A traditional Ayurvedic herb, Ashwagandha is the world's most researched and tested adaptogen. In clinical studies of this particular Ashwagandha extract, it has been proven to reduce daily stress response by 62.2%. Further studies have shown it to reduce total cortisol levels by 15% when used regularly, and CRP an inflammatory marker by 32%. Research has shown that stress and anxiety contribute to feelings of fatigue and low energy. Therefore, lowering the underlying stress may improve natural energy levels.
L-theanine is an amino acid found in green and black tea leaves. It works to improve the balance of chemicals in the brain (serotonin, dopamine and cortisol) that influence mood and stress levels. Research has shown that l-theanine appears to improve levels of relaxation without having a sedative effect. Ingestion of l-theanine triggers the release of alpha waves in the brain, which enhances relaxation, focus and creativity.
Magnesium is crucial in maintaining our nervous system - helping our cells use and produce energy. However, periods of stress can increase the amount of magnesium we lose, leading to a deficiency. With low magnesium levels even the smallest things can trigger a large stress response from our body and deplete levels further. Restoring magnesium levels to their optimum allows our nervous system to better resist the effects of stress. Clinical studies on magnesium and stress in 2016 concluded that taking magnesium supplements could help relieve mild to moderate anxiety and reduce the body’s response to stress