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Serotonin Brain Food™

For A Positive Mood

 

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For A Positive Mood

Serotonin Brain Food is designed to aid & support the body's natural production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter essential to mental well-being.

  • Supports positive mood & social ability
  • Maintains healthy appetite & digestion
  • Promotes calmness & sense of well-being
  • Relieves stress & frustration

This natural formula contains the precursors and cofactors required for optimal serotonin metabolism.

Supports positive mood & social ability†

Maintains healthy appetite & digestion†

Promotes calmness & sense of well-being†

Relieves stress and frustration†

Ingredients

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Used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years, this well-studied adaptogenic herb supports recovery and may reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. It has also been linked to improved mood, providing an uplifting boost in performance and energy.* [5,6]


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L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is one of the required nutrients for natural serotonin synthesis. The most common dietary sources of tryptophan include nuts and seeds, meats and dairy, fish and legumes.* [7]

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Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide) is an essential vitamin that is also a necessary cofactor for the proper metabolism of fat, carbohydrate, protein, and alcohol. It’s also closely involved in cell signaling and DNA repair. It’s used most extensively in the brain, gut and skin, which have a high cellular turnover rate. Our Vitamin B-3 source is a niacinamide, which has been carefully selected to reduce incidences of flushing - many other Vitamin B-3 sources are niacin, which can cause uncomfortable skin flushing.*

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Magnesium Glycinate supports normal attention, memory, and stress reduction.* [8]

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Zinc glycinate is a critical factor in maintaining a healthy immune system, supporting optimal cell division and replication.* [9]

This innovative formula provides natural ingredients from vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that our bodies use as precursors and cofactors to support normal, healthy function of neurotransmitters.

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Rhodiola Rosea

400 mg

Used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years, this well-studied adaptogenic herb supports recovery and may reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. It has also been linked to improved mood, providing an uplifting boost in performance and energy.* [5,6]


L-Tryptophan

1,250 mg

L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is one of the required nutrients for natural serotonin synthesis. The most common dietary sources of tryptophan include nuts and seeds, meats and dairy, fish and legumes.* [7]

Vitamin B3

150 mg

Vitamin B-3 (Niacinamide) is an essential vitamin that is also a necessary cofactor for the proper metabolism of fat, carbohydrate, protein, and alcohol. It’s also closely involved in cell signaling and DNA repair. It’s used most extensively in the brain, gut and skin, which have a high cellular turnover rate. Our Vitamin B-3 source is a niacinamide, which has been carefully selected to reduce incidences of flushing - many other Vitamin B-3 sources are niacin, which can cause uncomfortable skin flushing.*

Magnesium Glycinate

50 mg

Magnesium Glycinate supports normal attention, memory, and stress reduction.* [8]

Zinc Glycinate

20 mg

Zinc glycinate is a critical factor in maintaining a healthy immune system, supporting optimal cell division and replication.* [9]

This innovative formula provides natural ingredients from vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that our bodies use as precursors and cofactors to support normal, healthy function of neurotransmitters.

Suggested Use

Please consult with a medical doctor before combining Serotonin Brain Food™ with other medications.

Take a serving of 2-3 capsules to support a positive mood, during situations of stress or irritability, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Avoid use in the evening.

Do not exceed 2 servings per day.

U.S.A manufactured in a cGMP facility. Natural Stacks proudly uses only the highest quality ingredients.

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How It Works

With Serotonin Brain Food™, you are NOT ingesting the neurotransmitter directly.

Like all of our Brain Food™ supplements, Serotonin Brain Food™ contains the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that are involved in the metabolism of that respective neurotransmitter. You are not directly ingesting or manipulating that neurotransmitter. By providing your body the nutrients it needs to metabolize these neurotransmitters, it is able to achieve optimal levels naturally. This method of naturally finding optimal levels also removes the chance of habituation or down-regulation, so can safely take our Brain Foods to achieve and maintain optimal levels of Serotonin for long-term use.

Rhodiola Rosea

A study published in the journal Phytomedicine demonstrated rhodiola's ability to decrease stress, feelings of anxiety, and "the blues".

The researchers concluded, "These findings suggest that Rhodiola Rosea, may possess a more favorable risk to benefit ratio for individuals with mild to moderate [mood concerns]"

Not only did rhodiola produce positive results, but it did so without any undesirable or unwanted results. [10]

Rhodiola exhibits more of it's adaptogenic qualities by decreasing reactive oxygen species (ROS) - aka free radicals - meaning it has anti-oxidative properties. [11]

Rhodiola has also shown that it can support healthy glucose & lipid metabolism. [12]

L-Tryptophan

The amino acid l-tryptophan is critical in a number of metabolic functions, including it’s role as the main precursor to serotonin, making it essential for the synthesis of this neurotransmitter. [13]

One study found that tryptophan supplementation demonstrated an increase in serotonin levels and “that increased serotonin can decrease quarrelsomeness and increase agreeableness in everyday life. Social interactions that are more agreeable and less quarrelsome are associated with better mood.” [14]

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 or nicotinamide is a member of the B-vitamin family which is known to support healthy neurological function, mental wellbeing, energy metabolism, and circulation. [15]

Nicotinamide protects against weight gain in high-fat diets and protects mitochondrial function

In one study, Vitamin B3 supplementation led to increased levels of NAD+, “culminating in enhanced oxidative metabolism and protection against high fat diet-induced metabolic abnormalities. Consequently, our results indicate that the natural vitamin, NR, could be used as a nutritional supplement to ameliorate metabolic and age-related disorders characterized by defective mitochondrial function.” [16]

Vitamin B3, or nicotinamide has also been shown to support healthy circulation, carbohydrate metabolism, and nerve function. [17]

Nicotinamide Supports Healthy DNA Function and Cellular Division

A study published in the Journal of Nucleic Acids reported that nicotinamide supplementation supports normal, healthy DNA repair, division, and maintenance of genomic stability. [18]

Zinc Glycinate

Zinc is a mineral that plays a crucial role in numerous metabolic functions, including being a molecular signal for our immune cells. [19]

Zinc Glycinate has highest absorption rate of all zinc supplements

An independent test conducted at the Ohio State University’s School of Human Nutrition ranked the most common forms of zinc supplements from highest to lowest absorption rates:

The results: “zinc glycinate > zinc picolinate >zinc oxide > zinc gluconate”. [20]

Magnesium Glycinate

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. It is involved in more 300 biological processes that include energy metabolism, neurological function, cellular and DNA replication, and normal, healthy brain function. [21]

Underestimated Concerns of Suboptimal Magnesium Levels

According to one study, nearly half of the US population is not getting enough magnesium, which could contribute to states that are more dire than many would guess. This is due to the sheer number of biological processes that depend on adequate amounts of this mineral. [22]

Magnesium Supplementation Improves Subjective and Objective Sleep Experiences

A sleep study testing the impact of magnesium supplementation on sleep concluded that magnesium “appears to improve subjective measures such as ISI score, sleep efficiency, sleep time and sleep onset latency, early morning awakening, and likewise, objective measures such as concentration of serum renin, melatonin, and serum cortisol, in elderly people.” [23]

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Citations & References

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2. Homberg JR. Serotonergic modulation of conditioned fear. Scientifica (Cairo). 2012;2012:821549. doi: 10.6064/2012/821549. Epub 2012 Oct 9.

3. Piszczek L., et al. Front Behav Neurosci. 2015 Feb 24;9:48. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2015.00048. eCollection 2015.

4. Kim JJ.,et al. 5-HT7 receptor signaling: Front Behav Neurosci. 2014 Dec 11;8:396. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00396. eCollection 2014

5. Eric Noreen, et al. The effects of an acute dose of Rhodiola rosea on exercise performance and cognitive function. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. 20096(Suppl 1):P14. DOI: 10.1186/1550-2783-6-S1-P14. Published: 31 July 2009

6. Panossian A, Hambardzumyan M, Hovhanissyan A, Wikman G. The Adaptogens Rhodiola and Schizandra Modify the Response to Immobilization Stress in Rabbits by Suppressing the Increase of Phosphorylated Stress-activated Protein Kinase, Nitric Oxide and Cortisol. Drug Target Insights. 2007;2:39-54.

7. Janet Best, et al. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling. 20107:34. DOI:10.1186/1742-4682-7-34. Published: 19 August 2010

8. INAGAWA, K., HIRAOKA, T., KOHDA, T., YAMADERA, W. and TAKAHASHI, M. (2006), Subjective effects of glycine ingestion before bedtime on sleep quality. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 4: 75–77. doi:10.1111/j.1479-8425.2006.00193.

9. Singh M1, Das RR.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2011 Feb 16;(2):CD001364. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001364.pub3.

10. Mao JJ. Rhodiola rosea: A randomized placebo-controlled trial. Phytomedicine. 2015 Mar 15;22(3):394-9.

11. Phytother Res. 2014 Dec;28(12):1861-6. doi: 10.1002/ptr.5215. Epub 2014 Aug 22.

12. Molecules. 2015 May 11;20(5):8409-28. doi: 10.3390/molecules20058409.

13. Richard DM, Dawes MA, Mathias CW, Acheson A, Hill-Kapturczak N, Dougherty DM. L-Tryptophan: Basic Metabolic Functions, Behavioral Research and Indications. International Journal of Tryptophan Research : IJTR. 2009;2:45-60.

14. Simon N. Young. Review article: The effect of raising and lowering tryptophan levels on human mood and social behaviour. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 2013 368 20110375; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2011.0375. Published 25 February 2013

15. Anthony A. Sauve. NAD+ and Vitamin B3: Metabolism. Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics March 1, 2008, 324 (3) 883-893; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1124/jpet.107.120758

16. Cantó C, Houtkooper RH, Pirinen E, et al. The NAD+ precursor nicotinamide riboside enhances oxidative metabolism. Cell metabolism. 2012;15(6):838-847. doi:10.1016/j.cmet.2012.04.022.

17. Samuel A.J. Trammell, et. al. Nicotinamide. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 26933 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep26933

18. Devita Surjana, Gary M. Halliday, and Diona L. Damian. Review Article. Role of Nicotinamide in DNA. Journal of Nucleic Acids. Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 157591, 13 pages.http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2010/157591

19. Prasad AS. Zinc: Its Role in Human Health. Frontiers in Nutrition. 2014;1:14. doi:10.3389/fnut.2014.00014.

20. Robert A DiSilvestro and Melinda Swan. Comparison of Four Commercially Available Zinc Supplements for Performance in a Zinc Tolerance Test.

21. Swaminathan R. Magnesium Metabolism. The Clinical Biochemist Reviews. 2003;24(2):47-66.

22. Rosanoff A, Weaver CM, Rude RK. Suboptimal magnesium status in the United States: Nutr Rev. 2012 Mar;70(3):153-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2011.00465.x. Epub 2012 Feb 15.

23. Abbasi, B., Kimiagar, M., Sadeghniiat, K., Shirazi, M. M., Hedayati, M., & Rashidkhani, B. (2012). The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: a double blind placebo-controlled clinical trial. Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 17(12).

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