Lets talk mood support! In today’s age of the busy 9-5 lifestyle, anxiety, low mood are things that plauge us all. Sometimes we need something to help us through the stressors of daily life.
Now Foods offer a fanastic mood support product, that is designed to help with this. NOW Mood Support is a nutritional supplement that has both nutrients and herbal extracts that aid in the support of a healthy nervous system and a positive, balanced mood state.
First of all, lets look at what is included in this supplement:
|Serving Size: 2 Veg capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 45|
|Amount Per Serving||%Daily Value|
|Thiamin (from Thiamin HCl) (Vitamin B-1)||2 mg||167%|
|Niacin (as Niacinmide) (Vitamin B-3)||25 mg||156%|
|Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)||10 mg||588%|
|Folate||667 mcg DFE
(400 mcg folic acid)
|Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||200 mcg||8333%|
|Pantothenic Acid (from D-Calcium Pantothenate)||50 mg||1000%|
|Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide)||50 mg||12%|
|Zinc (from Zinc L-Methionine)||5 mg||45%|
|Manganese (from Manganese Amino Acid Chelate)||2 mg||87%|
|St. John’s Wort Extract (Hypericum perforatum) (Herb) (min. 0.3 % Hypericin)||450 mg||†|
|Holy Basil Extract (Tulsi Extract) (Leaves) (Ocimum tenuiflorum) (min. 2 % Ursolic Acid)||100 mg||†|
|Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) (Root) (4:1 Concentrate)||50 mg||†|
|5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (Seed)||20 mg||†|
|GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid) (Free-Form)||250 mg||†|
|Taurine (Free-Form)||125 mg||†|
|† Daily Value not established.|
How does it work?
This supplement contains some powerful ingredients that have been proven to provide positive support to the mind. These include, 5-HTP, St. Johns Wort and GABA.
St Johns Wort: For a long time, scientists believed St. John’s wort’s mood-improving effects were due to a chemical called hypericin found in the herb. It is believed St John Wort has superior effectiveness to placebo in treating depression, is as effective as traditional antidepressant pharmaceuticals for treating depression, and has less side effects than other antidepressants, according to a 2015 meta-analysis study.
5-HTP: 5-HTP is believed to cause increases the synthesis of the chemical serotonin in the brain and central nervous system.
Personal experience: My own personal experience with this product has been great. I suffer bad anxiety, and when having a down-day with symptoms of worry, I take one of these daily and find it takes the edge off my concerns.
DISCLAIMER: This post does not aim to provide medical advice. You should seek the advice of your doctor or physician before taking any supplements or medication. This supplement may interact with other medicines and advice should be sought before taking it. St John’s wort can interfere with the effects of many prescription drugs.
NOW Mood Support is a nutritional supplement that has both nutrients and herbal extracts that aid in the support of a healthy nervous system and a positive, balanced mood state.