Chamomile has long been used for relaxation. It’s notable for the effects it’s shown to have on anxiety & stress, encouraging the body to relax. Fast acting, Valerian helps the body achieve a sense of calm by regulating nerves. Both valerian and passion flower encourage the release of gamma aminobutyric acid in the brain, a compound that promotes a sense of calm.
L-Tryptophan is an amino acid known for its ability to encourage the release of serotonin and melatonin in the brain. Serotonin (often called the “feel-good” hormone) is the chemical associated with happiness and relaxation. Melatonin takes on the role of a “sleep hormone”.
Thiamine and Magnesium
Thiamine (AKA Vitamin B1) plays an important role in the body’s metabolism. It helps with energy metabolism and helps to control hyperactivity. While dogs do naturally manufacture thiamine, some can occasionally be thiamine-deficient, which can increase stress levels. Magnesium deficiency can also increase stress levels and add to anxiety.