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The Story Behind the Formula: Mood Juice

  • Published on: 07 September, 2018
  • Last update: 03 November, 2020

When I sat down to create my new line of formulas this past year, I thought of everyone in my life that I love. I tried to come up with a list of herbal tools that would truly increase their quality of life by providing relief and support for some of their most common complaints.

I thought of the struggles I myself have in common with them — obstacles that we’ve shared during late night heart to hearts and vented about together.

The one that came up over and over again and has affected the greatest number of people I care for is trouble with mood and motivation.

Because of this, I knew I had to include a formula that would support brain health in a way that helps your outlook feel a little brighter, and helps stressful times feel a bit more manageable.

*Please note that depression is an extremely complex topic that often requires professional medical attention such as counseling and medication, and should be tackled from all angles. There is never any shame in managing your mental health with medication, and this would never be a replacement for that. My formula is not designed to be a magic pill but rather a part of your toolbox with practitioner approval.

THE STORY BEHIND THE FORMULA

There’s nothing more comforting than knowing you have a tool for the difficult days in your arsenal, which is why I created mood juice. I want you to have something you can always turn to in order to lift your spirits and support your nervous system.

Rather than being a “magic bullet,” this formula is designed to calm, and strengthen the nervous system, supporting tension relief and gently supporting your sense of well being. My goal was to soothe your nerves, help you think clearly and positively, and help you feel happier naturally.

THE HERBS + BENEFITS

1. St. John’s Wort*

St. John’s Wort is considered an adaptogen and trophorestorative to the nervous system (meaning it helps to restore and rebuild the nerves over time).

2. Holy Basil

Holy Basil, also known as Tulsi, is traditionally used in Ayurveda for low spirits, brain fog, and anxiousness. It is an adaptogen and nootropic that helps the body adapt to stress, increases oxygen intake, and promotes energy and endurance. Although it contains no caffeine or other stimulants, it is thought of as containing gentle stimulant properties that can help with motivation and drive.

3. Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is used to soothe “sympathetic excess” of the nervous system, where the HPA axis is in overdrive. By increasing GABA levels, lemon balm was shown to reduce anxiety, increase calmness, and improve mood in rats via this study.

4. Skullcap

Skullcap is an extremely safe and reliable mild nervine that not only helps with nervousness, but insomnia as well. While herbs are usually studied on rats like the paper I linked above, there’s actually been a double blind study on humans where 15 women and 4 men took one of three types of skullcap preparations. They proceeded to rate energy, cognition and anxiety at intervals for two hours thereafter, and the researchers found that it “demonstrated noteworthy anxiolytic [anti-anxiety] effects.”

5. Kava Root

Kava has been shown in more than a dozen placebo-controlled studies to be effective with good tolerability for treatment of generalized anxiety, with some evidence for stress, low mood and insomnia. It is extremely calming and comforting and one of my favorite stress-relievers.

6. Motherwort

As the name suggests, motherwort has a calming energy like a big hug from mom. It is classified as a nervine herb, and is helpful for worries that feel “pent up” in the body. Also in line with its famous name, Motherwort is helpful for postpartum anxiety and melancholy felt by new mothers.

HOW TO USE MOOD JUICE

Mood juice usually supports immediate soothing, however some may take up to 2 weeks to feel deeper mood-based benefits. To use mood juice, take 1 full squeeze of the dropper bulb 2-3x per day as needed in water, juice, or hot water to make a tea.

Do not use mood juice if you’re on antidepressants and always talk to your doctor before taking it with any other pharmaceutical drugs. St. John’s Wort can make you more sensitive to the sun, so be mindful of excessive UV exposure while taking. Also, because this blend contains kava root, always ask your practitioner before use if you have a history of liver problems or are taking medication.

I hope this blend gets you through difficult days and brings a sense of stability into your life!

If you’re interested in buying Mood Juice, check it out here!

*Please note: You may see precipitation or an accumulation on the dropper or in the liquid of certain herbs, especially St. John’s Wort. This precipitation is a natural occurrence as it indicates the concentration of medicinally active compounds within the liquid that is potent, filtered and free of particulate. This is a natural event and a sign of a desired and potent liquid. 

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22 Comments

kei

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can i take mood juice and liver juice together in tea?

JJ

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I’ve been taken this for months and I feel amazing! I had so much anxiety and depression my entire life and I’ve never ever felt this stable. I don’t drink at all unless I’m celebrating something or if it’s my birthday. So I’m wondering.. Is it okay if I drink alcohol on 2 week vacation while still taking mood juice, brain juice, peace juice, and adrenal recovery? This isn’t happening till August, but would love to be prepared. Thank you for everything!

Mel

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Hello! I bought mood juice 2 years ago. Does this expire ?

Suzana

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Do I have to keep taking mood juice for months. Can I stop once I feel more balanced?

Jessica

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Hi! I’m currently taking Parapro. Am I able to take Mood Juice and/or Brain Juice at the same time? Thanks!

Ileana

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Hi I am wondering if anyone has used this along with bipolar? My 17yr old is on lithium and would love any input. I plan on talking with MD for her to take this in addition.

crystalbotello71

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I was wondering if I can take Mood Juice along with doing the parasite cleanse. I have bad anxiety, but I also want to do the parasite cleanse.

Nancy Calle

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How long after I tapered off the anti depressants should I wait before I take the mood juices?Will it help my withdrawals? I m desperate!!

Sherri

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I’m wondering if this will help with hot flashes/night sweats? Or is there anything else that can help? I had a years worth of night sweats about 8 years ago so thought I’d gone through menopause. Then, 2 years ago, I started with hot flashes and night sweats. This coincided with several ongoing stressful situations. I so need relief, especially from the night sweats as they disrupt my sleep up to 6 times per night. I’m exhausted, foggy, gaining weight, and I just feel sad and blah. Please help!!

Rachel

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I take time release adderall, and after reading in bold no antidepressants I started wondering about adderall. Which I realize isn’t an antidepressants but my brain/anxiety decided we should ask. Also, I’m already using the liver juice and love it.

Angela

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Is this safe during pregnancy?

Karen Moshe

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Hi Angela,

We do not recommend our Mood Juice for pregnant or nursing mothers.

-Team Organic Olivia

silvia Pavlik

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Hi , I”m planning to buy MOOD juice for my 13 years old son – he is dealing with anxiety ….is it ok to give it to kid ?

Karen Moshe

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Hi Silvia,

We recommend our products for adults only at this time.

-Team Organic Olivia

Jana

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Hi Olivia! I am currently on anti-depressants but brain juice is really helping me out too. I only recently read that it shouldn’t be taken with anti-depressants, how serious is this? Can I really not take them simultaneously?

Karen Moshe

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Hi Jana,

We are thrilled to hear Brain Juice is helping you. We suggest consulting with your healthcare physician about the type of medications you are taking and if it is a good fit with our Brain Juice.

-Team Organic Olivia

Jenny

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Hi! I received today my brain juice and mood juice, but didn’t think about the compatibility with nursing! (hello brainfog) I read above that mood juice should not be taken- or is it possible to take it if I dont breastfeed for several hours? If not, how long can I keep the bottle and how should I store it? Thank you

Karen Moshe

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Brain Juice and Liver Juice are OK while pregnant and nursing. Sleep Juice and Digestive Juice are OK while nursing only. Mood Juice and Peace Juice are not suggested for pregnant or nursing women. -Team Organic Olivia

Danielle

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Hello, I want to buy all of your tinctures. But I am pregnant right now. I am in my second trimester and have had anxiety and depression long before this pregnancy. There is just not much I feel comfortable taking while pregnant so times have been hard. Do you happen to know if mood juice is safe during pregnancy? If not I will definitely purchase after pregnancy. Thank you, Danielle

dana

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Hi Danielle, Congrats on your pregnancy! Brain Juice and Liver Juice are OK during pregnancy and nursing. Sleep Juice & Digestive Juice are not OK to use during pregnancy but OK during nursing, and Mood Juice & Peace Juice are not OK during pregnancy or nursing. – Team Organic Olivia

Faith

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I just received my mood juice & brain juice in the mail and I can’t wait to see the results! I wanted to know if the effects are still visible if I were to mix both tonics in my coffee, and also is it fine if I use the tonics in my coffee? I drink my coffee plain if that makes any difference. Best, Faith

dana

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Hi Faith, you could mix them in coffee yet water would be our preferred liquid 🙂 – Team Organic Olivia

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