Van's Health Foods

In Historic Downtown Livermore since 1972

Natural relief for occasional anxiety

Advanced lavender oil supplement clinically proven to help you reduce feelings of tension & stress.*

Nature’s Way Calm Aid reduces occasional anxiety and stress by alleviating feelings of tension, restlessness and anxious mood.* It’s shown to be as effective as conventional treatments, helps you stay more productive during the day and improves quality of sleep. Calm Aid can be used anytime of day and is non-habit-forming, does not cause fatigue and is not a sedative. The once daily, immediate release soft gel is the optimal delivery form for protecting the sensitive lavender oil.

This product does not contain:

  • artificial flavoring
  • corn
  • dairy products
  • gluten
  • preservatives
  • salt
  • sugar
  • wheat
  • yeast

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Van's Health on April - 29 - 2012
categories: Herbs, Supplements

Omega-3 Benefits

In the first study of omega-3 and anxiety, 68 healthy young medical students took 2,085 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid plus 348 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA) per day, or a placebo of fatty acids typical in the American diet. Participants gave blood samples during low-stress periods and on days before exams. After 12 weeks, compared to placebo, the omega-3 group had 14 percent fewer signs of stress-related inflammation and 20 percent fewer anxiety symptoms, with no change in depressive symptoms. Doctors concluded omega-3 supplements may reduce anxiety in those without anxiety disorder.

Reference: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity; 2011, Electronic Prepublication

From the December 2011 newsletter

Van's Health on January - 9 - 2012
categories: Supplements

L-Theanine Used to Reduce Anxiety

Doctors in this study measured anxiety levels in 18 university students who then took 200 mg of L-theanine or a placebo. While there was no change for placebo or for students with minimal anxiety, highly anxious students who took L-theanine had slower heart rate, better visual attention, and faster reaction times. Researchers said that, unlike conventional anti-anxiety treatments, L-theanine did not increase drowsiness, slow reflexes, or impair concentration. L-theanine also increased alpha brainwave activity, the type that emerges when eyes close and the body and mind relax.

Reference: Journal of Functional Foods; 2011, Vol. 3, No. 3, 171-8

From the October 2011 newsletter

Van's Health on December - 24 - 2011
categories: Supplements