Clear Mood is a brain supplement designed to improve mood and promote the sense of well-being. The company behind this formula is a popular manufacturer called AdvoCare. The producer is specialized in developing nutritional, weight-management and sports nutrition products. With an experience of over 20 years in the field, AdvoCare is also involved in charitable actions and claims to be dedicated to providing the highest quality solutions.
Clear Mood formula is advertised to work by supporting production of essential neurotransmitters through a very powerful blend of active chemicals including 5-HTP, a precursor of the neurotransmitter Serotonin. It has been shown that the presence of proper Serotonin levels in the brain help maintain emotional balance and regulate sleep-awake cycles, among other benefits.
In fact, the formula only features two other active ingredients, namely L-Theanine and Magnolia extract whose benefits we will further analyze in the section bellow.
Clear Mood contains the following ingredients: Clear Mood contains the following ingredients: 5-Hydroxytryptophan (seed – Griffonia simplicifolia), L-Theanine, Magnolia extract (bark – Magnolia officinalis), gelatin, rice flour, Magnesium Stearate, and Silicon Dioxide.
5-Hydroxytryptophan is naturally produced within the body from Tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino-acid obtainable only from foods like: sea lion kidney, seaweeds (spirulina), spinach, crustaceans, seeds, soya, cheese, and meat (lamb, beef, pork, chicken, or turkey). This amino-acid turns into 5-HTP which turns into Serotonin, one of the key neurotransmitters in humans. Neurotransmitters have the ability to facilitate nerve cell communication. Serotonin is responsible for regulating mood, appetite, pain perception, and sleeping patterns. It has been shown that when Serotonin is elevated it can reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety feelings, sleeplessness (including those caused by jet lag), and cravings. 5-HTP is not found in common food sources, and research has shown that foods rich in Tryptophan don’t have significant impact on 5-HTP levels. The African plant Griffonia simplicifolia is however one of the richest sources of 5-HTP, the direct precursor of Serotonin. The use of this supplemental 5-HTP should not be combined with other antidepressant medication including SSRIs, tricyclic drugs, or monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
L-Theanine is another plant derived compound. Theanine was first discovered in the 1950’s as a constituent of green tea. Its most popular benefits refer to its unique calming effect which also allows users to remain alert and perform at optimal capacity. L-Theanine is also considered a potent immune booster and antioxidant, making it a potential remedy against cardiovascular disease or cancer. However, the scientific evidence in these two areas is limited at this time. A common dosage with noticeable anti-anxiety effects used in scientific studies is 200-250 mg. Clear Mood provides only 25 mg of L-Theanine per serving
Magnolia bark extract is a popular natural remedy used particularly as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The plant’s anti-anxiety and mood balancing benefits are currently being investigated. There are more than 200 species of Magnolia plants known today. The plants are very appreciated for their beautiful large flowers of many colors and their imposing tree shape. Magnolia bark is used to treat or prevent prostate and colon cancer, reduce symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and restore cognitive function in people affected by this condition, and prevent type 2 diabetes by managing blood sugar levels. The bark has the ability to mimic Cortisol, the stress hormone usually secreted in excess by people who are under a lot of stress. Prolonged stress results in very high levels of Cortisol which raises blood sugar levels.
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- Clear Mood is a natural supplement based on a combination of three plant extracts popular for their antidepressant and cognitive benefits.
- A bottle of 90 capsules (1-3 month’s supply) is sold for a moderately low price directly by the manufacturer
- The product is not clinically tested for potency
- The formula can interact with other medication and cause drowsiness (making it unfit for those who operate machinery or have to drive)
Clear Mood formula looks like a good alternative for those who experience feelings like anxiety, unexplained sadness, mental or physical fatigue, or restlessness. All three active ingredients are currently used within numerous supplements designed to promote emotional well-being. However, these substances can sometimes cause unwanted side effects (particularly when taken in large doses) or interact with other active chemicals from traditional antidepressants. The formula is addressed to individuals over 18 years old, preferably with the consent of a specialized professional.