Do you have days where stress from work piles up and it starts to turn into anxiety? That stress makes it hard to sleep, connect with loved ones and really feel truly yourself. It’s time to return to your authentic relaxed self. That’s where Enlighten Herbal Elixir comes in. Its designed specifically to help you return to feeling like you again.
For over 900 years, this formula has been used to help relieve stress, insomnia and anxiety. Modern research has been supporting what the traditional doctors have known for years. Research has shown that this powerful herbal combination (traditionally called Xiao Yao San) helps your mood by relieving the source of stress:
It regulates the stress chemical cortisol in the body. It does this by helping the liver to breakdown excessive levels cortisol from the nervous system. A little stress is a good thing, but too much causes problems like anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Who wants that?
Only hand selected herbs of the highest quality in the world are used in the Enlighten Herbal Elixir carried at Five Branches. It's been tested to insure the highest quality and potency in accordance with European Union Health Standards - the highest in the industry.
Through dozens of research studies, science has been correlating the TCM diagnosis of liver qi stagnation with excess cortisol. Cortisol is the stress chemical. When cortisol rises to unhealthy levels, the good brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and melatonin go down. This makes you moody, anxious, depressed, and sleepless. Cortisol and also contribute to body fat retention. It generally makes you feel bad.
Melatonin is a pineal hormone that plays a central part in regulating bodily rhythms. The melatonin signal forms part of the system that regulates the sleep–wake cycle which is considered to be related to jet lag. Xiao Yao San can bring the serum melatonin level back to normal.
Dopamine is a catecholamine neurotransmitter with roles in pain perception and natural analgesia. There is also strong evidence for a role of dopamine in restless leg syndrome, which is a condition found frequently in patients with fibromyalgia. Xiao Yao San can significantly increase the dopamine (DA) level and decrease the DOPAC level, with a marked elevation of A/DOPAC ratio in the striatuin.
Changed patterns of serum cortisol levels have been observed in connection with abnormal ACTH levels, clinical depression, psychological stress, and physiological stressors. Xiao Yao San can reduce serum cortisol. The mechanism is that Xiao Yao San regulates cortisol release via hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA or HTPA axis).
Most people with Fibromyalgia have low NA levels. Xiao Yao San can significantly elevate the level of NA and decrease the level of 3, 4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) in rat hypothalamtis.
NO/cGMP pathway plays a critical role in corticostriatal long-term depression. Paeoniflorin (an active ingredient in Xiao Yao San) can inhibit NO/cGMP pathway to reduce depressive-like behavior.