Sleep Support is for anyone who is tired of being tired. It's for those who are sick of the way society prefers band-aids over solutions. Sleep Support can help you fall asleep faster and improve your quality of sleep the first night you take it. It's not a sleep aid though. It doesn't place a band-aid over the symptoms.
If there's a massive hole in the middle of the sidewalk, you don't throw a sheet of plywood over it and call it good. That's not a solution. It's a band-aid. If you want to fix the sidewalk, you fill the hole with concrete. Sleep Support is the concrete.
Vitamin C:An antioxidant powerhouse, Vitamin C is commonly used for immune function. However, its benefits may also extend to sleep. Studies have shown that individuals with low levels of Vitamin C often experience shorter sleep as well as more sleep disturbances. (1) If you’re tired (get it, tired??) of waking every hour of the night, increase those Vitamin C levels.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1):Enter the Sandman. No, not the Metallica song. No, not the character in Gaiman’s graphic novel. The Sandman I’m talking about is a mythical character in Northern European folklore who put people to sleep and inspired dreams...by sprinkling magical sand on their eyes? But what happens when the Sandman can’t find your house? NO SLEEP FOR YOU! This is where Thiamin comes in. Part of the Vitamin B-Legion, Thiamin can help promote restful sleep by guiding the proverbial Sandman to your room. So you can enjoy the quality of sleep only granted by magical sand in the eyes.
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2):Vitamin B2 regulates many amino acids, including L-Tryptophan. You might not recognize the name L-Tryptophan, but unless you’re anti-Thanksgiving (or vegan), you have experienced it’s uncanny ability to strongly encourage sleep. This occurs because the body converts L-Tryptophan into serotonin, which is then converted into melatonin -- a sleep triggering hormone. In other words, the body needs Vitamin B2 to produce two hormones important to sleep and relaxation.(2)
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine):You might know it for its roles in cognitive development and immune function, but don’t for a second think its benefits stop there. Evidence has shown Vitamin B6 aids in the production of melatonin and serotonin.(3) These two hormones are important for sleep quality and mood. Interestingly, B6 also affects our dreams. No, seriously. It can help with lucid dreaming -- if you’re into that sort of thing, you hippie.
Magnesium (as Magnesium AAC):Encourages deep, restful sleep by maintaining healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep. It can also help with stress reduction. And as anyone who’s ever laid awake at night -- stressing about a deadline tomorrow -- knows, reducing stress is critical for “catching Z’s.” (4)
Zinc (as Zinc AAC):A trace element vital to the immune system and a variety of cellular processes in the body, Zinc plays a powerful role in achieving quality sleep. However, many people struggle with sleep due to zinc deficiency. This is typically due to a lack of zinc in the diet. Luckily, studies have found supplementing with zinc to be effective in raising zinc levels, in turn, improving quality of sleep and speed of slipping into slumber.(5)
GABA:GABA itself is a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep. Supplementing with GABA helps to increase GABA levels.
Lemon Balm (4:1 Extract):Studies have shown that Lemon Balm can induce sleep faster as well as improve overall sleep quality.
L-Theanine:Not only can L-Theanine reduce stress and relax the brain due to its ability to increase alpha wave activity, it also has neuroprotective properties.
Folate (as Magnafolate):As a member of the Vitamin-B team, Folate plays critical roles in sleep, memory, central nervous system, as well as several other functions. When it comes to sleep, never ignore the B’s.