Neurotransmitter Balance (Douglas Laboratories)
Neurotransmitter Balance is a dietary blend of ingredients to support mood and feelings of emotional wellness by optimising neurotransmitters. Important complementary nutrients for multiple neurotransmitters are included in this formula to help with mood stabilisation. The unique ingredient Venetron®, a Rafuma leaf
extract, is a safe botanical alternative to St. John’s Wort. Venetron’s bioactive properties have been shown in clinical studies to support serotonin and work through the GABA system to support a sense of calmness, well-being and promote restful sleep.
Proper neurotransmitter balance allows the brain to keep a consistent mood that adjusts appropriately to the environment. Research suggests that using individual neurotransmitter precursors may cause imbalances of other neurotransmitter precursors. Therefore, supporting multiple neurotransmitters together can lead to
S-Adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe) is a naturally occurring molecule derived from the amino acid methionine. SAMe supports methylation reactions shown to form monoamine neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. Neurotransmitter Balance uses a stable form of SAMe in an acid-resistant capsule for enhanced stability through stomach acid.
Known as ‘velvet bean,’ the herb Mucuna pruriens is a neuro-supportive botanical which comes from the Ayurvedic tradition and is a source of L-dopa, a direct dopamine cursor. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter that affects mood and increases one’s motivation.
This formula also contains amino acids which function as neurotransmitter building blocks. 5-HTP (L-5-hydroxytryptophan) can serve as a precursor to serotonin, which affects the regulation of appetite, mood and melatonin production. Tyrosine is the amino acid precursor for the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine, and have been of benefit to people who experience low motivation and for those under
Venetron® (Rafuma leaf extract) is a potent and proprietary standardised extract of the plant Apocynum venetum L. and contains consistent levels of bioactive flavonoids, including hyperoside, isoquercitrin, malonylhyperoside and quercitrin, some of which can also be found in St. John’s Wort. In clinical trials using a 50 mg daily dose, Venetron has been shown to support serotonin concentrations and HAM-D scores in order to evaluate mood and cognition. Pharmacological investigations show Venetron® also produces a calming action through the GABA-ergic system. Therefore, Venetron may help promote restful sleep and a feeling of calmness without drowsiness. Venetron® is an herbal extract that has well-known and safe flavonoid phytocompounds and has not been shown to have significant adverse events or interactions like St. John’s Wort.
60 capsules (30 servings)