It's hard to find an antidote to today's overstressed world. The encouraging news is that lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a perennial herb in the mint family native to the Mediterranean region, has been scientifically validated to help promote sleep and relaxation. What's more, lemon balm produces these calming effects while also enhancing memory and attention!
Cyracos lemon balm extract is prepared from special lemon balm chosen for its high concentrations of hydroxycinnamic and rosmarinic acids. These active lemon balm constituents appear to enhance mood by modulating specific nicotinic and muscarinic receptors in the cerebral cortex of the brain.
Aside from relieving everyday stress and promoting restful sleep, this botanical extract may also offer smokers relief from the mental stress of quitting, aid in supporting healthy mood, and helps inhibit the emotional hunger associated with dieting (or following a calorie restriction regimen).
Relaxation-Promoting Effects of L-Theanine
The Japanese have long known that L-theanine, an amino acid derived from green tea, is a relaxant that helps inhibit stress.
L-theanine produces calming effects in the brain in ways that have been compared to meditation, massage, and aromatherapy. L-theanine induces relaxation. In fact, studies show that L-theanine enhances the brain's ability to concentrate, learn, and remember. L-theanine increases, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that not only induces relaxation but also produces a sense of well-being. L-theanine helps maintain healthy levels of dopamine, a critical brain hormone that is depleted by age-related stress factors.