Description: L-Theanine, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) and melatonin have all been shown to independently improve sleep quality and quantity, and/or lessen anxiety. L-Theanine is an amino acid found almost exclusively in tea, which influences the central nervous system through a number of mechanisms, primarily by influencing levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), serotonin, norepinephrine and glutamate. These effects cause a significant increase in alpha brain wave activity, indicative of a state of wakeful relaxation, increased performance under stress, improved learning and concentration, as well as decreased anxiety.
5-HTP is the intermediary between L-tryptophan and serotonin, a key neurotransmitter associated with sleep, mood, and anxiety. 5-HTP bypasses the rate limiting enzyme tryptophan hydroxylase, which normally limits the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin.
Melatonin is also closely related, and is formed by conversion of serotonin in the pineal gland. Known to regulate many biological rhythms, including the circadian cycle, melatonin has shown clinical benefit for inducing sleep or adjusting sleep cycles. Randomized trials have found it to reduce sleep onset latency and improve perceived quality of sleep, without impairing daytime psychomotor performance.
Features• Reduces anxiety and nervous system excitation, which can inhibit sleep
• Safe, without the side effects of prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications
• Enteric coated to reduce the risk of nausea
• Addresses every facet of insomnia: difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, waking too early in the morning, and waking groggy
Ingredients:Each softgel contains:
Suntheanine l-theanine 100mg, 5-hydroxy-l-tryptophan (L-5-HTP) (griffonia simplicifolia) (seed) 15mg and melatonin 1.5mg.
Softgel (gelatin, glycerin, purified water), organic flaxseed oil, yellow beeswax, non-GMO sunflower lecithin and enteric coating (purified water, ethylcellulose, medium chain triglycerides, oleic acid, sodium alginate, stearic acid).
Directions:Adults: Take 2 softgels per day 30-45 minutes prior to bedtime or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Consult a healthcare practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks. Do not take on an empty stomach.
Cautions:Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a hormonal disorder, diabetes, liver or kidney disease, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, migraine, depression and/or hypertension. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity. These may include but are not limited to L-tryptophan, S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), St. John’s wort, antidepressants, pain killers, over-the-counter cough and cold medication containing dextromethorphan, anti-nausea medication and anti-migraine medication. Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia), or if symptoms persist or worsen. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Discontinue use if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, skin changes or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain. Do not use if you are taking blood pressure, immunosuppressive or sedative/hypnotic medication or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have scleroderma. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if you are involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking this product. Keep out of reach of children.