· By PYM STORE
How Amino Acids can Help Reduce Stress and Increase Focus without the Jitters or Drowsiness
Have you been on an endless hunt to find the holy grail natural supplement that will make you feel calm yet alert and focused, without the jitters or drowsiness?
Most products out there for increasing focus, energy and mental clarity are made with stimulants like caffeine. Caffeine raises cortisol and adrenaline levels and can actually increase anxiety levels, cause blood sugar imbalance, and make you feel jittery and then crash.
Meanwhile, many products and prescriptions out there for reducing stress and anxiety can dampen the nervous system too much and end up making you feel sleepy, drowsy or “out of it”.
Is there a happy medium?! Yes! There are two amino acids that have been shown in research studies to reduce stress, improve sleep, and increase focus and mental clarity without the jitters or drowsiness!
What are Amino Acids?
Amino acids are the building blocks that our bodies use to make proteins. Just like how we use blocks to build structures like towers or houses, our bodies use amino acids to build proteins which are important for many functions in the body.
How do proteins and amino acids support mental health?
Proteins and amino acids are important for producing neurotransmitters, which are chemicals that transmit signals between nerve cells in the brain. These neurotransmitters are crucial for mood regulation, stress response, and many other mental functions.
For example, serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood, appetite, and sleep, as a precursor for melatonin. Oxytocin is another neurotransmitter that helps us reduce stress by lowering cortisol, and increasing feelings of closeness, connection and bonding.
In addition to neurotransmitter production, proteins are also involved in the structure and function of brain cells. For example, proteins are needed to build and maintain the connections between nerve cells, called synapses. These connections are crucial for proper brain function and communication.
So when we’re struggling with stress, sleep and focus, what we really need is amino acids to help build the proteins necessary for producing mood-regulating neurotransmitters, not caffeine, which just causes more stress by raising stress hormones!
Which amino acids are especially important for mental health?
Now, some amino acids are especially important for mental health because they can help with things like reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, and helping us focus better.
Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that our bodies can't produce on their own, so we must get it from our diet. It's found in many protein-rich foods, including turkey, chicken, beef, eggs, and cheese. Tryptophan is important because our bodies use it to produce serotonin, which as mentioned before, is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood, appetite, and sleep.
Eating foods that are rich in tryptophan can help increase our levels of serotonin, which can in turn help improve our mood and overall mental health. Other foods that can help boost serotonin levels include those that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and walnuts, and those that are high in complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) is an amino acid and inhibitory neurotransmitter, which means it helps calm down overactive nerve cells in the brain. By reducing the activity of these cells, GABA can help reduce feelings of anxiety and promote relaxation.
One of the ways GABA works is by reducing the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for the body's "fight or flight" response. By decreasing sympathetic nervous system activity, GABA helps to promote feelings of calm and relaxation.
Research has shown that GABA supplements can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and improve sleep quality.
GABA also helps to regulate serotonin and prevent levels from becoming too high. This is important because too much serotonin can lead to symptoms like agitation, restlessness, and even serotonin syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition.
L-Theanine is an amino acid found naturally in tea leaves, particularly in green tea. It has been shown to have a calming effect on the body without causing drowsiness.
L-Theanine works by increasing the production of alpha waves in the brain. Alpha waves are the brain wave pattern known as “wakeful relaxation”. When the brain is in this state, you’re likely to feel relaxed without being sleepy.
L-theanine also helps increase the levels of serotonin, GABA, and dopamine in the brain. When there are more of these chemicals in the brain, people tend to feel more relaxed, less stressed, and less anxious.
How PYM Mood Chews can help reduce stress and increase focus without the jitters or drowsiness
PYM’s all-natural, vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free Mood Chews were formulated with a safe and effective dose of 130mg of GABA and 90mg of L-Theanine, to help reduce stress, improve sleep, and increase focus without causing jitters or drowsiness like caffeine or prescription medications.*
Research has shown that both GABA and L-Theanine can have a calming effect on the body and brain, and combining them can provide even greater benefits.* If you are looking for a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality, and improve cognitive function, consider trying PYM Mood Chews, under the guidance of your healthcare provider.*
*FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.