Calcium citrate 75mg
Calcium D-pantothenate (B5) 20mg
Pyridoxine HCL (B6) 20mg
Passion Flower 70mg
St John’s wort ext 10mg
Thiamine HCL (B1) 20mg
Valerian root 50mg
Other ingredients: Gelatine capsule
Directions for use: Take 1 to 2 capsules before bedtime or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Did you know?
5HTP is a precursor for Serotonin production, which in turn is involved in production of Melatonin, a hormone that is critical for sleep. Melatonin helps the body’s bio clock stay in sync, and regulates daily sleep-wake cycles. Research also indicates 5-HTP may be effective in helping to alleviate depression.
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Did you know that there are many benefits associated with getting enough sleep? Apart from feeling rested the following morning, sufficient sleep can be associated with boosting your immune system, promoting a stronger heart, improved memory and an overall better mood. If you struggle with any of these, having a basic understanding of the sleep process and the hormones involved may help you overcome your sleep-deprived nights.
Hormones play a crucial role in our quality of sleep in a number of ways. One hormone in particular, melatonin, is used by the brain to regulate our natural sleep cycle. It gets released at night time or as darkness sets in, indicating to the body that sleep is imminent. If these levels are too low, this may affect the onset and quality of sleep. Amino acid 5HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) helps to produce the hormone serotonin, which in turn gets converted into melatonin.
Herbs Hops and Passion Flower are both said to have mild sedative effects which can be attributed to their effect on serotonin (and thus melatonin). Consequently these herbs are popular for anxiety and insomnia as they help to induce sleep and your quality of sleep improved.
Phospholipid Lecithin is rich in phosphatidylcholine, which is readily absorbed in the brain and subsequently made into acetylcholine, a brain chemical needed to promote healthy sleep. Certain B vitamins may also positively affect sleep regulation. Thiamine (B1) could assist in reducing levels of fatigue as well as improve sleep patterns, while Pyridoxine (B6) may aid in the production of the hormones serotonin and melatonin. Calcium d-Pantothenate (B5) is both beneficial in muscle relaxation as well as supporting the adrenals. This in turn helps reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety, aiding in more restful sleep.
Minerals Magnesium and Calcium also have favourable effects when it comes to promoting sleep. Magnesium, in the form of Magnesium Glycinate, regulates the neurotransmitter GABA which helps to prepare you for sleep. Magnesium also helps the body to ease tension by inducing muscle relaxation. While Calcium Citrate facilitates the use of the amino acid tryptophan, to make melatonin.