Frequently Asked Questions
How does PerformZen help with Performance Anxiety & Stage Fright?
PerformZen is a uniquely formulated dietary supplement that is made for those of us who want or need to perform at our best, overcoming pre-performance fear, stage fright, butterflies and performance anxiety to do so!
GABA & L-theanine in PerformZen work together to quickly relieve stress, calm nerves, increase alpha brain waves (responsible for wakeful relaxation) and theta brain waves (associated with creativity). Theacrine in PerformZen provides similar boosts in mental clarity, mood & energy levels as caffeine, but without the jitteriness & subsequent energy dips that come with a cup of Joe. Magnesium & Vitamin B6 in PerformZen aid in GABA absorption, making both GABA & L-theanine ingredients fast-acting & potent, while restricting & filtering the release of stress hormones to the brain. Finally, Ginkgo Biloba helps maintain healthy Cortisol (primary stress hormone) levels & prevents stress-induced blood pressure rises which are responsible for reduced co-ordination in high stress scenarios.
Who is PerformZen for? What situations can PerformZen help with?
PerformZen was originally made with musicians in mind; specifically orchestra violinists. One of the co-founders of PerformZen was a career violinist and in over 15 years of playing professionally, had never been able to overcome the crushing fear and panic that would overwhelm her before a performance. The performance anxiety that came with her job got so bad that she took a break and dedicated herself to finding a solution to this problem. Fast forward two years & several collaborations with experts in the medical & nutrition industry, and we have PerformZen Calm Performance Formula.
From lots of testing and feedback from users, we identified that there were several particular use-cases that PerformZen Calm Performance Formula really helps with by effectively combating performance anxiety & helping the user focus on clear & creative thought: Public Speaking, tests and exams, job interviews and (first?) dates. Several of our testers were shocked at how much PerformZen helped during these situations. Take a look at some customer feedback to learn more.
Can PerformZen help with Social Anxiety?
We have been asked so many times about PerformZen being effective at helping customers overcome social anxiety that we wrote an entire page answering the question. The short answer is: Yes, PerformZen can help with your social anxiety symptoms.
The Canadian clinical psychologist and professor of psychology, Jordan Peterson, described a social party or larger gathering "as a monster for someone who experiences social anxiety." This is because, for those with social anxiety, parties & social settings can be severely stressful situations. And when under stress, our bodies respond by releasing certain chemicals & hormones and, in many cases, switching to a fight-or-flight mode, almost as a form of survival. In these scenarios, our bodies are flooded with the adrenaline hormone (epinephrine), causing the heart to pump blood with greater force which leads to the symptoms of social anxiety that you are familiar with.
PerformZen helps overcome these social anxiety symptoms by boosting the neurotransmitter GABA in your brain. GABA works by inhibiting brain signals to reduce nervous system activity, and GABA deficiency has been directly linked with higher anxiety levels in studies. Increased GABA levels is extremely beneficial for those experiencing social anxiety, and the other ingredients in PerformZen (like Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Theacrine & Ginkgo Biloba) boost cognitive performance so that you can keep nervousness at bay and focus on enjoying every social situation.
What about using PerformZen for Flying Anxiety?
This is a surprisingly common question, so much so that we wrote an entire article diving deep into the causes, symptoms and potential solutions for a severe fear of flying/flying anxiety here. The short answer is Yes, PerformZen can help with your immediate flying anxiety symptoms, but there are some caveats!
Essentially flying anxiety is a multi-faceted issue, that can be caused by any number of causes (or several of them combined) and so it follows that overcoming flying anxiety requires a more nuanced, cause-focused approach. PerformZen can help with the immediate symptoms of flying anxiety, keeping you in a calm and mentally stable state on the day of/during your flight, there is still the mental component of flying anxiety that can only be overcome with study & a deeper understanding of how the aviation industry, machinery & process works.
Our advice is to consider PerformZen to help overcome the immediate barriers faced on the day of and during a flight, but also follow the books, resources & preparation activities mentioned in our flying anxiety guide to help improve your perception and mental outlook on flying as a whole, which will have benefits for a lifetime!
When is the best time to take PerformZen?
PerformZen is designed to be fast-acting, so a serving of PerformZen (2 capsules) works most efficiently when taken 2-3 hours prior to work or a high-stress/high-anxiety performance of any kind. For longer performances, to maintain calm, focus & creativity you can take an additional capsule 1-2 hours in.
Are there any Side Effects?
Unlike traditional beta blockers that are used off-script to help with performance anxiety, PerformZen offers the same benefits (and more) but with none of the side-effects of traditional beta blockers. PerformZen is made from all-natural ingredients that boost your bodies natural processes, meaning that unwanted side effects are rare. In addition, PerfomZen does not require a costly prescription like many medications, and is made with vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free & soy-free capsules.
However, everyone is unique and will react differently to different foods. This is why you should consult with your physician before trying anything new and avoid using PerformZen when pregnant or nursing.
Is PerformZen Vegetarian? Does Performzen contain Gluten, Dairy or Soy?
The ingredients contained in PerformZen are 100% vegetarian and manufactured in facilities with USDA Organic Certification.
All PerformZen ingredients are also 100% gluten, dairy and soy free. The PerformZen capsules are vegetable gelatin and contain no gluten, dairy or soy either.
How much PerformZen should I take?/What is the Recommended Dosage?
PerformZen works best if you take 2 capsules 2-3 hours before work or a high-stress/high-anxiety event. To maintain calm, focus & creativity over a long performance you can also take an additional capsule 1-2 hours in.
How does PerformZen compare to Beta-Blockers for Anxiety?
Many of our customers previously used beta blocker medications like Metoprolol, Atenolol, Propranolol & Coreg to deal with their performance anxiety problems. Beta-blockers are typically prescribed for cardiovascular & heart conditions, but due to the way that they block the release of adrenaline into the body, are also commonly used to block stage fright & anxiety before big (or small) performances.
Unlike with beta-blockers, PerformZen does not require a prescription from a doctor, and the ingredients of the all-natural supplement have not been shown in testing & studies to have side-effects like they have with beta-blockers. Additionally, the unique formulation of PerformZen has been shown to also boost focus & creativity while allowing you to stay calm under pressure, and there's even a 100% Performance Guarantee!
How does the '100% Performance Guarantee' Work?
PerformZen is trusted to get users in the spotlight feeling confident, focused & in-the-zone; without any of the fear that previously held back their lives & careers. We're confident that PerformZen will do the same for all users. So confident that we offer a 100% Performance Guarantee for PerformZen. If you're not happy, send it back for a full refund on your first bottle. You can read more about our Performance Guarantee in the help center.
How long will it take to receive my order?
PerformZen orders are usually shipped on the same day it is received. Delivery times within the United States range from 2 to 3 days, with international orders between 7 to 14 days.
Is your packaging discreet? Will anyone know what's in my shipment?
When you order PerformZen through our website, the packaging we use to ship your order is free from any external markings & no one will know what is contained within your package. Please note that for international orders (non-USA) we do have to mark down on any customs stickers what is contained, to meet shipping regulations. We usually mark the contents as 'dietary supplement' or simply 'supplement'.