More and more people have trouble with sleep, stress, and anxiety. But there are some tips you can use to reduce those problems and get a better sleep, relax more and be happier.
Here is my view on the best sleep supplements I know of based on natural remedies.
The best sleep supplements
My no.1 recommended supplement I use without side effects is called Viva.
Viva is based on saffron (Crocus sativus L.) whose main bioactive components are crocins and safranal.
Viva uses an extract from the saffron where all the impurities have been removed leaving you with a clean saffron based product without the side effects you normally would get from saffron related products.
The saffron is grown and harvested in Spain and is some of the best saffron in the world, The extract used in Viva is called affron and helps in a lot of areas in your body.
The product is designed to help you get a better sleep, relax more and help on low mood states. Test have shown it to be as good as fluoxetine and imipramine when it comes to combat low mood states and this is without the side effects.
Viva helps to relieve ordinary stress and promotes a positive mood by supporting a healthy functioning nervous system, brain, and normal psychological and mental function.
It also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
More recently, multiple clinical trials have demonstrated its effectiveness, which ranges from subtle improvement to life-changing.
Viva contains a lot of healthy components such as affron, five B-vitamins, iodine, biotin, Vitamin C and more, that all support an optimal sleep, anti-stress and mood relieving effect.
if you are interested in some research made on affron, take a look at this article:
* SLEEP – Viva contributes to relief of mental tiredness and fatigue, promoting good sleep
* RELAX – Viva helps to relieve ordinary stress
* HAPPY – Helps promote a positive mood
Please look at this video on how viva can help you.
Magnesium and sleep, does magnesium help you sleep?
In my research, I stumbled upon some articles that explained the benefits of magnesium.
Some of the benefits is a better sleep and more relaxed muscles. I have tested it out on myself, by making what is called magnesium oil, which is actually distilled water boiled with a cup of magnesium sulfate. You then let it cool and put in in a spray bottle and spray it on the skin, this way you also absorb more than if you eat magnesium supplements as far as I have understood. You can also buy premade magnesium oil.
I have used it when I have muscle pains, backache, cramps and difficulties with sleep and it works like a miracle.
In the beginning, you will probably feel some itching, that’s normal, it’s a sign that your body needs it and will pass when your body is getting used to getting the magnesium oil.
After what I have read 70%-90% have a magnesium deficiency, so you will only have something to gain by making your own magnesium oil or buy it.
Magnesium contributes to more than 300 functions in your body and is one of the most important minerals.
Conditions That Can Benefit From Magnesium
Magnesium is known to reduce muscle tension, lessen pain associated with migraine headaches, improve sleep, and address neurological disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Conditions linked to magnesium levels include:
Mental Health and Sleep:
- Autism and ADD
- Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
- Muscle Spasms and Muscle Cramps
- Psoriasis, Acne, and Eczema
- Blood Pressure
look in your local store for magnesium flakes, and the best type of magnesium to absorb through the skin is magnesium sulfate.
Meditation For Better Sleep.
I’m aware that meditation isn’t a supplement, but I still think that this is an important tool for getting some rest on the mind and help to fall asleep easier.
If you have some good headphones, which are comfortable to wear while you fall asleep I would recommend using meditations with binaural beats.
One of my favorite meditations with binaural beats is called Brain Sync. Guided by the soft voice of Kelly Howell, you drift into inner worlds and peace of mind.
To learn more about Brain Sync and what binaural beats is, click the button below.
Gut Health and Better Sleep.
The gut is getting a lot of attention and that is good because more and more scientific research point to a lot of our health issues has to do with a healthy or unhealthy gut.
The bacterial composition of the gut is responsible from all to mental problems, lifestyle-related diseases and of course also sleep. Most of us have tried to eat too many fatty foods and when we try to fall asleep, we cant because of the acid in the stomach.
A tip I use when this problem occurs is to take a glass of water with a half teaspoon baking soda, that will take the worst of the acid, but you might get some air that wants to come out.
The gut also produces melatonin, which is important for a healthy sleep.
(1) Melatonin was first discovered in the bovine pineal gland in 1958 by Lerner et al. Melatonin is the most versatile and ubiquitous hormonal molecule produced not only in the pineal gland but also in various other tissues of invertebrates and vertebrates, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that’s released in cycles throughout the day. It keeps us alert during the day and at rest during the night, and our body needs it in order to sleep.
Prebiotics and Probiotics
Most people know or have heard of probiotics, but do you know what prebiotic is?
Probiotics are live bacteria often added or naturally present in yogurt, or other dairy products, and are also used by doctors in some cases, where the patient is on antibiotics and need it, to combat certain gastrointestinal side effects.
Probiotics are effective in managing certain gastrointestinal conditions, but they do not have the same power that prebiotics do.
Prebiotics There is over 100 trillion bacteria in the human colon and while some are good for our health, others are less desirable. The prebiotic is a specialized plant fiber that stimulates the growth of the beneficial bacteria throughout your colon.
The beneficial bacteria use dietary fibers as their fuel, enabling them to outgrow and displace the less wanted bacteria.
While probiotics introduce good bacteria into the gut, prebiotics act as a fertilizer for the good bacteria that’s already there.
They help your good bacteria grow, improving the good-to-bad bacteria ratio. The beneficial bacteria contribute to many important body functions, such as educating our immune system. They are also linked to better moods, stamina, and health in general.
I recommend Zinobiotic, click the picture below to learn more about the product and pricing in your country. Zinobiotic is currently available in 34 countries.
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There are many supplements I haven’t covered in this article, but as I mentioned, in the beginning, my no.1 recommendation is Zinzino Viva, it’s a brand new product and after starting on taking it, my sleep, overall fatigue during the day and mood have improved. I used to be tired all day long and have trouble falling asleep when I tried, and now It’s much easier to fall asleep.
It might be a cocktail of the products I started to take during the last year or so. I started in September 2016 on getting my omega balance in order with a product called balanceoil and also took a product called Xtend which is a multivitamin and immune formula made to get the full benefit of the balanceoil.
The balanceoil gets your omega 6:3 ratio down to 3:1 which benefits all areas of your body and immune system. I started with a balance of 14:1 and after 120 days I got down to 2.4:1 and haven’t felt so good for years.
In the spring of 2017, Zinzino released the viva and I started to take that as well and felt an improvement in my sleep and fatigue during the day. When I woke up in the morning, I wasn’t tired in the same manner as I used to be.
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I hope you got some useful information and that you find what works best for you.
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