By the way, the brain being scrambled is very typical and with time the cognitive abilities will return. The Omega 3 usually helps with that as well.
The "Vitamins for 55plus" seems like a good choice to compliment your other supplements. The only thing that concerns me is the green tea extract which normally contains caffeine. And they make the comment about "Feel the energy" which makes me think it could make anxiety/nervousness worse. Otherwise it looks great.
Balanced B complex - A good basic B complex. Looks good.
Of course this would have to replace your magnesium supplement you are already taking.
It also contains Valerian root. A caution for those who use or are considering using valerian root. It greatly slows down the bodies ability to process and eliminate benzos. This allows the benzos to build to very high values in the body. Caution should be used when taking the two at the same time.
A comment from FiveNotions (member) - FN - Ditto to the valerian caution.....I tried it as tea....wasn't using benzos, but it whacked me out somehow....a tip I got from Fishinghat is to start whatever it is you're trying....amino, herb, etc....in very small amounts/does....and work up gradually....
It also contains ashwagandha. Seriously, most of this sounds promising BUT the plant contains fairly high level of steroids and long term testing would be wise.http://www.webmd.com...ame=ASHWAGANDHAhttp://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/24497737http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/24458838http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/24431513http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/24330893
anxiety and depression.http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC3252722/http://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC3573577/
Safety and side effectshttp://www.ncbi.nlm....les/PMC2958355/
I would really like to thank you for bringing this plant to our attention. It sound like it has good potential.
It has been shown to lower BP, interfere with sugar metabolism in diabetics, irritate the gi system as well as possibly causing ulcers, increase thyroid hormone levels and increase immune system function which can be detrimental for aids, multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis.
Having said that it should be noted that these effects are limited and this product is comparative to lorazepam in its ability to control anxiety. That is impressive.
I am not suggesting in any way that this product does not have advantages. In fact it sounds like it has great potentials for many ailments. I did a search on European and Russian medical abstracts and sincerely found NO long term safety studies.
California poppy appears to be safe for most people when taken appropriately by mouth for three months or less. There isn't enough information to know if California poppy is safe for longer term use.
Sedative medications (Benzodiazepines) interacts with CALIFORNIA POPPY
California poppy might cause sleepiness and drowsiness. Drugs that cause sleepiness and drowsiness are called sedatives. Taking California poppy along with sedative medications might cause too much sleepiness. Some of these sedative medications include clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), and others.https://www.ncbi.nlm...pubmed/27054913
This data suggests that EtOH extract of E. californica and its major alkaloids have a potential of causing interactions with drugs that are metabolized by cytochrome P450s, while the tea seems to be safer.
A 70% ethanolic extract of California Poppy (1.82% alkaloids) was able to bind to both 5-HT1A and 5-HT7 receptors in vitro at 100mcg/mL. Specifically, when the 70% ethanolic extract was incubated at 9mcg/mL, it showed inhibition of 64 +/-4% of 5-HT1A receptors and inhibition of 76 +/-1% of 5-HT7 receptors. Binding on the 5-HT1A was mostly due to N-methyllaurotetanine since it alone showed an EC50 of 160+/-10nM and a Ki of 0.085 ± 0.001uM in preventing binding of 8-OH-DPAT to this receptor.
Highly potent interactions at the level of the receptor with the ethanolic extract, but it is not known whether this is an agonist (activator) or antagonist (inactivator), or whether it is biologically relevant. This medicine may contribute to serotonin syndrome and should be used with caution with any other drug linked to serotonin syndrome like ssri and snri.
Some beta-blocking potential exists, with this extract inhibiting 32 +/-3% of binding to Beta-1-Adrenergic receptors, but underperformed relative to the active control of Propanolol (1.8nM EC50). Care should be used when taking beta-blockers like propranolol or atenolol.
Tea and vervain infusions inhibited iron availability.
Additionally, Vervain can interact with some high blood pressure and anticoagulant medications. NCBI