The science

How does Arobalance work?

Prolonged stress can lead to a number of serious conditions like high blood pressure, heart problems, memory loss, anxiety, depression and the suppression of the body's ability to fight infections.

Arobalance stimulates smell nerve cells, which send signals to two parts of the brain, the emotional (Limbic System) and the smell identification area (Cortex) of the brain. The Limbic System controls the sympathetic nervous system and research has shown that Arobalance has a positive effect on the sympathetic nervous system, therefor reducing stress levels and improving sleep.

Arobalance fact

Experiments show after spraying or misting Arobalance the fresh aroma lasts for 10 to 30 minutes, yet Arobalance continues to positively stimulate the emotional part of the brain for up to 7 hours.

Test research

Effect of Chronic Stress?

The below diagram depicts this effect of chronic stress on the sympathetic nerve terminal activity. Focal extracellular electrodes were used to measure the level of transmission at sympathetic nerve endings.

Sympathetic nerve activity (μV)

A. Minimal Stress

B. Chronic Stress

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  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
  • H
  • I
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  • B
  • C
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  • E
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Different treatments are indicated on the x-axis:
A - Minimal stress.
B - Chronic stress.
C - No Stress Arobalance
D to H - Six different plant green leaf chemicals;
I - Lavender.

Chronic stress (B) increased sympathetic activity significantly when compared to minimal stress (A).

Treatment with plant odours C to E significantly reduced the stress induced increase in sympathetic nerve activity. Treatments F to I did not significantly reduce the stress induced increase in sympathetic nerve activity.

The effective plant derived odours were further examined to finally construct a formulation resulting in greatly reducing the effects of chronic stress. The formulation was named Praescent the active ingredient in Arobalance.

Research team

Research team

Chronic stress has been shown to damage the hippocampus by reducing the number of synaptic connections between communicating neurons. Functionally this loss leads to a reduction in communication between neurons and a resultant loss of memory.

Dr Nickolas Lavidis (University of Queensland, Australia)

Arobalance works directly on the brain, in particular the emotional and memory parts known as the amygdala and the hippocampus. Tests with arobalance have shown to be effective at reducing the negative effects of prolonged stress and improve the quality sleep.

Dr Nickolas Lavidis (University of Queensland, Australia)

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