- 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-flavored chewable tablets
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 the conversion of serotonin in the pineal gland. 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 the perceived quality of sleep, without impairing daytime psychomotor performance.
Serving Size: 2 Chewable Tablets
Servings per Container: 45
Each Chewable Tablet Contains:
|Suntheanine® L-Theanine||100 mg|
|L-5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) (Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)||15 mg|
Organix xane juice, stearic acid, xylitol, natural flavors (pineapple, banana, pomegranate, mango, passion fruit, peach), citric acid.
Chew 1 tablet, 30-45 minutes before bedtime or as directed by a health care professional.
Artificial preservatives, colors, or sweeteners; no dairy, gluten, soy, wheat, or yeast.
Sealed for your protection. Do not use if the seal is broken. For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.
While no specific contraindication exists or is predicted, data is lacking for use during pregnancy, lactation, and in children, and the dosage may need to be reduced for those less than 18. Consult a health care professional prior to use if you have a hormonal disorder, liver or kidney disease, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, migraine, depression, and/or hypertension or if you have scleroderma. Do not drive or use machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin.
L-Theanine is known to have a hypotensive effect in some individuals, and concomitant use of antihypertensive drugs may potentiate their activity. Consult a health care professional 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, antinausea and antimigraine medication.
If symptoms worsen or persist for more than 3 weeks (chronic insomnia), consult a health care professional. 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 heart, immunosuppressive, or sedative/hypnotic medication.