Natural Ingredients to Relax Muscles
There are numerous natural muscle relaxers on the market. But Relax Already® is a natural muscle spasm remedy with several natural ingredients that have all been found effective as an OTC muscle relaxer (over-the-counter muscle relaxer).
Natural ingredients have been used to treat muscle spasms and stress for centuries. Some of the most famous ancient civilizations, like the Aztecs, and some of the most famous physicians, like Hippocrates, have used natural, herbal remedies to treat numerous ailments related to stress, muscle pain, and insomnia. StoneAge Wellness Relax Already has combined some of the finest natural ingredients - including valerian root, lemon balm, chamomile, cramp bark, passion flower, and magnesium - that can help to relieve muscle pain, muscle spasms, stress, and anxiety. These ingredients work great by themselves, but together they can have wonderful effects on the body.
Valerian root is a perennial plant that grows to about four feet tall. It can have either white or pink flowers, and it has long been known as "nature's valium." Valerian root was famously used and researched as a sleep aid by Hippocrates in 420 BC, and it was further used all over the world by the Anglo-Saxons, Greeks, and in the Medieval and Renaissance time periods. Although it is compared to valium, it is non-addictive and safe for use by everybody.
Valerian root can be a wonderful natural remedy for stress and anxiety. It works in the brain by affecting the GABA receptors. GABA stands for gamma-aminobutryric acid, and it is an amino acid that works as a neurotransmitter. GABA blocks some nerve transmissions in the brain, and this can help to calm nervous activity. Without GABA the brain would be over stimulated and unable to relax. GABA helps reduce brain stimulation, and this can help to reduce both stress and anxiety.
Valerian root can also help to improve the quality of sleep. It helps to increase REM sleep, which is the deepest and most restful state during sleep.
Lemon balm is a member of the mint family, and it grows to be about 2 feet tall. It was a popular remedy in the Middle Ages to treat anxiety and muscle spasms, and has long been recognized as a safe natural remedy for muscle spasms.
The active agent in lemon balm is eugenol. Eugenal can help to calm muscle spasms, reduce pain by numbing body tissue, and it can kill bacteria. Eugenol is also sometimes used as a treatment for tooth pain.
Lemon balm is also great at reducing anxiety and improving cognitive function. Many pharmaceuticals calm anxiety, but leave you feeling groggy or fatigued. A recent study showed that lemon balm can calm the mind without slowing it down. University of Maryland Medical Center conducted several studies on lemon balm, and they found that their subjects experienced an increase in calmness and mental clarity.
Chamomile is commonly used to soothe the stomach, and it has been used since ancient Egypt to reduce pain. However, chamomile's most beneficial aspects are its safety and its ability to reduce stress.
Cortisol is a hormone that is released by the brain when the body and mind are experiencing stress. Cortisol increases blood pressure and blood glucose levels, and this creates that anxious feeling within the body. When cortisol levels are high for an extended period of time the body can be subjected to heart problems, indigestion, lack of memory, and insomnia.
Chamomile contains stress-fighting flavonoids. Apigenin is a flavonoid that is used in the body to reduce the secretion of cortisol. Apigenin works to bring the brain back to a normal and stress-free state.
Cramp bark is an incredible natural muscle spasm remedy that is great to help ease skeletal muscle spasm. It is a low growing shrub, and cramp bark safely relieves muscle spasms of all kinds. It has even been used to stop contractions during premature labor.
Cramp bark can reduce leg cramps, relieve muscle spasms, and ease stiff necks. It gets its cramp and spasm fighting power from two ingredients: scopoletin and viopudial. Scopoletin has been tested extensively, and it has been shown to even mute electrically induced muscle contractions. Viopudial reduces muscle spasms by blocking enzymes that can induce muscle pain and contractions.
Passion flower is a safe and effective anti-anxiety plant. It is a vine that can grow to over 30 feet, and has beautiful flowers that have five petals and five sepals. Historically it has been used by the Aztecs to help induce sleep and relieve pain.
Passion flower works similarly to valerian root by working with the brain's GABA. One study even found that passion flower can be just as effective at treating anxiety as some pharmaceuticals.
Magnesium is a mineral that is used throughout the entire body. It is used to maintain the proper function of the nervous system, and a deficiency in magnesium can lead to muscle spasms and pain. Low magnesium levels can also cause insomnia, so it is important to maintain magnesium levels.
Valerian root, lemon balm, chamomile, cramp bark, passion flower, and magnesium are some of nature's finest ingredients that can help to fight stress, anxiety, pain, cramps, spasms, and insomnia. StoneAge Wellness has combined all of these phenomenal ingredients into Relax Already, which can help the body to reduce stress, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle spasms and pain.