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Sleep Aid Ingredients

Rosehips powder
Melatonin
Valerian-Root
L-Theanine
Niacin B-3
St. John’s Wort Extract
Lemon Balm Leaf Extract

Rosehips powder

A high-potency source of vitamin C, rosehips are one of nature’s richest sources of vitamin C, rose hips contain bioflavonoids that promote the vitamin’s absorption and enhance its antioxidant potency. Rose hip preparations have been used for thousands of years in many different forms. As their name implies, they come from the rose plant. They are the bulbs that remain after the petals fall off. Rose hips have been used over the years to treat infections of all types; they have also been used to treat diarrhea, skin problems, colds & flu, sore throats, fatigue, kidney problems, inflammation, stress and nervousness. They also contain vitamins E and K, the B vitamins riboflavin and folate.

Melatonin

Melatonin is a supplement that is often used to treat insomnia and other sleep disorders. Melatonin regulates the body’s circadian rhythm, our internal 24-hour time-keeping system which plays an important role in controlling when we fall asleep and when we wake up. It is a hormone found in all living creatures and its effects are the result of activation of melatonin receptors. Melatonin is produced mostly in the pineal gland, but also in the eyes and the G.I. tract from the amino acid tryptophan. Melatonin is produced in response to information our eyes receive about the daily pattern of light and darkness.

Valerian Root

Valerian has been used to promote relaxation since ancient times, and these benefits are still enjoyed today. The Valerian root has been shown to support better rest patterns and it has even been connected to increased quality of sleep. It works with your body’s cycle so to support relaxation. Best of all, Valerian is an all-natural approach to tranquility.

L-Theanine

For centuries, green tea has been highly valued as a soothing drink to calm the body and soothe the soul. Now new research has discovered the biochemical key to green teas deeply soothing effects?the amino acid L-theanine, which is found almost exclusively in the leaves of green tea (Camellia sinensis). L-theanine has been shown to have a deeply relaxing effect, reducing stress and anxiety, but without the sedating effects of other relaxing agents. L-theanine may help relieve stress by inducing a relaxing effect without drowsiness. It may also boost natural resistance to microbial infections and perhaps even tumors. Researchers suggest further isolating and refining L-theanine from tea to use it as a drug to boost the infection defense of the body. Although limited, there is clinical evidence to support these claims.L-Threonine- L-Threonine is an essential amino acid that is important for the formation of collagen, elastin, and tooth enamel, and aids liver and lipotropic function when combined with aspartic acid and methionine. It also enhances the immune system by aiding the production of antibodies. Threonine is an important constituent in many body proteins and is necessary for the formation of tooth enamel protein, collagen and elastin. It is a precursor to the amino acids glycine and serine. It acts as a lipotropic in controlling fat build-up in the liver. May help combat mental illness and may be very useful in indigestion and intestinal malfunctions. Also, Threonine prevents excessive liver fat. Nutrients are more readily absorbed when threonine is present.

Niacin-B-3

Niacin plays an important role in removing toxic and harmful chemicals from the body. It also helps the body make various sex and stress-related hormones in the adrenal glands and other parts of the body. Niacin helps to maintain the central nervous system and is also effective in improving circulation and reducing cholesterol levels in the blood. It also helps maintain a healthy skin, tongue and digestive system and prevents pellagra. Pellagra is the name given to the medical condition that results from a lack of niacin and symptoms include weakness, sore mouth and irritability. Niacin requirements can be partially met by eating foods containing protein because the human body is able to convert tryptophan, an amino acid, into niacin.

St. John’s Wort Extract

St. John’s Wort, known by its botanical name, Hypericum perforatum, is derived from a yellow flowering plant. It’s been used for many years, especially in Germany, as an herbal remedy for mild to moderate depression, anxiety, and/or sleep disturbances/disorders. St. John’s Wort may also reduce chronic tension headaches. Research suggests that St. John’s Wort raises levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine neurotransmitters that help boost morale and mood.

Lemon Balm Leaf Extract

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a member of the mint family, has long been considered a “calming” herb. It has been used since the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort associated with digestion (including flatulence and bloating as well as colic). Even before the Middle Ages, lemon balm was steeped in wine to lift the spirits, help heal wounds, and treat venomous insect bites and stings. Today, lemon balm is often combined with other calming, soothing herbs, such as valerian, to enhance the overall relaxing effect.

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