Our Stress Relief Formula
We're proud of SRS and how it can help. It took us and our experts a long time to create an effective formula to help combat modern stress.
Each ingredient is perfectly balanced to...well...help you achieve perfect mental and physical balance!
We don't just focus on vitamins that help reduce Stress and Anxiety though, but also include doses of naturally occuring herbs that have stood up against rigorous scientific study to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Here's what each ingredient in the Stress Reduction Supplement does:
The Stress and Anxiety Relief Supplement Formula :)
Alright alright, it's stress reduction...but it's also been devised for stress and anxiety reduction too!
All of the ingredients in this product have been scientifically researched and clinically dosed to improve your body's stress response.
Tyrosine 300 mg
Tyrosine is an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body. Stress and anxiety can negatively affect your memory, reasoning, attention, and knowledge by decreasing the production of crucial neurotransmitters.
Supplementing with tyrosine can help improve levels of several important brain chemicals, including dopamine, adrenaline, and norepinephrine. By increasing these neurotransmitters you can experience improved mental function and memory.
Studies have shown that when rodents are exposed to cold and environmental stressors, their memory is impaired. However, when they are given a tyrosine supplement, the decline in neurotransmitters is reversed, and their memory is restored. (1).
Human studies have shown similar results. Tyrosine has been shown to improve working memory, concentration, and cognitive flexibility.
A comprehensive review published in the National Library of Medicine concluded that supplementing with tyrosine can reverse mental decline and improve cognition in short-term, stressful, or mentally demanding situations (2).
Ashwagandha 500 mg
Ashwagandha has been prized as a rejuvenating herb for over 3,000 years and has been used to nourish the mind, relieve stress and anxiety, improve concentration, and enhance energy.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, which means that it helps our bodies to respond to stress. It adapts to the needs of the body, reducing negative changes during times of emotional and physical stress by strengthening the endocrine and nervous systems.
It has been shown to block the stress pathway and regulate chemical signaling in the nervous system. (3). One way it does this is to reduce cortisol levels (the stress hormone).
Ashwagandha is well studied and has repeatedly been shown to effectively reduce stress and anxiety levels. In one study in chronically stressed adults, those who supplemented ashwagandha had significantly reduced cortisol levels compared with the placebo group. Those taking the highest dose, 250 mg, experienced the highest reduction in cortisol, a whopping 30%. (4)
Serinaide (Phosphatidyserine) 100 mg
Phosphatidylserine is a major component found in all cell membranes. It has particular importance in brain function, and using it as a supplement has been shown to improve cognitive function and memory, and relieve stress and anxiety.
In a clinical trial of 80 people, Phosphatidylserine reduced cortisol and ACTH (which is also linked to cortisol production), working to promote calm and improve mood in those facing stressful situations. (5)
Magnesium Glycinate 150 mg
Magnesium Glycinate is a well-tolerated and easily absorbed form of magnesium, which is often referred to as 'nature's relaxation mineral.'
Around half of all Americans are thought to be deficient in magnesium. Considering the fact that magnesium has been found to be crucial in over 300 of your body's most important functions, this is a worrying statistic.
Magnesium plays a key role in the health and activity of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) and the nervous system in general. The PNS works to bring our body back to a calm state following stressful stimuli. Additionally, studies have shown that magnesium deficiency can activate the sympathetic nervous system unnecessarily, which is in charge of our fight-or-flight response. (6)
Magnesium is one of the best supplements for easing stress and anxiety and improving energy levels. Several studies have shown magnesium to be beneficial for stress with improvements in the sense of calm, contentment, and resilience. (7)
Taurine 500 mg
Taurine is a type of amino acid found in foods, including meat, fish and dairy and some plants.
It is often referred to as a “wonder molecule.”
Taurine can be used to improve sports performance because of its ability to increase energy levels, but it also improves mood and reduces stress.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the brain’s key calming neurotransmitter and is essential for feeling happy and relaxed. Low GABA levels can be caused by anxiety and stress, illness, physical exertion, injury, blood sugar imbalance, or gluten intolerance.
Amazingly, Taurine acts like GABA in the brain. It has a similar structure and binds to GABA receptors. Researchers have found taurine to be “extraordinarily active” on these brain receptors. (8) As well as stimulating the release and formation of GABA. (9)
If you are experiencing stress and have trouble concentrating or sleeping, taurine can calm and focus your mind and improve sleep.
Zinc 10 mg
Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays several important roles in the body, including in the nervous systems and stress response. Zinc helps to stabilize cortisol levels over time and has been shown to inhibit cortisol secretions. (10)
Prolonged stress can deplete levels of zinc, so if you have been experiencing anxiety and stress, supplementing with Zinc can be an effective way to start feeling better.
Chamomile Extract 100 mg
Chamomile has long been associated with love, mothers, and comfort, and it has been used for thousands of years to promote calm, and research supports its use. In a 2018 study, it was shown that chamomile is effective at reducing cortisol levels. (11)
Chamomile is also beneficial for sleep. When you experience stress, it's hard to get enough sleep, which makes it more difficult to recover. However, the flavonoid apigenin found in chamomile binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, helping to promote sleep. (12)
Black pepper is considered the “King of Spices” due to its pungent compound, piperine. Piperine enhances the bioavailability of other ingredients so that you can further benefit from them.
BioPerine® is a patented extract that contains a standardized minimum of 95% Piperine. It has been found to enhance the absorption of nutrients by at least 30%.
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- Murasato, Y., Harada, Y., Ikeda, M., Nakashima, Y., & Hayashida, Y. (1999). Effect of Magnesium Deficiency on Autonomic Circulatory Regulation in Conscious Rats. Hypertension, 34(2), 247-252. doi: 10.1161/01.hyp.34.2.247
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- Avallone, P., Zanoli, P., Corsi, Cannazza, & Baraldi, M. (1996). Benzodiazepine-like compounds and GABA in Flower Heads of Matricaria Chamomilla. Phycotherapy Research, 10, 177-179.
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