Gaia Herbs - Mood Uplift Support - 60 Vegetable Liquid Capsules
Gaia Herbs Mood Uplift supports a positive and uplifted mood, while also promoting emotional and mental wellbeing. Maintaining a healthy emotional state is key to an optimal quality of life. Mood Uplift is designed to support mental and emotional wellbeing.
By combining herbal extracts that have been traditionally used to help the body cope with daily stress, nourish the nervous system, calm the mind, and support a balanced mood, this formula helps foster a better outlook on life.
The Gaia Difference
- Liquid Phyto-Caps
Liquid potency, easy absorption
- Committed to plant purity
Vegan; gluten, dairy & soy free
- All products tested for purity & potency
Gaia Herbs Mood Uplift Featured Herbs
- Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba
- Gotu Kola - Centella asiatica
- Oats - Avena sativa
- Passionflower - Passiflora incarnata
- Rosemary - Rosmarinus officinalis
- Schisandra - Schisandra chinensis
- St. John's Wort - Hypericum perforatum
What is the Phyto-Cap made from?
Vegan Liquid Phyto-Cap is made from vegetable cellulose.
What is the source of Gaia Herbs' alcohol?
Gaia Herbs uses 190-proof distilled alcohol derived from corn and wheat. Gaia also use 190-proof Certified Organic, GMO-free, corn-derived and sugarcane-derived alcohol for all products that are listed as Certified Organic in organic alcohol.
Do the products contain gluten?
There are no gluten containing ingredients in Gaia Herbs' products, with the exception of Reflux Relief (made by Aboca for Gaia Herbs), which contains Barley (listed on the label). 190 proof grain alcohol (from wheat and corn) used for extraction, is distilled and certified gluten-free by the manufacturer. The distillation process eliminates proteins (gluten is a protein). Gaia Herbs' oats (Wild Oats Milky seed) are grown on an organic farm and are not cross contaminated with any gluten containing grains, therefore they are also considered to be gluten-free. The products do not go through a gluten-free certification process.
What is Gaia Herbs' policy on GMOs?
Gaia Herbs is committed to using and supporting only non-GMO materials. Gaia never purchases GMO herbs and/or ingredients, with the exception of non-organic alcohol, which cannot be reliably procured from non-GMO crops. Gaia does a purchasing review to ensure they eliminate the possibility of "hidden" GMO's making their way into the products. Gaia uses a documented certified non-GMO source of soy lecithin, which is used as an emulsifier in some encapsulated products. All herbs propagated and grown on Gaia Herbs' farm are certified organic and therefore GMO free. The seed used in all certified organically grown crops is gathered on their own farm or produced from other certified organic growers and is GMO free. In rare instances where they cannot obtain certified organic seed, Gaia obtains seed from suppliers fully committed to non-GMO practices. Gaia also purchases as many organic and/ or ecologically harvested ingredients as possible to avoid any GMO. Gaia is currently and will continue to do everything possible to ensure that all products are non-GMO.
How long are herbal extracts good for?
Alcohol-based extracts have a 5-year expiration date, and alcohol-free extracts have a 3-year expiration date. The Liquid Phyto-Caps carry a 3-year expiration date. This is based on the date of manufacture. They do not need to be refrigerated to stay viable.
What is the best way to store extracts and Phyto-Caps?
The best way to store extracts is in a cool, dry place, out of the sun, like a cupboard or pantry. They do not need to be refrigerated but should be kept from high temperatures. The Phyto-Caps should not be refrigerated and should also be stored in a cool, dry place, away from extremes of temperature.
Why does the extract inside the Phyto-Cap look separated or discolored?
Occasionally, some natural separation may occur with the Phyto-Cap products after encapsulation. This does not alter the quality of the product.
On the labels under Suggested Use, what does "between meals" mean?
"Between meals" means that for optimal absorption, you should take the product away from food, either half an hour before eating, or 2 hours or more after eating.
Why is the Dry Herb Equivalent statement not included for some Liquid Phyto-cap products?
You may have noticed that the labels for some of the Liquid Phyto-caps do not include the "Dry Herb Equivalent" comparison number Gaia traditionally puts under the Supplement Facts box on the cartons/labels. Due to the variability of bioactivity in these botanicals, it is difficult to assign a dry herb equivalent as the amount of raw material needed to meet the label claim varies batch to batch. To change the packaging for this voluntary comparison each time Gaia makes the product would significantly impact the efficiency of the manufacturing process. Therefore, Gaia has decided to remove the dry herb equivalent reference from the cartons/labels for these items. Consumers can be assured, however, that the milligram extract amount reported in the Supplement Facts box, however, does not vary batch to batch.
What is the capsule size used for the encapsulated products?
Gaia Herbs uses a size 0 (zero) capsule for all their encapsulated products.
About Gaia Herbs
Gaia's mission is to bring vitality to -and create a connection between -plants and people. Their goal is larger than simply producing high-quality, potent herbal products. As steward of coevolution -the knowledge that plants and people have evolved together on Earth, forming a symbiotic connection as a result- Gaia is committed to leading the way in fostering the connection between plant and people. Gaia believes they must do all that they can to preserve the Plant Intelligence within each herb. Gaia must "plant intelligence" for the future. And they must continue to learn from Nature and encourage the sharing of this knowledge with others.
How Gaia proceed forward in accordance with the virtues of harmony is as important as what they produce. At Gaia Herb, they hold themselves- and everything they produce- accountable to the virtues of purity, integrity, and potency. These are the pillars supporting their belief, their actions, and their commitment.
Each herb must be cultivated in accordance with nature's intent. In order to deliver herbal medicines of assured purity, Gaia adheres to a stringent set of principles-rules they uphold as a company at Gaia Farm, and that their Certified Organic Farmers, Land Steward Harvesters, and Validated Partners must also follow.
These basic tenets are the foundation of the Gaia Principles of Purity-processes and protocols beneficial to both plants and people:
- They strive to procure all seeds and plants from sources whose organic methods and plant quality can be verified.
- They adhere to strict Certified Organic cultivation practices and meticulous crop monitoring-and require the same of their Certified Organic Farmers.
- They actively promote growing, harvesting, wild crafting, and purchasing practices that protect land ecosystems and enable the indigenous communities that grow and gather for them to achieve a more sustainable life.
- For crops that they do not grow, Gaia purchases their raw material from forest trade communities, indigenous growers, harvesters, and Validated Partners with a firm conviction to promote social sustainability in local communities and indigenous cultures.
- They uphold ethical business practices, both locally and around the world, to expand their sphere of influence beyond the acreage of Gaia Farm.
As Gaia creates herbal medicines, they must ensure the fullest possible expression of each herb. As herbal ingredients move through the production process, they are committed to using the right extraction technology and ideal concentration methods to act in accordance with the physical properties of the herb. With every herb that they process in their GMP compliant facility they apply only Full Spectrum processing technology. Their full spectrum processing involves choosing the ideal extraction and concentration methods to maintain the integrity of each individual plant. They do not isolate or purify a single active plant compound all on its own, nor are chemical or synthetic compounds ever added to their extracts. Instead, they deliver the complete natural array of the plant's compounds as intended by Nature, in order to facilitate the optimal physiological cascade of benefits within the body.
- Right + Right Method
The structure and nature of every plant is unique. To preserve the integrity of these chemical constituents during extraction, Gaia must choose the right method for the right herb, every time.
For some herbs, the bioactive constituents are water-soluble, and can be extracted by dissolving them in water, like making tea. For others, they use organic hydroethanolic extraction that utilizes water in combination with pure, food-grade grain alcohol, carefully adjusting alcohol and water ratios to capture the plant's bioactive constituents while preserving the full chemical spectrum the plant has to offer.
When delivering a medicinal benefit requires capturing the fat-soluble constituents of an herb, they use herbs extracted by a supercritical extraction technique. This process uses compressed carbon dioxide (CO2)-one of the basic elements of our atmosphere, and the "oxygen" that plants breathe and absorb-to gently extract the bioactive constituents, with no stress or damage to the herb, and no chemical-solvent residue.
In some cases, they must use more than one extraction method to ensure that they have preserved and collected the most complete representation of the plant's vital constituents. Regardless of the method selected, they never add hexane, acetone, methylene chloride, or other harsh chemical solvents. Food-grade grain alcohol, purified water, and carbon dioxide are their only diluents for internally consumed products-and Certified Organic extra-virgin olive oil is their solvent of choice for herbal salves and oil products.
- Low + Low Method
Once the bioactive constituents of the herbs have been extracted, the extracts are then highly concentrated with Gaia's meticulous low + low method-low temperature in combination with low atmospheric pressure-to protect the fragile, subtle vital forces of each plant.
Preserving the full chemical makeup of what they worked so hard to capture requires a slow, careful concentration technique involving low temperature and low atmospheric pressure.
Their low + low method of concentration uses a low atmospheric pressure of 24 millibars (versus the Earth's standard sea level pressure of 1,013.25 millibars) that allows the water and alcohol to evaporate slowly (much more slowly than other conventional concentration methods), while a low temperature of 60°C (140°F, nearly 75° below water's boiling point of 212°F/100°C) prevents any volatile, subtle, natural compounds from being damaged. As it evaporates, the organic grain alcohol is recaptured and purified, creating a closed-loop system in which no alcohol evaporates into the environment.
Potency: Purity + Integrity = Potency
The result of an unwavering commitment to purity and integrity.
Plant Intelligence is nature's way of delivering vitality to people. This is true potency. But potency can only be assured when Gaia maintains the herb's entire chain of custody in order to guarantee that the highest levels of purity and integrity have been preserved.
Improper handling at any step can damage Plant Intelligence and compromise potency. Some companies grow or source their herbs in all the right places, only to use harsh chemical solvents for extraction or extremely high temperatures for concentration. Conversely, they may use the best extraction and concentration methods-but are limited by raw materials that are contaminated or compromised from poor cultivation, harvesting, or sourcing.
Potency is a result of Gaia's strict adherence to responsible practices with every herb they source, combined with the use of the right + right method of extraction and low + low method of concentration, plus careful maintenance of the purity and integrity of each individual plant.