GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter which is the most potent depressive neuroamine in the brain. It is responsible for regulating many of the depressive and sedative actions that the body requires to enter a state of relaxation. As a supplement
GABA is often taken to support mood and a healthy stress response.
MACA, also known as Lepidium meyenii is a plant in the Brassicaceae family. The root of the plant is dried, powdered, and used to make supplements which are often used for fatigue reduction and libido support.
MACA is especially interesting as a libido support supplement in that unlike most other supplements that can improve libido MACA does not do so through hormonal changes and does not increase testosterone making it one of the safest libido supplements.
Saffron is commonly known as the world’s most expensive spice due to the high amount of labor needed to produce the spice from the plant itself. While Saffron has traditionally been used to flavor food, recent research has shown it to offer benefits to
mood and appetite control as well making Saffron Extracts popular supplements.
Using Saffron in food will have the same effects as supplementation, but it can be very difficult to get the dose right when using it this way so its typically recommended to use a standardized extract instead. Double Wood’s Saffron is a standardized
extract with a 0.3% Safranal content.
Bacopa monnieri is an herb often used in Ayurveda traditional medicine. Bacopa is often taken as a supplement for supporting memory formation and helping to manage occasional stress.
Bacopa supports both the dopaminergic and serotonergic systems but works mainly by increasing the rate at which neurons communicate by supporting the growth of dendrites (nerve endings), thus facilitating communication between brain cells.
Bacomind is the premier patented form of Bacopa Extract and is standardized to 27% Bacosides. We also have a generic Bacopa Extract available here at a lower price.
Mucuna Pruriens, or Velven Bean, is a tropical bean native to Africa and South East Asia which is widely cultivated for use as a food source and in herbalism. Mucuna Pruriens is high in L-DOPA which is often supplemented to support mood, healthy stress
management, and dopamine levels.
Our Mucuna Pruriens supplement is a 25:1 standardized extract of L-DOPA from the Velvet Bean (Mucuna Pruriens).
Magnesium is an essential mineral, and is one of the most commonly found electrolytes in the body. While many foods are rich in Magnesium, deficiencies are very common in the western diet.
Magnesium Taurate is a chelate of magnesium bonded to the amino acid taurine. Taurine may help support cardiovascular health, so Magnesium Taurate is a good choice for those looking for both a magnesium supplement and a supplement to support a healthy
Bacopa monnieri, also known as water hyssop, is an herb commonly used in Ayurveda. Studies have shown that supplementing Bacopa can support overall cognition, both by supporting memory formation and by helping to manage occasional stress.
Bacopa supports both the dopaminergic and serotonergic systems but works mainly by supporting the rate at which neurons communicate by increasing the growth of dendrites (nerve endings), thus facilitating communication between brain cells.
Our Bacopa extract is standardized to 20% bacosides (the active ingredient in the Bacopa herb)
Rhodiola Rosea is an herb in the rhodiola genus and has traditionally been used as an adaptogen to support energy levels. Rhodiola has been shown to be especially effective at supporting energy levels taxed by prolonged, low intensity physical exercise.
It may also help support cognitive function and endurance.
Our Rhodiola Rosea extract takes the ingredients Rosavins and Salidrosides from the herb itself and delivers them in a concentrated form that is much more effective than consuming the herb itself.
L-Theanine is an amino acid that is not commonly obtained through dietary sources. It is structurally similar to the neurotransmitters GABA and glutamate, and acts in a similar manner in the brain following oral ingestion.
L-Theanine has been found to support feelings of relaxation without causing sedation. It also supports healthy stress levels and attention span. These properties make it ideal for combining with caffeine as a way to attenuate the jitteriness some people
experience from it. The combination of L-Theanine and Caffeine, for example, has been shown to support cognitive functions such as memory, focus, energy, and problem solving ability.
Phosphatidylserine (PS – Phosphatidyl Serine) is a phospholipid and a component of the cell membrane. It plays a key role in cell cycle signaling, specifically in relationship to apoptosis.
Studies show that PS may promote attention, memory, processing speed, and support overall cognitive health.
Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral, and is the second most common electrolyte in the body. Magnesium deficiencies are common in the western diet and magnesium is one of the most commopnly used supplements for this reason.
There are many supplemental forms of Magnesium, but what makes Magnesium L-Threonate unique is that research has shown that this form in particular can improve brain magnesium levels and support memory / overall cognitive function. Research on Magnesium
L-Threonate has shown it to support learning, recall, and cognitive health.