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  • Serotonin & Your Body

    Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, serving as a chemical messenger between nerve cells. It’s produced from the essential amino acid, tryptophan. Trytophan deficiency, in turn, leads to lower levels of serotonin in your body. (A tryptophan supplement to try: Jarrow Formulas L-Tryptophan, which helps stimulate the production of serotonin.) Where is […]

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  • Our Stress-Busting Top 5

    All stress is not created equal—there are times we need in-the-moment relief and periods of our lives that need more serious support. Here Ashleigh Putnam, naturopathic doctor at our Monterey store, gives us her top 5 ways to beat all types of stress. In the moment “Bach’s Rescue Remedy, in […]

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  • Why Kavinace is a Leader in GABA Support

    Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, which circulates in abundant levels in the brain, is a neurotransmitter vital to controlling our stress levels and our ability to sleep and relax. As the brain’s number one inhibitory neurotransmitter, it’s a major component of the brain’s natural self-regulating system of balance between excitement and […]

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  • Stress Supplements 101

    We can all feel overwhelmed by stress sometimes—the last thing we need is to be overwhelmed by the number of stress relief options available. Here’s a short list of popular practitioner recommendations for stress relief, and what they’re good for. Racing mind: L-Theanine This unique amino acid, found in green […]