Nothing Good Happens Without It
IT’S A common complaint. We don’t get enough sleep. Stress, or too much food, TV or activity late at night are common causes. (Not to mention a lack of exercise for many of us.)
From fatigue, to the inability to concentrate, to lowered resistance to colds and flu, non-restorative sleep takes its toll.
The too-common solution is yet another drug, a sleeping pill. There are so many natural alternatives to a potentially habit forming sleeping pill, that it’s irresponsible not to investigate a better, healthy substitute.
I often use and Melatonin to help me get solid and restorative sleep, although both have substantial additional benefits that figure largely in my decision to use them, as noted in the product descriptions below. I have no personal experience with Fibrosleep or VesproGHS, although the they are both highly recommended by users, as the links below will show.
ZMA Is a synergistic combination of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6 that promotes restful and restorative sleep, and enhances muscle strength and endurance. Frankly, I’m not personally aware of experiencing the sleep inducement aspects of ZMA as I am of the muscle promoting ones.
Melatonin This is natural hormone produced by your pineal gland and plays a critical role in your sleep-wake cycle. Moreover, and the primary reason I take it, Melatonin is among the best free radical scavengers. While many antioxidants work in only certain areas of the body, Melatonin has the ability to permeate any of our cells.
FibroSleep This is one of the most highly consumer-rated sleep supplement you’re likely to find. (Go here and click the “Reviews” tab) FibroSleep promotes deep sleep and digestive healing by addressing mineral, antioxidant, and natural anti-inflammatory* needs. A summary of the science behind it can be read here.
VesPro GHS – Growth Hormone Secretagogue This is a multi-purpose, powerful supplement that helps you sleep and the proper production of essential growth hormones. VesPro GHS™ is a growth hormone secretagogue, (a substance that stimulates healthy secretion) made from protein, amino acids, and herbs. When taken at night before be this supplement promotes restorative sleep and the proper production of essential growth hormones.
Growth hormones are essential substances produced in the body that help maintain muscle tissue, and support proper body function. Most growth hormones are secreted during the deep sleep cycle. Check out the customer reviews for Vespro GHS by clicking the link above and then the “Reviews” tab.
Important: Check with your health practitioner before taking anything that could affect hormones.
Natural Calm The anti-stress, sleepy time drink. According to the National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50 percent of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside the cells of tissues and organs. Magnesium is one of the most important basic nutrients that power our bodies, and it is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions. But since our bodies don’t produce this mineral, we need to replenish its supply every day. Due to nutrient-deficient soil and fast-paced lifestyles, few of us (estimated at less than 20 percent) get sufficient magnesium in our diets. This would seem to suggest that supplementation is needed. Many people, like my own mother, think Natural Calm is great, and have made it a best-selling, award-winning magnesium supplement. It’s easy to take — just mix (easily) in water to restore healthy magnesium levels quickly and effectively.
Dr. Oz on Sleep
Go take a read of what the good doctor has to say about the need for and benefits of sleep right here.
Just as with the descriptive statements made at the various company sites that manufacture and/or sell the supplement products presented in this blog, none, or nearly none, of the potential benefits stated here have been evaluated by the FDA. Likewise none, or nearly none, of the products here can be represented to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Before engaging a supplement program, it always makes sense to get the advice of your health practitioner.
Published on August 16, 2009