My chiro recommended this magical herb one week ago when he noticed my muscles were super tense and saw me more stress than usual. I have been taking it in liquid form for 5 days and I can already tell is helping taking the edge off.
Sometimes things get out of control in your life, you get really stressed out and what is the result of chronic stress? Constant fatigue, memory failure, lapses in concentration, and depression.
Unmanaged stress can also lead to high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, insomnia, ulcers and irritable bowel, tension headaches, backaches, allergies and irregular heartbeats.
Passion flower is effective at increasing the levels of GABA in your brain. GABA, also known as gamma amminobutyric acid, is a chemical that is responsible for nerve function in your brain. When you are very stressed and tense, the levels of this chemical drop. When levels of GABA are very high in your brain, you feel more relaxed and at peace
Passionflower has been found in human studies to effectively treat both acute and chronic anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder, nervous restlessness, stress, nervous tension, irritability, anxiety. Single doses of passionflower extract have been found to decrease anxiety in patients about to undergo surgery, indicating passion flower is beneficial in times of acute anxiety.
Traditional herbalists used passionflower to promote sleep, especially when patients complained of restlessness and interrupted sleep due to exhaustion. Fascinating research shows passionflower benefits for anxiety and insomnia compare favorably to powerful drugs like benzodiazepines and Ambien. (And the benefits come without daytime drowsiness and other side effects)