Tip #9: Passionflower
If you’ve been to the grocery store lately, then you’ve probably
seen a lot of drinks that are made with passionflower. As opposed
to energy drinks, passionflower is actually used to calm you down.
Passionflower is a naturally occurring plant that boosts levels of
gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), which is a compound that
lowers brain activity.
When you think of brain activity, picture little boats swimming
from shore to shore on a river. When you’re overstimulated and
stressed out, these boats are all over the place and nothing is
That’s what anxiety feels like.
But when levels of GABA are boosted, the boats are floating
calmly and going with the flow of the river.
In addition to helping with anxiety, passionflower can also help
with stomach problems. Indigestion is often a side effect of stress.
When taken regularly, passionflower can help improve your
quality of sleep and treat Insomnia. As previously mentioned in
this Special Report, a good night’s sleep is a great way to reduce
There are different ways that you can take passionflower, too.
You can drink it as a tea, swallow it as a supplement with some
water, or you can even find passionflower liquid extract.
As with adding any supplement to your diet, be sure to check with
a doctor first.