Oat Straw

Oat StrawBackground Oat Straw, also known as Avena sativa, sometimes called the common oat, is a natural nootropic for enhancing cognitive performance.[1] Oat straw is considered as a natural anti-stress nutrient and has a number of healing properties and cognitive enhancement effects, such as increased attention span, improved mental performance in impaired individuals, relief of…

Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol)

Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol)Background Pine Bark Extract (Pycnogenol) also known as Procyanidins, Pinus pinaster, Flavangenol and/or Oligopin, is commonly used as a nutritive supplement and thought to have strong antioxidant properties. Actually, Pycnogenol is a patented formulation of Pine Bark Extract which is standardized to 65-75% Procyanidin compounds by weight. Procyanidins are chain-like structures consisted…

Valerian

Valerian Background Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) is a flowering plant, the root of which has been used for centuries as an herbal remedy for its sedative and anxiety-reducing effects. Valerian roots were traditionally brewed for tea or eaten for relaxation and sedation purposes. But the current primary usage of valerian is to soothe anxiety or make…