National Relaxation Day

It’s National Relaxation Day. Studies have shown that lavender promotes calm without risk of dependence, tolerance, or withdrawal. I grow some in a pot outside the back door, where I can grab a quick pinch and inhale its fresh oil as I pass by.

While hiking offers me the best relaxation for a busy mind, as I embark on an especially hectic day in the office, I lean on supplements (in several forms, not always pills and capsules) for relaxation and focus.

Today, it’s LifeExtension Neuro-Mag and hand-rolled jasmine green tea pearls for a yummy dose of theanine. L-theanine increases brain levels of gamma amino butyric acid, a calming neurotransmitter.

Supplements are not always in the form of pills / capsules

Often a diffuser is running to scent the air with food-grade lavender oil on my desktop and also in the bathroom.

Vitruvi Stone Essential Oil Diffuser

Having suffered from stress-related memory issues in the past, I’ve begun using brain echo technology to help relax, rebalance and reset my brain. I’ll be writing about some of the devices I’ve tried for cognitive biohacking soon.

Author: Catherine Crandall

Someone who loves spending time outdoors and believes in taking personal charge of my health, I'm Amlia's founder. Designer of Amlia, now available during beta test at and for mobile devices in the Apple App and Google Play stores. Amlia is a vitamin & dietary supplement management tool. Like a pill organizer, but designed for the unique needs of supplement users.

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