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Based on published data showing the multiple calming health benefits of lemon balm extract and L-theanine, Life Extension has combined these potent nutrients into a formula called Enhanced Stress Relief.
Stress is pervasive in modern society and can have real physiological effects on your body. The encouraging news is that lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), an herb in the mint family, has been shown in several studies to support a healthy stress response, mood and healthy sleep patterns.
Relaxation-Promoting Effects of L-Theanine
Green tea has long been thought to help relieve stress. Modern science indicates that L-theanine, one of the key compounds in green tea, is responsible for this effect. L-theanine encourages a calming effect in the brain in ways that have been compared to meditation, massage and other relaxation techniques.
L-theanine modulates signaling of several neurotransmitters, including GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter involved in calming pathways in the brain.
A Host of Health-Enhancing Benefits
Research shows that L-theanine has numerous health-enhancing effects, including promoting healthy cognitive function. L-theanine has been shown to inhibit glutamate signaling in the brain. Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter.
Serving Size 1 vegetarian capsule
Lemon balm extract (leaf )
[std. to =7% rosmarinic acid, =14% hydroxycinnamic acid]
Other ingredients: vegetable cellulose (capsule), maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, silica, vegetable stearate.