The Calm Injection is one of the newest supplements that we have added to our menu at Elevation Hydration and our clients have been raving about it! The Calm injection is comprised of four amazing ingredients:
Here's a bit more information on what they are and how they work!
Magnesium is one of the most common mineral deficiencies that people suffer from. Magnesium is vital for well over 800 functions in the human body. A research article in Nutritional Neuroscience states that magnesium appears to act on various levels in the regulation of stress response as well. Magnesium can prevent the hippocampus from stimulating the release of the stress hormone ACTH (adrenocorticotropic hormone). This hormone signals the adrenal glands to release cortisol and adrenaline. Magnesium also acts at the blood brain barrier to prevent stress hormones from reaching the brain.
GABA is a neurotransmitter and amino acid that helps send messages between the brain and the nervous system. For those suffering from anxiety or insomnia, this important neurotransmitter can be the key to reducing these symptoms. A good amount of emerging research has found that GABA plays a role in many conditions, including depression, anxiety and stress. GABA has a natural calming effect and is believed to reduce feelings of anxiety, fear, and stress by decreasing neuronal excitability.
Taurine is a non-essential amino acid and we love it for a couple of different reasons. First, it helps dictate where hydration goes in the body (which is a huge part of what we do at Elevation Hydration) which helps keep your hydration and electrolyte balance in check. The other reason we like it so much is because it binds to GABA receptors to help promote a calm and peaceful effect on the central nervous system (CNS).
Theanine is an amino acid that helps boost levels of GABA, dopamine, and serotonin. These neurotransmitters help calm and relax the CNS (are you starting to see a pattern here between all of these calming supplements). It also helps promote relaxation, focus, and creativity. Believe it or not, theanine also helps with alertness despite its calming properties.