It would be an understatement to say that the number of people we see suffering from anxiety, restlessness and sleeplessness has increased dramatically in the last decade. It seems as though the world expects more from each of us nowadays, and even when we return home at the end of the day, we’re “plugged in” by phone, tablet, and laptop. As a result, we’ve seen a huge rise in the number of people who are constantly on the go, even during the middle of the night. The days getting to work at 9:00, having a nice lunch break and coming home at 5:00 are nothing more than a distant dream. Now it’s “go-time” all the time.  Throw in Christmas, New Years, some in-laws, some screaming kids, gift shopping and an overcooked turkey and you're start teetering on the line of sane and insane.  

The effects of unmanaged stress and anxiety are like fuel to the fire of health issues and exacerbate immune problems, mood disorders, cardiovascular health, digestion, and even weight management. The number of specialized tools in our chest to tackle these issues have also grown steadily and there’s no shortage of L-Theanine, GABA, Kava or Passionflower lining our walls.

Enter one of our new favourite products for promoting maximum relaxation, subtly titled “RelaxMax” from a professional company called Xymogen. RelaxMax combines Di-Magnesium Malate, Myo-Inositol, Taurine, gamma-aminobutyric acid and SunTheanine into one serving (despite the names, everything is natural and safe). These ingredients have been exceptionally well researched to help manage stress and anxiety by acting on the nervous system in the body. We’ve seen the tremendous effects of these ingredients working individually, so naturally we were excited to see them all in one product and the results have been phenomenal.

Similarly, with the help of a naturopathic compounding pharmacy, we have a new formula that combines huge dosages of GABA and L-Theanine into one capsule. The effect is remarkable anxiety-reduction without sedating effects. This product can be taken just as easily during the day to reduce stress as it can during the evening to promote sleep. If you’re looking to slow down the hamster on the wheel while still remaining alert and sharp, this will certainly lend a big hand.

Alternatively, we still recommend single ingredient products for some people, but a great combination can often yield more significant results in a shorter period of time, and frankly that’s just what the doctor ordered.