St. John's Positive Thoughts makes it to the number 1 position of our top 10 mood and happiness supplements as it contains just about everything you need to support a sense of well being. The only thing missing is omega-3s which are important to support membrane function. Might want to take an omega-3 or phospholipid supplement with this. This is a Bio-Aligned formula that works with your body and brain to elevate mood. It contains St. John's Wort and a slew of other botanicals known to relieve anxiety including the proprietary blend Relora, amino acids, minerals and vitamin Bs. St. John's Positive Thoughts provides for an overall calming effect on the brain. This is a very effective anti-anxiety supplement at an inexpensive price. Source Naturals produces excellent supplements and they are generally very affordable.
Gabatrol makes it to the number 2 position of our top 10 mood and happiness supplements. Just as with St. John's Positive Thoughts, Gabatrol doesn't contain omega-3s. Gabatrol is a fast acting anti-anxiety supplement that elevates mood and generates a sense of well being. It does so by elevating levels of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA which creates a calm state. Gabatrol uses a modified form of GABA known as phenyl-GABA which has the ability to pass the blood-brain-barrier. GABA also has the ability to increase levels of serotonin and dopamine which lowers stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Gabatrol also contains amino acids, botanicals and Bioperine. Bioperine increases bioavailability. Increasing bioavailability provides for maximum benefit of this supplement in lower doses.
This is a single ingredient supplement that supports a number of issues including elevating mood, stabilizing emotional states, libido, and muscle growth. This is a seed extract that supports the cardiovascular system, increase metabolic rate and mobilize energy stores. It contains high concentration of L-Dopa which is a precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Consumers rate this product high and it is inexpensive.
Brain Vitale combines acetyl-L-Carnitine, phospholipids, choline, Ginkgo and inositol. This combination increases serotonin and GABA levels. Serotonin is these called “feel good” transmitter and GABA is the major inhibitory transmitter in the brain keeping the brain from becoming overexcited. This supplement goes beyond elevating mood as it increases mental alertness, short-memory, energy and performance (physical and mental). This supplement takes another approach and omits the amino acids to make transmitter with but has fatty acids to support membrane function.
This supplement combines Aswagandha, GABA, theanine, ginseng, tyrosine, tryptophan, Rhodiola,
Vinpocetine, B vitamins and vitamin C so support a calm state. This is for individuals who have anxiety and/or panic attacks. This is an excellent product but it is lacking omega-3s as well to support neuronal cell membranes.
If you have problems sleeping, anxiety and/or panic attacks, you might want to consider taking Seredyn. This supplement combines Valerian extract, Passionflower and theanine to support a calm state. Theanine increases the activity of GABA the major inhibitory transmitter in the brain bringing about an alpha wave state for a sense of well being. This is an all natural fast acting supplement.
MindSoothe combines St. John's Wort and Passionflower to promote a sense of well being, healthy sleep patterns and balanced mood. Overly, this supplement acts as an antidepressant and a number of doctors use it as a part of their therapy. If you're into taking just a few botanicals, this one is for you.
This supplement contains B vitamins, amino acids, 5-HTP and St. John's Wort. It was formulated by Dr. Braverman and is meant to enhance serotonin and melatonin levels as well as increase energy levels. This support supports a sense of well being, calmness, restful sleep and elevated mood.
Doctors's Best puts out a supplement that contains just SAMe for individuals who don't want to take botanicals. SAMe is derived from the amino acid methionine and promotes neurotransmitter production which elevates mood and is as effective as prescription drugs. This is a simple product that works well.