Category Archives: Flavonoids

More Mood Elevating Effects from Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

It has been shown that diets high in particular phytochemicals may have beneficial effects on mood. In particular, flavonoids have been shown to exert neuroprotective effects and may also affect neurochemistry. Grapefruit is a rich source of flavonoids of the … Continue reading

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Flavonoids and The GABA Receptor

The GABA receptor is a receptor located in high concentrations in the brain, central nervous system and gut of humans and animals. There are two types of GABA receptor, the GABAA and the GABAB receptors. The GABAA receptors are ion … Continue reading

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Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium): Anxiety Cure?

Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium) is a type of citrus tree native to Asia, but which is now found all over the World. Other common names for bitter orange include Seville orange, sour orange, bigarade orange or malalade orange. Bitter orange … Continue reading

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Propolis: Mood Elevating Food?

Propolis is a bee product that is made when honey bees collect resinous material from the leaves and bark of plants. This resinous material is then subsequently mixed with beeswax and enzymes to produce propolis. Because the propolis is mainly … Continue reading

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Dietary Sources of GABA

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid neurotransmitter found in the brains of mammals and other animals. GABA is synthesised by humans and is therefore not essential in the diet. GABA is an amino acid, but it is not … Continue reading

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Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): A Source of Apigenin

Chamomile is a medicinal plant with mood enhancing effects. These effects are thought to be due to the presence of flavonoids within the plant tissue. In particular, researchers have shown that chamomile contains apigenin, a flavonoid belonging to the flavone … Continue reading

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Quercetin, Kaempferol and Myricetin in Berries

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Flavonols as Anxiolytic Agents

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Do Polyphenols Interact with the Cannabinoid System?

Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals whose structure is based on multiple phenolic rings. Polyphenols have been extensively researched for their health effects in humans. The main protective effect may come from the ability of polyphenols to act as antioxidants … Continue reading

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Echinacea: Anti-Anxiety Treatment

Echinacea generally refers to two plants, Echinacea purpurea or Echinacea angustifolia. Echinacea belongs to the Asteraceae or daisy family and is therefore closely related to the daisy and chamomile plants. Common names for echinacea include the coneflower. Echinacea is a … Continue reading

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