Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In the short term, these reactions are good but when you have chronic stress, over time, this puts your health at risk.

CALM is a plant-based formulation comprising of adaptogenic, neuroprotective and cognitive-enhancing extracts which help maintain normal levels of hormones responsible for inducing stress, anxiety and negative effects on mood.

Key Benefits

  • Helps reduce stress and anxiety
  • Promotes relaxation and improves quality of sleep
  • Helps reduce and maintain normal cortisol levels, serotonin
  • KSM-66 is clinically proven for stress relief


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Ingredients Per Serving

KSM-66 Organic Ashwagandha Root Extract (Standardised to 5% Withanolides)600mg, L-Theanine (from Green Tea) – 200mg, Griffonia Extract (Standardised to 98% 5-Hydroxy Tryptophan) – 50mg

Serving Size

Two Capsules

Product Description


Unived’s CALM is made of KSM-66® Ashwagandha Root Extract 600mg (Organic Vegan Ashwagandha) standardised to >5% Withanolides, Green Tea Extract standardized to L-theanine 200mg and 5-Hydroxy Tryptophan 50mg from Griffonia Extract . Stress causes systemic elevation of stress hormones such as cortisol, and chronic elevation of these hormones leads to increased visceral adiposity and other metabolic syndrome. It also reduces the levels of the happy hormone serotonin.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that helps the body successfully adapt to stressful conditions as it increases resistance to physical, chemical, and biological stressors, builds energy and general vitality[1] given that L-theanine is a phytochemical ingested in daily life, it has the potential to become a nutraceutical ingredient that mitigates and prevents stress-related psychic confusion in modern society. 5-HTP acts primarily by increasing levels of serotonin within the central nervous system. Unived’s CALM blend can be taken to relax and calm down so one is in a better position of dealing with daily stress of life.


Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. Chronic stress has been associated with a number of illnesses, including obesity. The exacerbation of negative mood in response to external stress elements is highly correlated with increased food intake, and chronic stress is also associated with reduced physical activity. Both these behaviors may have a significant impact on body weight.

Your body reacts to stress by releasing hormones. These hormones make your brain more alert, cause your muscles to tense, and increase your pulse. In the short term, these reactions are good but when you have chronic stress, over time, this puts you at risk for health problems, including: High blood pressure, Heart disease, Diabetes, Obesity, Depression or anxiety, Skin problems, such as acne or eczema, menstrual problems, hair loss etc.

In today’s world every healthy adult whether a student, or a working professional, managing business, home or kids should consider Unived’s De-Stress to save oneself from chronic stress and the harmful effects of it.


KSM-66: Ashwagandha is one of the few herbs with significant effects on both psychological and physiological aspects of human functioning[2]. KSM-66 is manufactured using a water-based extraction process, without the use of any alcohol or chemical solvents, based on the principles of Green Chemistry.

KSM-66 has the most extensive set of research studies and clinical trials; 22 studies – 11 published studies, 6 additional studies completed and in peer review and 5 ongoing studies. KSM-66 has 30 Quality Certifications including USP, NSF, UL-NPA, and WHO GMP, and is 100% Organic Certified by USDA and EU.

  • Serum cortisol levels: a statistically significant (p<0.05) decrease of 22.2% was observed in serum cortisol (a stress hormone) levels as a result of KSM-66 Ashwagandha supplementation, significant when compared to the placebo[iii],[iv].
  • Ashwagandha is seen as a GABA-mimetic that reduces over-excitation of neurons, thereby producing calmness, reducing stress and increasing focus, mental well-being and self-control33,4.
  • Treatment with Ashwagandha can be helpful in limiting stress-associated weight gain in humans3,4.

L-theanine: L-Theanine is a unique non-proteinic amino acid that has been reported with predominant therapeutic values present almost exclusively in the tea plant (Camellia sinensis).

  • The relaxing effects of tea consumption have been known for decades; however, the modern neuropharmacological science has demonstrated that an active constituent of tea, called L-theanine (gamma glutamylethylamide) has modulatory effects on the brain state[v].
  • It has been shown to regulate oscillatory brain activities in humans with an ability to pass through the blood–brain barrier during cognitive task execution and electroencephalographic (EEG) transcriptions and is believed to cause a relaxation effect5.
  • L-theanine has been proposed as a neuroprotective and cognitive-enhancing agent[vi].
  • Peripherally and centrally administered L-theanine has been reported to act on the brain, to modulate monoamine levels in the central nervous system, and glutamate and glycine neurotransmissions6.
  • In the brain L-theanine increases serotonin production[vii]
  • Regardless of the mechanism, theanine increases alpha-brain wave activity, a sign of induced relaxation7.

5-Hydroxy Tryptophan: is the intermediate metabolite of the amino acid L-tryptophan (LT) in the serotonin pathway[viii].

  • A study demonstrated that cortisol induces an increase in the expression of the gene coding for the serotonin transporter, associated with a subsequent elevation in the uptake of serotonin[ix].
  • A significant increase in serotonin uptake (137%114,M1SD) was observed in the control group, whereas neither the generalized anxiety disorder nor the major depression group exhibited changes in serotonin up take upon incubation with cortisol9.
  • It is likely that under chronic stress or depression, the capacity for increase in serotonin transporter has reached its limit due to the chronically elevated blood cortisol level. Thus there is reduced supply of serotonin in presence of cortisol9.
  • Since 5-HTP is involved in the pathway that synthesizes serotonin, it helps maintain increased concentrations of the neurotransmitter at the synaptic cleft.


[1] Bakhtiar Choudhary, et. al., ‘Efficacy of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera [L.] Dunal) in improving cardiorespiratory endurance in healthy athletic adults’, AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda), 2015.

[2] ‘Ingredient Overview: highly bioavailable, clinically effective, sustainably produced.’

[3] ‘Ksm-66® ashwagandha / scientific studies: highly bioavailable, clinically effective, sustainably produced.’

[4] Dnyanraj Choudhary, et. al., ‘Body Weight Management in Adults Under Chronic Stress Through Treatment With Ashwagandha Root Extract: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial’ Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine 2017, Vol. 22(1).

[5] Akiko higashiyama, et. al., Effects of L-theanine on attention and reaction time response, Journal of functional foods 3 (2011) 171–178, 2011 elsevier ltd.

[6] Shinsuke Hidese, et. al., “Effects of L-Theanine Administration on Stress-Related Symptoms and Cognitive Functions in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial”, Nutrients 2019, 11, 2362

[7] Monograph: L-Theanine, Alternative Medicine Review. Volume 10, Number 2, 2005

[8] “Monograph: 5-Hydroxytryptophan”, Alternative Medicine Review Monographs Copyright© 2002 Thorne Research, Inc. All rights reserved. Alternative Medicine Review Monographs

[9] Victor P. Idoyaga-Vargas et. al., “Correlation between cortisol level and serotonin uptake in patients with chronic stress and depression”, Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience 2001, 1 (4), 388-393

Additional information

Weight 0.056 kg
Dimensions 5.5 × 5.5 × 10 cm


What is stress?

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body’s reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive but in the long run chronic stress is dangerous and can lead to various health problems thus it should be treated in the initial steps.

I don’t suffer from any ailment or difficulty so why should I take Unived’s CALM?

Unived’s CALM is not for treatment of any sort of disease but a supportive natural blend that helps one deal with daily stress of life in a healthier way. If you want to be efficient, prompt and focused on your work with less or no confusion or hustle then Unived’s De-Stress will just help you achieve that.

Will Unived’s CALM eliminate physical symptoms of stress?

Our CALM product is meant to deal with the root cause and will help manage the levels of hormones that induce stress in the first place. Once the levels of cortisol and serotonin and other neurotransmitters are normalized one should see reduced physical symptoms.

Who does stress affect?

Everyone feels stressed from time to time. Some people cope with stress more effectively or recover from stressful events more quickly than others. There are different types of stress–all of which carry physical and mental health risks. A stressor may be a one time or short term occurrence, or it can keep happening over a long period of time.

What can I do to reduce my stress?

There are countless quick and easy actions you can take to reduce your stress. Here’s a few to consider: meditate, exercise, create a support network, think positive, avoid excess caffeine, laugh and focus on you. With Unived’s CALM one can be motivated towards feeling positive and calm immediately and will be in a better position to keep these activities in practice.

Does the product have any side effects?

Unived’s CALM is made with natural plant-Based ingredients which are provided in required amounts based on research to reduce the symptoms of stress. It is pure from any contaminants, chemicals and free flowing agents and does not have any known side effects.

How long should I be consuming Unived’s CALM?

For best results use the product daily for at least 3-6 months. However the result may vary between individuals depending on degree of stress, age, lifestyle and other factors. The product is safe and natural and has no known side effects thus we recommend that one must continue consumption for as long as they would like to enjoy the benefits.

Can children be given Unived’s CALM product?

This product is for adult use only.

Can Unived’s CALM help deal with pregnancy or lactation related physical and mental stress?

The product in general in meant to help with all kinds of stress because of its mode of action. However if you are pregnant or lactating we recommend consulting your physician before consumption of the product.

Will Unived’s CALM help me sleep better?

If the reason for sleeplessness is tension, stress, anxiety, shock or trauma or other mental health problems then this product might bring some relief to you. The purpose of this product is not to induce sleep but to maintain the levels of hormones causing stress.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, adults take 2 capsules a day post breakfast with sufficient fluid.

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