Today I’m going to discuss Passion Flower. What it is, how it works, the benefits, and side-effects, pros, cons, and warnings…
And the best form and how to maximize the positive benefits, while eliminating the negatives.
Today’s topic is for anyone who wants to reduce anxious feelings and worry, improve your mood, feel more confident, decrease nervousness, and stress… And simply relax the body and mind.
My Experience With Passion Flower
When I was younger, my grandmother would take this liquid herbal syrup called Passiflorine.
She and my family would use it to relax. It has a calming effect. It’s used for anxious feelings and nervousness.
It’s also good for unwinding at the end of the day and helping you sleep.
You can’t get it in America – but you can in other countries and we’d get it in Tijuana Mexico.
It worked great, as long as you took the correct dosage. Unfortunately, one side-effect is you can get really tired for many hours if you take too much.
Now, fast forward years later and I’m researching the best herbs and vitamins for reducing anxious feelings, worry, panic attacks, and relaxing the body and mind.
It was for myself since I had so much going on in my life — with work, school, relationships, money problems, and feeling unsure about my future.
And one day during my research, I ran into this amazing plant called, Passion Flower, also known as Passiflora… Which is what Passiflorine is derived from.
And it reminded me of my childhood and my grandmother.
And I mention this story to let you know that Passiflora or Passion Flower, has been safely used for decades… including decades ago with my grandmother.
Best Forms Of Passion Flower
Now, there are many forms or ways you can consume passionflower.
You can do so in a liquid, the way my grandmother did. You can do so in a tea. Liquid drops. Dried powder in a pill and finally, extract form in a pill.
The most potent and effective form is in the extract form in a pill.
You want a 10:1 extract ratio with 6% Flavonoids as Vitexin and Isovitexin. These are the active ingredients and alkaloids that are doing all the work and causing the benefits.
Any other form and you’re just wasting your time and money. You’ll have to consume so much to get a little bit of the benefits.
So, it ends up being a waste of money.
And it’s much more difficult to measure the correct amount since it’s not a standardized extract.
Side Effects of Passion Flower
Passionflower is fairly safe. However, some general side-effects are:
So it’s best to try a lower dose at first and see how you feel.
This is also why I only suggest taking the standardized extract form – because it’s precise and can be measured correctly every time.
It won’t change from bottle to bottle. Liquid forms can go rancid. Dried herbs without extracts have no active ingredients.
Also, go for the extract!
Don’t Try Passion Flower Just Yet!…
When it comes to your health, you never want to just use ONE thing.
Just as you don’t only eat broccoli or only fish… you shouldn’t only use Passion Flower.
Unfortunately, when taking any one ingredient, your body will quickly adapt to it, and thus, you’ll need to continually increase the dose and amount.
And as you increase the dose, you increase the negative effects.
This is why it’s best to take Passion Flower with similar ingredients.
This way, you can use the lowest dose of each ingredient, but get the maximum benefits due to the specific synergistic effects.
It’s called, “stacking”.
It’s like 1+1+1 = 5, not 3.
It also greatly reduces your body from adapting and thus, the positive benefits continue without you having to increase the dose.
This saves you money and it’s best for your health.
Best Ingredients For Anxious Feelings & Relaxation
In addition to Passion Flower (10:1 Extract), 3 other clinically proven herbs that work great with it are:
- Lemon Balm (10:1 extract)
- St John’s Wort (0.3% Hypericin & 2% Hyperforins)
- Valerian Root (1.2% extract)
I also suggest 3 potent amino acids:
There’s a special synergy with these ingredients.
Of course, you might be thinking “geez, I don’t want to take 10-20 pills every day”.
I don’t blame you. It’s expensive and time-consuming.
I didn’t want to either and this is why I use ProVanax.
It’s a 20+ year natural formula that combines all the ingredients I mentioned today, plus specific B vitamins and probiotics — all designed to help improve your mood, help you relax, and reduce worry.
So, if you want to reduce anxious feelings, panic attacks, worry, and nervousness. If you want to improve your mood, feel more confident, and more hopeful – take a look at the ingredients I mentioned today and ProVanax.
Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.