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 conversion of serotonin in the pineal gland. Known to regulate many biological rhythms, including the circadian cycle, melatonin has shown clinical benefit for inducing sleep or adjusting sleep cycles. Randomized trials have found it to reduce sleep onset latency and improve perceived quality of sleep, without impairing daytime psychomotor performance.
Addresses every facet of insomnia: difficulty initiating sleep, difficulty maintaining sleep, waking too early in the morning, and waking groggy
Safe, without the side effects of prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications
Chewable tablets are convenient and fast-acting
Delicious tropical fruit flavored chewable
Serving Size: 2 tablets
Servings per Container: 45
2 Tablets Provide:
Total Calories 15
Total Carbohydrate 3.5 g
Sugars 3 g
Suntheanine L-Theanine 200 mg
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) 30 mg
(from Griffonia simplicifolia) (seed)
Melatonin 3 mg
Other Ingredients: Organic cane juice, stearic acid, xylitol, natural flavours (pineapple, banana, pomegranate, mango, passion fruit, peach), citric acid.
Chew 2 tablets, 30-45 minutes before bedtime or as directed by a health care professional.
While no specific contraindications exist or are 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.
Drug Interactions: L-Theanine is known to have a hypotensive effect in some individuals, and concomitant use of with antihypertensive drugs may potentiate their activity. Although there is inadequate evidence to support the following drug interactions, caution should be taken:
Those taking immunosuppressive, MAO inhibitors, SSRIs or sedative/hypnotic medications should first consult with a health care professional.
5-HTP may antagonize the effects of drugs used in migraine headaches like methysergide and cyproheptadine that block serotonin effects.
Product contains no: artificial preservatives, colors or sweeteners; no dairy, gluten, soy, wheat or yeast.