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Passion Flower 3.5% Extract

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Our passion flower extract is derived from the flowers of Passiflora incarnate.

What is Passion Flower Extract?

Passion Flower is native to the warm climates of North and South America[1]. In recent times, however, there are various species that are being cultivated worldwide for their colorful flowers which have numerous health benefits. For hundreds of years, the passion flower extract has been used by communities as a herbal sedative, stress reducer and sleep aid by both men and women. It contains biologically active flavonoids such as vitexin which are responsible for the free radical scavenging properties of the extract. In recent times, there has been many studies conducted in an effort to confirm the health benefits of the passion flower extract.

How Could Passion Flower Extract Support My Health?

With such a sweet name, passion flower extract has numerous positive health effects on the body. When taken, these benefits include:
  • Supporting menopause management. Menopause is a common condition that arises in aging women. It is largely associated with depression and anxiety[2]. These effects are caused by low levels of amma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an essential chemical in the brain. Studies have shown that the uptake of the passion flower extract can support healthy menopausal management. Menopause symptoms include vasomotor signs (hot flashes and night sweats), insomnia, depression, anger, and headaches[2]. Passion flower extract may be a great alternative to conventional hormone support remedies. *

    Passion flower extract can also help boost levels of the neurotransmitter GABA. When GABA levels are increased, a relaxed mood can be better supported. For instance, passion flower extract may positively affect the production of monoamine oxidase which is a substance that increases levels of low mood in menopausal women[2]. This means that when you take our passion flower extract, it will may alleviate the transition effects between menopausal symptoms. *
  • Supporting Healthy Blood Pressure. A study conducted and published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that the use of the passion flower extract will greatly help to support healthy blood pressure[3]. The study entailed a dose of 50 milligrams per kilogram of body weight of passion flower skin extract. The conclusion of the researchers was that a compound in the extract that goes by the name of edulilic acid could be the reason why blood presure was supported. *

    Other studies indicate that the passion flower extract is a helpful remedy for supporting systolic blood pressure[3]. The study involved the administering of the extract (8 milligrams) for a period of 8 days. The passion flower extract increased the levels of an antioxidant enzyme. and it decreased the levels of oxidized lipids that can cause damage from the accumulation of toxins and waste products in the body. *
  • Supports Healthy Mood. As a folk remedy, the passion flower extract has been used as an anxiety supporteer[4]. Recent studies have come out to support this property. Certain compounds in the extract may interact with receptors in the brain and hence, provoke relaxation. As we saw, the uptake of the extract will increase amma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain which lowers the activity of some brain cells that may be causing feelings of stress. *

    Another study was conducted on 36 patients that had been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder(GAD)[5]. The results of the study showed that the passion flower extract may support an anxious mood. In addition to this, the extract did not affect job performance negatively like the other conventional remedies. *
  • Improves sleep. A good night's sleep is vital to each individual. Having a good night's sleep will ensure that you are able to do your tasks perfectly. For the purpose of analysing the effects of the extract on the quality of sleep, patients with the sleeping disorder were given the extract. The results showed that the quality of sleep had been greatly improved. This could be as a result of the mood supporting properties of passion flower extract. Another study states that a combination of the passion flower extract with valerian root may be one of the best combos to deal with insomnia. Therefore, this extract has indirect benefits to our everyday activities through the provision of peaceful sleep[6]. *

  • Eases bad habits. Passion flower extract may offer relief for symptoms of relieving bad habits [7]. A randomized study found that the use of the passion flower extract on a daily basis addressed both the physical and emotional symptoms of letting go of bad habits. Many addicts of substances like nicotine usually find it difficult to stop their bad habits due to the harsh withdrawal symptoms. However, studies conducted on animals show that the administration of the passion flower extract helps reduces bad habit support[7]. The unique characteristic about the use of the extract is that it has no detrimental side effects. *
  • Supports Healthy Blood Sugar. The use of passion flower may support healthy blood sugar levels[8]. The vitexin and isovitexin present in the extract inhibit alpha-glucosidase (an enzyme that breaks down carbohydrates). This, in turn, helps to support healthy bloog sugar levels. Present studies as recorded by F. Wang and colleagues demonstrate that vitexin may be a viable therapeutic strategy for the treatment of diabetes mellitus[8][9]. *

Suggest Usage / Dosage

Take 90mg of our extract daily or as/when required.

Side Effects

When used in the recommended way, our passion flower extract is considered to be safe. However, adverse effects may result from taking large amounts of the extract. These effects may include dizziness, confusion or even low mood. *

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be re-sealed and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

Two years from date of manufacture.

References

  1. Soulimani, R., Younos, C., Jarmouni, S., Bousta, D., Misslin, R., & Mortier, F. (1997). Behavioural effects of Passiflora incarnata L. and its indole alkaloid and flavonoid derivatives and maltol in the mouse. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 57(1), 11-20.
  2. Shlyankevich, Mark. "Pharmaceutical compositions for the management of premenstrual syndrome and alleviation of menopausal disorders." U.S. Patent 5,569,459, issued October 29, 1996.
  3. Zibadi, S., Farid, R., Moriguchi, S., Lu, Y., Foo, L. Y., Tehrani, P. M., ... & Watson, R. R. (2007). Oral administration of purple passion fruit peel extract attenuates blood pressure in female spontaneously hypertensive rats and humans. Nutrition research, 27(7), 408-416.
  4. Dhawan, K., Kumar, S., & Sharma, A. (2001). Anti-anxiety studies on extracts of Passiflora incarnata Linneaus. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 78(2), 165-170.
  5. Miyasaka, L. S., Atallah, A. N., & Soares, B. G. (2003). Passiflora for anxiety disorder. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 1.
  6. Shinomiya, K., Inoue, T., Utsu, Y., Tokunaga, S., Masuoka, T., Ohmori, A., & Kamei, C. (2005). Hypnotic activities of chamomile and passiflora extracts in sleep-disturbed rats. Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin, 28(5), 808-810.
  7. Akhondzadeh, S., Kashani, L., Mobaseri, M., Hosseini, S. H., Nikzad, S., & Khani, M. (2001). Passionflower in the treatment of opiates withdrawal: A double‐blind randomized controlled trial. Journal of clinical pharmacy and therapeutics, 26(5), 369-373.
  8. Gupta, R. K., Kumar, D., Chaudhary, A. K., Maithani, M., & Singh, R. (2012). Antidiabetic activity of Passiflora incarnata Linn. in streptozotocin-induced diabetes in mice. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 139(3), 801-806.
  9. Saravanan, S., & Parimelazhagan, T. (2014). In vitro antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-diabetic properties of polyphenols of Passiflora ligularis Juss. fruit pulp. Food science and human wellness, 3(2), 56-64.
* Individual results may vary from person to person.