Soothe nerves without dulling the mind or affecting overall concentration
Lessen the anxiety and stress related to tests or exams
Support cognitive function - like clarity and focus - in the healthy brain
Help maintain calmness during oral and written exams to keep confidence up
Caution: Safety during pregnancy or breastfeeding has not yet been established. A+ TestCalmer is not recommended for children under 6 years of age.
What does A+ TestCalmer contain?
A+ TestCalmer is a combination formula containing the following carefully selected all-natural remedies in therapeutic dosage:
Passiflora incarnata (also known as Passion Flower)
According to folklore, the passion flower was given its name because its corona resembles the crown of thorns worn by Jesus during the crucifixion. Traditional herbalists regard this herb as a natural calming remedy which acts as a safe, soothing, and non-addictive, general nerve tonic. In modern herbalism, Passiflora incarnata is known as a natural aid in reducing edginess, and common stress and anxiety, as well as alleviating discomfort from a nervous stomach. A recent study of 36 men and women with generalized anxiety disorder found that passion flower was effective in reducing worry and stress levels (Akhondzadeh S, Naghavi HR, Vazirian M, Shayeganpour A, Rashidi H, Khani M. Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a pilot double-blind randomized controlled trial with oxazepam. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2001;26(5):369-373).
Rosmarinus officinalis (also known as Rosemary)
Students in ancient Greece are known to have worn garlands of rosemary around their necks or braided rosemary into their hair to improve their memory during exams. In Shakespeare's 'Hamlet', Prince Hamlet's ode to his love Ophelia includes a mention of ".rosemary, that's for remembrance" - demonstrating the general prevailing folk knowledge of the time, which recognized Rosemary as a tonic for sound memory. Rosemary is well-known in modern herbalism as an all around tonic and energizer. Like Centella asiatica (Gotu cola), studies have also suggested that Rosemary can promote healthy cerebral blood flow (CBF) (Pointel JP, Boccalon H, Cloarec M, Ledevehat C, Joubert M. Angiology 1987;38[1 Pt 1]:46-50). In addition, recent laboratory analysis has found that Rosemary contains acetyl-cholinesterase inhibitors, chemicals that prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine in the brain (al-Sereiti MR, Abu-Amer KM, Sen P. Pharmacology of rosemary [Rosmarinus officinalis Linn.] and its therapeutic potentials. Indian J Exp Biol. 1999;37:124-130). Acetylcholine is a brain chemical that is involved in memory functioning, and deficiency of this chemical has been linked to serious mental diseases affecting memory.
Centella asiatica (also known as Gotu cola)
Found wild in moist areas throughout Africa and Asia, this herb is traditionally used as a tonic to support a healthy brain and nervous system. Centella asiatica is recommended to facilitate mental clarity, healthy brain function and a generally balanced mood. This medicinal herb is so highly respected in Ayurvedic medicine for its effect on the mind that it is even said to increase knowledge of Brahman - the supreme reality. Centella asiatica is also a favorite food of elephants and, as we all know, elephants never forget! Recent studies have suggested that Centella asiatica improves cerebral blood flow (CBF) and circulation in general (Pointel JP, Boccalon H, Cloarec M, Ledevehat C, Joubert M. Angiology 1987;38[1 Pt 1]:46-50), thereby allowing oxygen-rich blood to penetrate deep into the brain. Studies have also suggested that this herb may be beneficial as a mood tonic (Bradwejn J, Zhou Y, Koszycki D, Shlik J. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2000;20:680-684). Gotu cola should not be confused with kola nut (Cola Nitida), an active ingredient in cola drinks that contains caffeine.
This natural ingredient has been used to lessen worry and nervousness in those who lack self confidence. Anacardium can help alleviate feelings of inadequacy and irrational fear of failure.
Effective when used by those with feelings of insecurity or uncertainty, Gelsemium aids in decreasing stage-fright before an interview, public performance, or for calming nerves in anticipation of a stressful event like a test. This natural remedy is also useful in alleviating the physical manifestations of nervousness, including trembling, excessive perspiration, stomach upsets and related nausea. Gelsemium is said to promote mental clarity - reducing the chances of the mind going "blank" due to anxiety.
Contains less than 1% pure pharmaceutical grade ethanol when diluted as directed.
Note: A+ TestCalmer contains a combination of ingredients in concentrated therapeutic dosage and is formulated by a Clinical Psychologist to reduce performance anxiety and effective for both adults and children over the age of 6.