ProVanax™ - Ingredients & Why It Works

This section covers the ingredients found in ProVanax™ and discusses WHY & HOW they work, including links to clinical studies. You can also see "recommended use" instructions.

Below you'll find "Supplement Facts" and "Ingredient Summaries"

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 40

Ingredients Amount Per Serving %DV*

Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 3.1 MG 183%
Vitamin B9 (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate) 7.5 MG 148%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 80 MGC 3,300%
Magnesium (Magnesium Bisglycinate Chelate - TRAACS®) 30 MG 10%

Mood Optimizer™ Blend 1413.76 MG
Lemon Balm Extract 10:1 [7% rosmarinic acid, 14% hydroxycinnamic acid] 300 MG  
L-Theanine 250 MG  
GABA 250 MGC  
Inositol 250 MG  
St Johns Wort [0.3% Hypericin & 2% Hyperforins] 200 MCG  
Passion Flower Extract 10:1 [6% Flavonoids as Vitexin and Isovitexin] 150 MG  
Valerian Root Extract [1.2%] 150 MG  
5-HTP 50 MG  
Lithium orotate [9% lithium] 7.5 MG  

Probiotic Mood Optimizer™ Blend 37.5 MG
Bifidobacterium Bifidum — 100 Billion cfu/g    
Lactobacillus Plantarum — 1 Billion cfu/g    
Bifidobacterium Longum — 1 Billion cfu/g    

† Daily Value not established
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Made in USA Gluten free Vegetarian Non GMO Additive and filler free
Recommended Use: GENERAL: As a dietary supplement, take 2 pills on an EMPTY stomach (or before a meal), 1-2X daily with a glass of water for mood & emotional support.

HIGH STRESS: For acute or “high stress” situations (mental or physical), take 4-6 capsules at once, for faster relief.

SLEEP & RELAXATION: For improved restful sleep and relaxation, take 2-6 pills, 30 minutes before bed on an empty stomach.

CYCLE: It’s best to “cycle” this product and not to use it continuously, or your body may adapt and results may be reduced.

Other Ingredients: plant-derived cellulose gelatin (Vegetarian capsule), rice flour

Does NOT Contain Any: Artificial colors, wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, fish, peanuts.

Potential Side Effects: There are no known side effects associated with this product. However, as with any food product, there may be infrequent and unusual highly sensitized reactions associated with this or any other nutritional supplement. If such a reaction occurs, you should consider discontinuing use of this or any product.

Warnings & Interactions: If you have medical conditions, are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, or taking medications (especially anxiety or depression), consult your health care practitioner before using this or any product. Do not alter the use of your medications when using this product. May cause drowsiness if taken with alcohol.

Capsule Size: Capsules may always be opened and the contents poured into your mouth or a liquid beverage.
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Ingredient Summaries:

Below you'll find detailed descriptions about the ingredients utilized in ProVanax™ - exactly HOW it works & WHY it's better than other products. Simply click on the ingredients below and a detailed description will appear under it.

  • Lemon Balm Extract (Melissa officinalis)

    Lemon balm is an herb in the mint family that enhances GABA neurotransmitter activity in the brain.

    The compounds in lemon balm, including rosmarinic acid, have been found to help inhibit the enzyme that normally degrades GABA.14 This keeps GABA levels higher, to support a healthy stress response, anxiety relief, mood enhancement and improved sleep patterns.13

    NOTE: Make sure to always use the EXTRACT form of Lemon Balm, which contains the active compounds that produce the positive benefits in clinical studies. DO not use or purchase any product that contains the "dead root powder", which is found in most products. It's cheap and ineffective.

    The highest standardized extract is what's used in ProVanax, which is 10:1 [7% rosmarinic acid, 14% hydroxycinnamic acid]
  • 5-HTP (Griffonia Simplicifolia)

    5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid precursor of serotonin with potential mood enhancing, anxiety relieving, sleep, and weight management (appetite suppression) benefits.

    When 5-HTP was combined with GABA (which is the combination found in ProVanax), it helped promote a sense of "deeper relaxation and decreased anxiousness" in 67% of users.18

    Another side-benefit of using 5-HTP is a reduction in cravings and appetite, which can lead to health weight management.15

    NOTE: Too high a dose will cause you to feel tired and "life-less". ProVanax contains the correct dose to attain the positive mood benefits, WITHOUT the negative "tired" feelings.
  • St. John's Wort [0.3% Hypericin & 2% Hyperforins]

    St. John's Wort is a medicinal herb that has been used for centuries to treat feelings of "sadness, hopelessness and gloominess".41-44

    NOTE: Make sure to always use the EXTRACT form of St John's Wort, which contains the active compounds that produce the positive benefits in scientific studies. DO not use or purchase any product that contains the "dead root powder", which is found in most products. It's cheap and ineffective.

    The highest standardized extract is what's used in ProVanax, which is [0.3% Hypericin & 2% Hyperforins]
  • Passion Flower 10:1 [6% Flavonoids as Vitexin and Isovitexin]

    At the correct dose and extract (found in ProVanax), Passion Flower will help give temporary anxiety relief and feelings of calmness and comfort.

    However, when taken at very high dosages, it will give a "tranquilizing / sedative" effect, which you do not want.

    NOTE: Make sure to always use the EXTRACT form of Passion Flower, which contains the active compounds that produce the positive benefits in scientific studies. DO not use or purchase any product that contains the "dead root powder", which is found in most products. It's cheap and ineffective.

    The highest standardized extract is what's used in ProVanax, which is 10:1 [6% Flavonoids as Vitexin and Isovitexin]. This way, you use less and get more positive benefits.
  • Valerian [5:1 / 1.2% extract/valerenic acid]

    Valerian is a perennial plant native to North America and Europe. The root is the portion of the plant used for medicinal effects.

    Historically, Valerian's primary use was to promote relaxation and give relief of sleeplessness, anxiety, mental stress and conditions associated with occassional pain (both physical & emotional pain).21-24

    Enhanced benefits are felt when Valerian is combined with Lemon Balm extract25 (which are both found in ProVanax).

    NOTE: Make sure to always use the EXTRACT form of Valerian, which contains the active compounds that produce the positive benefits in clinical studies. DO not use or purchase any product that contains the "dried root powder", which is found in most products. It's cheap and ineffective.

    The highest standardized extract is what's used in ProVanax, which is 5:1 [1.2% extract/valerenic acid]
  • Inositol

    Inositol is an unofficial member of the B vitamin group that functions as a primary component of cell membranes.

    Although inositol has not been shown to be essential in the human diet, supplementation has shown to exert some very beneficial effects in cases of sadness, hopelessness, worry & feelings of panic.

  • L-Theanine

    L-theanine is an amino acid mostly found in tea leaves, used to help improve mood, lower stress, and to protect the brain and heart.26

    [1] Helps promote healthy serotonin and dopamine levels, which can help support youthful memory and learning.

    [2] Helps improve levels and effectiveness of GABA, the body’s main inhibitory neurotransmitter.

    [3] Helps stimulate alpha brain wave activity, which can help cause mental relaxation, concentration, and deep REM sleep.27-30

  • Lithium Orotate

    Lithium is classified as an essential micro-nutrient, which means that all humans require it in small doses for good health.31

    It's naturally present in various minerals, water, soil, fruits, vegetables, and other plants that are grown in lithium-rich soil. Sadly, it's now lacking in our nutrition due to how foods are grown these days. Which is unfortunate because low doses of lithium seem to make people more peaceful and friendly.

    What's important to note is that the supplement form of Lithium "Orotate" is very different than the prescription form of Lithium "carbonate". The Orotate version in small amounts has been shown to be safe and beneficial for mental and emotional health.

  • GABA (Gamma-Amino-Butyric Acid)

    GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which means that it functions as the mind’s "brakes". It slows down and stops the firing of brain cells and brings the mind to a state of relaxation and calmness.32

    Scientists believe that GABA might be the mind’s natural calming signal. It’s thought to help people get good sleep, relax, and wind down.

  • Probiotic Mood Optimizer Blend

    Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that exist naturally in foods like yogurt and kimchi. They’re also available in pill or powder form.

    Probiotics help improve digestive health, and they’re often used to treat diarrhea or bloating. 

    However, there are numerous health benefits with using Probiotics, in addition to gut health. Recent research has shown a direct and indirect benefit in enhancing your brain AND emotional health as well.

    Numerous studies have revealed the huge potential of probiotics for improving mood, feelings of anxiousness and sadness .33-35

    NOTE: Not all probiotics work the same and they all have different benefits.

    However, the three most powerful and studied Probiotic strains that help with mood are:

    1. Bifidobacterium Bifidum - helps combat occassional symptoms of anxiety, worry and stress.36,38
    2. Lactobacillus Plantarum - helps promote healthy serotonin & dopamine levels, which can help support youthful memory and learning.38
    3. Bifidobacterium Longum - helps reduce temporary feelings of sadness, worry & stomach/digestive discomfort.36,37

    Each ProVanax™ veggie capsule contains over 100+ BILLION of these 3 specific "mood promoting" probiotics (healthy bacteria).

  • Vitamin & Mineral Combo

    Vitamins B6, B9, B12 and the mineral - Magnesium, are all essential in the production of brain neurotransmitters.

    This becomes even more important during times of additional stress and as we age, especially if you're over the age of 35.

    NOTE: B vitamins must be taken in the correct, absorbable form. For B6, it's pyridoxine HCl. For B9 (folate), it's L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate. For B12 it's methylcobalamin.

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