Insomnia is a common concern for many adults and can be related to multiple causative factors from pain to stress to environmental changes. Inadequate or poor quality sleep not only contributes to decreased quality of life but has been linked to chronic health concerns such as metabolic syndrome, impaired immune function or hormone imbalances. Sleep.Matrix Ashwagandha offers a balanced formula of evidence-based herbal extracts to help patients experiencing insomnia as well as elevated stress.
Many herbal formulas are capable of improving sleep parameters simply by modulating stress and calming the mind. For example, Matricaria chamomilla is most commonly consumed as a soothing tea but various studies have confirmed its benefits specifically for sleep. A 2015 study that found it improved sleep parameters in postpartum women after just 2 weeks. This sedative effect seems to be due to its apigenin content, a chemical shown to bind GABA receptors.
Passiflora incarnata is another calming herb that stimulates GABA receptors. One trial found improvements in sleep after consuming passionflower tea for just 7 days, while other studies have found that passionflower can acutely reduce stress.
Finally, both Melissa officinalis and Withania somnifera have been included in Ashwagandha Sleep Matrix for their abilities to positively regulate stress and lower blood cortisol levels, respectively. Sensoril® ashwagandha is a patented and well-studied extract shown to lessen irritability, improve concentration and reduce fatigue in stressed individuals.
In addition to herbal extracts, amino acids may play a positive role in supporting stress and insomnia. GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a well-known inhibitory neurotransmitter that has been found to relax the mind and reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. Likewise, L-theanine is a single amino acid, naturally found in green tea, that is well-known to calm the mind and improve focus. Research has found that L-theanine can increase levels of various neurotransmitters in the brain, such as serotonin, dopamine and GABA, while also blocking excitatory glutamate receptors. Ultimately, L-theanine increases alpha-brain waves and improves stress markers such as heart rate and salivary immunoglobulin A.
Collectively, these ingredients are all included in Sleep.Matrix Ashwagandha to support sleep in individuals with an overactive mind and elevated stress. Sleep.Matrix Ashwagandha is intentionally free from melatonin and valerian to provide an extremely gentle, yet effective, option for even the most sensitive patients with insomnia
Unit of Measure above:
|Sensoril® Ashwagandha extract*|
(root & leaf, Withania somnifera) 5:1, 8% withanolides,
2% withaferin A, 32% withania oligosaccharides, DHE 312.5mg
|Lemon balm extract (herb top, Melissa officinalis)||200mg|
(herb top, Passiflora incarnata) 10:1, DHE 1000mg
|GABA (4-Aminobutyric acid)||50mg|
|German chamomile extract (flower, Matricaria chamomilla) 4:1, DHE 100mg||25mg|
Microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin.
Indications: Helps to temporarily promote relaxation. Helps reduce cortisol and the symptoms of stress, such as fatigue, sleeplessness, irritability, and inability to concentrate. Lemon Balm and passionflower are traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid.
Directions: Adults - Take 2 capsules, 30 to 60 minutes before or at bedtime, or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Duration of Use: Consult a healthcare professional for use beyond 12 weeks.
Warnings: Do not use if safety seal is broken. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use, especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a healthcare professionalif symptoms persist or worsen, or if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than4 weeks (chronic insomnia). Avoid taking with alcohol or products that increase drowsiness.
Known Adverse Reactions: Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Stop use if hypersensitivity/allergy occurs