Transitioning to a healthy diet and lifestyle is not always easy. It can be especially difficult if you experience mood swings, cravings for refined carbs, poor sleep, or reduced energy levels. These symptoms can be the result of deficiencies or imbalances in neurotransmitters—chemicals your brain needs for mood stability, appetite regulation, and a healthy response to stress.
Crave contains nutrients that support optimal neurotransmitter levels, including:
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) – Derivative of the amino acid tryptophan, and precursor to serotonin, the well-known “feel good” brain chemical. Healthy serotonin levels promote a positive mental outlook, calmer and more appropriate responses to everyday stressors, and may help mitigate carbohydrate cravings. After 5-HTP is converted to serotonin, the serotonin may be converted to melatonin, a hormone that plays a key role in supporting restful and restorative sleep.
L-Tyrosine – Amino acid precursor to the neurotransmitters dopamine and adrenaline. Dopamine levels are often low in people prone to addictive behavior and unstable moods - issues that can hinder a person’s ability to make positive changes in their diet and lifestyle.
Vitamin C – Key nutrient for the adrenal glands. The adrenals are responsible for producing adrenaline and cortisol, hormones involved in the “fight or flight” reaction to stress. Poor adrenal function may result in physical sluggishness as well as a negative mental outlook.
Vitamins B6 and B12 – Required as cofactors in order for the body to produce serotonin and dopamine.
Rhodiola rosea – An adaptogenic root that helps support a healthy stress response and may reduce the desire to turn to unhealthy foods and behaviors during times of psychological stress.
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid), niacin (as niacinamide), vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCI and pyriodoxal-5-phosphate), vitamin b-12 (as methylcobalamin), L-Tyrosine, 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan), Rhodiola (rhodiola rosea) root, cellulose (capsule), dicalcium phosphate, vegetable stearate, tricalcium phosphate.
Take two capsules per day on an empty stomach, or as directed by your health care practitioner.