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Accord A Mood Food


accord® is created for a true well being - to synchronize our body and minds.  

accord® a mood food is a cutting edge functional food, created to define the niche market of “Mood Food”. A mood food is a functional food that combines nutritional science and brain chemistry to impart a direct bearing upon improving our well being, our moods and our lives.

By improving our mood and by controlling our stress level, we can focus our energy in the right direction, and by achieving our goals we will feel good, inside and out!

When your daily activities require you to be thinking clearly with alertness and good mental focus, drink accord®! When you might become frustrated nervous or anxious… try accord®.

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Accord A Mood Food Benefits

Formulated for stress management - To support a healthy nervous system, emotional well-being and mental endurance without stimulants and drowsiness.

Natural Herbal Extracts and Antioxidants: Acetyl L-Carnitine, Bacopin®, Pycnogenol®, 5-HTP (from Griffonia Seed Extract), Lemon Balm, B Vitamins, Minerals, Chamomile, Lo Han Guo and more. . .

All combined in proper scientifically based amounts
to work in synergy and to provide balanced mental and physical energy.

Bioactive liquid blend created to promote good mood, creativity and motivation.

  • Natural Stress Relief
  • Mental Focus & Endurance
  • Memory Support
  • Alleviates Jet Lag
  • Vegan & Diabetic Friendly
  • No Caffeine     
  • No Stimulants
  • No Jitters
  • No Crash
  • No Lactose
  • No Gluten
  • No Artificial Colors & Flavors
  • No Artificial Sweeteners
  • No Sugar Added
  • Non-GMO

Accord A Mood Food Ingredients


Acetyl  l- Carnitine (ALC) - An acetyl derivative of L-carnitine           Acetyl-L- Carnitine is a stabilized form of Carnitine, a compound synthesized from the amino acids Lysine and Methionine. It plays an important role in the metabolism of fats. Without it, fats cannot enter the mitochondria to be converted into energy.   The acetyl component of Acetyl-L-Carnitine is used in the production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This compound is vital to proper function of the entire nervous system.   Studies suggest that Acetyl-L-Carnitine may help reduce mental decline due to Alzheimer’s and aging. It may also help promote nerve regeneration.  

  • Antioxidant /Anti-Aging
  • Brain and Nervous system health
  • May reduce symptoms of depression

Bacopin® (Bacopa monnieri Extract -"Brahmi") Unlike drug sedatives which will generally dull our mind and senses, Bacopa monnieri has repeatedly been shown to improve mental clarity, reduce anxiety, reduce stress and restlessness. The results of these physiologic actions manifest themselves in enhanced academic performance by improving  ability to concentrate and focus on learning. It is also used to improve mental alertness, as well as sharpen our memory and situational awareness.  

  Traditional and Modern uses  
  • Mood enhancement
  • Increased alertness and awareness of one’s surroundings
  • An aid to learning skills
  • Improved concentration and focus during work and study activities
  • Cognitive improvement, such as clear and quick thinking
  • Improved memory for numbers, names, places, and events.
  • Stress and anxiety control

Chamomile Flower (Matricaria recutita l.) Chamomile's popularity grew throughout the Middle Ages, when people turned to it as a popular remedy for numerous medical conditions.  

Traditional and Modern uses        It is used to help the following conditions:
  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Bacterial infections
  • Burns and sunburn
  • Crohn's disease and diverticular disorders
  • Digestive problems
  • Diuretic and nerve tonic
  • Eczema and eye inflammation and infection
  • Fever
  • Heartburn and other Gastrointestinal problems
  • Morning sickness
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Rheumatic problems

Citric Acid – Natural Preservative and antioxidant     Citric acid was discovered in the 8th century by Iranian alchemist Jabir Ibn Hayyan (Geber).   It was first isolated in 1784 by the Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele, who crystallized it from lemon juice. Industrial production of citric acid began in 1890 as a by-product of  the Italian citrus fruit industry.   Citric acid occurs naturally in many juices and a variety of fruits and vegetables. The highest concentration of citric acid is found in citrus fruits, especially in lemons and limes.   This weak organic acid is well known for its antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, and it is used as a natural preservative in the food and beverage industries.   Additionally, citric acid has a very important role in many biochemical reactions in all living organism.  In aerobic organisms, citric acid is an intermediate in the Citric Acid Cycle (the so-called “Krebs cycle”). As a part of this metabolic pathway, citric acid is involved in the chemical conversion of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into carbon dioxide and water in order to generate energy-rich molecules of ATP,  a Nucleotide that can yield large amounts of energy. This energy is used for thousands of biological processes needed to sustain growth, reproduction and life.            

Elderberry Fruit Juice Concentrate (Sambucus nigra)  

Traditional and Modern uses       Elderberries have been used to treat arthritis, as a diuretic, as a decongestant, as a laxative, and have anti-inflammatory and anti-flu properties. In traditional European medicine, the juice of this plant is used for treating “sciatica” (sciatic neuritis) and neuralgia (neuropathic pain). It also helps bring up phlegm associated with asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu and smoking. Elderberry is used for its antioxidant activity.         It is used to help the following conditions:  
  • Bronchitis
  • Flu
  • Bacterial infections
  • Boost overall Immune system
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Rheumatic problems
  • Tonsillitis

Ginger (Zingiber officinalle) - Ginger Rhizomes Extract       Ginger has been well known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Some studies show that ginger may be effective in reducing joint pain from arthritis. It may also have blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties.       It is used to help the following conditions:  
  • Digestive problems
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Motion sickness
  • Morning sickness
  • Poor circulation
  • Rheumatic problems
  • Toothaches

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis), Cyracos® brand         History tells us that Lemon Balm was used medicinally by the Greeks at least 2,000 years ago. This medicinal herb was dedicated to the goddess Diana. Today Lemon balm has been used as a natural remedy for stress, while enhancing focus and memory. It is also known for its anti-microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-oxidant properties.   This lemon balm is specially selected because of its high concentrations of hydroxycinnamic and rosmarinic acids. These active lemon balm constituents are reputed to enhance mood and cognitive performance.    

Traditional and Modern uses     It is used to help the following conditions:  
  • Anxiety
  • Anti-depressant
  • Anti-viral and bacterial infections
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Headaches
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insomnia
  • Mental clarity and concentration
  • Muscle relaxant
  • Nerve tonic
  • Relieving morning sickness

Lo Han Guo - The Longevity Fruit           It became known as the longevity fruit because the counties where the fruit is now cultivated have an unusually high number of residents living to an age of 100 or more. Although many local residents attribute this longevity to a tranquil lifestyle, simple diet, and regular exercise, some attribute it to the consumption of this fruit.      

Traditional and Modern uses       Lo Han Guo contains absolutely no calories and is said to be the foremost natural sweetener in the industry. Its sweetness does not come from sugar alcohols so it leaves no nasty after taste. It is safe for children and diabetics and is commonly used in no or low-sugar functional foods and beverages, along with formulations designed for weight control.   The extracts made from this fruit have been reported to be up to 300 times sweeter than natural cane or beet sugars.   It is used to help the following conditions:  
  • Bronchitis
  • Fatigue
  • Diabetes and weight control
  • Respiratory infections

Mangosteen Fruit Juice Concentrate - Organically Grown           The tree grows from 7 to 25 meters tall. The rind (pericarp) of the edible fruitis deep reddish purple when ripe. The fragrant flesh is sweet and creamy, citrusy with some peach flavor. In Asia, the mangosteen fruit is known as the "Queen of Fruits”.    

Traditional and Modern uses          It is closely related to other edible tropical fruits such as button mangosteen and lemon drop mangosteen. Since 2004, mangosteen has been included among an emerging category of novel functional foodssometimes called "Superfruits" presumed to have a combination of:  
  • Appealing subjective qualities, such as taste, fragrance and visual appeal
  • Antioxidant strength that may lower the risk of disease.
  • Nutrient richness
Mangosteen contains a compound called "mangostin" that has some scientific backing for its anti-bacterial, anti-septic and anti-fungal properties. It is used to boost the antioxidant content of our daily diet.  

Malic Acid       Malic Acid is formed during natural fruit metabolism and provides antioxidant properties for the plant. It is the principal acid naturally occurring in apples and other sour or tart fruits.   Malic acid is derived from food sources and synthesized naturally by the body through the citric acid cycle (Krebs), and plays a very important part in the supply of metabolic energy.    

Traditional and Modern uses   Chronic fatigue Fibromyalgia Inflammation Respiratory system problems

5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) from Griffonia Seed Extract

A Natural Mood Elevator - One of our brain’s most important functions is the ability to regulate physiologic responses to our daily lives such as stress, moods and feelings. Our brain does this through specialized compounds called neurotransmitters. One of the most important of these neurotransmitters is serotonin. 5-HTP increases our body’s ability to make serotonin. It is the intermediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and serotonin. Most drugs and supplements are made of complex molecules that are too big to be absorbed into the brain from the bloodstream. 5-HTP is one of very few compounds that is small enough to act directly on the brain. Once 5-HTP is deposited in the brain, it is converted into serotonin, “a happy hormone”.    

Traditional and Modern uses        There are numerous studies that show how low serotonin levels may cause conditions listed below and were helped by 5-HTP. They are as follows:
  • Mood booster
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine headaches
  • Obesity (carbohydrate cravings)
  • Bulimia (associated with depression and other psychiatric disorders)
  • Sleep apnea and Insomnia

Pycnogenol® - French Maritime Pine Bark Extract - A Powerful Antioxidant  

Traditional and Modern uses of Pycnogenol®        Pycnogenol® is a natural compound, cold extracted from the bark of a very specific pine tree, commonly known as the maritime pine.   Pycnogenol® is a powerhouse of 40 beneficial biochemical compounds including catechin, epicatechin, taxifolin, monomers, dimers of catechin and epicatechin, oligomeric procyanidnins and phenolic fruit acids such as ferulic acid and caffeic acid. Together these 40 or so compounds promote four main properties.  
  • A very powerful antioxidant
  • A natural anti-inflammatory
  • A selective ability to bind collagens and elastins which is important in keeping our skin supple and youthful
  • They aid in the regulation of endothelial nitric oxide that helps to dilate blood vessels
  More than 200 scientific articles and clinical trials have confirmed Pycnogenol®’s safety and health benefits. Published in some of the worlds most renowned scientific journals the results from these studies have shown much promise in the areas of:  
  • Protective action on the cardio vascular system
  • Anti-Oxidative capacity
  • Cognitive function
  • Jet lag reduction
  • Age related degenerative diseases
  • Diabetic health
  • Sports nutrition
  • Inflammation
  • Asthma
  • Prevention of tooth decay
  • Skin care
  • Cancer research
Pycnogenol® is a registered trademark of Horphag Research, Ltd. Use of this product is protected by one or more of U.S. patents / #5,720,956 / # 6,372,266 and other international patents.

Accord A Mood Food Faqs

Should I Take Vitamin Mineral Supplements Even If I Am In Very Good Health?

For an individual eating a healthy diet, without a busy and stressful lifestyle, vitamins/mineral sources derived from food may be enough. However, we recommend that everyone after age 30 should take vitamins and minerals.Vitamins and minerals are essential to our well being. They are involved in many intercellular activities and they also have antioxidant properties. A Fact: centuries ago all the food was organic. Was that enough? No, people were dying at an early age. They were considered old at age 35 or 40. Yes, they had hard environmental conditions, but so do we. In today’s busy and stressful lifestyle, we should supplement our daily diet with vitamins and/or minerals based on individual need, age, deficiency, and preference.

Individuals in poor health should definitely have a check-up for vitamin/mineral deficiencies, and they should take additional vitamins and minerals as recommended by their health professional.
It is very important to understand how much of each vitamin and mineral our body needs on a daily basis. Some experts recommend a higher dose than the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI). The so called Optimum Daily Intake (ODI) values are established by independent experts. We have provided two tables that will help our customers understand vitamin/mineral benefits, their side effects, and the difference between the Recommended Daily Intake and Optimum Daily Intake.
For More Info Click Here: Amount of Vitamins & Minerals in Accord™ (TABLE 2)

For More Info Click Here: Benefits and Minerals (TABLE 3)

What Is The Difference Between Drugs And Functional Foods Supplements?

The main difference between drugs and supplements is doses of certain therapeutic components. Drugs are intended for fast recovery, but they often cause many side effects. Functional food/supplements is to be addition to our daily diet, primary as a preventative care, not a quick cure.

• Always start with small amounts of any new supplement. This will allow your body to adjust to the new product safely.

• If you have a specific health condition and you might be allergic to some of the ingredients, consult a health professional before taking any supplement.

What Are Antioxidants?

Antioxidants are vitamins, phytochemicals and other nutrients that protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals. Over the last two decades, scientific evidence has proven that free radicals are main contributors to a number of health problems, created through oxidation in the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that have one electron too many or one too few. They try to take or give electrons to other molecules, changing their chemical structure, causing a chain reaction which often results in the destruction of a cell. Antioxidants have the property to neutralize the free radicals and prevent oxidation and cellular damage. Many studies show that the use of dietary supplements containing antioxidants may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. In addition to Pycnogenol®, we have numerous antioxidants in Accord™.
For More Info Click Here: (TABLE 1)

I Was Told That Accord Is Not An Energy Drink How Does Accord Give Me Lasting Energy?

Today’s “energy drinks” refer to “quick” energy drinks. These drinks are usually made with artificial colors, bad preservatives, and stimulants such as Caffeine and Taurine or lots of sugar. Accord™ is functional food/supplement and not an energy drink. It is formulated primarily for natural stress relief, mental focus, and “good mood”. It is in a totally different category than any of the “quick” energy drinks. Accord™ was created for true well being, to synchronize our body and minds, and we all know that even the best looking bodies are unhealthy without healthy minds. When we are stressed we may sleep too much or too little, we don’t eat or we eat too much. This causes a lack of energy, and we may not be able to function properly and make the best decisions. By improving our mood and by controlling our stress level, we can take better control of our health. We can focus our energy in the right direction, and by achieving our goals we will feel good, inside and out.

What Is Jet Lag?

Jet Lag (desynchronosis) is a temporary disorder that causes a variety of temporary mental and physical impairments as a result of air travel across time zones. Jet Lag is especially common during the international flights. It is caused by the body's inability to immediately adjust to the local time zone while travelling. Temporary ailments include insomnia, fatigue, and an impaired ability to concentrate.

I Fly Frequently How Should I Take Accord For Jet Lag?

Interstate USA flights: Twice a day for 2-3 days prior to flight, and at least two days after.
For International Flights: Twice a day for 3-5 days prior to flight and at least two days after.

Why Do Some Energy Drinks Contain Mega Doses Of Certain Vitamins?

  We cannot know the reasoning behind the mega doses of vitamins in other products currently on the market. We assume their formulators believe that “more is better”.   We did not use mega doses in Accord because of the following:   • Overloading our diet with a mega doses of vitamins, carbohydrates or anything (be it caffeine, salts, sugar, proteins, fats) can be unhealthy. It can cause jitters, or other unpleasant side affects.   • B - Vitamins and Vitamin C are water soluble vitamins. Our body will absorb only certain amounts of these vitamins. Excess amounts are excreted in the urine. Therefore, there is no need to add vitamins in doses that may cause discomfort for few hours, and will be eliminated from our body within 12-24 hours.   • Mega doses of certain vitamins/minerals create extra work for our liver and kidneys. They may cause adverse effects to those who already have kidney problems or a low immune system (problems such as Lupus or Diabetes). Additionally, mega doses of certain vitamins can mask or cause deficiencies of other vitamins.   Rather than adding fewer vitamins in mega doses that may cause unpleasant side effects, we have added a whole spectrum of antioxidants and herbal extracts to nourish our nervous system in order to achieve balanced mental and physical energy.
For More Info Click Here: Amount of Vitamins & Minerals in Accord (TABLE 2)

For More Info Click Here: Benefits and Minerals (TABLE 3)

Why Dont You Sell Accord In A Bigger Bottle?

We formulated Accord™ with extreme scientific care. Accord™ is not a juice, or just another energy drink. It is a vitamin/mineral/herbal supplement. Supplements have specific therapeutic doses. That is why they are normally measured by pills, tablets or tablespoons. Accord’s serving size is 1 bottle-3oz (90mL). We have chosen a 3oz serving size in order to deliver the best product benefits and taste. A 3oz bottle delivers the proper amounts of nutrients to achieve the best results. The whole 3oz dose should be taken at once. Based on extensive testing, we have learned the following: • Some people drink products directly from the bottle without paying proper attention to the serving size. • During our production process, we don’t use high heat pasteurization, sterilization or irradiation that may cause nutrient degradation. We take food safety very seriously, and consumer health and safety are our top priorities. Our products are completely microbiologically safe. However, drinking for days from an opened bottle may cause product contamination. Even though this is the individual consumer’s responsibility, we do not want to take any risks.

What Is The Shelf Life Of Accord?

UNOPENED: Our testing has shown that Accord™ is shelf stable for 15 months when kept in its original packaging at room temperature. However, for the best flavor and taste, our expiration date on the product label is 12 months after the production date.
: We recommend that 1 Bottle (3oz) should be consumed immediately as one serving. Any remaining open product should be refrigerated (well closed), and consumed within 5 days.

Should I Refrigerate Accord?

Accord™ is a shelf stable product and there is no need for refrigeration if product is unopened, or opened for less than two hours. However, most liquids taste better when chilled.

Is It Safe To Drink Accord During Pregnancy?

Our products are formulated from the most natural, specially selected, nutrient rich, microbiologically and chemically safe ingredients possible. Vitamins and minerals in Accord™ should be beneficial during pregnancy. However, because this product contains Pycnogenol, Lemon Balm, and 5-HTP, we recommend that you consult your physician and/or obstetrician before adding Accord™ to your daily supplementation. They know your medical history and can provide you with the best advice regarding the use of our product. If you decide to try Accord™, we suggest that you start slowly, taking only half a bottle per day for the first few days, continuing with only one bottle per day.

Accord A Mood Food Testimonials


No Drink On The Market Delivers These Benefits!                     

I first discovered this wonderful product at the Chula Vista Henrys market on the Third Street. I am a “Circulator”. That is a person who gathers signatures on ballot initiatives and registers people to vote. This job requires that I speak to dozens of people every day, encouraging customers to participate in this legislative process.

The job requires a lot of energy, and most of all, a positive attitude. I noticed the accord presentation in the store, and, since I have always been interested in products that can give me energy, decided to try a bottle.

I was impressed with the professionalism of the sales ladies, and also could not help but notice how healthy they looked! It was obvious that this was not just another run-of-the mill energy product! I put the little drink to the test! I drank one bottle, and headed out the door to begin attempting to ask people to sign the ballot initiatives and register people to vote. In two hours, I tripled the number or signatures that I would normally get! I felt so…relaxed, yet energetic, that my whole personality seemed to undergo an almost magical change.

This energy seemed to actually attract people: people are more likely to respond to anyone who feels relaxed, energetic and happy. Perhaps this “happy” feeling comes from a release of tension. Whatever the secret is behind this very special product, I will make ACCORD part of my everyday health regime, and I will recommend this to everyone!

Katrina M. Bellaire, MI.

"I have been taking accord for over a month now and have noticed a definite difference in my reaction to everyday stress. It's not like a tranquilizer, rather just a "fine tuning" to my life. I would continue to take it! "        

Joe O. Glendale, AZ.

I take Mood Food before every business meeting.  It calms my nerves before I stand in front of an audience and gives me the additional energy I need to give a successful presentation. 

Enrico L. Jersey City, NJ.

“I used Mood Food for the first time before and after a 10 hour overseas flight.  I had absolutely no jet lag!  I will use Mood Food every time I travel!”   

Ben G. San Diego, CA.

“Taking Mood Food while attending college this year has helped me to concentrate during my exams.  Now, I never take an exam or write a research paper without using Mood Food first.”

Katrina C. La Mesa, CA.

“The calming effect I get when I use Mood Food is lifesaver after hustling around with 3 children all day long.  I love this product!”   

Fred B. Albuquerque, NM.

"I fly every week, usually Monday mornings very early, and I have to arrive at my afternoon meetings ready to face my customers.  I now drink the Accord product on the plane, and I have found that it greatly improves my alertness and productivity. I have also found that drinking them at night seems to reduce jetlag."     

Larry V. St. Louis, MO.

“Taking Mood Food daily has allowed me to have fewer and fewer senior moments.”   

Laura G. Traverse City, MI.

"I have taken Accord once daily for over a month. I can honestly say that I have experienced greater mental clarity and increased energy after the first bottle.”    

Eddie F. San Diego, CA.

“Accord Mood Food is the real deal...  I usually get nervous when I take tests at SDSU, but with the help of Accord, I feel A OK!  Literally, I get A's and it's OK by me.”