Stress Relief

Stress relief is a category with some cross over with compounds that reduce Anxiety, and with some crossover into Adaptogen compounds. Not necessarily sedatives (some may be), stress relief compounds tend to increase well-being in situations where people are overly stressed or worried.

This page features 4 unique references to scientific papers.


Stress relievers are compounds that work to reduce the perception of stress and induce restfulness.

They work by depressive means, although for this category 'depressive' means to minimize excitation and stimulation in the brain, rather than inducing the overt feeling of ennui and lethary known as depression.

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Many stress relievers are neurally active, and thus could interact with any neurological medication such as anti-depressants or ADHD medications. Medical Disclaimer

Scientific Support & Reference Citations

All scientific support and potency of stress relievers can be found on their respective pages.


  1. Writing Group for the NINDS Exploratory Trials in Parkinson Disease (NET-PD) Investigators, et al Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial . JAMA. (2015)
  2. Taylor MJ1, et al Folate for depressive disorders . Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2003)
  3. Godfrey PS1, et al Enhancement of recovery from psychiatric illness by methylfolate . Lancet. (1990)
  4. Kushwaha S1, Chawla P1, Kochhar A1 Effect of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on antioxidant profile and oxidative status among postmenopausal women . J Food Sci Technol. (2014)

(Common misspellings for Stress Relief include stress relief, releif, releef, stres, sleep)

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