Primary Benefits* of Sleep Support by Prime:
- Helps increase the total sleep time (aspect of sleep quality) in people suffering from sleep restriction or altered sleep schedule (e.g., shift-work and jet lag)
- Helps to speed up/ reduce the time it takes to fall asleep (sleep onset latency aspect of sleep quality) in people who fall asleep slowly/with delayed sleep phase disorder
- Helps to re-set the body's sleep-wake cycle (aspect of the circadian rhythm)
Other scientific studies regarding the ingredients have indicated that they may have some additional benefits as follows:
- Promotes sleep4,5,8,17,20,22
- Promotes relaxation4,5,8,10,15,16
- May improve sleep quality6,7,8,12,13,17,19,21
- Helps you fall asleep1,2,7,8,9,12,13,14,17,18,19
- May help you stay asleep1,17,21
*The aforementioned has not been approved or considered by Health Canada. The aforementioned are findings made in diverse scientific studies regarding the ingredients.
Gluten-Free - The finished product contains no detectable gluten (<10ppm gluten)
Vegan - The product is made without ingredients produced by or derived from animals
Quality Standards - GMP Operations and Standardized Ingredients
Checked For: Microbiological Contaminants, Allergens, Residual Solvents, Potency, Purity and Identity
What Makes This Product Unique?
Sleep deficiency—don’t we all know it. Whether the cause is stress or even something as simple as an unconventional work schedule, sleep deficiency takes a toll on both the mind and body.
Sleep, restful sleep, plays a vital role in the strength and wellness of your being. Simply sleeping is not enough— restful sleep is the key to clarity and a properly functioning mind. The way you function, think, and feel overall when you’re awake depends on the quality of sleep you’re getting. It is during the time that you are asleep that your body does its hardest work as it presses the “reset” button and prepares you for a new day! No interruptions, no distraction, just relaxing and restful sleep.
Composed of complimentary ingredients such as valerian root extract, hops extract, and an effective amount of melatonin, Sleep Support by Prime is formulated to help you with the total quality of your sleep. Sometimes, as badly as we may want to sleep, it can seem impossible! Then, once asleep, it is important to stay asleep, so you can reach each vital stage of sleep. Sleep Support by Prime will help you relax and drift off to sleep. It may help you stay asleep throughout the night and improve your sleep quality, so you wake up feeling refreshed and revitalized. *
Sleeping shouldn’t be a chore—it’s about time you started resting with ease! Make the most of your rest with Sleep Support by Prime. *
Key Ingredients in Sleep Support by Prime:
Valerian Root Extract (Valeriana officinalis): 150 mg
Valerian is a perennial plant native to Europe and Asia and grown in North America, that can grow over 6 feet tall, with small pink to white flowers. The roots and rhizome of valerian are used in dietary supplements to promote sleep. Valerenic acid and other constituents of valerian may inhibit the enzyme system responsible for the central catabolism of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), thereby supporting GABA concentrations and promoting relaxation. *
Hops Extract (Humulus lupulus): 50 mg
Hops are cone-like structures of Humulus lupulus, a vine that is native to Eurasia and temperate regions of North America. Humulus lupulus is also grown in parts of South America, South Africa, and Australia. The term "hops" originates from the Anglo-Saxon term "hoppan," meaning "to climb." Hops extracts and oils are used in food and beverage as flavor components and are also used in dietary supplements to promote sleep. Hops may promote relaxation effects by helping to promoting normal levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. *
Melatonin: 10 mg
Melatonin is a neurohormone produced in the brain by the pineal gland. The synthesis and release of melatonin are stimulated by darkness and suppressed by light, suggesting the involvement of melatonin in the circadian rhythm and regulation of diverse body functions. Levels of melatonin in the blood are highest prior to bedtime. It is found in animals and, in much lower concentrations, in plants. Melatonin is synthesized endogenously by the pinealocytes of the pineal gland, and the essential amino acid L-tryptophan is a precursor in its synthesis. Melatonin supplementation has become popular to support sleep. It has also been known to assist with jet lag. *
L-Tryptophan: 5 mg
In the body, tryptophan is converted into 5-hydroxytryptophan, which then can be converted into serotonin. The body cannot naturally produce this amino acid; therefore, it must be a part of the diet or ingested through supplementation. Tryptophan is a component of many animal and plant proteins. Food sources of tryptophan are dairy products, beef, poultry, barley, brown rice, fish, soybeans and peanuts.
L-Theanine: 5 mg
L-Theanine is the major amino acid found in green tea, historically used for its relaxing effects. Theanine may work for relaxation by promoting normal levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), serotonin and dopamine. In the central nervous system, GABA is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter which promotes calming effects at the cellular level. Dopamine supports the normal regulation of many functions within the brain regarding behavior, cognition, sleep, mood, attention and memory. *
*This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
What causes the occasional inability to sleep?
- Extreme temperatures
- Jet lag — change in time zones
- Excessive amounts of caffeine
- Smoking cigarettes before bedtime
- Drinking alcohol before bedtime
- Expecting to have difficulty sleeping and worrying about it
- Irregular sleeping habits
- Excessive exercise close to bedtime
How much sleep do I need?
Adults should try to get eight hours of sleep each night. More important than the exact length of time in bed is feeling rested when awakening and having energy throughout the day. If not, make changes to your sleep environment and allow more time for sleeping.
What are the benefits of good sleep?
Sleeping well each night will reduce stress and irritability, improve your energy and concentration, and support your immune system.
Is Sleep Support by Prime habit-forming?
Sleep Support by Prime should only be taken occasionally as needed and as indicated in the label directions, in order to reduce the length of time it takes to fall asleep. Consult your physician if you feel the need to take Sleep Support by Prime more than four nights in a seven-day period.
Will this product cause next day drowsiness?
As with all sleep aid supplements, there is a possibility to feel the effects the following day. However, if taken as directed, allowing adequate time for a full night's sleep, you should feel well rested and ready for the day!*
Are there any warnings for this product?
For adult use only. If you are currently taking medications that depress the central nervous system (antidepressants, anti-anxiety or antipsychotic agents), muscle relaxants, antihypertensive drugs, anticonvulsants, medications for seizure, blood pressure, those that suppress the immune system (immunosuppressive medications), or any that affect mental state or increase sedation, steroids or blood thinners, consult your healthcare provider before using this product. Consult a healthcare provider prior to use if you have cardiovascular, immune, liver or chronic kidney disease, hormonal or seizure disorders, asthma, depression, diabetes, low blood sugar, or migraine. If you are currently using any other prescriptions drug or have an ongoing medical condition, consult your healthcare provider before using this product. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use this product. Do not mix with alcohol or other products that cause drowsiness. Avoid use when driving or operating heavy machinery for 5 hours after taking melatonin. Consult your healthcare provider if sleeplessness persists for more than 4 weeks (chronic insomnia). Consult a healthcare provider/health care for use beyond 4 weeks. Stop use if allergy occurs or if you experience headache, confusion, or nausea.
I’m sensitive – can I take one capsule instead of two?
Absolutely. Everyone is different so if you are sensitive to melatonin, you can certainly take one capsule instead of two. If one capsule is all your body needs to promote a good night's sleep, then that's all you should take.
*This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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