Enduring Sleep is designed to work in 3 stages
The combination of Valerian/Lemon Balm/ Passion Flower help to put you to sleep.
5-HTP and Inositol help affect the 2nd stage of sleep called REM sleep.
L-Theanine which is an extract of green tea supports sleep through the night in a time released dose. You should experience less waking up in the middle of the night
Enduring Sleep has a new patented micro-encapsulation technology which is vegetable based and allows for more active ingredient in each capsule. Most other forms of time release technology use compounds like methylcellulose - a fiber to slow down the absorption of the nutrient. These compounds add 50-70% of these non essential materials to each capsule and can cause adverse reactions for some users.
The micro-encapsulation process allows us to get 90-98% of the active ingredient in each capsule. This allows the use of smaller capsules and thus, the active ingredients breakdown when and where we need them to for optimum absorption and assimilation.
What Causes Sleep Problems?
The mind is racing even though the body is fatigued and ready for sleep.
1. Anxiety, worry and stress
2. Elevated cortisol levels
3. Low serotonin levels.
4. Prescription drugs initiate the beginning stages of sleep, but inhibit the progression to the essential deeper sleep stages. Side effects include the feeling of being drugged and hung over.
Those who wake up in the middle of the night don’t make it into the deep sleep stages and as a result do not get the all important REM sleep. This lack of proper sleep leads to obesity, depression, anxiety and reduced mental function.
A Culture of “Sleep Bulimia!”
25% of Americans take some type of medication every year to help them sleep.
The market value of the wholesale mattress industry has increased nearly 40%, climbing to $6.4 billion since 2000.
There are 1,106 accredited sleep centers in the USA- up from 374 a decade ago.
Drug companies raked in nearly $3 billion in revenue in the last year. 43 million prescriptions were issued for sleeping pills.
The economic toll of all this tossing and turning is $50 billion in lost productivity and $16 billion in health-care costs, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Chronic insomnia may affect 10 percent of the population. Some Gallup polls indicate that as many as 40 percent have trouble sleeping on two or three nights per week.
More than 80 percent of American children who visit a doctor for sleep problems are given a prescription. This is despite the fact that no sleeping pills are currently approved for use in kids.
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L-theanine: is a derivative of glutamic acid, a neurotransmitter found in the brain. It's readily absorbed by the brain, where it influences brain chemicals that determine mood, including gamma aminobutyric acid (gaba), dopamine and seratonin. Unlike many drugs prescribed to calm anxiety, l-theanine doesn't cause drowsiness or interfere with mental sharpness. In fact, it improves concentration and focus.
To quantify the effects of L-theanine, researchers measured brain wave activity. They found that L-theanine stimulates the production of alphawaves, an indicator of relaxed alertness-- the same state that occurs with meditation, for example. The mood-enhancing effects of L-theanine work quickly; in studies, the production of alpha waves has been observed within 30 to 40 minutes of taking the supplement. Research also shows that the intensity of alpha waves increases with higher dosages of L-theanine. Unlike sedative drugs, or even sedative herbs such as kava and valerian, l-theanine does not cause drowsiness or impair mental or physical functioning.
5-HTP, or L-5-Hydroxytryptophan: is created when the tryptophan in the body is converted into serotonin. 5-HTP can cross the blood-brain barrier and is associated with increasing active serotonin levels as well as serotonin production. And those increased serotonin levels are associated with healthy sleep regulation, increased melatonin production for 24-hour sleep cycle regulation, mood regulation, and appetite control.
5-HTP works because it supports the body’s balanced production of two important sleep regulating hormones, serotonin and melatonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate sleep, moods and appetite. But adequate amounts are needed of serotonin levels to maintain this balance. 5-HTP is the serotonin precursor that is formed when tryptophan is converted into serotonin in the body. In clinical research, 5-HTP increased the amount and availability of serotonin produced by the body. It is able to cross the blood brain–barrier to increase both serotonin levels and serotonin production in the brain so a healthy balance is regained during sleep, feeling emotions, or eating.
Eventually, the serotonin in the body is converted into melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate healthy 24-hour sleep cycles known as circadian rhythms. Aging and various forms of physical or emotional stress can decrease melatonin levels and disrupt sleep cycles. Fortunately, that balance can be regained. When 5-HTP increases serotonin production, melatonin production is also increased, which helps the body to regain a healthy circadian rhythm.
Inositol: is naturally produced in our bodies from glucose/sugar and can also be found in nature in most citrus fruits, brewer's yeast, lecithin, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes and works by regulating the action of serotonin within the nerve cells and is present in all tissues of the body, with highest levels in the brain. Inositol supports the nervous system, has calming effects and has been shown to induce sleep as well as a relaxed state. According to studies conducted by Dr. Carl Pfeiffer Ph.D., M.D. published in his book "Mental and Elemental Nutrients", Inositol has been shown to be effective as a sedative and has been used successfully in many insomnia and anxiety problems.
Drinking coffee — more than two cups a day, depletes the body of its natural reserves of inositol — a critical B vitamin. As an exporter of fats from the liver, inositol helps redistribute the fat throughout the body to be used more efficiently as energy, which may even help detoxify the liver. But there is more to this nutrient: inositol is also necessary for proper brain, nervous, and muscle functioning, helping to form and hold structure to our cell membranes.
Passion Flower: has a mild sedative effect that encourages sleep. This property has been well-substantiated in numerous studies on animals and humans. Nervous symptoms and cramps that inhibit sleep are alleviated by ingestion of the herb, and leading quickly to restful uninterrupted and deep sleep. When Spanish explorers first encountered the Indians of Peru and Brazil, they found this plant used in native folk medicine as a sedative. They took it back to Spain, from whence it gradually spread throughout Europe. It was in Europe that the leaves of the plant first found use as a sedative and sleep-inducing substance. Interestingly, its sedative effect was not noted by American until lately.
Today, more than 400 species of passion flower are found throughout the world. The active constituents of passion flower can be broadly classified as alkaloids and flavonoids, supported in their actions by a variety of other constituents, including amino acids, sugars, coumarins, and alcohols (actually sterols). Passion flower appears completely nontoxic, and has been approved for food use by the FDA.
Lemon Balm: (Melissa officinalis, Lemon Balm) is a member of the mint family. It is commonly referred to as Lemon Balm because of its lemon-like flavor and fragrance. It is an aromatic herb whose leaves contain aromatic essential oils.
The leaves, stems, and flowers of lemon balm are used for their medicinal properties and is also a popular component of sedative teas. A volatile oil-free hydroalcoholic extract shows sedative activity in mice by potentiating pentobarbital-induced sleep. A combination of valerian extract and lemon balm significantly improved sleep quality over placebo in 98 individuals without insomnia in a 30-day study. A valerian-lemon balm combination was comparable to 0.125 mg Halcion, and both were superior to placebo in 20 patients with insomnia in a double-blind, cross-over trial.>
Lemon balm has been used for centuries to nutritionally promote sleep and ease nervousness. The herb also has other properties, including nutritional support of the nervous system and digestive systems. The addition of lemon balm to a base of valerian makes a versatile combination; one that can be taken at night for sleep and in lighter doses during the day for relaxation and mood and muscle comfort.
Valerian Root: is a medicinal herb that is taken to relieve restlessness and anxiety and to treat insomnia. Valerian is a traditional herbal sleep remedy that has been studied with a variety of methodologic designs using multiple dosages and preparations. Research has focused on subjective evaluations of sleep patterns, particularly sleep latency, and study populations have primarily consisted of self-described poor sleepers. Valerian improves subjective experiences of sleep when taken nightly over one- to two-week periods, and it appears to be a safe sedative choice in patients with mild to moderate insomnia.
Traditionally used for its calming benefits, it promotes restful sleep and is practically identical in its composition to the well-studied European variety. Several clinical studies have shown that valerian is effective in the treatment of insomnia, most often by reducing sleep latency. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial4 compared a 400-mg aqueous extract of valerian and a commercial valerian/hops preparation with placebo of encapsulated brown sugar. A total of 128 volunteers completed a subjective study4 evaluating the effects of single doses of each test compound taken in random order on sleep latency, sleep quality, sleepiness on awakening, night awakenings, and dream recall. Valerian extract demonstrated statistically significant improvement over placebo in sleep latency and sleep quality.
Valerian is a safe herbal choice for the treatment of mild insomnia and has good tolerability. Most studies suggest that it is more effective when used continuously rather than as an acute sleep aid. A potential advantage of valerian over benzodiazepines is the lack of sleepiness on awakening when used at the recommended dosages. Valerian also may be helpful in weaning patients with insomnia from benzodiazepines.
Valerian, a member of the Valerianaceae family, is a perennial plant native to Europe and Asia and naturalized in North America. Used for thousands of years as a folk remedy, tranquilizer, and sedative for disorders such as restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia; scientifically proven to be a safe and effective anti-anxiety agent and sedative. Valerian is a common ingredient which is used as a mild sedative and sleep aid for nervous tension and insomnia. Many chemical constituents of valerian have been identified, but it is not known which may be responsible for its sleep-promoting effects. It is likely that there is no single active compound and that valerian's effects result from multiple constituents acting independently or synergistically.