Several vital tasks carried out during sleep help you stay healthy and function optimally. While asleep, your brain is forming the pathways necessary for learning, the creation of new insights and to consolidate memories. During this time, your body also undertakes essential tissue repair. Without adequate sleep, you can lose focus and may even experience fluctuating mood swings. Chronic lack of sleep can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and infections.
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Valerian’s calming properties de-stress the body, while Chamomile shortens sleep onset.
Magnesium and Vitamin B6 contribute to physical and mental relaxation, supporting a deeper, improved quality of sleep (with beneficial REM brain activity). This allows the body to renew and restore its equilibrium optimally.
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Valerian is a natural sedative. It offers important health benefits that range from treatment of anxiety to cures for insomnia. Research shows that Valerian, a potent but safe sleep aid reduces sleep latency (the time it takes to fall asleep). It also improves the quality of sleep. Valerian is also used for anxiety and psychological stress as it reduces blood pressure, heart rate and feelings of pressure when under tension.
Chamomile Chamomile is caffeine-free and a gently relaxing and sleep aid. Due to its anti-spasmodic properties, it is a muscle relaxant. Because of its calming and sedative properties, it also induces sleep. This is attributed to an antioxidant it contains called, Apigenin. This antioxidant binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain which reduces irritability, decreases anxiety and treats insomnia.
The phytochemicals also in chamomile, binds to GABA receptors. This reduces brain activity and produces a calming effect in the central nervous system.
In summary, Chamomile has three main effects on the central nervous system:
1. It regulates neurotransmitter transmission to the brain.
Monoamine transmitters such as serotonin and dopamine are associated with sleep and mood. Chamomile has a positive effect on these transmitters. This results in improved sleep, enhanced mood, and relief of depression.
2.Binds to GABA receptors
Gaba (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in our central nervous system. The overall function of GABA is to inhibit transmission in the brain, calming the nervous activity.
Chrysin the phytochemicals in chamomile also bind with the GABA receptors. This helps reduce brain activity, promotes calmness and results in an overall calming effect on the central nervous system to induces sleep.
Chamomile assists the neurohormones including Melatonin which is responsible for inducing sleep and regulating the sleep-wake cycle.
Magnesium glycinate The body requires large amounts of magnesium. This mineral is therefore known as a macro-mineral. It has wide-ranging effects in the body and used in over 600 cellular actions in the body. These include muscle relaxation and influencing certain processes that promote sleep. Magnesium deficiency is common. A deficiency of this vital mineral can cause tightness of muscles, increased stress, reduced serotonin levels and even sleep complications. It is essential as a muscle relaxation mineral and a key element in the production of the feel-good chemical serotonin. Magnesium glycinate also binds with GABA and that leads to anti-anxiety effects. It is therefore used to treat mild depression and stress by improving mood and encouraging healthy sleep habits.
Vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 promotes the proper function of the nervous system. Deficiencies in Vitamin B6 contribute to the chemical imbalances related to depression. With vital roles in the production of dopamine and serotonin, Vitamin B is essential to reduce irritability and depression. Vitamin B6 coacts with magnesium to promote muscle relaxation. It is specifically recommended at bedtime to help improve sleep.