Serinytex® ( pronounced sah-rhen-ahtex ) is a proprietary formulation designed to support a restful night sleep. It is a synergistic blend of herbs , amino acids and melatonin formulated by Dr. Germaine Hawkins, DO, psychiatrist.
is a hormone made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain. Melatonin helps control your sleep and wake cycles. Very small amounts of it are found in foods such as meats, grains, fruits, and vegetables. Natural melatonin levels slowly drop with age. Some older adults make very small amounts of it or none at all.
Benefits of Melatonin
- Helping to control sleep patterns for people who work night shifts.
- Preventing or reducing problems with sleeping and confusion after surgery.
- May ease chronic cluster headaches tension.
Some research suggests that glycine, taken before bedtime, promotes good quality sleep so that you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, energized and ready to be active. Study subjects who had taken glycine before sleeping showed less fatigue and drowsiness the next day and were more efficient while working on a computer.
Glycine has been found to increase serotonin levels in the prefrontal cortex which may help to alleviate sleep issues and maintain behavioral sleep. Some possible benefits of glycine include
- Improving subjective sleep quality. Glycine may increase sleep efficiency and decrease sleep onset latency.
- Supporting Deep Sleep Reduced drowsiness and enhanced cognitive performance with glycine point to solid rest.
- Reducing insomnia. Glycine amino acid reportedly boosts serotonin levels and accordingly reduces insomnia.
Glycine is also believed to lower core body temperature and to relax blood vessels at night; both these biological activities have been tied to sleep onset and sleep quality.
An amino acid found in green tea, L–theanine has a calming effect because it reduces levels of the stress hormones cortisol and epinephrine. When taken before bedtime, L–theanine helps you to stay asleep. If you wake up during the night, taking L–theanine can help you rest well.
Benefits of L-theanine
With its ability to increase relaxation and lower stress, L-theanine can help in sleep in a number of ways. L-theanine may help people relax before bedtime, thanks to the relaxation boost it delivers. Research also shows L-theanine can improve the quality of nighttime rest by lowering anxiety and promoting relaxation.
Reducing stress and anxiety
L-theanine is what’s known as an anxiolytic—it works to reduce anxiety. Some anxiolytics, such as valerian and hops, have sedative effects. L-theanine, on the other hand, promotes relaxation and stress reduction without sedating. L-theanine can help foster a state of calm, attentive wakefulness.
L-theanine has positive effects on both the mental and physical symptoms of stress, including lowering heart rate and blood pressure.
Research suggests that L-theanine can help reduce anxiety in people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.
Valerian is an herb most commonly used before bedtime . It is frequently combined with melatonin, lemon balm, or other herbs that also cause drowsiness. Valerian is also used for it's calming effect and psychological stress.
Valerian extract can cause sedation is by increasing your brain’s GABA level. GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter with a potential sedative effect. Unlike many prescription sleeping pills, valerian has fewer side effects and is a lot less likely to result in morning drowsiness
PASSION FLOWER EXTRACT
Passion flower (Passiflora incarnate) is a climbing shrub native to the tropical parts of the United States. Traditional herbalists enjoy a number of passion flower benefits, using it, for example, as a sleep aid, especially when patients complained of restlessness and interrupted sleep due to exhaustion. And recent clinical trials using passion flower show it is also one of the most valuable and effective herbal calming remedies in addition to its usefulness in supporting restful sleep.
Passion Flower appears to boost the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in your brain. This compound lowers brain activity, which may help you relax better.
LEMON BALM EXTRACT
is a perennial plant from the mint family known for soft lemon scent. Its leaves are used as a soothing agent and may potentially aid sleep by:
- Reducing stress. Lemon balm is reported to minimize stress by reducing symptoms of anxiety and minimizing agitation.
- Reducing insomnia. Some data suggests that extracts of the leaf may minimize the effects of insomnia.
- Calming the senses. Above all, lemon balm is considered by many to have a calming effect.
Several studies show that lemon balm combined with other calming herbs (such as valerian, hops, and chamomile) helps before bedtime to ease pre-sleep tension.
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