So what’s in it? What do the ingredients do for me?
Kava Kava (Piper methysticum) has been shown to help relieve stress and anxiety while increasing alertness and memory. In a double-blind clinical trial, individuals taking a Kava extract for anxiety showed a significant reduction in symptoms, including nervousness, heart palpitations, chest pains, headache, dizziness, and feelings of upset stomach, without any reported side-effects. In women with menopause related symptoms, Kava was shown to reduce anxiety, aid sleep, improve subjective sense of well being & mood and even reduce hot flashes. Kava kava has been shown to possess muscle relaxing and pain relieving properties. It is free of side effects, non-addictive, and it does not create a “tolerance,” or lose its effectiveness over time.
Panax Ginseng has been used in China for more than 4,000 years. It is believed by the Chinese that the root builds physical endurance, mental alertness, harmonious balance and overall well-being. Panax Ginseng has been found to improve performance and endurance in physical tasks, reduce fatigue, increase mental alertness, enhance the ability to cope with both physical and mental stress, promote the secretion of endorphins and enkephalins, stimulate interferon production and natural killer cell activity, and assist in the removal of toxins from the liver.
Chinese Thoroughwax (Bupleurum Chinese) possesses a mild sedative and pain relieving effect, as well as the ability to enhance adrenal function. Bupleurum has been shown to raise the level of beta-endorphin (the “feel good” hormone associated with runner’s high) and reduce the levels of the excitatory neurohormones dopamine and epinephrine, which can cause anxiety when too high. It also increases the functional ability of the adrenal glands to respond to stress, possesses significant anti-inflammatory action, lowers cholesterol and improves liver function.