Category Archives: Mood

Polyphenols as Mood Elevating Agents

Evidence suggests that free radicals and oxidative stress may be a cause of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. That both these disorders are associated with increases in environmental stress, and that stress can be a cause of free … Continue reading

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The Stress, Inflammation, Free Radical Link to Low Mood

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Alpha Linolenic Acid Is Neuroprotective

Alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) is a long chain fatty acid synthesised by plants. It is polyunsaturated fatty acid and contains three double bonds. Alpha linolenic acid is present in small amounts in most plants, and green leafy vegetables … Continue reading

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Asparagus racemosus: Possible Mood Elevating Herb?

Asparagus racemosus is a herb traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as an adaptogenic herb. In this regard, extracts of the herb may provide an anti-stress effect on the consumer and the effects of the herb are non-specific, but improve the … Continue reading

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Selenium and Mood

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Multivitamin and Mineral Formula For Mood?

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Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia): Ayurvedic Mood Enhancer?

Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) is an ayurvedic herb belonging to the Menispermaceae family of plants. Other common names for guduchi include heart-shaped moonseed and giloy. The herb is a deciduous climbing vine with greenish yellow flowers that grows as high altitudes … Continue reading

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Shallots and Garlic As A Treatment for Mood Disorders

Anxiety and depression are debilitating mental disorders that affect a great number of individuals. Because of the widespread prevalence of mood disorders many choose to use herbal treatments or foods to help treat their disorder. This strategy makes sense because … Continue reading

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Carvone and the Central Nervous System

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Bacopa Monnieri: Traditional Indian Mental Tonic

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