- Supplement Facts
- Supports Mood and Brightens Mental Outlook
- Calms the Mind and Increases Alpha Brain Wave Activity
- Supports the production of Serotonin, Dopamine, Norepinephrine and Other Neurotransmitters
- Improves Neurotransmitter Signaling Systems
Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that regulate mood, memory, the sleep cycle and daily stress. Adequate neurotransmitter production depends on an adequate supply of amino acids, vitamins and minerals in the diet. High levels of stress, dietary deficiencies, genetics, epigenetics, medications, toxins and microbiome dysbiosis all play a role in neurotransmitter depletion. Neurozen Jr. provides the nutrients required to help kids optimize neurotransmitter production during school and physical activity, such as sports or playing outside, as well as to support proper sleep cycling.
Age Range: Ages 6 and up
40 lbs: Up to 1 serving per day (up to 1 ½ teaspoon)
Above 40 lbs: Begin with 1 serving per day (1 ½ teaspoon) and increase to up to 2 servings per day, as recommended by your clinician.
***This product is not intended for concurrent use with attention and/or mood disorder medications***
L-theanine is an amino acid found abundantly in green tea and has been shown to improve stress perception, resilience and sleep quality. It has also been shown to increase alpha brain wave activity, which is critical for restoring optimal attention and promoting a sense of relaxation.
Historically identified as vitamin B8, inositol is not actually a vitamin. It’s a type of sugar that helps your body process insulin, a hormone essential for blood sugar control. As part of the cellular signaling system of the central nervous system, inositol is crucial for the release of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine from within nerve cells.
As a dietary supplement, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is naturally sourced from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia. 5-HTP is an amino acid intermediate that crosses the blood-brain barrier and increases CNS serotonin levels similar to traditional approaches that affect the serotonin system. Maintaining healthy serotonin levels is important in regulating appetite and the sleep cycle as well as for supporting a sense of calmness.
Macuna pruriens, commonly known as velvet bean, contains standardized does of L-dopa, which is the direct precursor to the neurotransmitter dopamine. Proper dopamine levels help maintain a positive mental outlook, motivation and focus. It is also important for supporting cognitive or executive function and has been shown to promote a state of heightened relaxation. This can benefit those with scattered thoughts and difficulty focusing.
Neurozen Jr. contains several nutrients that are required in synthesis pathways for the neurotransmitters serotonin, GABA, dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine. These include zinc, magnesium, and vitamins B6 and C.
Magnesium and vitamin B6 have been shown to calm the nervous system and reduce the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. Elevated brain glutamate is associated with nervousness, worry, attention issues, low mood, cognitive dysfunction and fatigue.