Active Ingredients: Proprietary Nano Sleep Matrix: L-Glycine, Shilajit, L-Tryptophan, Melatonin, Vitamin B1, B3, B6, Zinc Gluconate, Carolina Horsenettle Fruit Extract (Solanum Carolinens).
Other Ingredients: Purified Spring Water, Vegetarian Glycerin (Kosher), FOS, 15% Organic Cane Alcohol. NonGMO
Indications for Use: Sleep Assist is a non-prescription sleep aid with a combination of ingredients carefully designed to work at a deep level. Assists in the relief of symptoms related to sleep disorders. Helps you to sleep soundly, comfortably and wake up restored. Aids the body in emotional balance.
Benefits of SleepAssist Key Ingredients
You might not know it by name, but the tiny amino acid, glycine is hard at work in your body right now, maintaining strength and support in your muscles and bones, helping keep your metabolism functioning right, supporting a healthy brain, and contributing to a good night’s sleep.
People use glycine as an oral supplement for a range of purposes, including improving sleep, enhancing memory, and increasing insulin sensitivity. Glycine is also available in topical form and used to heal wounds and treat skin ulcers.
As a neurotransmitter, glycine both stimulates and inhibits cells in the brain and central nervous system, (meaning it can function, both to stimulate brain and nervous system activity, or to quiet it), affecting cognition, mood, appetite and digestion, immune function, pain perception, and sleep. Glycine is also involved in the production of other biochemicals that influence these body functions. In particular, glycine helps the body make serotonin, a hormone and neurotransmitter that has significant effects on sleep and mood. It also influences key receptors in the brain that affect learning and memory.
The use of glycine as a means of influencing and improving sleep can lead to a number of outcomes for the user. For instance, glycine may help you fall asleep more quickly, increase your sleep efficiency, reduce symptoms of insomnia, and improve your overall quality of sleep, which will, in turn, promote a deeper and more restful sleep.
Research also suggests that, because glycine will help people fall asleep more quickly, it will result in more time in REM sleep, the state of deep sleep in which our body heals and recuperates.
So how does this sleep-promoting amino acid influence sleep in such positive ways? To answer such a question, we must look at the many ways glycine will affect our body when we use it as a supplemental sleep aid.
How Does Glycine Help You Sleep?
After we’ve taken glycine in supplement form, a number of bodily functions that help us sleep will take place. For starters, consuming glycine will lower the core body temperature by increasing blood flow to the extremities. A slight drop in body temperature is a key part of our progression toward sleep, and thus, this drop in temperature is a rather pivotal moment as we look for a solid night’s rest.
As we mentioned earlier, Glycine will also increase serotonin levels in the body that aid in establishing healthy sleep patterns. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that aids in the production of melatonin, the famous sleep hormone we often take in supplement form. Studies suggest glycine may even help you bounce back to healthy sleep cycles after a period of disrupted sleep.
Shilajit is a mixture of minerals used traditionally in Ayurveda, with the main bioactive component of Fulvic Acid.
Shilajit comes from the Himalayas—specifically from the rich environment created through organic materials caught up in the Earth's tectonic shifts over time. "These decaying plants were gradually transformed into humus, a rich organic mass that is food for new plant life, and eventually, due to microbial action and the tremendous pressure from the weight of the mountains, the humus was transformed into a dense, mineral-rich substance—shilajit.
Shilajit’s live resin can be an extremely useful tool in reclaiming a healthy good night’s sleep. It has a unique property of normalizing your circadian rhythm and provides a dose of micronutrients that assists your body in a massive range of functions. These range from relaxation & sleep to digestion & bone health. It is an intensely effective catalyst for herbal medicine; it can be combined with various relaxing botanicals to assist further in overcoming your insomniac tendencies.
Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body’s pineal gland. This is a pea-sized gland located just above the middle of the brain. During the day the pineal is inactive. When the sun goes down and darkness occurs, the pineal is “turned on” and begins to actively produce melatonin, which is released into the blood. Usually, this occurs around 9 pm. As a result, melatonin levels in the blood rise sharply and you begin to feel less alert. Sleep becomes more inviting. Melatonin levels in the blood stay elevated for about 12 hours – all through the night – before the light of a new day when they fall back to low daytime levels by about 9 am. Daytime levels of melatonin are barely detectable. Melatonin taken ahead of bedtime can help speed up the process of falling asleep and even improve sleep quality.
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps the body make proteins and certain brain-signaling chemicals. Your body changes L-Tryptophan into a brain chemical called serotonin. Serotonin helps control your mood and sleep.
Tryptophan is an amino acid that interacts with those brain chemicals important to sleep and the timing of your biological clock’s sleep-wake cycle. Tryptophan increases serotonin, which also increases melatonin, both neuro-transmitters in your brain’s pineal gland. These neural “gateways” regulate sleep and mood chemicals that affect sleep and mood balance. When either serotonin or melatonin is disrupted, you can suffer with insomnia and depression symptoms. Tryptophan provide extra doses of sleep inducing amino acids that reportedly help counter sleep disturbances.
Horsenettle Fruit Extract (Solanum Carolinens)
Horsenettle has been used as an antispasmodic and sedative, most probably first by American Indians. African Americans in the South once used the root and berries for seizures and menstrual problems (Le Strange 1977). Horsenettle berries were also once used as a topical treatment for mange in dogs. American Indians used leaf tea for sore throats or to treat worms; a topical preparation of leaves was used for poison-ivy rash (Foster 1990).
B-Vitamin Complex - Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B-3 (Niacin)
A lack of Vitamin B6 has been linked to symptoms of insomnia and depression. Vitamin B6 aids in the production of the hormones serotonin and melatonin, both of which are important to sound restful sleep and also to mood. A lack of Vitamin B6 has been linked to symptoms of insomnia and depression. There's a strong correlation between depression and sleep problems. B6 (pyridoxine): Pyridoxine, or Vitamin B6, plays a number of crucial roles within your body and is responsible for over 100 metabolic enzyme reactions. It also helps to convert tryptophan, an amino acid, into serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate your sleep/wake cycle. It supports immune health and aids in cognitive development and function. There’s evidence that B6 also aids sleep—and affects our dreams.
A 2018 study at Australia’s University of Adelaide found that Vitamin B6 may help people increase their ability to remember their dreams. People with stronger dream recall are more likely to have lucid dream experiences and this indicates deeper sleep experience.
B1 (thiamine): Vitamin B1, sometimes known as thiamine, is primarily known for its role in converting carbohydrates into energy. It also plays a role in muscle function, brain health and mood, and a lack of thiamine is often associated with poor concentration, muscle pain and fatigue so it’s definitely important to keep an eye on your intake, particularly since thiamine can be depleted by high amounts of caffeine, alcohol and sugar.
B3 (Niacin): Niacin, or vitamin B3, is usually associated with supporting the production of sex hormones. While only a few select studies have been undertaken, one particular study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, found that nicotinamide, a form of niacin, was capable of increasing REM sleep. However, further research is still needed to fully back up these claims.
Zinc (Zinc Gluconate)
Consumption of Zinc helps to have less wake-ups in the night. It is an excellent & safe sleep aid and also has a calming & antidepressant effect. Along with helping to regulate sleep, Zinc has shown to improve the vividness of dreams. Recent evidence suggests that zinc is involved in the regulation of sleep. A study of 890 healthy individuals found that those having the optimum hours of sleep per night (seven to nine hours) had the highest levels of zinc in their blood.
Similar results were found in a later study where they tested zinc and copper levels in 126 adult women’s blood and hair, their results suggested that higher zinc and copper levels may be involved in sleep duration.
Warning: If pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications, or have a medical condition please consult your doctor before use. Keep away from children. Use only if safety seal is intact.
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