This section covers the ingredients found in Deep Sleep Formula™ and discusses WHY & HOW they work, including links to clinical studies. You can also see "recommended use" instructions.

Below you'll find "Supplement Facts" and "Ingredient Summaries"

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 20

Ingredients Amount Per Serving %DV*

Deep Sleep Formula™ Blend  
L-Tryptophan TryptoPure® 250 MG  
L-Tryptophan Peptide (PepForm® technology) 250 MG  
GABA as PharmaGABA® 500 MG  
Ornithine 400 MG  
Honokiol (4% magnolia extract) 120 MG  
Chamomile Extract (flower) [std. to 20% apigenin] 120 MG  
Perluxan® Hops [std. 30% Extract alpha + iso-alpha acids] 100 MG  
Melatonin (as MicroActive®) 2 MG  

† Daily Value not established
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Made in USA Gluten free Vegetarian Non GMO Additive and filler free
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take 2 pills about 30 minutes prior to bedtime, on an empty stomach or as directed by your healthcare professional. One or two (1-2) additional pills may be taken if the desired results aren’t achieved.

Other Ingredients: plant-derived cellulose capsule (Vegetarian caps), rice flour

Does NOT Contain Any: Artificial colors, wheat, gluten, dairy, egg, fish, peanuts.

Warnings & Interactions: For adults only. Do not drive or operate machinery immediately following the use of this product. Consult your health care practitioner if pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition.

Capsule Size: Capsules may always be opened and the contents poured into your mouth or a liquid beverage.
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Ingredient Summaries:

Below you'll find detailed descriptions about the ingredients utilized in Stress & Cortisol Relief™ - exactly HOW it works & WHY it's better than other products. Simply click on the ingredients below and a detailed description will appear under it.

  • L-Tryptophan TryptoPure® + L-Tryptophan Peptide (PepForm® technology)

    L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid that is NOT synthesized by the body and must be obtained from food or supplements.

    L-tryptophan is metabolized to serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) and melatonin, which is important for relaxation, restful sleep and positive mood.*

    tryptophan
    NOTE: Most companies use the "regular, free-form" version of Tryptophan. This is not a good idea.

    This is such an important amino acid that we use TWO specific, clinically validated forms for maximum absorption, bioavailability, and safety.

    Tryptophan TryptoPure®: a highly purified, pharmaceutical-grade L-tryptophan that meets the purity of both the Japanese Pharmacopeia (JP) and the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

    Initially only available to doctors and hospitals, this extremely pure form is now available to specific higher-end supplement companies.

    Tryptophan PepForm® Peptides: This enhanced form is the most anticipated amino acid supplement on the market and far superior to standard L-Tryptophan.

    Structured Peptides are absorbed faster, utilized better, have higher bioavailability and provides the body with the greatest effects from tryptophan supplementation.

    Summary Of Benefits

    Deep Sleep & Healthy Circadian Rhythm: Melatonin (the "sleep" hormone) is synthesized from tryptophan.

    This helps regular the body’s circadian rhythm (sleep/wake pattern), helping to regulate sleep cycles.3,4 

    Mood & Memory: Tryptophan is the only amino acid that is converted to serotonin via the conversion of 5 hydroxytryptamine (5 HTP).1,2.

    Increasing tryptophan levels leads to a simultaneous increase in brain serotonin production ("happy" chemical) and can improve mood and memory with positive effects on behavior5,6.

  • GABA as PharmaGABA®

    GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a naturally occurring amino acid found in the brain. It is one of the major inhibitory neurotransmitters found in the body’s central nervous system. Which helps to ease stress and calm excited nerves by telling the brain to relax.12,13

    Studies show GABA works by increasing relaxing brain alpha waves and reducing “busy-mind” beta waves.12,13

    Stress & Aging

    GABA levels can decrease when a person is subjected to stressful conditions.

    Additionally, aging causes a major decrease in GABA production and receptor sensitivity.

    Synthetic vs Natural

    Unfortunately, regular GABA is created in a synthetic form and produced by using harsh chemicals.

    PharmaGABA® is GABA produced through natural fermentation by Lactobacillus hilgardii. Clinical studies show that PharmaGABA® can increase alpha-waves and reduce stress-related beta-waves, thus helping to promote calmness and relaxation.

    In a head-to-head, double-blind trial of natural PharmaGABA® versus "regular" synthetic GABA, the synthetic GABA did not demonstrate these positive effects.7

    Sleep Drugs vs Natural PharmaGABA®

    Many prescription "sleep" medications used for insomnia, typically target GABA receptors. Unfortunately, they do so in an unnatural way, which causes lower REM sleep (not deep sleep), morning fatigue and grogginess, as well as addictions.

    Using the natural form of PharmaGABA® gives similar relaxation and sleep benefits, without the negative side-effects because it's working WITH your body and not against it.

  • Ornithine

    Ornithine is an amino acid naturally produced in the body. It helps enhance sleep quality by reducing stress and anxiety.

    The clinical validated daily dose in humans is 400 mg, taken nightly, 30 min before bedtime.8 This is the exact dose used in Deep Sleep Formula™

  • Honokiol (4% magnolia extract)

    The polyphenols in magnolia bark — specifically honokiol and magnolol — have been found to help induce and improve sleep. It's been utilized as a natural remedy for insomnia and for promoting better sleep overall. 9-11

    Magnolia bark’s effects on sleep appear to be closely connected to the activity of the GABA(A) receptors in the central nervous system.

    NOTE: You ALWAYS want to use the highest extract to get the maximum benefits. This is why we use an organic magnolia 4% extract.

    In human studies, the average daily dose was 100-200 mg, when using 2% extract.9-11 Deep Sleep Formula™ contains 120 mg at 4% extract, which is double the potency.
  • Chamomile Extract (flower) [std. to 20% apigenin]

    The herb chamomile has long been used as a natural sleep aid. Part of this effect is attributed to its GABA-enhancing activity.17

    However, chamomile and its active components, particularly the nutrient apigenin, has additional mechanisms to further promote deeper sleep.14

    Apigenin, works as a blocker of orexin, which reduces wakefulness and promotes deeper sleep.15,16

    By enhancing GABA and reducing orexin, you get double the benefits allowing one to sleep faster and stay asleep longer.

    NOTE: Remember, you want to use only the EXTRACT form containing the active ingredient, "20% apigenin" -- which is found in Deep Sleep Formula™
  • Perluxan® Hops 30% Extract

    Hops have a long history of being used to help improve sleep. Scientific research shows that hops, with its natural sedative effects, can increase sleep time.

    Hops also helps to lower body temperature — falling core body temperature is one important physiological step toward falling asleep.18

    Hops has also been shown to reinforce the body’s daily bio rhythms of rest and activity.19

    Hops can also help alleviate restlessness and anxiety, while also reducing stress.20

    NOTE: We use the clinically tested version of Perluxan® Hops [std. 30% Extract alpha + iso-alpha acids]. Remember, you always want to use the EXTRACT of an herb, not the "dead root powder" which is cheap and ineffective.
  • Melatonin (as MicroActive®)

    Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the body that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. When working correctly, it increases at night time and decreases in the morning.

    Unfortunately, many things can interfere with melatonin production, such as excessive light in the evening, jet lag, stress (high cortisol) and shift work.

    Additionally, as we age the body produces less melatonin.

    MicroActive® Melatonin vs Regular Melatonin

    Ordinary melatonin supplements leave the body after 3-4 hours. So while they may aid in falling asleep, they are not effective for those who have difficulty staying asleep or waking too early.

    MicroActive® Melatonin was developed to address this issue through a micronized, sustained-release technology that ensures the melatonin is gradually released over 6-7 hours.

    We also using a plant-sourced, bioidentical form of Melatonin to mimic and function like your own natural hormone.

    Additionally, while ordinary melatonin supplements expose the body to an unusually high spike of melatonin upon consumption.

    While MicroActive® Melatonin's sustained release technology allows a consistent dose over a long period of time in order to better support a more natural and deeper sleep. 

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