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Medicinal Foods in Psychiatry

 

MEDICINAL FOODS FOR INFLAMATION.

Inflamation is implicated as an underlying cause of many psychiatric symptoms 

MEDICINAL FOODS FOR ANXIETY:

L- Theanine
Natural Support for Sleep, Mood, and Weight: Suntheanine® contains pure L-Theaninea unique amino acid found in green tea that is emerging as the premier natural product to support mental calmness and relaxation. To learn more about L-Theanine click here.

 

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 Lavela WS 1265
 
 
An exclusive, clinically studied lavender oil.
 
 
Lavela WS 1265 is an exclusive lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil, known as Silexan™. Indicated for occasional anxiety, Lavela WS 1265 has been shown to promote relaxation and calm nervousness with safety and efficacy, as demonstrated in controlled trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals.*1,2 Lavela WS 1265 is a powerful alternative to other available options. Lavela WS 1265 offers relief without the side effects commonly seen in other options. Taken just once a day, this gentle, yet powerful, essential oil is non-habit-forming and well-tolerated. Clinical trials and a comparative analysis suggest that the effects of Lavela WS 1265 compare favorably to other options.*1,3
 
 
- Exclusive, safe and effective option
 
 
- Non-habit forming, non-sedating relief of occasional anxiety*
 
 
- Convenient, once daily dosing
 
 
 
1. Kasper S, Gastpar M, Müller WE, et al. Silexan, an orally administered Lavandula oil preparation, is effective in the treatment of 'subsyndromal' anxiety disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Int Clin Psychopharmacol 2010 Sep;25(5):277-87.
 
2. Woelk H, Schälfke S. A multi-center, double-blind, randomised study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder. Phytomedicine 2010;17:94-99.
3. Hidalgo RB, Tupler LA, Davidson JR. An effect-size analysis of pharmacologic treatments for generalized anxiety disorder. J Psychopharmacol 2007;21:864-72.
 
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Tranquil Sleep

Natural Support of Sleep: About 1 in 5 adult Americans suffers from insomnia. Natural Factors Tranquil Sleep is a safe, fast acting formula containing: the amino acid 5-HTP; the hormone melatonin; and green tea's stress-reliever, L-Theanine. * Together these natural compounds exert a powerful synergistic effect to promote restful sleep.* 5-HTP can help you get to sleep faster and reduce nighttime waking.* Melatonin helps initiate sleep, and is used for jet lag and insomnia.* L-Theanine (patented Suntheanine®), from green tea, is a stress reducer that can enhance the tranquility of sleep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) 
A pharmacological treatment for trichotilomania, skin picking and nail biting. A powerful antioxidant.                                                                
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MEDICINAL FOODS FOR DEPRESSION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L-methylfolate, the active form of the vitamin, folate is the only folate that can be taken up by the brain where it helps balance the chemical messengers that affect mood (serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine).  To learn more about depression and the role of Folate Click here. 
 
Deplin® (prescription only, discuss with your clinician) and Optimized Folate (click here)  to purchase over the counter - provide  the body with the necessary nutritional support to make the brain a better “partner” to the antidepressant and support production of brain chemicals.
 
 

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Emotional Wellness
 
Supports emotional and mental well-being and moderates stress 5-hydroxytryptophan and l-tyrosine are key precursors for the synthesis of several neurotransmitters responsible for a healthy emotional outlook, including serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters are involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity in addition to sleep/wake cycles. Research suggests that l-tyrosine may also promote cognitive function and memory under stressful conditions. A healthy level of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA is also associated with promoting positive mood. Research suggests that both GABA and l-theanine enhance alpha wave production in the brain, promoting relaxation. Complementary support for relaxation is provided by passion flower, while Rhodiola rosea supports cognitive and mental function under stressful conditions. Vitamin B 6 is a cofactor that plays an important role in supporting positive emotional health.Emotional Wellness combines amino acids, herbs, and vitamin cofactors to promote healthy emotional well-being and cognitive function while moderating stress. To learn more please click here.