Optimal Mood Complex is formulated with a blend of herbal extracts, minerals, and amino acids to help support a calm and relaxed mood.
Optimal Mood Complex Benefits
- Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate promotes relaxation and mood support
- Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate supports positive mood
- Lemon Balm and Valerian Root Combination promotes a calm mood
- L-Tryptophan supports relaxation
- L-Theanine promotes a calm mood
Magnesium is a mineral which has sedative properties. The bisglycinate form of the mineral has the highest bioavailable absorption. Its structure of chelated amino acid means that there are 2 glycine molecules (bisglycinate) attached to the magnesium molecule. The bisglycinate form is stable and avoids a breakdown in the gastrointestinal tract before it is completely absorbed. It is also tolerated better and has fewer gastrointestinal side effects. The bisglycinate chelate aids in mineral absorption because it is a small-sized molecule and can be absorbed directly by intestinal cells.
Magnesium helps promotes a calm mood through its ability to promote relaxation and calm the nervous system.
Zinc is a trace element that has a higher bioavailability than zinc gluconate and other forms of zinc supplements. Zinc regulates neurotransmitter systems and a deficiency in zinc can result in mood disturbance.
Lemon Balm and Valerian Root Combination is a combination of the herbal extracts of Lemon Balm and Valerian root.
They are often used together because they exhibit synergy that may improve mood and sleep. Lemon Balm acts as a GABA transaminase inhibitor; GABA is broken down into Glutamate by GABA transaminase, so the inhibition of this enzyme frees up more GABA in the brain. Valerian stimulates GABA by stimulating glutamate decarboxylase; glutamate is converted into GABA with this enzyme. The combination of Lemon Balm and Valerian is then able to stimulate the production of GABA within the brain by stimulating the conversion of GABA and preventing the breakdown of GABA. Activation of GABA within the brain promotes sleep.
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is converted in the body into serotonin.
L-Theanine is an amino acid that naturally occurs in tea leaves and some forms of mushrooms.
L-Theanine promotes relaxation and improves sleep quality due to its ability to provide relaxation by increasing alpha-brain waves and regulating excitatory neurotransmitters that may inhibit a calm mood or restful sleep. Alpha brain waves (8-13 Hz) are the brain waves associated with relaxation and alertness and are produced within 30-40 minutes after ingestion. The alpha-brain waves (or “a-waves”) occur in the occipital and parietal regions of the brain and prepare the body for a relaxed state before sleep.
Optimal Mood Complex Dosage
Optimal Sleep Complex was formulated based on researched and recommended dosages.
Optimal Mood Complex provides 30 mg Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate, 25 mg Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate, 400 mg L-Tryptophan, 400 mg Valerian root extract (standardized to 0.8% valerenic acid), 100 mg Lemon Balm extract, 100 mg L-Theanine per capsules.
Suggested use for adults is 2 capsules by mouth daily, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Optimal Mood Complex Side Effects and Toxicity
As with any supplement, adequate research should be done regarding the ingredients and their use in combination. Always consider consulting with a healthcare practitioner if you have questions or concerns regarding supplement usage or dose.
The most common side effects from taking this product may include daytime sleepiness, headaches, and dizziness. However, as it is a product combining many effective supplements, we encourage you to check the side effects and possible interactions with any other medications or herbs or supplements that you may already be taking, as the list of side effects provided on this website is by no means complete and other side effects may occur based on individual reactions and interactions.