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What does Neuro-Natural Sleep do that the other 3 versions do not?
Neuro-Natural Sleep is formulated to benefit those who need support to help balance their sleeping patterns. It contains specific ingredients to help bring about relaxation and rebalance the brain and nervous system, allowing deeper, more satisfactory sleep periods. It may support the nervous system to bring about reduced feelings of stress, and frustration… and also help to improve your sleep.
What difference will I feel?
Neuro-Natural Sleep may help you to rest more easily and, more importantly, sleep more deeply and more satisfactorily, helping your body to generate needed energy and process nutrients necessary for good health.
How should I take Neuro-Natural Sleep?
To see the best and most rapid results we suggest that you follow our 'recommended protocol' suggestions.
Neuro-Natural Sleep is recommended at 6 tablets per day. To ensure your body has all the nutrients needed to function properly, we recommend including Total Balance, and also Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil if possible.
Neuro-Natural Sleep: We recommend that you have ½ your daily dose: 1-2 hours before your evening meal and the balance approximately 2 hours before bedtime.
I am going through a stressful life and work period, which is of course affecting my sleep. Do I take Neuro-Natural Sleep, or Neuro-Natural Serenity, or both?
We do not generally suggest taking more than one Neuro-Natural product at the same time. Neuro-Natural Sleep is good to take if you are currently suffering from bouts of irregular sleep patterns, or if you do sleep but wake up unrefreshed indicating a restless sleep period. If this is related to an external cause however, such as stress, then our Neuro-Natural Serenity formula may be better to try to deal with the root cause first. Once this is resolved, if you find you need more help, changing to Neuro-Natural Sleep at this time may be a good idea.
If you do find you need more than 1 of the Neuro-Natural products, then it is possible to take them together in a half dose of each; or alternatively to take one of the formulas for 1 month on and 1 month off, alternating with the other formula.
What you decide to do really depends on your individual circumstances and symptom/condition severity, and importantly the cause of your condition. If you are unsure please contact us for personal assistance.
If you have chronic insomnia, it is important to consult with your doctor.
Will Neuro-Natural Sleep help with my severe stress, busy life and emotional difficulties? Will I notice a difference?
Yes, it is possible you will notice a difference. Modern day living and the stress that accompanies it, along with more complicated lifestyles and less time for balanced nutritional intake, all lead to sleeplessness and irregular sleeping patterns. Neuro-Natural Sleep may help you to achieve better sleep in order to be strong enough, both physically and mentally, to deal with these issues. So the formula can work both ways.
If you have any questions, please ask us.
What makes Neuro-Natural Sleep different from other relaxation products, such as Valerian, for example?
Neuro-Natural Sleep is a sophisticated and complex set of 49 ingredients, in a specific dosage to ensure each one works well with the others for best results. This is aimed at long-term use, rather than short-term single ingredient use.
Valerian is one very important ingredient, and more extensive information can be found below about this ingredient.
Some of the other ingredients in our products are very special components. Most companies leave these ingredients out due to their cost and the fact that some of the more vulnerable ingredients must be enteric coated in order to make it through our stomach acid undamaged to the upper intestine.
As a good example, SAMe plays an essential role in more than 100 biochemical reactions involving enzymatic transmethylation (along with vitamins B6, B12, folic acid, and Betain). It contributes to the synthesis, activation and metabolism of hormones, neurotransmitters, nucleic acids, proteins, and phospholipids.
SAMe is associated with increased serotonin turnover and supporting dopamine and norepinephrine levels. SAMe supplementation may also work by supporting cellular membrane fluidity. Support in neuronal membrane fluidity might facilitate signal transduction across membranes and increase the efficiency of receptor-effector coupling.
Our Neuro-Natural range has the advantage not only of having these ingredients included, but it is also enteric coated, ensuring that the vulnerable ingredients are protected from stomach acid, to allow optimal absorption in the upper intestine.
Can Valerian root be used on its own to help me sleep?
Some people notice a benefit in sleep patterns and the ability to get to sleep from taking this, or other individual ingredients, but generally only for a short time. Not everyone even notices these short-term effects. This is because these ingredients work differently for different people when used on their own, and will be less potent long-term, despite generally higher doses (which may be incompatible for the body) when used singularly.
I have heard that 5-HTP can have side effects and interactions with drugs. You have 49 mg in your Neuro-Natural Sleep formula, is this safe?
There is a theoretical possibility of an interaction between 5-HTP and some anti-depressant drugs (SSRIs). There are very few case reports to date of any adverse reactions however. In fact we have found no studies or articles in a well acknowledged database of clinical studies and medical articles. Nevertheless, there is a lot of information available on these alleged interactions, which is why we advise a cautionary note in the event that you are taking related medications.
Having said all that, we believe the risk is very low with our supplements because of the low dose of 5-HTP that we use.
Please check with your doctor prior to taking one of our Neuro-Natural products (or our Female Rejuvenator) if you are on a medication of this type.
What else can I do to help myself?
Trying to relax and get a good sleep when you have things on your mind or feel run down or ‘out of sorts’ is difficult. Try to do relaxing things before going to bed, such as taking a relaxing warm lavender bath, or listening to soothing music. Don’t fight insomnia should it occur as this can only make you feel worse, instead get up and do something relaxing rather than tossing and turning trying to sleep in bed, then go back to bed when you feel more relaxed.
Nutrition is ultimately a key factor in order to ensure your body is working, resting and sleeping, at optimum levels.
Should I take a break from Neuro-Natural Sleep periodically?
It may be worth taking a break for 2 weeks each year to ensure that your body does not become somewhat over-reliant on this supplement. However, taking a break does leave you without the nutrients that you won't be getting from diet alone. We consider this to be a matter of personal preference. If you do decide to take a break, we recommend that it is limited to 2 weeks. Otherwise the benefit of the product will be reduced.