Sleep Time is designed to improve problems with sleep by supporting the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin which have a role with sleep cycles and anxiety. Ideally, it should be taken 1-hour before bedtime.
About the Ingredients
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a naturally occurring amino acid that works in the brain as a neurotransmitter, a chemical messenger. When GABA attaches to a GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect, reducing anxiety, stress, and fear. It may also help to prevent or stabilize seizures. GABA has become a popular supplement in recent years because there are few food sources for this amino acid.
L-Taurine is an essential amino acid that has a GABA-like effect in the body. In animal studies, taking taurine with GABA, or taurine with glycine produced stronger effects than taking either glycine or GABA alone. Taurine is can be used to enhance sleep quality.
L-Glycine is a non-essential amino acid thought to promote a sense of well-being, reduce anxiety, and improve sleep quality. In a study where people’s sleep was restricted, glycine also reduced daytime sleepiness.
L-Theanine (Suntheanine®) stimulates activity in the brain known as alpha waves, a relaxed but alert mental state. Suntheanine® is protected by over 40 U.S. and international patents for its various physiological effects.
5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is used by the body to make serotonin. 5-HTP is not found in food sources but is manufactured in the body from the amino acid tryptophan. 5-HTP has been shown to improve insomnia, depression, fibromyalgia, obesity (by reducing appetite), and headaches. 5-HTP should always be used under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner and should not be taken concurrently with pharmaceutical anti-depressants unless otherwise directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Vitamin B-5 (D-Calcium pantothenate) is a water-soluble B vitamin with numerous biological roles. Vitamin B-5 is used by the body to manufacture coenzyme A, an important compound for energy metabolism. It is also utilized in the production of fatty acids, cholesterol, and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. D-Calcium pantothenate is the preferred, metabolically active form of B-5.
Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxal 5-phosphate)- is a water-soluble B vitamin that performs many functions in the body. B-6 – dependent enzymes assist in the biosynthesis of the important neurotransmitters GABA, dopamine, serotonin, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. Pyridoxal 5-phosphate is the preferred, metabolically active form of B-6 used in higher quality nutritional supplements.
Melatonin- is a hormone naturally produced by the body to regulate circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycle). Melatonin secretion may be disrupted by aging, hormonal changes, and night-time exposure to light, among other things. Melatonin supplements are well known for their ability to combat insomnia.
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 60
- Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate). 10 mg
- Pantothenic Acid. (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate). 10 mg
- Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) 500 mg
- Glycine 500 mg
- Taurine 250 mg
- L-Theanine (as Suntheanine®) 100 mg
- 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (from Griffonia simplicifolia Seed Extract) 50mg
- Melatonin 3 mg
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (Capsule), Rice Flour, Vegetable Stearate.
Warning: Consult a healthcare professional if you are pregnant or nursing, experiencing long-term sleep difficulties; before use in children; before use in those with a medical condition, and those taking medication. Do not drive or operate machinery when taking melatonin.
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules one hour before bedtime, or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.