Calm Thoughts™ addresses the multiple, interdependent body systems that are involved with stress and anxiety. It helps influence neuromodulation, energy generation, the adrenals, and the musculoskeletal system, which can all be negatively affected due to prolonged stress.
Calm Thoughts combines soothing botanicals, such as St. John's wort, bacopa and Relora® (herbal blend), with supporting nutrients, including GABA, L-theanine, magnesium, tyrosine, and folic acid, to provide a balanced formula for relaxed well being. For calmness with clarity and focus, choose Source Naturals Calm Thoughts.
Stress seems to be an unavoidable part of a hectic modern life and can be acute or chronic. Either way it disturbs your serenity. Ultimately, it takes a physical and emotional toll on your health. Most of the time, your body recovers quickly from acute stress. But, stress can cause problems if it becomes chronic by keeping your body in a constant state of stimulation.
Acute (short-term) stress – The body’s normal instantaneous response to a situation that may be either challenging or hazardous. One’s stress level depends on how intense the stress is, how long it lasts, and how one copes with the situation at hand.
Chronic (long-term) stress – This can be a result of stressful situations or events that last for an extended period of time. In this case, stress can wear down our bodies and cause us to become physically and/or emotionally ill.
At a time when our emotional well being is challenged by unprecedented stress levels, Source Naturals brings you supplementation that goes deep to address your body’s response to stress and anxiety. Calm Thoughts reflects today’s revolution in natural health care, offering you safe, effective supplementation.
Neuromodulation: Balancing: The human brain is your most complex organ. Its intricate balance of chemicals and neurotransmitters can be addressed by botanicals and nutrients that ultimately influence your emotions and mental state. To do this, Calm Thoughts contains bacopa, used extensively in Indian herbalism as a nervous system tonic, and ginkgo, which promotes circulation. St. John’s wort is the most extensively studied herb today for promoting a positive mood, while tyrosine is a precursor to the catecholamines, norepinephrine, and dopamine, which play an important role in mood balance. Additional ingredients that support balancing neuromodulation include Relora® herbal blend, calcium, magnesium, and the B-vitamins.
Neuromodulation: Inhibitory: The brain has chemical mechanisms to calm and relax you by inhibiting stimuli overload. L-Theanine and bacopa are specifically used for anxiety and upset nerves, and to support a calm sense of being. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter, lemon balm and valerian are well-known calmatives, and taurine modulates certain nerve impulses. Vitamin B-6 is important for the healthy functioning of nerves. Calm Thoughts also supports inhibitory neuromodulation with the adaptogen ashwagandha and with warming ginger.
Stress Response: Adrenals: During ongoing stress, great demands are placed upon the adrenal glands. When this happens, the body may be in a continuous state of “fight or flight.” Vitamins B-5 and C are important for the healthy functioning of the adrenals and are used more during times of stress. Herbs that promote overall well-being and help the body deal with external stresses include ashwagandha, schisandra, Eleutherococcus senticosus, and licorice.
Stress Response: Musculoskeletal: Tight muscles are the all-too-familiar result of stress. Muscular relaxation can have an immediate soothing effect, both physically and mentally. Calcium and magnesium are minerals essential for the normal contraction and relaxation of muscle fibers. Taurine and valerian also address musculoskeletal stress.
Energy Generation: The brain is the most energy-consuming organ in the body. Calm Thoughts supports calm focus while helping you stay alert. Specific ingredients that support energy generation include ginger, schisandra, copper, magnesium, manganese, folic acid, and B-vitamins.
A Healthy Mood Plan: Lifestyle choices can help you maintain a positive attitude in response to the normal stresses of everyday life.
Simplify Your Life: Is it important to have a luxury car or a large house? If so, you will have to work long hours and worry about making ends meet. How important are all the activities in your busy schedule? Choose one or two you truly enjoy and reevaluate your commitment to the others.
Eat Well: Anxiety drains your energy, so it is important to nourish your body in the face of stress. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and high-protein foods, and consider taking nutritional supplements. Avoid excessive caffeine, alcohol, and sugar, which raise energy in the short term but lead to depleted energy over time.
Get Active: Exercise improves blood flow to your brain, and helps release “feel good” chemicals called endorphins into your bloodstream.
Meditate: This effective relaxation method can divert your mind from problems, give you time to recuperate, and help with clear thinking, focus and concentration. It also slows your breathing, allowing your lungs to fill with fresh oxygen and to release waste products.
Express Yourself: Keeping a journal is a great way to think about what upsets you and how it can be changed. Artistic expression—drawing, painting, or sculpting—may help reconcile inner conflicts and foster self-awareness. Dance or movement therapy may be your preferred mode of expression, especially for gaining a sense of ease with your body. Or music may help you relax or feel upbeat.
Share Your Feelings: Develop supportive relationships—just talking to friends or family, even without finding solutions, can help you feel better. And you may get insights that help you articulate what you are struggling with. Know when to seek professional help if problems become overwhelming.
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Tablets per Container: 90 Tablets
Serving Size: Three (3) Tablets
Servings per Container: 30
Suggested Use: 1 to 3 tablets daily. Best if taken between meals. If stomach is sensitive, take with meals.
† Daily Value not established.
Other Ingredients:stearic acid, dibasic calcium phosphate, acacia gum, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon dioxide, and magnesium stearate.
Warning: If you are pregnant, may become pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking a prescription drug, consult your health care professional prior to use. Excessive consumption may impair ability to drive or operate heavy equipment. Not recommended for consumption with alcoholic beverages. Those sensitive to components of green tea should use this product with caution, as it may heighten anxiety.
Do not use if either tamper-evident seal is broken or missing. Keep out of the reach of children.
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