Phenibut has been extensively researched in Russia. It is used for anxiety; depression; withdrawal from alcohol, narcotics, and benzodiazepine medications; insomnia, and schizophrenia. Its most common use is for generalized anxiety and insomnia.
EGCg is the most active therapeutic constituent in green tea. It has been studied extensively and found to benefit a wide range of diseases. Consider supplementation for weight loss, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, anxiety and depression, and arthritis. It is also a very important nutrient to consider in cancer care. EGCg has many anticancer properties of its own, and it has been shown to work synergistically with many types of chemotherapy.
Synthetic delta sleep-inducing peptide is used to treat withdrawal symptoms related to both alcoholism and narcomania. It can also be used to help with prophylaxis of stress induced conditions, neurotic disorders, and disorders arising from stress (e.g. sleep disorders, difficulty concentrating, etc.). Another use of synthetic delta sleep-inducing peptide is for the treatment of stress-response syndrome and its symptoms which include depression, tension, and anxiety.
It is used to treat anxiety disorders. It is also used for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety caused by depression. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine that works in the brain to relieve symptoms of anxiety. Benzodiazepines are central nervous system (CNS) depressants.
Taurine is an amino acid with a diverse set of functions in the body. It increases parasympathetic tone, thereby reducing anxiety. It plays a central role in water balance in the body, helping with water retention and edema. It is critical for the electrical regulation of the heart and can thus be very helpful for arrhythmias and rapid heart rate. It has also been shown to lower blood pressure. And perhaps most importantly, taurine gets conjugated to bile salts and thereby has a central role in fat absorption while also helping to keep bile from getting too thick. Consider taurine for anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, water retention and edema, diabetes, fat malabsorption, gallbladder issues, and any cardiovascular disease.
Urea is most commonly recognized as the nitrogen-carrying compound generated in the liver through the metabolism of amino acids. Medically, urea is typically used in a compounding pharmacy in topical formulations to soften skin and nails. It has also been used internally in the treatment of cancer, specifically cancers the either originate in or have metastasized to the liver. When used in this way it is most commonly combined with creatine.
Niacinamide is the amide form of the B vitamin niacin. Niacinamide has a wide range of uses in the body. It has an anti-anxiety effect that is equivalent to benzodiazepine medications. It is closely tied to energy production, and in fact is one of the central nutrients involved in all cellular ATP production. Niacinamide also sensitizes cancer cells to the effects of radiation, and so is an important component of many complementary cancer treatment programs.
Niacin has documented to treat high cholesterol, alcoholism, schizophrenia, inflammation, and more. It is an integral cofactor in cellular energy production and plays an important role in all methylation reactions in the body.
Ginseng has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine as a kidney qi tonic. In Western medicine it is used as an adrenal adaptogen, immune stimulant, and general tonic. It is indicated for fatigue, immune enhancement, low libido, and depression. There are many types of ginseng, and each has unique properties. This formula is Eleutherococcus senticosus, or Siberian ginseng.
This combination provides vitamin, mineral, and amino acid support that is specific for stress reduction, anxiety relief, and relaxation. It also directly supports the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA. This combination should be considered not only for stress, but anxiety and panic attacks, addiction recovery, and insomnia. These nutrients are not sedating, but simply help to decrease sympathetic ('fight or flight') activity in the brain and thus promote calm and focus. This IC Complex would even be appropriate as a study aid and for ADD/ADHD.