· By PYM STORE
Mood Chews vs. Attention Chews: Which is right for you?
Here at PYM, we formulate all of our products so you can feel like your best self. Whether you're addressing your gut health, working on improving your sleep, wanting more energy, or wanting less stress and more focus, our natural, safe and effective products are here to support you!
If you've been specifically wondering whether Mood Chews or Attention Chews are right for you, you're in the right place! This article will break down what Mood Chews can help you with, and what Attention Chews can help you with, so you can decide what's best for you.
Who are Mood Chews for?
Let's start with our beloved, best-selling original product! Mood Chews are vegan gummies that were created by neuroscientists and psychiatrists to help you naturally relieve stress and feelings of anxiousness, worry, and overwhelm.*
Mood Chews are for you if you experience:
- Racing thoughts
and you want to feel:
- At ease
Mood Chews help blunt your "fight or flight" response
Mood Chews work to naturally calm your "fight or flight" nervous system response.
When we are experiencing stress, our nervous system releases certain brain chemicals called "neurotransmitters."
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that help one part of the body communicate with another part of the body. In the case of stress, neurotransmitters like cortisol and adrenaline are released to activate different parts of the body so we can address the "threat".
For example, they tell the heart to start pumping faster to get more blood to the legs and arms so we can run or fight.
These responses are normal and healthy in the case of a real threat, like a bear chasing us or needing to escape from an attacker. After the threat passes, our body is supposed to come back to a state of equilibrium.
But nowadays, our body's are constantly in "fight or flight" due to daily stressors like overwhelming email inboxes and constant alerts, social media, global pandemics, financial stress, climate change, the list goes on!
That means are bodies are constantly pumping out these stress hormones, and we are not coming back down to a state of equilibrium.
Chronic stress is linked to six leading causes of death including heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide, according to the American Psychological Association.
Mood Chews help blunt this flight or flight response with amino acids GABA and L-Theanine.
What is GABA?
GABA (scientifically known as gamma-aminobutyric acid) is both a naturally occurring amino acid and neurotransmitter. It is specifically what's known as an "inhibitory neurotransmitter." Inhibitory neurotransmitters prevent or block chemical messages and decrease the stimulation of nerve cells in your brain.
This means that as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA lessens the ability of a nerve cell to receive, create or send chemical messages to other nerve cells. So when stress sends our body into into a frenzy with cortisol and adrenaline being released, GABA calms things down.
Studies have found that participants who took GABA supplements felt more calm, less worried, and less stressed after incorporating the supplement into their diet! For an easy way to get more of it, every Mood Chew contains 130mg of GABA.
What is L-Theanine?
It works by promoting healthy levels of GABA in the brain, as well as a few other calming chemicals, like serotonin and dopamine. Every Mood Chew contains 90mg of L-Theanine.
Who are Attention Chews for?
Now, let's get into our newest product, Attention Chews! Attention Chews are vegan gummies that were created by neuroscientists and psychiatrists to help you naturally boost motivation, focus, and productivity.*
Attention Chews are for you if you experience:
- Poor focus/distraction
- Trouble remembering things/losing things
- Trouble completing tasks
and you want to feel:
Attention Chews help boost your dopamine levels
Attention Chews work by naturally boosting your dopamine levels.
Dopamine is what helps us feel motivated to complete a task and to feel satisfied when we finish that task. Low levels of dopamine leave us feeling unmotivated, unfocused, and unproductive.
One of the things that depletes our dopamine levels is chronic stress. And as we discussed around Mood Chews, chronic stress is a very common problem!
Attention Chews contain natural amino acids that help your body produce more dopamine, and to support mental clarity and memory.* The core ingredients are:
54 mg Tyrosine: to enhance focus and dopamine levels
11 mg L-Taurine: to reduce anxiousness & balance mood
518 mg L-Carnitine: to increase energy & mental performance
Mood Chews and Attention Chews work great together!*
If you're thinking..."Wait, I struggle with stress, overwhelm, AND procrastination and poor focus..can I take both?" you're in luck!
Attention Chews and Mood Chews were formulated to pair well together. Especially because procrastinating on tasks can create feelings of stress and anxiousness, which then leads to more procrastination.
Stop the cycle with both! We recommend taking one Mood Chew and one Attention Chew in the morning, without caffeine, 30min before you need a productivity boost.
As always, please consult with your healthcare professional before adding supplements to your routine.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.