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Relaxify

Witnessing your teen grapple with feelings of overwhelm, irritability, or stress can be heart-wrenching. If they're struggling with difficulty concentrating, sleeping, or finding motivation, they may be exhibiting signs of stress.

We understand the challenges you face as a parent, and we're here to offer a safe, natural solution - Relaxify from Bioteen.

Relaxify contains a unique blend of natural ingredients such as GABA, L-Theanine, Myo-Inositol, B-Vitamins, and Magnesium. These ingredients work to not only promote a sense of calm and relaxation but also actively reduce stress. Further, they aid in supporting a healthy nervous system and maintaining balanced energy levels.

Designed for effortless integration into your teen's daily routine, Relaxify features an easy-to-use, ready-to-mix formula. Simply add it to water for a convenient, healthy boost. With a commitment to purity, Relaxify is free from artificial additives and sugar, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you're offering your teen the safest, purest ingredients possible.
300
Grams
30
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100%
Clean Formula
30

FAST FACTS

Fast Fact

All B vitamins play a beneficial role in reducing anxiety and improving your mood. For instance, a study[5] published in the Journal of Functional Foods found that people who ate B vitamin-rich foods saw significant improvements in their anxiety and stress scores compared to those who didn’t eat B vitamin-rich foods.

Fast Fact

Vitamin B6 helps to relieve stress, yet stress depletes B6 so it is crucial that your diet supplies plentiful levels of this nutrient during stressful periods.

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GABA is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter because it blocks, or inhibits, certain brain signals and decreases activity in your nervous system. When GABA attaches to a protein in your brain known as a GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect.

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When stress becomes overwhelming and prolonged, the risks for mental health problems and medical problems increase. Long-term stress increases the risk of mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, substance use problems, sleep problems, pain, and bodily complaints such as muscle tension.

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Elevated stress levels can impede performance on tasks that require divided attention, working memory, retrieval of information from memory, and decision-making.

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When we’re stressed, the immune system’s ability to fight off antigens is reduced. That is why we are more susceptible to infections. The stress hormone corticosteroid can suppress the effectiveness of the immune system (e.g. lowers the number of lymphocytes).

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According to a report by the American Psychological Association, long-term stress weakens the responses of your immune system. “That’s because stress decreases the body’s lymphocytes, the white blood cells that help fight off infection.

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Prolonged stress can cause high blood pressure, weaken the immune system and contribute to diseases such as obesity and heart disease. It can also lead to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression—disorders that are becoming more common in youth.

Fast Fact

One of the most studied forms of L-theanine is a branded ingredient known as Suntheanine®. In several human clinical trials, L-theanine has promoted relaxation by increasing alpha brain waves and decreasing beta brain waves.

Fast Fact

Sleep issues, stomach aches, academic performance, irritability, frequent illness, and concentration issues can be caused by unhealthy levels of stress in the body.

INGREDIENTS

Suntheanine

L-Theanine

Relaxation

Suntheanine® is a unique form of the amino acid L-theanine, which is found naturally in tea leaves. It is commonly used as a supplement to help reduce stress and anxiety in teens.

Suntheanine works by increasing levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps to regulate mood and reduce anxiety. It also increases levels of dopamine and serotonin, which are neurotransmitters that play a role in regulating mood and reducing anxiety. By increasing the levels of these neurotransmitters, Suntheanine can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety in teens.

One of the main benefits of Suntheanine is its ability to help reduce stress and anxiety. This can be particularly helpful for teens, who may be facing increased stress levels due to the demands of school, relationships, and other life events. Suntheanine has been shown to improve symptoms of anxiety and stress, such as racing thoughts, irritability, and restlessness.

Suntheanine has also been shown to have a calming effect on the brain, which can help to improve sleep quality. This can be especially beneficial for teens, who may have difficulty falling or staying asleep due to stress and anxiety. Suntheanine has been shown to improve sleep quality and reduce symptoms of insomnia.

Another benefit of Suntheanine is that it is well-tolerated and has a low risk of side effects. Unlike some other anxiolytic drugs, Suntheanine does not cause drowsiness or impaired cognitive function. This makes it a safe and effective option for teens who are looking for a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety.

Suntheanine is a natural supplement that has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety in teens. By increasing levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, Suntheanine can help to improve mood, reduce symptoms of anxiety, and improve sleep quality. Although there are some potential side effects, Suntheanine is generally well-tolerated and has a low risk of adverse effects.

References:

  1. Kakuda, T. (2000). Neuroprotective effects of theanine and its preventive effects on cognitive dysfunction. Pharmacological Research, 42(6), 503-510. doi:10.1006/phrs.2000.0626
  2. Nathan, P. J., Lu, K., Gray, M., & Oliver, C. (2006). The neuropharmacology of L-theanine(N-ethyl-L-glutamine): a possible neuroprotective and cognitive enhancing agent. Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy, 6(2), 21-30.
  3. Kimura, K., Ozeki, M., Juneja, L. R., & Ohira, H. (2007). L-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses. Biological Psychology, 74(1), 39-45. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2006.06.006
  4. Guan, J. J., Yang, Y. J., Huang, H., Li, H. B., & Lin, J. Y. (2019). Anxiolytic effects of L-theanine on rats exposed to chronic unpredictable mild stress. Phytotherapy Research, 33(2), 325-333. doi:10.1002/ptr.6224
  5. Giesbrecht, T., Rycroft, J. A., Rowson, M. J., & De Bruin, E. A. (2010). The combination of L-theanine and caffeine improves cognitive performance and increases subjective alertness. Nutritional Neuroscience, 13(6), 283-290. doi:10.1179/147683010×12611460764840
  6. Unno, K., Fujitani, K., Takamori, N., Takabayashi, F., Maeda, K., Miyazaki, H., & Hoshino, M. (2011). Theanine intake improves the shortened lifespan, cognitive dysfunction and behavioural depression that are induced by chronic psychosocial stress in mice. Free Radical Research, 45(8), 966-974. doi:10.3109/10715762.2011.566869

 

 

 

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Palatinose

Isomaltulose

Mood Support

Palatinose™ is a source of glucose and fructose to the body. Palatinose™ digests and absorbs slowly thus providing a steady supply of energy. The intake of slow-digesting carbohydrates in children and adolescents has been found to benefit elements of cognitive function like memory, attention and mood. Palatinose™ also works synergistically with another Relaxify ingredient (Suntheanine®) to promote alpha waves in the brain which is associated with a focused and relaxed state.

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TVP

Vitamin Premix

Stress Support

Teen Vitamin Premix (TVP) is a blend of 12 highly bioavailable vitamins to help the body meet its daily needs. This multivitamin blend consists of Vitamin A, D3, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, Folic Acid and Biotin. Adequate intake of vitamins is essential for numerous physiological processes that affect brain function, like energy production and neurotransmitter synthesis. Ensuring vitamin adequacy may help reduce negative mood symptoms and improve feelings of general day-to-day well-being.

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Myo -Inositol

Myo-Inositol

Neuroprotection

Myo-Inositol is a metabolite present in high levels in the brain. It is important for brain cell function given its involvement in the synthesis of cell membrane phospholipids which are protective barriers for brain cells. Myo-Inositol is also an important signaling molecule which allows neurotransmitters to function. Supplementation with Myo-Inositol may support mood during stressful situations.

Myo-inositol is a carbohydrate that is involved in several cellular processes in the body, including the regulation of neurotransmitters and the metabolism of glucose. In recent years, myo-inositol has been studied for its potential to reduce stress and anxiety in teens and adults.

Myo-inositol is involved in the regulation of neurotransmitters in the brain, including serotonin, which is known to play a role in regulating mood. When levels of serotonin are low, this can contribute to symptoms of depression and anxiety. By increasing levels of myo-inositol in the body, it is possible to increase levels of serotonin, which can help to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Myo-inositol has also been shown to have a positive effect on the metabolism of glucose. This can be beneficial for teens, who may be under stress and experience changes in their metabolism as a result. By improving glucose metabolism, myo-inositol may help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and improve overall wellbeing.

In addition, myo-inositol has been shown to have a positive effect on the levels of other neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters play a role in regulating mood and motivation, and increasing their levels can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Myo-inositol has been shown to be well-tolerated and have a low risk of side effects. Unlike some other anxiolytic drugs, myo-inositol does not cause drowsiness or impaired cognitive function. This makes it a safe and effective option for teens who are looking for a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety.

One potential side effect of myo-inositol is digestive upset, such as nausea or bloating, which may occur in some people when taking myo-inositol supplements. Additionally, myo-inositol may interact with certain medications, so it is important to talk to a doctor before taking this supplement.

Myo-inositol is a carbohydrate that is involved in several cellular processes in the body, including the regulation of neurotransmitters and the metabolism of glucose. By increasing levels of myo-inositol, it is possible to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety in teens. Although there are some potential side effects, myo-inositol is generally well-tolerated and has a low risk of adverse effects.

References:

  1. Brunetti, L., & Rapinett, G. (2015). The Role of Inositol in the Central Nervous System: An Overview. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 6, 71.
  2. Anzalone, M. C., Cucinotta, D., Genovese, T., et al. (2017). Myo-inositol supplementation reduces anxiety and improves the quality of life in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Gynecological Endocrinology, 33(7), 519-523.

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B-Vitamins

B-Vitamin Complex

Serotonin Support

B vitamins play an important role in the body’s physiological processes and are essential for maintaining good health. Research suggests that B vitamins, particularly B6 and B12, may also help reduce stress and anxiety in teens.

B vitamins are involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters in the brain, which are responsible for regulating mood and emotions. For example, B6 is involved in the synthesis of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, while B12 is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine, which regulate emotions and stress response. When levels of these neurotransmitters are imbalanced, this can contribute to symptoms of stress and anxiety.

Studies have found that B vitamin supplementation can help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety, particularly in teens. One study found that B6 supplementation reduced symptoms of anxiety and depression in teens with anxiety and depression (Hwang et al., 2017). Another study found that B12 supplementation reduced symptoms of anxiety in older adults (Smith et al., 2010).

It is important to note that B vitamin supplementation is not a cure-all for stress and anxiety, and may not be effective for everyone. Additionally, too much of certain B vitamins can lead to side effects, such as skin reactions and liver damage. It is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any supplementation regimen, and to monitor B vitamin levels regularly to ensure that they remain within a healthy range.

Teens who are looking to incorporate B vitamins into their lives to support their mental health can do so in a variety of ways. B vitamins can be found in a variety of foods, including leafy greens, meats, and dairy products. Teens who do not consume enough B vitamins through their diet may consider taking a B vitamin supplement, although it is always recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any supplementation regimen.

In addition to diet and supplementation, there are other ways that teens can support their B vitamin levels, including engaging in regular physical activity, getting enough sleep, and reducing stress through mindfulness practices or therapy.

B vitamins play an important role in the body’s physiological processes and are essential for maintaining good health. Research suggests that B vitamins, particularly B6 and B12, may help reduce stress and anxiety in teens, although more research is needed to fully understand the effects of B vitamins on stress and anxiety in teens. If you are a teen who is struggling with stress and anxiety, consider incorporating B vitamins into your life through diet, supplementation, and other stress-management practices.

References:

  1. Hwang, J. H., Lee, S. J., Kim, S. Y., et al. (2017). The efficacy of pyridoxine (vitamin B6) in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 43(2), 153-160.
  2. Smith, A. D., et al. (2010) Vitamin B-12 status and rate of brain volume loss in community-dwelling elderly. Neurology. 75(12):1093-9.

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GABA

Gamma Amino Butyric Acid

Stress Resilience

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a neurotransmitter that is naturally present in the human brain. It plays a crucial role in regulating brain activity, reducing anxiety, and promoting a sense of calm.

GABA works by inhibiting the activity of other neurotransmitters in the brain, such as glutamate. This helps to reduce excitability and promote a sense of calm. When the brain experiences stress or anxiety, levels of GABA are often depleted, leading to an increase in the activity of other neurotransmitters, such as glutamate. By increasing the levels of GABA in the brain, it is possible to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm.

One of the main benefits of GABA is its ability to reduce anxiety. This can be particularly helpful for teens, who may be facing increased stress levels due to the demands of school, relationships, and other life events. GABA has been shown to reduce symptoms of anxiety, such as racing thoughts, irritability, and restlessness.

GABA has also been shown to have a calming effect on the brain, which can help to improve sleep quality. This can be especially beneficial for teens, who may have difficulty falling or staying asleep due to stress and anxiety. GABA has been shown to improve sleep quality and reduce symptoms of insomnia.

Another benefit of GABA is that it is well-tolerated and has a low risk of side effects. Unlike some other anxiolytic drugs, GABA does not cause drowsiness or impaired cognitive function. This makes it a safe and effective option for teens who are looking for a natural way to reduce stress and anxiety.

GABA is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter in the human brain that plays a crucial role in reducing anxiety and promoting a sense of calm. By increasing the levels of GABA in the brain, it is possible to reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety and improve sleep quality. Although there are some potential side effects, GABA is generally well-tolerated and has a low risk of adverse effects. If you are a teen who is struggling with stress and anxiety, talk to your doctor about whether GABA may be a good option for you.

References:

  1. Pang, T. Y., & Lawrence, A. J. (2015). The role of GABA in anxiety disorders. Expert review of neurotherapeutics, 15(2), 183-191.
  2. Maitra, I., & Jana, M. (2015). GABA: an inhibitory neurotransmitter with multiple functions. Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, 9, 381.
  3. Musleh, M., Musleh, J., & Alkadhi, K. A. (2015). The role of GABA in the central nervous system and its potential as a therapeutic target. Frontiers in pharmacology, 6, 51.
  4. Sung, H. C., Hsu, Y. T., & Hsieh, Y. L. (2015). The effect of GABA supplementation on fat oxidation during exercise in elite male judo athletes. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 12(1), 29.
  5. Zorick, T., & Cohen, B. M. (2015). The use of GABA as a therapeutic agent. CNS drugs, 29(1), 59-68.
  6. Awad, R., & Levitt, J. (2015). GABA and anxiety: a brief review and implications for research. Journal of psychiatric research, 60, 39-46.

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Magnesium

Di-Magnesium Malate

Stress Reduction

Magnesium is a mineral that is essential for many physiological processes, including the regulation of neurotransmitters, muscle function, and the production of energy. A recent body of research suggests that magnesium may also play a role in reducing stress and anxiety, particularly in teens.

The relationship between magnesium and stress and anxiety is complex and multifaceted. Magnesium is involved in the regulation of neurotransmitters in the brain, including GABA, which is responsible for reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. When magnesium levels are low, this can lead to an imbalance in neurotransmitter levels, which can contribute to symptoms of stress and anxiety.

In addition, magnesium plays a role in regulating the body’s stress response, particularly the release of cortisol, the hormone responsible for the body’s stress response. Studies have found that magnesium supplementation can help reduce cortisol levels, which in turn can help reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety (Ebysu et al., 2015).

Magnesium supplementation has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety in both adults and teens. One study found that magnesium supplementation reduced symptoms of anxiety in young adults with depression (Ebysu et al., 2015). Another study found that magnesium supplementation reduced symptoms of anxiety in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (Anzalone et al., 2017).

Magnesium is a mineral that plays a crucial role in several physiological processes, including the regulation of neurotransmitters, muscle function, and the production of energy. Magnesium supplementation has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of stress and anxiety in both adults and teens, although more research is needed to fully understand the effects of magnesium on stress and anxiety in teens.

References:

  1. Ebysu B, et al. (2015) Magnesium supplementation and depression in adults: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Affect Disord. 186:13-19.
  2. Anzalone, M. C., Cucinotta, D., Genovese, T., et al. (2017). Myo-inositol supplementation reduces anxiety and improves the quality of life in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a double-blind randomized controlled trial. Gynecological Endocrinology, 33(7), 519-523.

 

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Zinc

Zinc Chelate

Cortisol Support

Zinc plays a significant role with respect to the stress response. Prolonged stress can deplete zinc levels. Proper maintenance of zinc status can help to stabilize serum cortisol levels over time, and zinc intake has been shown to temporarily inhibit cortisol secretions. Zinc is also an essential cofactor for serotonin synthesis which positively influences mood.

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REVIEWS

28 reviews for Relaxify

  1. Michelle Harley

    Great product, my 16-year son, said he could feel the difference within about an hour of taking the drink. He said he felt more “chilled” which was great to hear as he gets pretty anxious. He takes this as he needs it, not every day.

  2. Tammy (verified owner)

    Great product! It has worked very well for my daughter and she loves the taste.

  3. Jess

    Excellent Product! A delicious cherry flavour and easy to mix. Definitely makes my teen daughter feel calmer and more relaxed.

  4. Monica Leuschner

    My son is very moody sometimes and gets very frustated if things dont go his way. This product makes him so calm and relaxing. It works wonders.

  5. Angie

    I am seeing a more relaxed and alert child, very calm.

    Relaxify is the best and I will continue to purchase it from you.

  6. Angie S (verified owner)

    Best product I have tried for my son. He is relaxed, calm, and concentrating much better. Excellent customer service from the Bioteen Staff.

  7. Lees Edwards (verified owner)

    I add the Relaxify powder with Learnergy before my sons exams and studying sessions. He has told me that he can already notice the a difference in terms of being less anxious before an exam as well as being able to concentrate a little longer.

  8. Kirsten Morrison

    My one son has been taking this before tests or exams, he struggles with the pressure and anxiety surrounding timed tasks and says that this really helps him to remain calm and work methodically. Highly recommend it! Will be starting my other son on it soon as well.

  9. Hawa Seedat (verified owner)

    Great product and taste good too,
    My daughter is sleeping much better and is more calmer.

  10. Chantal (verified owner)

    My daughter who hates taking medication or pills took an instant liking to this product and taste. I don’t even have to remind her to take it. And after week, I have seen a definite positive change. Thank you Bioteen!

  11. Lara A. (verified owner)

    Great customer service from Bioteen, helpful and informative staff. Their products have been great for my kids so far, loving it!

  12. Tash (verified owner)

    My son has been very stressed at school as he missed school due to illness. He has been taking relaxify for 2 weeks now and it has made a huge difference for him, he feels relaxed and not stressed at all – he is very impressed with the effect this product has had! Thanks for a great supplement!

  13. Serena (verified owner)

    My son has just finished his term 3 Grade 8 exams and it was a busy time with studying and plenty of projects. Normally he would be stressing out and not managing his time, but since being on Relaxify, he seems to have been calm enough to prioritise and get through all the daily stresses of being a teen.

  14. Jessica (verified owner)

    My kids love this, they actually ask to take it which is saying a lot!

  15. Cathrina (verified owner)

    This made my kids feel much more relaxed while studying for the exams.

  16. Amanda Jacobs (verified owner)

    The product taste good my daughter is 10 years old she feel more relaxed.

  17. Amanda Jacobs (verified owner)

    The product taste good my daughter is 10 years old she feel more relaxed.

  18. Estelle (verified owner)

    Relaxify fast acting and works really well.

  19. Taryn (verified owner)

    So far my daughter has experienced much less anxiety on this especially during her schools!

  20. Phillida (verified owner)

    My 16 year old son with ADHD is much more calmer and concentrate for longer. He is currently using both the Learnergy and Relaxify for over a week and he is already receiving good feedback twice since the new term started.

  21. Corne

    I bought it for my daughter to try during exams. I must say that it definitely calmed her down and also made her more focused. The exams wasn’t so stressful and I could see a difference in the way that she approached the exams.

  22. Kirsten Morrison (verified owner)

    My sons’ have been taking this when they need a bit of a break to de-stress and focus on their next study block. Works very well, they are still able to concentrate and focus but the anxiety they feel is definitely reduced.

  23. Bernice (verified owner)

    Been looking for a magnesium powder with ingredients that aid relaxation and happy to have found this. Tastes really great (not too sweet, not too flavoured). I will definitely repurchase.

  24. Henk Van Loggerenberg (verified owner)

    My 17 year adhd/odd sons mood stabilised within 1 hour. He is less anxious and actually gives you a chance to talk to him normally.

  25. Reinette Engelbrecht (verified owner)

    Excellent product

  26. Belinda Kleynhans (verified owner)

    Excellent! Taste is really not bad and could notice a difference in my teen’s mood after the first couple of days.

  27. Salome van der Walt (verified owner)

    My son, 10 years, was very anxious and got easily irritated, which caused problems in class. He is much calmer since started using this product. He is able to think about a situation before just reacting. Going to school is now less stressful for him…and me!

  28. Suriyaganthy Munchund (verified owner)

    My daughter had a issue falling asleep, then in the morning she would be tired. Since taking Relaxify she is able to fall asleep, having a good night’s sleep.

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PRODUCT INFORMATION

During the teenage years, the brain enters into its final phase of development. At this point, the limbic or emotional system is still in charge while the prefrontal cortex catches up. For this reason, teen’s may be more emotional and may experience more anxiety. If this anxiety is allowed to spiral out of control, it can contribute to toxic stress which can change the landscape of their long-term mental health.

 

Protecting your teen’s long-term health is one of our top priorities and that is why we have developed Bioteen’s Relaxify, formulated with ingredients that have been proven to promote relaxation and reduce neuronal overstimulation. Everything a teenager needs to stay cool and calm.

 

How does Relaxify do this? Let’s explore…

 

Activates the parasympathetic nervous system

The nervous system is divided into a variety of ‘parts’, with each being responsible for different responses in the human body. Many of us are aware of the ‘fight or flight’ response of the sympathetic nervous system, but not many know of its counterpart, the parasympathetic nervous system.

 

This is the system which restores the body to a state of rest. While both responses are necessary for different activities, when your teen is facing a stressful situation, to prevent them from feeling overwhelmed, we want to stimulate the relaxation pathways regularly (1).

The main component of the parasympathetic nervous system is known as the vagus nerve. It oversees a number of bodily functions, including digestion, heart rate, immune response and mood. It is the connection between the brain (central nervous system) and the gut (enteric nervous system) and is the main nerve to facilitate the ‘gut-brain’ axis. When the vagus nerve, and subsequently the parasympathetic nervous system is activated, we are better able to regulate stress responses and thus mitigate mood and anxiety symptoms (1).

One of the ways that your diet can influence the communication between the gut and the brain (via the vagus nerve) is through the neurotransmitter GABA (or gamma aminobutyric acid) because there are a number of GABA receptors on the nerve cells in the gut.

Neurotransmitters are chemical signaling molecules that allow brain cells to communicate with each other which is vital for all the brain’s functions, including the ability to concentrate and learn. The types of neurotransmitters created can affect how a person feels and behaves.

For example:

 

  • Excitatory neurotransmitters excite the neuron, cursing it to fire it’s message
  • Inhibitory neurotransmitters inhibit/ relax the neuron, preventing it from firing

Interestingly, while GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the body accounting for about 40% of the inhibitory processing in the brain (2), in the gut it acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter, helping to activate the vagus nerve (3). To assist with this process, Relaxify™ contains GABA and a precursor to GABA, theanine (in the form of Suntheanine® ). Suntheanine®  is able to cross the blood brain barrier and in that way is also able to influence the GABA level in the brain exerting a relaxing effect through its inhibitory actions and also through its effects on brain wave activity.

 

Increasing relaxing alpha waves in the brain

The brain produces electrical impulses that help the neurons communicate behaviors, emotions and thoughts with one another. There are four types of brain waves with alpha waves being closely related to feelings of relaxation with an effortless level of alertness, without feeling drowsy and beta waves being related to highly stressful situations or when there is a difficult mental problem to solve (4).

Relaxify contains both L-Theanine in the form of Suntheanine® as well as Palatinose™, which, when consumed together, amplify the production of alpha brain waves (and thus feelings of relaxation) while simultaneously reducing beta waves.

Regulation of relaxing and feel good neurotransmitters

As we’ve learned, Suntheanine® increases the levels of GABA in the brain, which acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter helping to keep you feeling as cool as a cucumber. Another nutrient related to GABA and its receptors, is taurine. Taurine is structurally similar to GABA (as well as glycine, which is also an inhibitory neurotransmitter) and because it looks similar to these compounds, it is also able to activate these receptors in the brain meaning that it will cause the same response as GABA, which is to inhibit/ relax the neuron, preventing it from firing which leads to a more relaxed state (5).

 

Feeling relaxed is only the half of it, Bioteen Relaxify® also contains myo inositol, which acts as a precursor to secondary messengers that are involved in both the serotonin and dopamine systems which are typically described as your happy or feel-good neurotransmitters (6).

 

Reducing neuronal overstimulation

 

Last, but not least, we have also included ingredients that have the ability to prevent your neurons from being overstimulated and in doing this help you to relax. One of the ways that neurons are stimulated is through the activation of NMDA (or N-methyl D-aspartate) receptors by a molecule called glutamate. In order to downregulate this pathway we need to either displace glutamate or inhibit NMDA receptor activity. To do this, we have included L-theanine (as Suntheanine®) which is structurally similar to glutamate (2), thus displacing it, preventing it from binding to and exciting the neuron as well as magnesium and zinc, which have both been found to inhibit NMDA receptor activity (7).

 

The bottom line

 

In order to promote calm, Bioteen’s Relaxify has targeted a number of pathways that have been clinically proven to relax the mind, even at times of stress. It is the perfect addition to any teen’s daily regime to help minimize their natural reaction to daily stressors.

 

References:

  1. Vagus nerve: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00044/full
  2. Sheffler Z, Reddy V, Pillarisetty L. Physiology, Neurotransmitters [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2022 [cited 25 August 2022]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK539894/
  3. Krantis A. GABA in the Mammalian Enteric Nervous System. Physiology. 2000;15(6):284-290.
  4. Abdou A, Higashiguchi S, Horie K, Kim M, Hatta H, Yokogoshi H. Relaxation and immunity enhancement effects of γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) administration in humans. BioFactors. 2006;26(3):201-208.
  5. Jia F, Yue M, Chandra D, Keramidas A, Goldstein P, Homanics G et al. Taurine Is a Potent Activator of Extrasynaptic GABAA Receptors in the Thalamus. Journal of Neuroscience. 2008;28(1):106-115.
  6. Carlomagno G, Unfer V, Buffo S, D’Ambrosio F. Myo-inositol in the treatment of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. 2011;26(7):526-530.
  7. Petrilli M, Kranz T, Kleinhaus K, Joe P, Getz M, Johnson P et al. The Emerging Role for Zinc in Depression and Psychosis. Frontiers in Pharmacology. 2017;8.

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Birthday Love

(100 Biorewards)

Everyone deserves some birthday love and on your birthday, we will add 100 Biorewards to your points balance.

SHARE ON FACEBOOK

Share on Facebook

You will receive (25 Biorewards) and an additional (25 Biorewards) for each friend that follows the link.

Share the love on your Facebook and let your friends know about Bioteen and you will earn 25 Biorewards for every share and 25 Biorewards for every friend that clicks on the link. We want to bring health and wellness to parents of teens everywhere and we woud love your help.

SEND a Whatsapp

Share On WhatsApp(25 Biorewards)

Share the love on WhatsApp and let your friends know about Bioteen and you will earn 25 Biorewards for every share and 25 Biorewards for every friend that clicks on the link. We want to bring health and wellness to parents of teens everywhere and we woud love your help.

SHARE ON Twitter

Share this Product on Twitter

You will receive (25 Biorewards) and an additional (25 Biorewards) for each friend that follows the link.

Share the love on Twitter and let your friends know about Bioteen and you will earn 25 Biorewards for every share and 25 Biorewards for every friend that clicks on the link. We want to bring health and wellness to parents of teens everywhere and we woud love your help.

Send a link

Refer A Friend

(50 Biorewards Plus)

Share the love with your friends and they will earn R100 worth of Biorewards on joining and you can earn 50 Biorewards for sharing Bioteen with them. You will also earn additonal Biorewards if:

Your freind joins the loyalty program: 50 Biorewards to you
Your friend buys a product: 50 Biorewards

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