This weekly email will carry the theme of how to rise above the hard in this season of our lives. Leading up to October and through the end of the year, I will be highlighting tools that can help you be your best version of you. Firstly, I have a vitamin and herb blend that helps support mood: NeuroCalm

NeuroCalm™ is designed to promote the activity of GABA and serotonin, which may help support healthy mood, cravings, and feelings of calm, satiety, and satisfaction. (To purchase this supplement, you can email me or create a login and order directly).

Who Should Take This Supplement?
NeuroCalm™ should be considered for individuals with increased levels of stress and anxiety, individuals who are easily agitated and frustrated.

*If you are interested in this product, but on medication for anxiety, mood or depression, please email me privately and I can suggest another option. 

Key ingredients include:
• PharmaGABA™, a form of GABA naturally manufactured via a fermentation process and considered more effective than other traditional, chemically produced synthetic forms
• L-theanine — clinically proven to help reduce stress and improve the quality of sleep
• German chamomile — anxiety-reducing, without impairing memory, diminishing motor skills or causing drowsiness. It is reported to promote calmness in a way similar to benzodiazepines, but without the overt side-effects of these medications.
• 5-HTP — precursor to serotonin, an important calming neurotransmitter known as “the feel-good hormone.” In the central nervous system, serotonin has been implicated in the regulation of sleep, depression, anxiety, aggression, appetite, temperature, sexual behavior, and pain sensation.
• Pyridoxal-5-phospate (P5P) and vitamin B12 – to help with conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin
• Phosphatidylserine (PS) and inositol — for supporting proper neuron membrane structure for maximum membrane fluidity, receptor function, and response to neurotransmitters, hormones, and cell-signaling compounds
• Magnesium (as Di-Magnesium Malate) — involved in proper nerve transmission, muscular contraction/relaxation, and general relaxation responses

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