Over 300 prescription and OTC drugs are known to sometimes interfere
with normal rest. Intermittent wakefulness, difficulty falling or remaining
asleep, or waking too early are all signs the body is having difficulty
managing stress. Natural ZZZs addresses these issues with natural ingredients
without the side effects often associated with other regimens.
Why These Natural Ingredients?
Long known for its effect on anxiety and nervousness-related sleeplessness,
Valerian Root acts to promote smooth muscle relaxation due to increased
GABA concentrations in the nerve endings. In one study of people with
sleep difficulties, a Valerian preparation was shown to be as effective
as benzodiazepines with none of the drug’s negative side effects
(daytime sleepiness, diminished concentration, impairment of physical
performance). Standardized to contain 0.8% Valerenic Acids, our Valerian
Root is manufactured in Spain and complies with all European Monographs
as well as the new USP monograph.
Used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jujube has been
scientifically shown to be an effective sleep aid, as well as promoting
increased total sleep time in animal studies.
The dried flowering and fruiting tops of Passionflower are used in traditional
herbal preparations for nervousness and difficulty sleeping. The flavonoid
properties of Passionflower activate GABA receptors providing anxiolytic
and sleep promoting values. During the early twentieth century, Passionflower
was popular as a sedative and calmative herb and was included in the
United States National Formulary. Approved by the German Commission E,
Passionflower is used extensively in Europe.
Recognized as an important component of a successful relaxation formula,
Theanine promotes rest while helping to reduce stress. Found in green
and black teas, Theanine has been shown to have a calmative effect in
the brain. More recent studies have shown Theanine has a counterbalancing
effect on caffeine in the body.