Mood Support For Mental Wellbeing and Balanced Mood
September 10, 20233 min read
Mountain Peak Nutritionals Mood Support formula was created to help support mental wellbeing and mood.It's a synergistic combination of botanical medicines, amino acids and vitamins that helps support brain chemistry for optimal balance.
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) is an amino acid complex derived from a plant native to Africa (known as Griffonia simplicifolia) that can boost serotonin levels.Serotonin is one of our main ‘feel good’ hormones. Additionally, 5-HTP can help support a balance of healthy neurotransmitters in the brain.
L-Theanine has been used historically for relaxation.Derived primarily from tea, theanine can help support the chemicals in our brains that relax us. It also helps create a sense of calm by helping the brain produce alpha waves (which are our relaxed state brain waves). Used alone, it works well to help you feel relaxed, but not drowsy and dopy.
L- Tyrosine is an amino acid precursor to several neurotransmitters including dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine and l-dopa. By supplying the brain with tyrosine, it helps to support a healthy balance of neurotransmitters. These brain chemicals are responsible for mental wellness and balance. Tyrosine can also support cognition (thinking) and memory during stress.
Ginkgo biloba is a popular botanical medicine known for its ability to support the flow of blood (and deliver oxygen) to the brain and optimize transmission of nerve impulses for mental sharpness.Ginkgo has been studied as an adjunct to traditional antidepressant medications and was shown to boost mood.
Skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) is a botanical medicine favored for its calming and anti-stress effect on the brain. Additionally, some of the compounds found in skullcap can enhance sedative effects in the brain.
Rhodiola Rosea is a botanical medicine found natively in Russia and Siberia. It’s been used traditionally for hundreds of years to help with moderating physical and emotional stress. Classified as an adaptogen, this herb has the ability to enhance an organism’s resistance to stressors, regardless of form. Rhodiola also helps support a healthy balance of neurotransmitters that help with mood, attention and memory.
Separately from helping with mood, rhodiola is one of the most studied adaptogenic medicines for helping athletes. It’s been shown to enhance endurance, coordination, physical work capacity and improves recovery time.
St. John’s wort is well known for its benefits in mild to moderate low mood. It's thought to help maintain a healthy mood and emotional stability (and is very well tolerated) by supporting a healthy balance of neurotransmitters.
B Complex vitamins are included because of the well established link between B vitamin deficiencies and a low emotional state. When B vitamin deficient people were given B complex supplements, their mood improved significantly.B6 supports the conversion of 5-HTP into serotonin.B1, B2, B3, B12 and Folic acid are included as well due to known deficiencies being strongly linked to unbalanced neurotransmitters and low mood.
Folinic acid is considered an ‘active’ form of folic acid, which is really a group of vitamins in the same family. Folinic acid supports the production of tetrahydrobiopterin, which is an important cofactor in the production of mood-regulating neurotransmitters.
Feeling low or depressed is common for many people. Whether this is situational for you or ongoing, Mood Support can provide you with natural support for a healthy and well adjusted mood and mental wellbeing.