Lowering Glutamate | Passion Flower

Passion Flower- is known to increase levels of GABA in the brain, calm, decrease anxiety, improve sleep, improve liver function, and help to recover from adrenal fatigue. "The properties in passionflower are thought to promote calming effects by increasing the levels of the chemical gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which reduces the activity of some neurons that cause anxiety." https://www.drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/herbs/passionflower/ "Passiflora incarnata L. (Passionflower) extracts elicit GABA currents in hippocampal neurons in vitro, and show anxiogenic and anticonvulsant effects in vivo, varying with extraction method" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2941540/ "Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) was used traditionally in the Americas and later in Europe as a calming herb for [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Passion Flower2020-08-19T13:09:56-04:00

Lowering Glutamate | Ashwagandha

Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera)– Protects against glutamate.  Though most commonly known for aiding in adrenal fatigue, this mild herb is protective against glutamate.  We've been able to source it here and most commonly add it to our teas. Water extract from the leaves of Withania somnifera protect RA differentiated C6 and IMR-32 cells against glutamate-induced excitotoxicity. “ASH-WEX pre-treatment inhibited glutamate-induced cell death and was able to revert glutamate-induced changes in HSP70 to a large extent. Furthermore, the analysis on the neuronal plasticity marker NCAM (Neural cell adhesion molecule) and its polysialylated form, PSA-NCAM revealed that ASH-WEX has therapeutic potential for prevention [...]

Lowering Glutamate | Ashwagandha2019-04-10T08:34:44-04:00
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