CALMadvantage® is a
fast-acting, non-drowsy formula to bright mood and relieve stress. It is
a proprietary blend delivering high quality, well-researched
ingredients that combines 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan), L-thanine, and
MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane). 5-HTP, the naturally occurring precursor
of brain serotonin, boosts mood and normalizes brain serotonin levels if
reduced by theanine. L-theanine, the naturally calming component of
green tea, is added to promote an alert state of relaxation, and for the
naturally occurring synergy with 5-HTP that has been clinical observed.
Numerous studies and clinical practice support
the efficacy of the use of both 5-HTP and L-theanine individually to aid
in promoting stress reduction and heightened sense of well-being.
Clinically they have been prescribed by nutritionally oriented
physicians to provide the added benefits of combining each of the unique
properties of these naturally occurring substances support the nervous
system and clinically deliver foundational support for balanced well
being. Since 5-HTP is not well absorbed, MSM has been included in this
formula to enhance absorption of the primary ingredients and improve
consistency of results. CALMadvantage is manufactured in a FDA and NSF
GMP registered facility.
Millions of North Americans live in a virtually
constant state of stress. One of the most elusive and yet prized works
has become "relaxation". Thousands of scientific articles clearly point
to the fact that immune function, adrenal gland health, mental wellness
and overall health are adversely affected by both acute and chronic
stress. many health experts believe that stress is one of the largest
risk factors leading to chronic degenerative disease.
When the stress response takes over, the body is
unable to adequately relax. This leads to poorer quality sleep,
insomnia, inability to optimally concentrate, irritability and
ultimately negative shifts in your otherwise health promoting
biochemical pathways. Indeed your health is dependent upon the proper
functioning of your biochemical pathways, yet the proverbial "fight for
flight" response that we experience in the modern world of hustle and
bustle is not conducive to your long term
alone achieving a state of
thriving. The goal is
simple, to maintain a healthier state of existence by supporting a
healthy balance of relaxation.
In addition, poor sleep quality, insomnia,
inability to optimally concentrate, and irritability can have a negative
impact on performance at work or school, and impact interpersonal
relations and quality of life. Stress reduction can improve the ability
to think and work effectively and help improve effectiveness in your
professional and personal life.
Essential to any effective and well-tolerated
relaxation formula is the ability to work quickly and do so without
causing drowsiness. Simply put - an effective mind and individual is
relaxed but no sedated. The ingredients selected and incorporated are
designed to help support your body's natural desire to maintain a
healthy and calm balance. Taking a closer look at the individual
ingredients provides a deeper appreciation of their potent ability to
function independently while grasping the synergy that can be achieved
5-HTP is a bioactive amino acid that is the
direct precursor (building block) for serotonin, an important brain
neurotransmitter. Serotonin is key in the regulation of mood, appetite,
and melatonin (sleep hormone) production. The presence of serotonin in
the brain is associated with a balanced emotional state. 5-HTP is a
safe, effective way to increase serotonin. It is added to help balance
serotonin levels that can become disturbed due to stress and other
health conditions, and to offset any serotonin reduction caused by
theanine. Additionally, as a precursor of melatonin, serotonin is
involved in regulating sleep patterns, and serotonin also acts as a
satiety signal in the brain to naturally regulating food intake.
Theanine (5-N-ethyl glutamine) is a naturally
occurring unique amino acid in green tea (
Studies have shown that L-Theanine helps positive brain waves and has
many stress relief and other benefits.
Brain waves are classified into four types,
namely Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Theta waves, based on mental conditions to
be an index of relaxation. In human volunteers, Alpha waves were
generated on the occipital and parietal regions of the brain surface
within 40 minutes after the oral administration of theanine (50-200 mg),
signifying relaxation without causing drowsiness.
L-thanine exhibits numerous benefits including:
> Relieves stress
> Promotes relaxation without drowsiness
> Reduces nervous irritability and
> Promotes a relaxed feeling
> Eases occasional simple nervous tension
> Eases nervousness due to common everyday
overwork and fatigue
> Diminishes normal symptoms of premenstrual
Other applications suggested by research
conducted at the Laboratory of Nutritional Biochemistry, School of Food
and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Shizuoka, in Shizuoka
Japan include (1) Improving Learning Performance; (2) Heightening Mental
Activity; (3) Improving Concentration; (4) Reducing Caffeine Effects;
and (5) Supporting the Immune System.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a nutritional
form of biological sulfur. It is a naturally occurring vital nutrient
found in all living organisms and foods. It is added to enhance
absorption and utilization of the other ingredients, and also has many
desirable properties and effects for wellness and overall good health.
The clinical indications are two-fold, either
take as needed to aid in the reduction existing stress and the
imbalances to ones life that it can cause, or take as a daily
maintenance formula to minimize stress response and preemptively support
the goal of maintaining a healthy balance.