Here we dig deeper into what's in our sleep supplement and why (and a little note on what isn't in it as well).
Melatonin is a substance produced by the human body and has been sold as a dietary supplement for decades. Melatonin has been studied and found beneficial in the range of 0.3 to 10mg but Melatonin in higher than 1 mg consumptions has been connected to an increase in vivid dreams.
The amount of melatonin included in our formulation was chosen to allow for personal titration up to 5 mg and to avoid an increase in vivid dreams.
Melatonin helps increase the total sleep time in people suffering from sleep restriction or altered sleep schedule (e.g., shiftwork and jet lag) and helps to prevent and/or reduce the effects of jet lag/minimize jet lag (e.g., daytime fatigue, sleep disturbance)
It may speed up/ reduce the time it takes to fall asleep (sleep onset latency aspect of sleep quality) in people who fall asleep slowly and helps to re-set, re-synchronize the body's sleep-wake cycle (aspect of the circadian rhythm).
The rise of Melatonin concentrations at bedtime promotes sleep.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid GABA is found to be beneficial on its own from 100-200mg up to 3 times per day. It promotes a feeling of calmness, Improves sleep quality as low levels of GABA promote nervous tension and restlessness.
Although nowadays they are most commonly associated to beer their theraputic use goes back at least to the 9th Century. Humulus lupus is a member of the hemp family. Hops are traditionally used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve restlessness and/or nervousness (calmative) and as a sleep aid (during times of mental stress)
Hops have been studied as an agent for calming and sleep in the range of 0.5 g – 6g. They may also quiet some of the symptoms of aging, including reactions to stress and sleeplessness.
Chamomile has traditionally been used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve restlessness and/or nervousness (calmative). Chamomile tea is closely connected to sleep and calm.
Lemon Balm is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid (during times of mental stress). Traditional use of Lemon Balm is in the 400mg- 13-gram range.
We deliberately left out some ingredients that are sometimes found in sleep supplements such as;
Valerian is sometimes preferred to Melatonin but we leave it out as it may promote daytime drowsiness. Night terrors are more common while taking Valerian and there is a potential for mental fog and headaches from long term or high dosages
Currently, CBD is currently unapproved dietary ingredient and our hops do the same job!
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