color variations are normal.
Suntheanine®, a patented form of L-Theanine, is a trademark of Taiyo International, Inc.