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Lemon Balm Herb Extract (Melissa Officinalis)

Dr. Robert Pastore
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Lemon Balm Herb Extract (Melissa Officinalis)

What is this ingredient known for?

Lemon Balm is traditionally used as a supplement to promote a healthy mood, calmness and sleep.

Why are we using it in Power On?

Function #1: Lemon Balm improves memory while increasing calmness.

Lemon balm has been found to improve memory performance, improve the speed of timed memory tasks while increasing ‘calmness’ in human studies. Other studies also cite that Lemon Balm is generally associated with mood improvements and cognitive performance (attention, concentration, and memory).

Kennedy D, Scholey A, Tildesley N, Perry E, Wesnes K. Modulation of mood and cognitive performance following acute administration of Melissa officinalis (lemon balm). Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. 2002;72(4):953-964. doi:10.1016/s0091-3057(02)00777-3.

Scholey A, Gibbs A, Neale C et al. Anti-Stress Effects of Lemon Balm-Containing Foods. Nutrients. 2014;6(11):4805-4821. doi:10.3390/nu6114805.

Why this form?

Power On contains a standardized form of Lemon balm.

Can be found in

Lemon Balm is a plant in the mint family that is used as a herb, in teas, etc.