Anxiety - The miracle of magnesium and B vitamins
ActiveMg - The Ingredients that matter for Anxiety
When it comes to metabolism, there are a few critical elements that assist our body in remaining calm and relaxed. 3 of the most important of these are Magnesium, Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid (Vitamin B9), often called the happiness vitamin.
In addition to these 3 mainstream natural elements, the use of a plant extract known as Passion Flower has also been hailed as an excellent anxiety moderator.
ActiveMg contains all 4 of these elements in the perfect ratio to assist you to keep calm, feel physically relaxed, and to ensure all of your metabolic functions have the chance to run at optimum levels.
Magnesium relaxes soft muscle tissue and evens out blood flow to the brain, Vitamin B9 (as folic acid), indirectly facilitates the synthesis of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine -three neurotransmitters involved in mood regulation and other important functions.
Vitamin B12 plays a role in the prevention of anaemia, nerve disorders, and cognitive deficits. Its status as one of the B vitamins that affects the brain and nerves the most has made it a popular choice of supplements for those trying to treat their anxiety with Vitamins.
How does it work?
ActiveMg provides 300mg of elemental magnesium per day at the full dose of 3 capsules per day. This helps to relax soft muscle tissue and allows your body to destress.
In addition to the Magnesium, ActiveMg provides you with 900 mcg of Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) which studies have found may assist with anxiety and depression, particularly when taken in conjunction with Vitamin B12 (also found in ActiveMg). The B9 indirectly facilitates the synthesis of dopamine (the feel good neurotransmitter) and serotonin, as well as norepinephrine. Dopamine boosts mood, motivation and attention while serotonin regulates sleep patterns. Norepinephrine stimulates activity in the brain and is involved in regulating heart rate and blood pressure, the fight or flight response to threats, inflammation, alertness and some aspects of the immune system.
Vitamin B12, in the fully absorbable methyl form, is provided at a level of 900 mcg from the 3 capsule per day dosage. This gives you high levels of B12, to allow for the sometimes-poor absorption of B12 from supplements, ensuring that you get enough of this vital element to contribute to the mood relaxing properties of the vitamin. B12 combines well with B9 to help with the regulation of moods.
Passion flower contains many flavonoids. Evidence suggests that the flavonoids “chrysin” and “benzoflavone” may be the primary flavonoids in passion flower that are responsible for decreasing anxiety. Chrysin and benzoflavone are believed to have the effect of increasing the amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid (often abbreviated as GABA) in the brain, much in the same way that standard anti-anxiety meds known as “benzodiazepines” do. GABA limits the “excitability” or reactivity of the brain’s neurons. This results in the calming effect that gives passion flower its reputation as a mild sedative, but means that it can also disrupt mental and motor functions in higher quantities.
Together, the 4 elements help your body to relax through the muscle and the nerve cells, as well as regulating mood swings. Melatonin is naturally produced, once all vitamins are at adequate levels, improving sleep and relaxation.