Hi. I'm Focus + Mood.
I increase serotonin availability and interact with your adenosine receptors to trigger the release of dopamine. I also interact with your NMDA receptors to soothe racing thoughts, and contain potent neuroprotective agents that increase alertness, aid memory and cognition, and promote neurogenesis.
Myrcene: in low doses, beta-myrcene acts as a stimulant for neurone type 1, E,E-alpha-farnesene for neurone type 2 and homo-farnesene for neurone type 3.
D-Limonene: Increases memory retention, increases serotonin availability, decreases stress and works as a fast-acting mood elevator. Limonene has been found to not only increase the availability of serotonin (stopping it from getting broken down too quickly), but also to act as a powerful anxiolytic (anti-anxiety). Limonene has also demonstrated a powerful ability to act upon our adenosine receptors; triggering the release of dopamine. Limonene stimulates the immune system, and has neuroprotective qualities that aid in memory retention and focus. Cannabis strains such as ‘Lemon-Diesel’ and ‘White Fire’ are rich in limonene, which are known for their unique euphoric and creative effects.
Linalool: Linalool is one of the most effective anxiety-busters known to man. Lavender has been used for centuries to combat insomnia, stress, anxiety, pain and convulsions, but only recently have scientists discovered why. Linalool produces anxiolytic effects via inhibition of voltage-gated calcium channels, reduction of 5HT1A receptor activity, and increased parasympathetic tone.In a randomised, double-blind study, linalool produced more anxiolytic effects than paroxetine, supporting its potential as a non-addictive alternative to benzodiazepines.
A+B-Pinene: pinene is a well known neuroprotective agent that increase alertness, aids memory retention, and has anti-depressant and anxiolytic qualities. Pinene facilitates neurogenesis, the formation of new brain cells, via a range of complex mechanisms that are still being mapped.