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Relieve stress: 6 calming supplements that won't knock you out

If the words stress-relief supplements make you think of teas and tinctures that knock you out, think again. In recent years, manufacturers have unveiled a host of sophisticated new products aimed at combating mental and physical stress while promoting alertness, restoring energy and nurturing overtaxed adrenal glands.

Consumers are eating them up, literally, spending $430 million on mood-enhancing supplements in 2009 (up 11 percent from 2008), according to Nutrition Business Journal. Here’s a look at some stand-out de-stressors.


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