Relaxation BlendChill Pill
Our Relaxation Blend contains three powerful key ingredients that have been specifically selected for their ability to relax, improve mood, reduce anxiety and stress, help you fall asleep and maintain sleep through the night.
Research suggests that the components in our Relaxation Blend:
Help reduce stress and anxiety levels
Help improve sleep quality
Support mood balance
Help support cognitive function
Help support heart health
No Artificial Additives
A unique formula
Containing valerian root, a medicinal herb that promotes relaxation, reduces anxiety and increases sleep quality.
Passion flower has been used for centuries to support brain and cognitive function, aid sleep, reduce stress and anxiety and support cardiovascular health.
An essential amino acid that is converted in the body to serotonin and melatonin: two chemicals which have a profound impact on mood and sleep-wake cycles.
Benefits backed by science
Valerian root contains a number of compounds that research suggests work to regulate your mood, promote calmness and reduce anxiety. It works by increasing GABA levels in the brain (a chemical messenger that helps regulate nerve impulses in your brain and nervous system), improving stress response and maintaining adequate levels of mood-stabilising brain chemicals, but without the pronounced sedative effects of a drug like Valium.
Research shows that supplementing passion flower can reduce symptoms of anxiety. Like valerian root, passion flower increases GABA levels in the brain, which induces sleep and easing the tension that will also reduce the anxiety so often associated with insomnia. In addition, passion flower is known to be a muscle relaxant, easing away tension that can make it more difficult to drift off to sleep.
L-tryptophan is shown to enhance the synthesis of ‘happy hormone’ serotonin, which is known to keep mood balanced and is required for memory and other cognitive functions. Increased L-tryptophan levels are associated with better moods.
Valerian root has been shown to increase GABA levels in the brain, which research suggests also works to reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, as well as improve sleep quality and quantity.
In general, there is good evidence to suggest that passion flower relieves symptoms of anxiety as a result of the increased GABA levels in the brain that passion flower induces.
L-tryptophan has been shown to have an impact on sleep quality – helping you to easier fall asleep, promoting sound sleep and helping you to wake up feeling rested. L-tryptophan is converted into serotonin in your body. This conversion may help you have a more sound sleep, and studies show that L-tryptophan may also support relaxation.
Why take our Relaxation Blend
First, our Relaxation Blend contains valerian root, a medicinal herb that has been used since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Evidence suggests that valerian root promotes relaxation, reduces anxiety and increases sleep quality.
Second, passion flower, a stunningly beautiful flower native to the Americas where it has been used for centuries to support brain and cognitive function, aid sleep, reduce stress and anxiety and support cardiovascular health.
Third, L-tryptophan, an essential amino acid that is required in the diet since it can't be synthesised in sufficient amounts in the body. It is converted in the body to serotonin and melatonin: two chemicals which have a profound impact on mood and sleep-wake cycles.
Yes, passion flower is used for anxiety, including anxiety before surgery. Some take passion flower for insomnia, stress, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), pain, and many other conditions.
Some practitioners believe that valerian root can treat a variety of health conditions, including insomnia, anxiety, headaches, digestive problems, menopause symptoms and post-exercise muscle pain and fatigue. The evidence supporting these claims is generally mixed.
Research suggests you can take Relaxation Blend when it's convenient for you. If you suffer from stress related issues during the day, we'd recommend taking earlier in the day and with a meal and water to help absorption and if you suffer from sleep problems, to take in the evening. Avoid taking with caffeine as this can prevent absorption and increase excretion.
We would not recommend supplementing with Relaxation Blend during pregnancy as passion flower may induce contractions and the side effects of the other two ingredients have not been sufficiently tested. Consult your healthcare professional before supplementing Relaxation Blend.
Valerian root is largely safe with few side effects being reported. Those that have been are headaches, dizziness, itchiness and gastrointestinal disturbances.
Passion flower is generally considered safe. But it may cause some side effects, such as sleepiness and dizziness.
L-tryptophan can have plenty of health benefits, but the supplement can cause a number of side effects such as gastrointestinal disturbances, headaches, dry mouth, drowziness or fatigue.
If you have any pre-existing medical conditions and / or are taking medications such as Xanax, Valium, morphine, melatonin or other relaxation supplements, we recommend that you consult a healthcare professional before supplementing Relaxation Blend.