5 Benefits Of Lemon Balm
I am addicted to feeling good and having maximum amounts of energy at all times. I grew up watching the people I love getting hit with sickness and, in some cases, becoming terminally ill… I am sure you can relate.
The problem is, there was just so much misinformation to sift through, so I have spent the past 7 years voraciously studying what ingredients can support the human body best to achieve optimal health.
Today, I want to share the magic behind one of my favorites that you don’t hear much about. LEMON BALM.
It’s not the same as lemon, I like to think it’s even more powerful in many ways.
Let’s look at the benefits of lemon balm.
5 Powerful Benefits Of Lemon Balm
Calms The Mind
Have you ever had those days where things just don’t go right? OR you can’t seem to stop your brain for 1 second? Lemon balm has been used for centuries to care for wounds and quell sleeplessness. Some attest that the pure, sweet aroma of the oil promotes a feeling of relaxation.
Encourages Restful Sleep
Not all sleep is created equal. It’s the delta sleep we want. In fact, sleep is the most powerful tool when it comes to losing weight.
Lemon balm encourages restful sleep, especially for those who have trouble falling asleep. In one study, parents reported their children slept more peacefully throughout the night with lemon balm supplementation. It doesn’t only benefit restless children and their sleep-deprived parents. A placebo-controlled trial found that menopausal women suffering from interrupted sleep reported much better rest after taking a lemon balm and Valerian extract.
Sharpens Memory And Problem Solving
In clinical trials, those taking lemon balm supplements displayed improvement in problem-solving skills and recall.
When combined with acupuncture, lemon balm helped test subjects recover memory-related functions. Another study showed participants had significant improvements in brain function after 16 weeks of administration of a lemon balm extract containing 500 mcg of citral – a component of lemon balm oil.
Another study reported that lemon balm helps stimulate memory and enhance mood. A phytochemical found in lemon balm suppresses the enzymes that break down the neurotransmitter responsible for memory and thought.
Powerful Brain-Protecting Antioxidants
Lemon balm is loaded with antioxidants that protect cells from free radicals. Studies show properties in lemon balm support healthy brain aging.
Beyond the positive effects on memory, thinking and mood, research suggests lemon balm supports brain health. Antioxidants like eugenol detain free radicals before they can attack brain cells. If the brain doesn’t get enough blood, it can quickly become an emergency that affects brain function. Animal models show that, when provided shortly after such an episode, lemon balm appears to protect the brain.
May Be Useful Against Diabetes
Researchers have tested lemon balm extract for its effect on high blood sugar. They found it reduced blood sugar levels and oxidative stress related to diabetes.
In fact, researchers at the Free University of Berlin stated, “ethanolic lemon balm extract can potentially be used to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes,” because they were so impressed by the convincing data (Cite, Cite).
There are many ways to get lemon balm but all are not created equal. There are certain phytochemicals and plant compounds that help it to be more absorbant.
Organifi Gold With Lemon Balm
Knowing the power of lemon balm, we made sure to add a potent dose to our Organifi Gold superfood mix.
Organifi Gold has also been specially crafted with the best organic, plant-based ingredients, including lemon balm, turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, coconut milk and more! Mixed with warm water or almond milk, it is formulated to boost your immune system, relax your muscles, enhance your brainpower and aid digestion. We made this for all our chronically stressed followers (you know who you are!) so you can CHILL.
This stuff is the bomb-diggity and you’ve got to give it a try. Drinking Gold regularly, you can see positive changes within the first few weeks.
Have you ever tried lemon balm? Have you tried Organifi Gold? If you’ve been drinking Organifi Gold regularly, what benefits have you experienced? Share your experiences with us. We want to celebrate your success and support your journey.
And remember, we’re in this together.
Kat Gál is a holistic health writer who helps health, wellness, and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a freelance writing mentor teaching wanna-be-freelancers how to make a living writing at freelancewriterschool.com. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at firstname.lastname@example.org or katgalwriter.com. Visit freelancewriterschool.com for freelance writing tips. Follow me on Instagram @freelancewriterschool and on Facebook at facebook.com/katgalwriter.
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