This product has been formulated for those who experience occasional sleeplessness and are looking for a natural solution that will help them relax, sleep more soundly and wake up refreshed!*
At the center of this formula is SENSORIL®, a patented extract that has been studied for its ability to relax your mind and body, leading you to enter a more balanced state of being.* By accessing this state, you allow your body to enter more readily into a restful sleep.* This comprehensive formula also features powerful ingredients to help promote a more balanced sleep.* 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5 HTP), the direct precursor to Serotonin, is a naturally occurring amino acid that is plant-derived.*
It helps support the body to naturally produce this hormone that is involved in maintaining a healthy sleep cycle.* L-Theanine helps to reduce the effects of stress and increases alpha brain waves.*
Power to Sleep PM Melatonin-Free also features ingredients that are known for their traditional use in natural sleep aid formulas, such as California Poppy and Passionflower extracts.* It also includes Chamomile flower and Magnolia bark extracts which are often found in natural sleep aid formulas.* Use for occasional sleeplessness or daily to promote relaxation before bedtime.*
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Power to Sleep PM® Melatonin-Free: Promotes Relaxation and Sleep
Power to Sleep PM® Melatonin-Free is designed to promote relaxation and improve sleep. At the center of this formula is Sensoril®, a patented extract of Ashwagandha, an herbal adaptogenic used widely in Asia to enhance well-being, support restful sleep, and reduce occasional anxiety. In a clinical trial, Sensoril® was shown to significantly reduce levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol, and participants reported reduced feelings of stress and fatigue, better sleep, and an enhanced sense of well-being.
L-Theanine is an amino acid found in tea that increases the activity of alpha brain waves to promote a relaxed yet alert state of mind. Animal research suggests that L-theanine may inhibit the stimulating effects of caffeine and reverse caffeine-induced sleep disturbances.[4,5]
In the body, minerals such as magnesium work to ensure the proper function of hundreds of biochemical pathways. When considering the role of sleep as a time for the body to repair and restore its tissues, magnesium is an ideal addition to any sleep formulation.
Power to Sleep PM® Melatonin-Free also includes Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), a naturally occurring neurotransmitter created in the brain and involved in the sensation of relaxation. A small study suggests that GABA may increase alpha brain waves and decrease beta waves within one hour of administration, indicating that GABA may not only induce relaxation but also reduce anxiety.
Power to Sleep PM® Melatonin-Free: Stimulates Sleep
This comprehensive formula also features powerful ingredients to help promote a more balanced sleep. 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), the direct precursor to serotonin, is a naturally occurring amino acid derived from Griffonia simplicifolia, a climbing shrub native to Africa. It is able to cross the blood-brain barrier to support the body’s natural production of this neurotransmitter. Serotonin, the precursor to melatonin, has been implicated in the regulation of sleep and mood. Preliminary research suggests that 5-HTP may help improve sleep quality and duration.[7,8]
Power to Sleep PM® Melatonin-Free also features ingredients known for their traditional use in natural sleep aid formulas, such as Chamomile flower and California Poppy extracts, as well as Passionflower and Magnolia bark extracts.
BioPerine®, a concentrated extract of black pepper, is an important ingredient in all Irwin Naturals® products. Clinically studied in numerous trials, this botanical extract enhances the bioavailability of many of the ingredients in our formulations. When combined with Ginger to create a traditional Ayurvedic blend, the Irwin Naturals® BioPerine® Complex takes bioavailability to the next level.
Power to Sleep PM® Melatonin-Free is specifically designed for those who experience occasional sleeplessness and are looking for a natural, melatonin-free solution to help them relax, sleep more soundly, and wake up refreshed. It can be used for occasional sleeplessness or daily to promote relaxation before bedtime.
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