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Calmness

Calmness is a similar parameter to relaxation, although they have differnet rating scales. Both calmness and relaxation are associated with slightly sedative and anxiolytic compounds.

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Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-c Notable Very High See 2 studies
An increase in self-reported ratings of 'calmness' appears to exist following ingestion of lemon balm single doses
grade-c Minor Very High See 2 studies
A reduction in fear and anxiety responses to an acute startle response (indicative of less responsiveness to alerting stimuli and more calmness) has been noted with this plant extract
grade-c Minor - See study
One study using relatively high doses of cocoa flavanols (500mg) found an increased rate of calmness and well being when compared to placebo in otherwise healthy subjects.

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