Float Vibes: Calm & Rest
Float Vibes: Calm & Rest
CALMING, SLEEP SUPPORT, SPEED RECOVERY FROM HEAD TRAUMA, SOCIAL ANXIETY, CAN TURN DOWN THE CHATTER OF A BUSY MIND
Designed for stress relief, relaxation and to achieve a deep meditative state. This is excellent for the TYPE A personalities that are control freaks to calm down!
The herbs are most beneficial for those who have a hard time winding down and very good for reducing worries over the well being of others. Caretaker archetype. It has the marvelous qualities of containing a high amount of organic calcium and magnesium, two minerals crucial to keeping muscle tension away, and pushing away ill-ease. This used for its sedative and soothing properties, and to lower blood pressure, prevent tachycardia, and relieve insomnia. It has a depressant effect on the central nervous system and acts as a hypotensive. It’s specific effect on neurotransmitters is not entirely clear. It appears, though, that in keeping with its relaxant effects, it enhances the receptivity of the brain’s GABA receptors. Unlike alcohol, it neither disturbs blood-sugar balance nor reduces endorphin levels. This will promote relaxation in two different ways- by acting on the limbic system, which is the emotional centre of the brain, and directly on muscles. The muscle-relaxing effects make it particularly useful in treating headaches, backaches, and other tension-related pain. Given that this has been shown to have similar efficacy to certain bezodiazapine drugs in treating anxiety, it may be useful to assist in withdrawal from benzodiazepines. This makes it easy to use for specific anxiety producing situations such as a job interview or a final exam, where you want to be both calm and alert. In higher doses, this is a natural sleep enhancer. Unlike benzodiazapenews, though, it does not suppress REM (rapid eye movement, which occurs during dreaming) sleep, essential to our emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. And there’s no morning hangover, either.
Take 3-9 capsules in a sitting up to 2x per day (150 capsules in bag)
I first started paying attention to this herb when I found that with use of over 5 people, mainly all teachers, that it had the benefits of turning down the mind. One woman, a teacher in her mid 50’s had a very difficult time shutting her mind off at night. She was always planning for the classes. Within her first use of passionflower in tincture form, she found that she need not count sheep as the sleep came with ease. This herb is most beneficial for those who have a hard time winding down and very good for reducing worries over the well being of others. Caretaker archetype.
Passionflower has a very special place in my heart. It has the marvelous qualities of containing a high amount of organic calcium and magnesium, two minerals crucial to keeping muscle tension away, and pushing away ill-ease.
Passionflower is used for its sedative and soothing properties, and to lower blood pressure, prevent tachycardia, and relieve insomnia. It has a depressant effect on the central nervous system and acts as a hypotensive.
Kava is an herb that relaxes the entire body, has naturally contained magnesium and other minerals that put away the tension and headaches. Kava is known to induce a feeling of goodness within the body and support neurodegenerative conditions including spasms, irritability and anger. It is said that you ‘cannot hate with the kava in you.” Kava has been compared to benzodiazepines (anti anxiety medications), in double blind placebo controlled tests and found to be just as effective as an alternative.
This herb is known in India to induce a meditative state. It is said that the herb is known as a sattvic herb which translate to ’close to God’. Meditators drink this daily.
This herb is an adaptogenic herb, meaning helping the body to cope with stress, and regulate cortisol levels. It helps to curb sugar cravings, lose abdominal fat, and protect against radiation.
Will potentiate the effects of sedative drugs. Theoretically, it is contraindicated for people taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
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