Form Essentials - Solus with 5HTP Sleep & Relaxation Aid - 60 Capsules
Form Essentials Solus with 5 HTP Sleep & Relaxation Aid is an all-natural dietary supplement formulated to help support healthy sleep and relaxation. To achieve these goals, Solus contains a combination of L-Tryptophan, Melatonin, Valerian Root, Hops, Passion Flower, Scullcap and GABA (Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid). Try it and you may sleep better tonight.
Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans have trouble getting to sleep and/or staying asleep. According to a national survey, this represents about 54% of adults. So what can you do about it? You can take Solus.
Solus is an all-natural dietary supplement formulated to help support healthy sleep and relaxation. To achieve these goals, Solus contains a combination of the natural ingredients. Take Solus an hour before bedtime and you can have a good night's rest - naturally.
What's in Solus?
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid, which means that it must be consume from food or supplements since the body cannot make it using other amino acids. It is present in virtually all plant and animal proteins.
After the body absorbs L-Tryptophan, it may ultimately be converted into neurotransmitter serotonin. It is primarily the serotonin which then does much of what L-Tryptophan is known for. For example, serotonin is the precursor to the sleep hormone, melatonin.
Research has shown that L-Tryptophan is effective for inducing sleep, reducing symptoms associated with premenstrual disorder, and supporting a positive mood.
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the small, pea-shaped pineal gland located in the brain. During daylight hours, light entering the eye stimulates neurons to transmit impulses to the pineal gland that inhibit melatonin secretion. But at night, the pineal gland is able to release melatonin.
As the body ages, it produces less melatonin—which may explain why elderly people often have difficulty sleeping and why melatonin supplements improve sleep in the elderly. This does not mean that the use of melatonin should be limited to the elderly. Other research has shown that non-elderly adults with difficulty getting to sleep can also have lower melatonin levels. Also, research has demonstrated that melatonin even helps facilitate sleep in young adults. Since the body would normally make melatonin for several hours per night, the best strategy for oral melatonin supplementation might be to find a product that provides some serotonin immediately, and then provides an additional dose of serotonin later through a controlled release system. Research conducted using such a controlled release system for melatonin showed good results. An appropriate dose would be 3-6 mg melatonin taken one to two hours before bedtime.
Valerian root is considered by many to be the “granddaddy” of all sleep-promoting herbs, and is the leading herb for insomnia in modern herbal medicine. Valerian root makes getting to sleep easier and increases deep sleep and dreaming. Valerian does not cause the morning “hangover” which is a common side effect of prescription sleep drugs and melatonin in some individuals. By itself, a valerian root supplement (standardized for % valerenic acid), in doses of 300–400 mg can be taken thirty minutes before bedtime. Also, valerian may be combined with other herbs. For example, taking a combination of valerian plus hops at bedtime seems to improve subjective sleep measures including subjective sleep latency compared to placebo after 28 days of treatment.
Hops have a history of use as nature’s best sleep “inducer.” Though many natural substances are more effective at keeping one asleep, hops is often considered best at inducing sleep. The German Commission E recommends Hops for anxiety or insomnia.
Passion flower has been, and continues to be an extremely popular herb in Europe where it is often used to induce relaxation and sleep. In the United States, however, medical use of the herb did not begin until the late nineteenth century when passion flower was used to treat nervous restlessness and gastrointestinal spasms—the belief being that passion flower worked primarily on the nervous system, particularly for anxiety due to mental worry and overwork. Research has demonstrated that the flavonoids in passion flower are the primary constituents responsible for its relaxing and anti-anxiety effects.
Scullcap has been used historically and in modern times to relax people with nervous tension as well as to help promote sleep. Unfortunately, very few studies have been conducted on Scullcap. However, one double blind, placebo-controlled study of healthy subjects demonstrated noteworthy anxiety-reducing effects from Scullcap. Also, one of Scullcaps constituents known as scutellarian has been shown to have mild relaxation actions in animal research.
Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) is a natural peptide which is manufactured from the amino acid glutamine and glucose. In the central nervous system, GABA exerts relaxing and anxiety reducing effects at the cellular level. GABA supplements appear to promote relaxation and sleep. GABA itself does not cause drowsiness. Instead, by easing anxiety, it simply makes it easier to fall asleep.
Chamomile is a natural relaxant. It works to soothe the nerves, promote sleep and induce perspiration during fevers. It is also considered a gastrointestinal tonic. Recent studies have confirmed that chamomile relaxes the nervous system, works as a uterine tonic, and has antibacterial properties.
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that is the intermediate step between tryptophan and the important brain chemical serotonin. 5-HTP is common throughout the world as a dietary supplement for use as an antidepressant, appetite suppressant, and sleep aid.
Getting to sleep and/or staying asleep is a problem for a lot of people. Solus is an all-natural dietary supplement formulated to help support healthy sleep and relaxation. Try it and you may sleep better tonight.
It's three o'clock in the morning, and you can't sleep. You stare at the clock, aware that the alarm will go off in a few hours, but you can't sleep. You know you have a busy day ahead and need to be rested, but you can't sleep. No matter how hard you try, you can't sleep. You have insomnia.
For a long time, doctors were taught, "insomnia is a symptom, not a disease (or disorder)." However, new evidence is beginning to suggest insomnia may not simply be a symptom of other conditions, but rather, may be a disorder in its own right.
Regardless of whether it occurs with other medical conditions or by itself, insomnia tends to have a consistent set of nighttime and daytime symptoms. Moreover, treatment of associated conditions without specific attention to sleep does not consistently improve insomnia. Insomnia and other conditions may follow different time courses, and in many cases, insomnia is associated with worse outcomes of other conditions.
What Is Insomnia?
According to the National Institutes of Health, insomnia affects more than 70 million Americans. Direct costs of insomnia, which include dollars spent on insomnia treatment, healthcare services, hospital and nursing home care, are estimated at nearly $14 billion annually. Indirect costs such as work loss, property damage from accidents and transportation to and from healthcare providers, are estimated to be $28 billion.
What is this condition that affects so many of us and costs so much? The word "insomnia" comes from the Latin in ("no") and somnus ("sleep"), so it literally means "no sleep" or the inability to sleep.
Insomnia is an experience of inadequate or poor quality sleep as characterized by one or more of the following sleep complaints:
- difficulty initiating sleep
- difficulty maintaining sleep
- waking too early in the morning
Who Has Insomnia?
NSF's 2002 Sleep in America poll shows that 58% of adults in the U.S. experience symptoms of insomnia a few nights a week or more. Although insomnia is the most common sleep problem among about one half of older adults (48%), they are less likely to experience frequent symptoms of insomnia than their younger counterparts (45% vs. 62%), and their symptoms are more likely to be associated with medical conditions, according to the 2003 poll of adults between the ages of 55 and 84.
Good Sleep Practices You Can Use in Managing Your Insomnia
Although the specific causes of insomnia differ from one person to the next, there are some general habits you can adopt that may help you sleep better. Not each of these practices may apply to everyone with insomnia, so you may want to focus on one or two that seem particularly relevant to your situation. Sleep experts recommend the following tips for good sleep:
- Establish a regular bedtime routine and a regular sleep-wake schedule. That means getting up at the same time every day of the week, no matter how much you've slept the night before, and going to bed at about the same time.
- Don't spend too much time in bed. Your time in bed should be about the same as the amount of time you can actually sleep during the night. You can't force yourself to sleep by spending more time in bed.
- Do not eat or drink too much before bedtime.
- Create a sleep-promoting environment that is quiet, dark, cool and comfortable.
During the day:
- Consume less or no caffeine, particularly late in the day.
- Avoid alcohol and nicotine, especially close to bedtime.
- Exercise, but not within three hours before bedtime.
- Avoid naps, particularly in the late afternoon or evening.
- Establish a regular bedtime and get up at the same time every day. Do not stay in bed to make- up for lost sleep or beyond your regular rise time.
- Keep a sleep diary to identify your sleep habits and patterns that you can share with your doctor.