It’s like getting a massage or taking a hot bath… for your mind
That means, whether you need to clear your head and focus during the day, or you want to “turn off your brain” and drift off to sleep at night, l-theanine has you covered.
But it gets even better. Because l-theanine also helps your brain produce serotonin, dopamine and GABA—three of the most calming, soothing, “feel-good” chemicals in your brain.4
It even helps keep your blood pressure from riding off the rails during times of high stress—protecting your blood vessels from potentially life-threatening damage.5
And I’ve combined l-theanine with…
This calming cousin of the mint plant that can cut your anxiety in half
Native to South-Central Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, just looking at its leaves you’d assume it was mint. But its soft lemony scent gives away its true identity.
It’s often used as a flavoring in teas and its essential oil is sometimes used in perfumes or aromatherapy.
But in the last 10 years or so, science has begun to see what natural healers have known for eons.
Lemon balm is one of Nature’s most perfect weapons against stress and anxiety.
When healthy volunteers took either lemon-balm extract or placebo, those in the lemon-balm group all reported a huge drop in their feelings of anxiety just one hour after taking it.6
And in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, after just 15 days the group taking lemon balm reported:
Just 15 days of lemon balm helped cut anxiety nearly in half!
And, like l-theanine, lemon balm helps calm your mind so you can focus on your day…or ensure the peace and tranquility you need to drift off to sleep, quickly and easily.9
But sometimes you need more than just a calming of your mind. You need a little extra support to calm your nerves and replenish your energy to get back on track.
These two legendary adaptogens know exactly what your body needs—right when it needs it
In simplest terms, adaptogens help your body adapt to stress.10
It’s like they magically know what you need to move past a stressful situation … without losing your cool, and without feeling mentally and physically drained by it.
By balancing your adrenals, hormones, and other brain chemicals, adaptogens are like nature’s Swiss Army knife—every tool your body needs to rebalance your energy and mental focus.
Especially in the face of stress.
The first is a sacred, ancient herb whose Latin name, Withania somnifera, literally means “sleep inducer”.
Better known as ashwagandha, its stress-relieving powers rival today’s most common mainstream solutions.
In one study, subjects reported 44% less stress after just 60 days12
And in that same study people saw an average of 73% improvements in…13
They even saw a 28% reduction in cortisol, “the stress hormone.”14
Cortisol plays a vital role in your sleep cycle. But too much cortisol can leave you feeling chronically fatigued and anxious.
That’s the last thing you need!
Adding insult to injury, when your cortisol is chronically high it can lead to high blood sugar, high blood pressure and obesity. It can even destroy your sex drive.
Ashwagandha can help ensure your cortisol levels stay right where they should be so you don’t have to worry about feeling stressed (or stress making you fat!).
But I have one more nutrient to tell you about…