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Contains a blend of ingredients important for mood and reducing stress† Utilizes L-tryptophan to provide gentler conversion to serotonin compared to 5-HTP†

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Contains a blend of ingredients important for mood and reducing stress† Utilizes L-tryptophan to provide gentler conversion to serotonin compared to 5-HTP†
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Contains a blend of ingredients important for mood and reducing stress†
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Key ingredients

L-tryptophan: An essential amino acid and precursor to serotonin and melatonin. L-tryptophan provides gentler conversion to serotonin compared to 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) as the rate-limiting step in the synthesis of serotonin is the conversion of L-tryptophan to 5-HTP (1). Serotonin is important for regulating mood and sleep-wake function (2).

Taurine: Neuroprotective amino acid that provides antioxidant protection and demonstrates GABA-A agonist activity (3-5). GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain important for calm and sleep (6-8).

L-theanine: Amino acid that acts as a glutamate receptor antagonist (9). Glutamatergic signaling plays a role in underlying mechanisms related to anxiousness and stress (10). In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, L-theanine was shown to significantly reduce stress (11).

Vitamins B and C: Active forms of vitamin B6, folate, B12, and C are important for serotonin synthesis (12-16).

References
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16. May J, et al. Brain Res Bull. 2013;90:35-42.

Take 1-3 capsules one to two times daily or as directed by your healthcare provider

If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your healthcare provider before use.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 40

Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 40 mg 67%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate) 9 mg 450%
Folate (from (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid glucosamine salt‡) 200 mcg 50%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 30 mcg 500%
Zinc (as zinc bisglycinate chelate) 6 mg 40%
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine) 7 mcg 10%
Proprietary Blend: 1.95 g **
L-tryptophan, Taurine, and L-theanine

** Daily Value not established.

OTHER INGREDIENTS: Vegetable capsule (Hypromellose, water), Microcrystalline cellulose, and Magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

‡ This product uses Gnosis S.p.A's (6S)-5-methyltetrahydrofolic acid, glucosamine salt (Quatrefolic®) and is protected by U.S. Patent No. 7,947,662. Quatrefolic is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A., Milan, Italy.

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