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Depression is sometimes thought of as most easily treated through psychotropic medication that can rebalance hormones or brain chemicals. For those not ready to sign up for heavy pharmaceuticals, there might be another way. Well regarded as a power mineral for the body’s central systems, zinc repletion might be vital in relieving symptoms of depression. While it’s naturally found in trace amounts in the body, clinical studies have shown that those suffering from depression are also zinc deficient. The more depressed tested individuals are, the lower their zinc levels have proved to be. Low Zinc Levels & Diet The most… Read More »


It seems that modern science is finally able to turn to the old world remedies and verify or nullify what they claim to be able to do. Valerian is one of the few herbs that has stood up to scientists scrutiny and does exactly what it promises to do. Valerian has been used for generations as a natural sleep aid, but there is so much more to it than that! We at Ageless Nutrition decided to take a look at this long fabled herb and find out what it is, what it does and what the benefits are! What exactly… Read More »


5-HTP also known as 5-Hydroxytryptophan is produced by the body from the Amino Acid Tryptophan.  It aids in the production hormones Serotonin and Melatonin. While Melatonin is a natural sleep inducer, Serotonin works as a natural antidepressant within the body. Manufactured from an African plant and sold in supplement format, 5-HTP is sold in health food stores and taken for a variety of reasons, below we have listed six health benefits a person might experience while taking 5-HTP. Anxiety That uncontrollable dread, an inability to deal with the moment you are in, sweating, fast heart rate, difficulty breathing and a… Read More »


Melatonin is a natural hormone and powerful antioxidant, which provides many helpful benefits. Melatonin has been known to help support eye health, treat stomach ulcers and heartburn, ease tinnitus symptoms, and even raise growth hormone levels in men. We have put together a list of the top five natural health benefits of melatonin so that you can become more familiar with this natural sleep aid. Sleep well Melatonin is a hormone that is produced by the brain every night in response to diminishing light. It is responsible for regulating our circadian rhythm and telling our body clock it is time for bed.… Read More »


Chamomile is a pretty plant belonging to the daisy family. It has a long history of human usage and is particularly popular in the form of a delicate, soothing tea made from dried flowers. Prescription medications can be expensive and may even bring unwanted side effects, and for this reason, a growing number of people are looking for more natural methods of maintaining good health and well-being. Here are five major benefits that chamomile has to offer.   1. Promotes relaxation and sleep Chamomile tea has been a traditional solution for troubled sleep and insomnia for generations. Drinking this tea… Read More »


Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is the herb from the mint family that bears its name due to fresh lemon scent it releases. Although it’s grown all over the world, it’s native to Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. You may find some at the farmer’s market, in a grocery store or even right in your garden. Lemon balm usually comes in the form of extract, oil, tincture or salve, but it’s also widely used in cooking and tea recipes. Lemon balm has a variety of useful qualities and can be of great aid for our health. For example, it can… Read More »


One can argue that stress is an inherent part of the modern world. We are always in a hurry and constant pressure. Sometimes we sacrifice a lot to achieve very little. Stress is simply a natural result of this lifestyle. Unfortunately for us, we are not built thrive under these conditions. Out physical and mental qualities deteriorate under stress, which leads to many serious medical conditions. It can be said that stress is a gateway to some of the worst medical conditions you can get your body through. In combination with an unhealthy diet, pollution and lack of exercise, the… Read More »


Intro To Zinc When you are experiencing anxiety or feeling weighed down by extra stress, it can feel impossible to take hold of those symptoms and regain happiness. There’s good news ahead. You can naturally enhance your mood and lift yourself out of that negative, sluggish state. One powerful mineral your body relies on for DNA synthesis, immunity and even your sense of taste also have influence over your mental and emotional well-being. Zinc is an essential building block for hundreds of activities within your body. The more sufficient your zinc levels, the less likely you are to experience feelings… Read More »


What Is Passionflower? Passionflower, also known as ‘passiflora,’ is a perennial climbing vine with a beautiful flower. It has long been used as traditional herbal medicine, with leaves, stems, and flowers made into a tea or a tincture, or powdered and put into capsules. The rather special name of this flower and its striking appearance have lasting mystical and religious significance, as the flower is said to depict the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the cross[1]. How Does Passionflower Work? Passionflower works by increasing the levels of a chemical in the brain called gamma-aminobutyric acid, also known as GABA. This… Read More »


An herb that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries, horny goat weed is a common ingredient in many vitamins, supplements, and other medicines. The leaves of the herb are what is used in these vitamins, supplements, and medicines. Known as “yin yang huo” in Chinese medicine, there are at least 15 known different species of horny goat weed. Icariin, found in horny goat weed, has been proven through studies to be beneficial for libido and stimulation. What Is Horny Goat Weed? Considered to be a natural aphrodisiac, horny goat weed is a member of the Berberidaceae family… Read More »


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