GoMCT® (C8) - 4.5g
GoMCT® is comprised of 100% C8 Medium Chain Triglycerides on acacia fibre (prebiotic).
goMCT is primarily used as a source of healthy fat to help increase absorption of the fat-soluble ingredients and plant extracts found in this formula. It also has the additional benefit of giving a rich, creamy texture to the powder when mixed in water.
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid used to create proteins that must be taken in from the diet.
It is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin, melatonin and vitamin B3.
L-Tryptophan first converts into 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) before converting into serotonin and finally melatonin in the body. L-Tryptophan, therefore, gives your body the building blocks to create serotonin if required, as opposed to taking 5-HTP which bypasses the rate limiting step and outright increases brain serotonin levels.
Increasing serotonin can affect mood and is known as the “feel good” neurotransmitter.
L-Tryptophan is often supplemented and used as a natural remedy for depression, pain, insomnia, hyperactivity and eating disorders.
Within Calm, L-Tryptophan is used for its potential to support mood and wellbeing, and increase sleep quality.
Low levels of L-Tryptophan has been shown to impair cognitive function, and increases feelings of anxiety, tension and nervousness.
It’s important to not combine L-Tryptophan with other serotonin increasing supplements or drugs such as MAOI’s or SSRI’s.
Reishi Mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum) is a polypore fungus that contains over 400 bioactive constituents including phytochemicals, triterpenes, polysaccharides (such as Beta Glucans), amino acids, fatty acids, proteins and more. It has been used as a Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Reishi is rising in popularity and commonly used to improve general health, immunity and support stress and sleep.
This mushroom exerts potent anti-oxidative effects, is able to activate natural killer cells which increases immunity and may increase anti-cancer effects.
GABA - 800mg
GABA is an amino acid that also acts a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
It is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that limits nerve transmission. For this reason, it is often taken as a mild sedative to help reduce anxiety and potentially improve sleep.
One small 2018 study, showed that participants who took 300mg of GABA an hour before going to bed fell asleep faster than those taking a placebo. They also reported improved sleep quality four weeks after starting treatment. 
Magnesium Glycinate - 400mg
Magnesium is an essential mineral used by over 300 chemical processes within the human body.
Many people have been found to be at least partially deficient in this essential mineral. Keep in mind the RDA for it is 420mg for men and 320mg for women.
Magnesium Glycinate, in particular, is a form of Magnesium that is bound to glycine (an amino acid and inhibitory neurotransmitter), and has very high absorption levels in the body.
It has a list of positive effects, including:
- Exerting a calming effect on the brain due to the presence of glycine
- It can help relieve anxiety
- Glycine can promote better sleep by lowering core body temperature
- Reduces time taken to fall asleep
This is the best form of Magnesium if you’re looking to promote anti-stress and better sleep.
L- Theanine - 300mg
L-Theanine is a non essential and non-protein amino acid, commonly found in small quantities within green tea, black tea and some mushroom species.
When extracted from these sources and taken at higher doses (typically 100–400mg), there seem to be very unique and promising therapeutic properties for this compound.
It has a similar chemical structure to glutamine, and both neurotransmitters that are produced from it, GABA and glutamate.
L-Theanine is mostly taken for its ability to promote a relaxation feeling, and help calm down your nervous system. It is also commonly used with coffee or caffeine to reduce the negative side effects that can often occur, such as sweating, jitters or anxiety.
L-Theanine is thought to provide a relaxing effect without sedation.
Ashwaghandha 10:1 Extract - 500mg
Ashwagandha or Withania Somnifera is a plant of the nightshade family that has been traditionally used in Eastern, Indian medicine (Ayurveda).
It’s commonly known to be an “Adaptogen” e.g. a natural compound that helps your body fight stress and physical/mental fatigue.
The main phytochemical constituents in Ashwagandha which contribute to its potent effect are called withanolides.
Current research shows Ashwagandha can have an appreciable anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects and may reduce cortisol levels, reduce fatigue, reduce insomnia and may increase testosterone.
Chamomile 5:1 Extract - 200mg
Chamomile is a daisy-like plant that is often used as a herbal tea infusion. Chamomile tea is most often consumed for its ability to promote a sense of calm and wellbeing.
The main constituents in Chamomile flower are polyphenol compounds like apigenin, quercetin, patuletin and luteolin.
Apigenin is a bioflavonoid and antioxidant found in Chamomile tea which is most associated with reducing anxiety and improving sleep quality.
One study in particular showed that people who consumed 270mg of chamomile extract, twice daily for 28 days, had 1/3 less night time awakening and fell asleep 15 minutes faster than those who did not consume the extract.
Astragin® - 50mg
Astragin by NuLivScience is a patented ingredient combining two natural extracts from Panax Notoginseng and Astragalus Membranaceus.
It has been shown to increase the absorption of many vital nutrients such as amino acids, Omega 3s, creatine and even CBD.
It promotes a healthy gut lining and gut barrier integrity which leads to reduced inflammation in the intestinal lining.
Zinc - 30mg
Zinc is an essential trace element and mineral for humans, second to Iron in the human body.
Zinc is required for the function of over 300 enzymes and 1000 transcription factors (proteins that control the rate of transcription of genetic information from DNA to messenger RNA).
Approximately 2–4 grams of zinc are distributed throughout the human body, with most being located in the brain, muscle, bones, kidney, and liver with high concentrations in the prostate and parts of the eye.
Within the brain, zinc is stored in synaptic vesicles by glutamergic neurons and can modulate neuronal excitability. It plays a key role in synaptic plasticity and in learning. Zinc homeostasis also plays key role in the functional regulation of the central nervous system (CNS).
Vitamin B6 - 1.2mg
Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitamin naturally present in many foods.
Vitamin B6 performs a wide variety of functions, involved in over 100 enzyme reactions. Vitamin B6 plays a role in cognitive development through the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters, supports immune function and much more.
The RDA for men 14–50 years old is 1.3mg daily and for women aged 19–50.