Supports State of Calmness and Relaxation
Promote Stress Management
Promote Positive Mood
Supports Healthy Serotonin Levels
Tyrosine is an amino acid that serves as a building block for dopamine -- a neurotransmitter most often associated with feelings of reward. But, that just begins to scratch the surface of the many roles that tyrosine serves in the body.
It also impacts:
Basically, dopamine not only helps give you the desire and motivation to accomplish your goals, but also helps you feel a sense of satisfaction for achieving them. This provides a further boost to encourage you to continue chasing your next set of goals.
However, being stressed can lead to dopamine depletion, negatively impacting feelings of mood and well-being.
Tyrosine supplies the body with one of the key precursors it needs to support dopamine production. Moreover, research shows that tyrosine supplementation can help the body deal with particularly stressful situations.[1,2]
Calm & Relaxation
GABA is the primary calming (“inhibitory”) neurotransmitter, and GABA transaminase is the enzyme that breaks down GABA.
1UP RELAX includes a trio of ingredients in GABA, L-Theanine, and Lemon Balm to support GABA production from multiple angles to help reduce feelings of stress and promote feelings of calm.
This begins with including 100 mg of GABA as well as 100 mg L-Theanine.
Theanine is an amino acid found in green tea well-known for its calming effects. The reason for this is that theanine can increase levels of GABA, and it can also prompt the release of dopamine, which may help to promote feelings of calm and well-being.
RELAX also includes the well-known botanical "Lemon Balm" (Melissa officinalis).
Lemon Balm has been used in traditional medicine for over 2000 years, in large part for its anxiolytic, anti-depressant, anti-insomnia, and neuroprotective effects.
In fact, when studied in humans, lemon balm supplementation has been found to[4,5,6,7,8]:
Decrease induced stress
Improves cognitive performance
Exert anxiolytic effects
Lemon balm is packed with bioactive compounds, but one of the most prevalent ones is rosmarinic acid, which can act as an inhibitor of GABA transaminase.
By inhibiting the actions of GABA transaminase, lemon balm extract can help promote greater GABA levels, supporting greater feelings of calm and relaxation.
Add it all together and you have a perfect combination of ingredients to promote feelings of calm and help you RELAX.
Adaptogens are held in high regard for their ability to improve the body’s ability to perceive, interact, and (most importantly) recover from stress. They also help to “even things out” by modulating and balancing neurotransmitter levels, which can be beneficial if you’re feeling a bit on edge or anxious.
RELAX includes a pair of prominent adaptogens in KSM-66 ashwagandha and rhodiola rosea.
Both botanicals have been extensively studied and found to not only help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety but decrease fatigue and improve mental and physical performance in the face of stressful situations.
Adaptogens beneficially impact cortisol, but they can also boost serotonin activity. In case you weren’t aware, serotonin is the neurotransmitter most closely associated with mood and feelings of well-being. And, speaking of serotonin…
As a dietary supplement, take three (3) capsules daily