- Addresses every facet of insomnia: difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, waking up too early in the morning and waking up groggy
- Reduces nervous system excitation, which can inhibit sleep
- Contains Suntheanine®, the most clinically studied L-theanine
- Delicious tropical fruit-flavoured chewable tablets
L-theanine, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) and melatonin have all been shown to independently improve sleep quality and quantity. 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.
5-HTP is the intermediary between L-tryptophan and serotonin, a key neurotransmitter associated with sleep and mood. 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 when in low light conditions. Known to regulate many biological rhythms, including the circadian cycle, melatonin has shown clinical benefits 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.
Each Tablet Contains:
Suntheanine® L-Theanine 100 mg
L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed) 15 mg
Melatonin 1.5 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Organic cane juice, stearic acid, xylitol, silica, natural flavours, citric acid, vegetable grade magnesium stearate (lubricant).
Recommended Adult Dose: Chew 2 tablets once per day before bedtime or as directed by a health care practitioner. Some people may experience drowsiness . Exercise caution if involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 weeks.
Warnings: 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. If symptoms worsen or persist for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult a health care practitioner. Some people may experience diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and/or 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. Keep out of reach of children. Allergens: Contains no artificial colours, preservatives, or sweeteners; no dairy, wheat, gluten, yeast, soy, egg, fish, shellfish, animal products, salt, tree nuts, or GMOs. Suitable for vegetarians/ vegans. Sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place. Contraindications: Discontinue use if you show signs of weakness, oral ulcers, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain, or if you experience skin changes. Do not use if you are taking blood pressure, immunosuppressive, sedative/hypnotic medication, or if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have scleroderma. Some people may experience drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery for 5 hours after using this product. Exercise caution if involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Drug Interactions: L-theanine is known to have a hypotensive effect in some individuals, and concomitant use of anti-hypertensive drugs may potentiate their activity.